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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More on RECLAIM THE ANTHROPOLOGIX

I was very happy to receive a reply from Illcommonz, in response to questions I sent regarding the meaning of “Anthropologix,” what the words were next to the MTV logo on the screen (I was not sure if I had read them clearly), and to ask questions about the makers of the film. The response […]

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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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