Wow.., is he a prophet or what?

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 […]

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Maroon Resilience

Tropenmuseum, part of the National Museum of World Cultures [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Sometime ago I found this gem of a movie/documentary on Youtube by Herman van der Horst called Faja Lobi, which translates to “Burning Love”, the name of a popular flower in Suriname, my country. The flower is also commonly known around the world as Ixora.

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Love in modern music

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.

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I shall stand!

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 […]

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Write it down, make it happen (III)

  I realized I never posted about my ideal career, even though that’s  a pretty hot item right now in my life. I’m a very analytical person. I like to get to the bottom of things, I like to fact- check, and I just like to know why things are the way they are. Luckily, […]

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God and me (2)

I usually connect with God through music of various origins. Some examples:

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God and me (I)

I believe in something out there somewhere, that’s bigger than us all. Something that’s responsible for “it” all. This is the only explanation that makes sense to me somehow.The fact that our planet knows that it needs to rotate around a source of energy to keep the circle of life going.  The fact that this […]

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First memories

  I pride myself in having a very good memory. I have a problem with remembering number sequences and birthdays, but apart from that, I have no problem telling you what you were wearing at a party 5 years ago, what you told me during a casual conversation 8 years ago and I’m sure I […]

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Please yourself!

  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.

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Write it down, make it happen (II)

For the first part of the series, see here Since I love to travel and experience new cultures and traditions, these are the countries and places I’d like to visit some day:

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Music is a wondrous thing!

This song by the Nigerian artist Flavour is actually a remix of an older song by Cardinal Rex Lawson, a Nigerian musician from the 60tees. However, for his background rhythm Flavour used a Cuban melody that was first recorded in the 1930tees. This Cuban melody, a son pregón, is one of the most famous Cuban […]

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Write it down, make it happen!

I was never one of those girls that dreamed about first kisses and future boyfriends, weddings and white fences. Actually, on second thought, scrap that. That’s not really true. I did dream and fantasize about all those things and more, but

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Ancient Rhythm, though I traveled far, I am Africa!

I’ve been listening to a lot of old Calypso songs lately. This one really encapsulates my feelings as a child of the African Diaspora. Ancient Rhythm By Singing Sandra (2003) From across the continent that some once described as dark I feel a vibration, feel a rhythm, feel a spark When my spirit is feeling […]

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