The Adrienne Arsht Center for
the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to present Caribbean music legend
CALYPSO ROSE in concert on February 9 in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, as
part of the Center’s inaugural 2012-2013 Live at Knight series. The entire community is invited
to celebrate the start of the much-anticipated annual Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago (the
original home of harmonious and rhythmic Calypso music) with a rousing musical performance
led by the reigning “Queen of Calypso.”
Tickets to CALYPSO ROSE range from $25 to $65.* Tickets may be purchased through the
Adrienne Arsht Center box office by calling (305) 949-6722, or online at www.arshtcenter.org.
CALYPSO ROSE, the first female Calypso artist to receive acclaim in Trinidad and Tobago
during the peak of Calypso music in the 60s and 70s, is most noted for her hit song “Fire in Meh
Wire,” which has become a nationally recognized Calypso anthem. In addition to performing this
legendary hit, the artist will mark her Arsht Center debut with fan favorites from her 50-year
career, including “Israel by Bus,” the chart-topping lead single from her latest album Calypso
“The Arsht Center’s Live at Knight series honors Miami’s multicultural community with iconic
performers such as Calypso Rose,” said John Richard, President and CEO of the Adrienne
Arsht Center. “Rose is a Caribbean monarch who has earned her legendary status and she is sure to make a memorable impression on Miami audiences.”
CALYPSO ROSE (McCartha Lewis) was born in the small island of Tobago in the West Indies.
She started singing at the age of 15, and for more than five decades, has been a trailblazer in a
male-dominated music genre. She was the first woman to win the coveted ‘Calypso King’ crown
in Trinidad & Tobago. Organizers quickly changed the title to ‘Calypso Monarch,’ which Rose
went on to win for five consecutive years.
The Caribbean crooner has taken Calypso music all over the world with her witty lyrics and
lively tempo. She has shared the stage with some of the biggest international stars, including
Michael Jackson and Bob Marley. Most recently, CALYPSO ROSE’s personal life,
groundbreaking musical achievements and commitment to defend women´s rights were
captured in “Calypso Rose – The Lioness of the Jungle,” an intimate documentary which aired
on PBS in 2012.