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.
DVD NOW AVAILABLE!
The producers have released a limited, subtitled directors cut of Calypso Dreams on DVD.
The long awaited soundtrack to the film, featuring full length renditions of vintage kaiso, performed by the original artists, is now available on CD.
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.
Vibrant and intimate…Calypso Dreams captures the
street-level toughness and the power of a calypso lyric.
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!
An ebullient look at the hypnotic rhythms and legendary
performers of calypso…It will make you "shake like a shango."
Marvelous …. The film is astonishingly authoritative.
Dreams presents a virtually definitive introduction to, and celebration
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.
Remarkably engaging…. As with The Buena Vista Social
Club, this charming film is a cultural rediscovery. Get ready for the
Fascinating! The film gives viewers an authentic taste
of calypso music.