In a recent Kaieteur News article, well known Calypso artist, Lurlene James highlighted the potential demise for the art form. In an attempt to raise awareness of the issue, Ms. James spoke with the newspaper about issues regarding the art form.
â€œThe calypso art form will die altogether if it is not given the deserved attention, sponsorship and recognition it so truly deserves.â€?
Over the years, calypsonians have all complained of the lukewarm response given to the art and still today many such artistes are lamenting that their pleas and observations have all fallen on deaf ears.
Yesterday, the veteran calypso queen noted that the art was indeed brilliant and artistic. She however declared that despite the rich traditional value of calypso, the public and relevant authorities, for some strange reason, have turned blind eyes on the need for the development of calypso.