Movie :Calypso Rose



Calypso Rose

The Lioness of the Jungle


Friday, March 27th 6:00 PM

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Homewood

7101 Hamilton Avenue, PGH, 15208

Doors Open @ 5:00 PM

Suggested Donation:  $2 Refreshments Available


Calypso Rose: The Lioness of the Jungle

Director: Pascale Obolo  Country: Trinidad/Tobago/France/USA         Year: 2011

Length: 85 Minutes
Language: English with French subtitles          Genre: Musical Documentary

Official Trailer


Official Selection, DC International Film Festival

Official Selection, International Black Women’s Film Festival

Official Selection, Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO)


Synopsis (courtesy of Women Make Movies)


An exuberant and inspiring ambassador for the Caribbean, Calypso Rose is the uncontested and much decorated diva of Calypso music. With more than 800 recorded songs, she continues to be a pioneer and champion of women’s rights, as she travels the world making music. French-Cameroonian filmmaker Pascale Obolo spends four years with Calypso Rose on a very personal journey. Traveling to Paris, New York, Trinidad and Tobago and to her ancestral home in Africa, we learn more about Calypso Rose in each place, and the many faces and facets of her life. The daughter of an illiterate Trinidadian fisherman, Calypso Rose was one of ten children, who at the age of 9 was sent to live with relatives in Tobago. At 15 she wrote her first song and launched a career that took her to the top of the male-dominated calypso world. This creative film is not only about memory and the exchange and discovery of world cultures, but also about the journey of a remarkable woman, an Afro-Caribbean soul and an exemplary artist.



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