Winner of the Best Caribbean Documentary at the Jamerican Film Festival, Audience Favorite at the DC Film fest, Pan- African film festival, Mill Valley Film Fest and embraced by an entire nation in Trinidad, Calypso Dreams chronicles the rich and complex cultural roots of calypso music in Trinidad and Tobago.


The producers have released a limited, subtitled directors cut of Calypso Dreams on DVD.

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The long awaited soundtrack to the film, featuring full length renditions of vintage kaiso, performed by the original artists, is now available on CD.

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Praise for Calypso Dreams

Calypso Dreams is far and away the best film ever made about calypso…. Dreams does a fantastic job of introducing and celebrating the complex history and unique energy of the art form.
- Michael Goodwin
Caribbean Beat

Vibrant and intimate…Calypso Dreams captures the street-level toughness and the power of a calypso lyric.
- Greg Cahill
A World in Music

What an exuberant, vibrant and rewarding film about one of the most beloved and influential musical styles in the world today. Interspersed with interviews, archival footage and terrific live performances of its most legendary stars, "Calypso Dreams" brings the amazing history of this music and its culture to life, showing us the roots of modern day reggae, hip hop and rap. Fantastic!
- Bonnie Raitt

An ebullient look at the hypnotic rhythms and legendary performers of calypso…It will make you "shake like a shango."
- C.W. Nevius
- San Francisco Chronicle

Marvelous …. The film is astonishingly authoritative. Dreams presents a virtually definitive introduction to, and celebration of, calypso.
-The Ticket

Lively overview of a musical form that is the prevailing popular sound of Trinidad and Tobago…The film provides an amiable mix of interviews, history and performance.
- Dennis Harvey
- Variety

Remarkably engaging…. As with The Buena Vista Social Club, this charming film is a cultural rediscovery. Get ready for the soundtrack.
-Pacific Sun

Fascinating! The film gives viewers an authentic taste of calypso music.
- Paul Liberatore
- Marin Independent Journal



Directed by:
Geoffrey Dunn & Michael Horne

Produced by:
Geoffrey Dunn, Michael Horne,
Mark Schwartz, Eric Thiermann

Co-Produced by:
Alvin Daniell, Sandra Derrell, & Andrew Marcano