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Calypso music

Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean music which originated in the British and French colonial islands of the Caribbean at about the start of the 20th century.

Trinidad was the most important center of early Calypso, with other important artists coming from Jamaica and other parts of the West Indies. Calypso song competitions have long been a feature of West Indian Carnival celebrations.

Well-known Calypso musicians include:

See also: Soca music

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