Merry Mood at Vintage Fuh So

Source : Sunday Guardian

Published : Sunday 20th January 2013

Journalist : David Cuffy

Vintage calypso, a potent form of social commentary that contrasts quite glaringly with present-day soca songs, reminds us of a time when we created songs and melodies that informed and validated our Trinbagonian identities. At Queen’s Hall in St Ann’s last Friday night, a large crowd was on hand to make the annual nostalgic trip down calypso memory lane at the 9th staging of Vintage Fuh So, presented by the Holy Name Convent Past Pupils Association.

Featured on the playbill were four of the finest exponents in the art of storytelling that utilises rhythm and rhyme to captivate audiences—Mighty Trini (Robert Elias), Denyse Plummer, Lord Nelson (Robert Nelson), and David Rudder.

With brilliant musical backing from the aggregation Vince Rivers and the Soca Unit, Trini opened the programme by… (Read full article here)