Calypso Rose/ Forward Home – Sept 7

8:00 – 10.30 p.m. | Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre | Cost: $25

“Kaiso on Film” feat. CALYPSO ROSE.

Dr. Keith Nurse introduces the North American premieres of 2 new Caribbean films, followed by a special Q&A with MacArtha Linda Lewis, aka Calypso Rose.

Forward Home
Exec Prod. Keith Nurse | 30 mins | T&T/Canada | 2011

Revealing the economic power of the Caribbean Diaspora, Keith Nurse’s film explores four Caribbean countries and their counterpart communities in global cities: Jamaica and London; Guyana and Toronto; Suriname and the Netherlands; and the Dominican Republic and New York.

Calypso Rose: Lioness of the Jungle.
dir. Pascale Obolo | 82 mins | T&T | 2011

Calypso Rose is an ambassador of Caribbean music, a living legend, a charismatic character, the uncontested diva of Calypso Music. Paris, New York, Trinidad, Tobago, back to Africa : in each place, we learn a little more about the many faces and facets of her life. It is a film not only about memory, the exchange and discovery of world cultures, but also the journey of a militant and authentic woman, an Afro-Caribbean soul, an exemplary artist, far from the glitz and glitter, at the dawn of her life.

The Consulate General for the Republic of Trinidad & Tobago