Rapso Fest 2007

April 29, 2007

Festival of Rapso and De Oral Traditions

Rapso Fest is one of the major festivals showcasing the power of the
Caribbean’s oral tradition. Featuring characters like the Midnight Robber
and the Pierrot Grenade.
Breakin New Ground
At the Little Carib Theatre on Sunday 6th May at 6.30pm
Workshop participants are initiated through performance and acclaimed by the

Children Storytime
Queens Hall on Wednesday 2nd May at 9.30am
An experience of the oral tradition that introduces younger audiences to the
power of the word.

Women of De Oral Tradition
NALIS Amphitheatre, on Thursday 3rd May at 6.00pm
Turns the spotlight on the lyrical firepower of the women performers. The
event celebrates the contribution of the late Cheryl Byron, mother of the
Rapso movement.

Rapso Brunch
YWCA, St. Clair on Sunday 13th May 2007 at 11.00am
Showcases the major artistes in Rapso and the oral tradition from Trinidad
and Tobago, Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica and Haiti have been featured
alongside Word-Smiths based in Canada, UK and Africa. This event celebrates
the contribution of the late Lancelot Kebu Layne – father of the Rapso

Free Admission to all events
For further details, call 620-2966, 719-6734 or 328-4153

Rapso is defined as the poetry of calypso,
…de power of de word in de riddum of de word.


One Response to “Rapso Fest 2007”

  1. screwface Says:

    hmm cool ah wonder if ah will be able to do a performance dey??

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