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    Calypso Research Paper

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    Foundation of Calypso Calypso rhythms can be outlined back to the arrival of the first African slaves brought to work in the sugar plantations of Trinidad. Prohibited to talk to each other, the African slaves started to sing songs. They used Calypso, which can be found back to West African kaiso, as a means of communication and to mimic the slave masters. Colonized by the Spanish, Trinidad received large numbers of French immigrants, and they were ruled by the British later on. With this vast impact, Trinidad developed of Calypso. Many early calypsos were sung in a French-Creole dialect called patois ("pat-was"). These songs, usually led by one individual called a griot, helped to unite the slaves. Calypso singing competitions, held annually…

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    Essay On Calypso

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    Calypso The rhythmic music of Calypso can be traced to the African slaves whom were brought to work on the plantations of Trinidad. Having been forbidden from communicating with each other, the slaves used songs as a form of expression. They used Calypso, which originates from the West African kaiso. Although colonized by the Spanish, Trinidad also received innumerous French immigrants, and after sometime the British took control over the island. With this vast impact, Trinidad was able to…

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    It invades our media, our news and our personal lives. If you were to take a wager and say that infidelity isn 't as big an issue then you would have already lost by muttering those words alone. Our media seems to have an infatuation with infidelity and I can 't quite grasp why. You hear music all the time about men stealing other mens women and TV shows a lot of the times seem to have a plot point relating to it. One great example of a recent TV show is mad men, where not a single person was…

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    Personal Narrative: Ogygia

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    winged hat in his hand. “Lady Calypso,” he offered. “My reason is not a happy one.” I tensed my shoulders, aware of what he was going to say but further betraying no emotion. “You see,” the god continued. “I have been sent by the Council of the Gods, by Lord Zeus himself, backed by Lady Athena. He demands that you release your prisoner immediately and send him back on his quest. He has overstayed his welcome and must return to the issue at hand.” I slumped in defeat but my voice was…

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    Odisia's Journey

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    The world has become a lot more modernized and humans have begun to focus more on technology and robots to advance their future. World War X was fought with different cyborgs on both sides of the war, and it was mainly a fight that was focused on the water or under the water. Odisia would have been kept captive by cyborgs who gave her her mechanical arm and leg replacements. This was supposed to resemble the dilemma between Odysseus and Calypso. Odisia’s voyage would begin when she finds a…

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    Steel Drum Music Analysis

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    Steel drum music has the ability to move an audience like no other type of music. From the first note, the songs exude a happiness from within each pannist. Even with the slower pieces, you can close your eyes and imagine yourself in a tropical surrounding. The AISD concert, conducted by CJ Menge, which took place April 14, 2012 certainly did not disappoint. The concert was performed in Austin, Texas and featured steel drum bands from seven middle and high schools in the area. The first piece,…

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    The Importance Of Carnival

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    Carnival is a celebration of different colors which converts into beautiful customs, calypso and steel pan music, different forms of dancing, foods, and Caribbean style arts that fascinates thousands of people from many different parts of the world. Trinidad and Tobago carnival is a once a year event with a combination of many different activities. The main purpose of the carnival is to reveal their culture and way of life by bringing everyone together. Trinidad and Tobago is a dual island,…

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    adventures. In 1937, he married Simone Melchior, and had two sons, Jean-Micheal and Phillipe. Simone died in 1990, so he remarried Francine Triplet whom he had another son and a daughter. When World War II began Cousteau and his family went to a small town near the Swiss border and secretly continued to do underwater experiments until 1943 when he met a French engineer who he developed the first Aqua-Lung with. The Aqua-Lung allowed divers to stay underwater for a longer period. After this…

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    On November 5,2016 Olney Central College’s music department held its fall concert in the Dr. John D. Stull Performing Arts Center. This concert featured many vocalists and musicians between the concert band, the concert choir, and the jazz band. The performances feature many different composers. Overall, the concert band sounded really good. For this concert, the director chose songs that would reflect different stages of life. I liked this theme and the song choices just for how the rhythms,…

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    The Little Mermaid

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    the ascending triplet pattern was performed again, reflecting the beginning of the song. The last note was was held out for very long and gradually resonated with the accompaniment while it also showcased the soloist's use of vibrato. This proved he has air support and was able to continue his pleasant tone quality. This familiar pattern brought a satisfying and end to the solo. Following the solo, the full ensemble performed “Under the Sea.” This wildly proclaimed song has lots of…

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