In celebration of National Women’s Month Cultural Odyssey will present The Underground Jazz Cabaret featuring a “An Evening with Women of Calypso”. Performances are March 24 – 27, 2011. The shows on Thursday through Saturday are at 8 PM with a family matinee on Sunday at 3 PM. All performances will be in the Hall of Culture at the African American Art & Culture Complex located at 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco.
Dress code: Carnival Masquerade!!
Directed by Rhodessa Jones and Idris Ackamoor “Women of Calypso” features three of the top female calypso singers from Trinidad, W.I.: Singing Saundra, Shereen Caesar and Kizzie Ruiz. Through their songs they sing about contemporary life in Trinidad. All three have won hosts of awards and regularly place in the finals of Calypso competitions during Carnival and year round. Calypso is a music of the people, and although the more popularly known Calypso singers have been male such as The Mighty Sparrow, Shadow, and Lord Kitchener, “Women of Calypso” showcases the best of female Calypso singers from Trinidad who are now more than ever competing with and rivaling their male counterparts.
For more information and tickets please call 415-292-1850 or log on to www.culturalodyssey.org/tickets.