Revolution (3 Canal): “This land is ‘mines’ “

Another of my favourite Rapso pieces from 3-Canal, a visually very attractive video in my eyes, one that manages to bring out the revolutionary shades of the Trinidadian flag itself, in an act of reinterpretation. The last quarter of the video, showing the singers and dancers splashed in black oil, paint, and beating biscuit tins […]

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Marlon’s Monday Morning Medication

Monday Morning Madness continues for a third week… Trinidad’s Marlon Asher sings Ganja Farmer. Along with Prophet Benjamin, Asher is one of Trinidad’s newest and best Reggae artists. (I was going to show a video of a concert by Asher in Trinidad, but unfortunately it was re-edited to feature a sales pitch by those who […]

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Talk Yuh Talk, Mocking Pretenders

Monday Morning Madness A music video from Trinidad’s 3 Canal (named after a cutlass [machete] with three grooves), titled “Talk You Talk” — my favourite Rapso piece. Thanks to Guanaguanare for transcribing these great lyrics (see below the video). Yeah! Revelation! He promised the fire next time He promised the fire next time He promised, […]

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It’s a 1-8-7 on the Undercover Blog…

(Following my colleagues at the APE blog, I will have a special little entertaining piece from now on, to start off each new week) It is illegal to say FUCK in public in Trinidad & Tobago. ••••• Creep with me as I crawl through the hood… Rapper DMX was arrested again this weekend. This time, […]

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