BMHS Exhibition - Something in de Music: The Journey of Calypso in Barbados
The Barbados Museum and Historical Society presents a new exhibition entitled Something in de Music: The Journey of Calypso in Barbados
On view are costumes worn by calypsonians, trophies they won, musical instruments played by calypsonians, records and original sheet music of calypsos - all of which have been loaned for the exhibition by some of Barbados' leading calypsonians.
Members of the public will hear a variety of calypsos as they explore what makes a calypso a calypso, and techniques such as call and response and double entendre.
Rhythm and melody in traditional Barbadian calypso will also be juxtaposed against the modern incarnation of the art form in the present day.
Visitors to the exhibition will be able to trace how calypso became socially acceptable, moving away from what it was disparagingly known as ‘Banja’, and
will learn about iconic Barbadian calypsonians and calypso bands.
Remember admission to the Museum is free for locals and all other Caricom nationals.
Opening hours for this exhibition at the Barbados Museum are:
Monday to Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and
Sunday 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The exhibition runs until September 28, 2013
Venue: Barbados Museum, The Garrison, Christ Church