Classroom Calypso

Author: Winthrop R. Holder,Winthrop Holder

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820451374

Category: Education

Page: 370

View: 7191

What happens when teachers «relinquish the authority of truth providers»? Ninth grader Sasha Pringle, one of the student voices in Classroom Calypso, asserts that such a self-effacing posture empowers students by «releasing the writer within, » thereby fostering a critical, creative, and reflective disposition. Winthrop R. Holder re-represents students not as marginalized beings merely absorbing information but as subjects taking center stage and inscribing themselves into history. On their literary pilgrimage seeking self-knowledge, students, employing tale-telling, recast their classroom as a symposium - a place where popular culture orchestrates the discourse. This is an invaluable book for educators, parents, and anyone interested in understanding and facilitating the voices of urban youth.

Calypso and Other Music of Trinidad, 1912-1962

Author: N.A

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147661931X

Category: Music

Page: 392

View: 1684

Calypso, with its diverse cultural heritage, was the most significant Caribbean musical form from World War I to Trinidad and Tobago Independence in 1962. Though wildly popular in mid-1950s America, Calypso--along with other music from "the island of the hummingbird"--has been largely neglected or forgotten. This first-ever discography of the first 50 years of Trinidadian music includes all the major artists, as well as many obscure performers. Chronological entries for 78 rpm recordings give bibliographical references, periodicals, websites and the recording locations. Rare field recordings are cataloged for the first time, including East Indian and Muslim community performances and Shango and Voodoo rites. Appendices give 10-inch LP (78 rpm), 12-inch LP (33 1/3 rpm), extended play (ep) and 7-inch single (45) listings. Non-commercial field recordings, radio broadcasts and initially unissued sessions also are listed. The influence of Trinidadian music on film, and the "Calypso craze" are discussed. Audio sources are provided. Indexes list individual artists and groups, recording titles and labels.


Author: Dawna Flath

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1525523163

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 4537

Calypso follows the passion of a heart and finds Cassidy's heart calling out for love. Calypso, an unembodied voice, comes to her just when she needs her the most. Cassidy finds herself drawn into an ethereal romance, and without any doubt, she follows, wanting her fairy tale man. Hayden seems to be just that. Hayden, a confidant, single man who is damn good at romancing any woman, and he knows he is damn good at it, isn't about to give in to a mystical voice telling him what to do. He enjoys being single but from the moment he looks into Cassidy's eyes, there is a sensual fire that begins to burn between them and it is impossible to ignore. There is something pulling them together and the attraction is undeniably and soulfully seductive. Calypso works to bring their love together without disregarding their free will, she allows them to choose their love for each other, but will Hayden see his love for Cassidy before it is too late.


Author: Bien Eli Nillos, MD


ISBN: 1257659588


Page: N.A

View: 7871

Rhythm and Blues Goes Calypso

Author: Timothy Dodge

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498530990

Category: Music

Page: 256

View: 6721

Between 1945 and 1965 rhythm and blues artists made dozens of recordings incorporating West Indian calypso. This book draws musical and cultural connections that make the case for recognizing the significance of West Indian calypso in the history of African American popular music.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 5124

Jacques Cousteau's Calypso

Author: Jacques Cousteau,Alexis Sivirine

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated


Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 1246

A study of Cousteau's specially designed ship "Calypso" details the vessel's technical modifications, and equipment and discusses Cousteau's diverse scientific expeditions and investigations

Sail, Calypso!

Author: Adrienne Jones

Publisher: N.A


Category: African Americans

Page: 210

View: 3555

Two boys conquer their resentment of the other's claim to an abandoned sailboat when they realize it will require combined efforts to make it sail again.