Alex Bruno to Present Lecture on Calypso and Soca History

The UWI Open Campus on Elmshall Road is the place to be on the night of Thursday February 13th 2014, when Dominican playwright Mr. Alex Bruno presents a public lecture on the topic:  “Calypso & Soca: A Tale of Two Musical Genres”.

SAT TV NEWS 14-02-12 Wednesday.Still006The lecture will be hosted at the UWI Open Campus Auditorium from 7:00 p.m. and will seek to make a case of Dominica’s contribution to the development of the art form of Calypso.

He said this lecture came to bearing, following extensive research on the evolution of Calypso and Soca music.

It will give an account of the history of Calypso and Soca in Dominica, and how the blend of Soca music relates to the works of Dominican musical pioneers.

According to Mr. Bruno, Soca music was originated in Dominica by Dominicans.

He went on to say that Trinidad has transformed Soca music into what it is today, with a lot of marketing, promoting, claiming and developing; however, if you trace back the history of Soca music, it is clear to see that it was created in Dominica.

Mr. Bruno will also revisit the struggles and the meaning of the art form of Calypso, and place focus on the courageous Dominican women and their role in defining Calypso and Soca.

The lecture is free of charge and the public is being urged to attend in large numbers.

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