Calypso Rose: The Lioness of the Jungle

Program Running Time 85 min.

Promotional partners: Consul Generals of Jamaica and Barbados and City of Vancouver. Live Calypso performance by renowned steel drum artist Kenrick Headley, to follow the screening.

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Directed By: Pascale Obolo
(USAFranceTrinidad & Tobago, 2011, 85 mins, Digital Betacam)

An exuberant and inspiring ambassador for the Caribbean, Calypso Rose is the uncontested and much decorated diva of Calypso music. With more than 800 recorded songs, she continues to be a pioneer and champion of women’s rights, as she travels the world making music.Promotional partners: Consul Generals of Jamaica and Barbados. Live Calypso performance by renowned steel drum artist Kenrick Headley, to follow the screening.

“An intimate portrait about the “Grande Dame” of Calypso… Reveals her personal story, her groundbreaking musical achievements, her commitment to defend women´s rights, her faith, her worries and fears and above all her strong love of life and people.” Bijan Tehrani, Cinema Without Borders