Calypso Rose, now a household name in most of Europe after her award-winning album "Far From Home" returned to the city of Geneva, Switzerland March 9th to perform in front of a sold-out audience at Les Spectacles Onesiens. Opening the show was another Trinidadian from the band Kobo Town who kick-started the event sharply at 8 pm. The energy was high, the crowd full of excitement when the musicians started walking onto the stage one by one, there she was, the Queen of Calypso, Calypso Rose walking on stage singing one of her hits "I am African". She then continued singing hit after hit from "Leave Me Alone", "Calypso Queen", "Abatina" and the tittle of the tour "Far from Home" to name a few.
Calypso Rose is a true ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago, during the concert she will mention stories and talk about her hometown, when given a flag during her song "Far from Home" she waved proudly and invited a child on to the stage and gifted him with it. The sold-out crowd danced and sang during the entire 90 min set. Calypso Rose who heads next to France to perform a few other concerts has proven that calypso is still alive and at age 78 really lives up to her nickname the Queen of Calypso and continues to ignite festivals around the world with her tremendous energy, and her mischievous humour.
Born in Bethel Village, Trinidad and Tobago, she is the first woman to have established herself in the very masculine world of calypso. From the age of 15, she began writing her own songs, sometimes very engaged like "No Madam" or "Leave Me Alone". Sixty years later, she has written more than 800 and recorded more than 20 albums. Her latest, "Far from Home", produced by Manu Chao, earned her the Victory of the best world music album in 2016 in France.