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St. Lucia Calypso

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One of the most memorable events during my time as a Director of Music in the Royal Air Force was a visit to the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. My band went to take part in the 10th Anniversary of the island’s independence. We had a wonderful time, staying in a hotel by the sea and drinking lots of rum punch. Calypso music was everywhere and its beat was highly infectious so I went down to the local music store and bought some recordings of the local calypso bands to take back to the UK.

Shortly after our return I wrote my own calypso and entitled it St. Lucia to remind me of our visit to this beautiful island. I tried to catch the essence of calypso in the music and I hope that the sense of fun comes through to both the players and listeners.

Published by de Haske

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Recorded on We Are The Champions, de Haske LC 1530


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