Support your school’s calypsonians

Rae Anthony

Dear Diary,

I have mentioned my immense love for calypso before. I appreciate the brilliant use of pun and the way the well-orchestrated music makes me feel: the instinctive moves on my part because the melody is oh so good.

Last year, I believe, was my first time attending the event, and I was floored by the students’ talent. I was emotional and I was so grateful that I was able to witness the beauty of it all: their confidence and familiarity with the stage; their ability to perform like and even better than seasoned calypsonians.

I attended this year’s show and once again, I was almost speechless. My word, these students are unbelievably talented! I smile andgrin, every time I remember their superb performances—what a blessing it is for them to have a platform to showcase their talent.

Some students may be embarrassed by the thought of being seen at a calypso event, and may believe that it is something solely for grown folk, but take it from me, there is magic in the music.

I want to encourage you to support your school’s calypsonians and trust me when I say, if these students remain on this path, they will become respected singers. Support those who are interested in other areas of music as well: those who sing other genres, and those who play instruments.

The music industry is a thriving industry and once you have the talent, you can become a part of that world.

Becoming a part of the police band may seem a tad cringe-worthy to you; it isn’t. It can be one of the most rewarding jobs.

Do not take your talent for granted. It may seem like the “weirdest” talent and you may believe that it’s nothing special: it can be. Talent is never restricted; once you are blessed with a gift, you, if you put your mind to it, are able to soar across many oceans. Keep that in mind and carry it with you always.

Have a blessed weekend loves,

Rae A. 

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