“Women are doing very well in calypso,” says former monarch, Karene Asche, acknowledging strides women have made in the traditionally male-dominated artform.
“The men ‘fraid we bad. They don’t always show it but you hear the little whispers,” she adds with a laugh.
Outside of social and political commentaries, Asche says female calypsonians are also competently depicting their messages through dress code and stage presentations. Asche, 29, is among four women appearing among the cast of 12 in tonight’s finals of the National Calypso Monarch competition at the Dimanche Gras show, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain.
via Woman is boss.