A couple of weeks ago I was sent this song, written and sung by Surinamese physician Ruben del Prado. It’s called Grantangi. This is the Sranan word for saying both thank you, and please. He wrote this song as an ode to everybody working on the front-line of the COVID response team. This would include […]
As an avid genealogist, a lot of my time is spent browsing through old newspapers in search of clues and missing puzzle pieces. I was doing just that today, when I stumbled upon this article in the Surinamese newspaper De West: nieuwsblad uit en voor Suriname, 21-11-1951 about “Negervervolging in Amerika”, translated “Negro-prosecution in America”.
In an old Kaiso mood again… This song was written in 1999, and performed in 2000. Only a mere 18 years later, and my, my, my, about half of what he’s singing seems to have come to pass and even seems so normal nowadays! LOL… Enjoy! See lyrics below. Source: Crazy – In Time To Come […]
Now, I’m not one to claim that there are absolutely no love songs being made anymore. There are quite a few. You just have to search for them. These particular songs, or well actually their music videos, stood out to me.
Have I ever told you guys how much I love Kassav? This band will go down in history as my all time favorite band. Their music transcends everything, including age and that’s a very hard thing to achieve. This song especially is one of my favorites. The best post break up song ever… ! Had […]
I just love the Calypsonian Mighty Sparrow. His use of funny double entendres, his amazing ability to rhyme and just the fact that his sometimes 60 year old music can still appeal to the younger generation, makes him, to me, the undisputed Calypso king.
I love music, all kinds of music. From Bollywood songs about jingling jangling bangles, swaying hips and dia love flames, to soca songs about ramajay, rum and fête. From Motown classics to Coupé Decalé.