Calypso Rose = A Role Model

Calypso Rose in concert at Montreal's
Festival International Nuits d'Afrique
July 2012
Photo Credit: Jacqueline Mallette
Calypso Rose is the great grand daughter of slaves taken by force away from their African country to serve cheap and abusive masters.

Calypso Rose didn't speak until she was 13 years of age.

In her career Calypso Rose had to fight male chauvinists who tried to convince her that calypso was a man thing.

Calypso Rose fought the battle and won.

Calypso Rose is 72 years old, she entertained brilliantly and energetically her Montreal public at Festival International Nuits d'Afrique on Friday. Her show lasted one and a half hours. And that is without having to go or be taken to the washroom or drinking water or even sitting down.

Calypso Rose is a winner. Not to mention the 800 songs she has composed and her 50 years in show business.

Calypso Rose can teach anyone a thing or two about surviving male chauvinists, female phobia and senior push-over practices.

I simply admire Calypso Rose. She is an inspirational role model for women everywhere.

Calypso Rose, we love you.

Calypso Rose in concert
Video: Jacqueline Mallette

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