The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents Calypso Rose in concert! Trinidadian Calypso Rose, the uncontested diva of Calypso Music and coveted "Calypso Monarch" delivers bold rhythms and melodies with witty social commentary that turns any venue into Carnival.
KST is proud to partner with Ujamaa Collective for Caribbean foods, shopping and the hottest DJ mixing calypso, soca and so much more. Come feel the rhythm, feel the vibe and don't forget to hang in KST's lobby for an after-concert dance party. The dance party is free for ticket holders and $10.00 for the general public.
Calypso Rose was born McCartha Linda Sandy-Lewis in Bethel, Tobago, an island in the West Indies. She began singing and writing music at the age of 15. Her success grew in the 60s and 70s with her most noted hit "Fire in Me Wire", the international Calypso anthem. Calypso Rose continues a strong 50-year career with new albums, a documentary, and tours all over the world.