Today, I had a short piece published in Ozy on the life and evolution of calypso music in Panama. In reporting this piece, I was excited to take a break from the heavy topics I usually follow. I sat in on a calypso band practice, traveled to a Caribbean-influenced archipelago, and spoke with musicians and teachers who were genuinely in love with their art. It was hard for me to narrow down to 600 words — I learned so much about the genre that I wasn’t able to include in the Ozy piece. I hope you enjoy reading it.
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