Calypso Association opens new $750,000 facility today

The Dominica Calypso Association will today officially open the doors of its new facility which cost in the region of $750,000, according to an official of the organization.

The new “Kaiso House” is located on the Bath Estate highway.

DCA Public Relations Officer of the DCA Ian Jackson said this marks a new era in the life of the association.

“Kaiso House will not just represent calypso alone. It represents a movement for culture and we hope that it can be utilized for cultural events and conferences. This is a landmark achievement for calypso in the Caribbean. This is the only association at this time-as far as calypso is concerned-that has achieved so much over thirty years and we are very proud of this achievement,” he added.

The building includes conference facilities, studio, kitchenette office space and rooms.

Jackson is also appealing to local businesses to assist in the furnishing of the new Kaiso House.

A number of officials are expected to address today’s official launching carded for 5 p.m.

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  1. Liberator
    November 22, 2013

    Congratulations,big up to all calypsonians who contributed to make our project possible,long live calypso.special thanks to our presidents past and present, unity is strength let’s move forward into the future calmly courageously and confidently.

  2. d/a lover
    January 26, 2010

    the caylpso not even making 750000 a show but the house is 750000 i doe know who handling finance in that country….. tell me why you have to invest 750000 in an association and the money not helping the association according to the first person if it was helping them artist ok but its just to put them people there and sit down for nothing

  3. Observer
    January 23, 2010

    Why would the calypso association build a $750,000 Kaiso house? …If it had a record studio they could at least charge the Calypsonians $85 per hour to record while other studios charging $100 per hour, all that would raise money since they would be cheaper than other recording studios. Other local artistes could even pay to record there also. I really don’t see the purpose of this “Kaiso House”. A total waste of money if you ask me!!!

  4. chiensal
    January 23, 2010

    Di house cost about twice that of the PM house oui!

  5. January 22, 2010

    Miss Carla cant wait for us to present our Calipso to the Dominican people. Touch base A.S.A.P.

  6. steve
    January 22, 2010

    Finally we are seing where the monies we pay at the shows going….. When will the World creole Festival have their own ? ..

    January 22, 2010

    congrate so we should be getting better quality calypso

  8. Da
    January 22, 2010

    Good job guys, way to go in keeping the culture alive!!!!!!!

  9. carla
    January 22, 2010

    Congratulations to the Calypso Association..the artists need that comfort zone

  10. January 22, 2010

    ok, that’s nice. so does that mean i have to go right Bath Estate to get my calypso tickets from now on???

  11. Positive...
    January 22, 2010

    Positive vibes. Mos def!!!

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