Carnival Proclamations [Mighty Zebra]


Carnival, Trinidad, early 1950s

Carnival, Trinidad, early 1950s

Mighty Zebra also sang a calypso titled “Carnival Proclamation“. Indeed, Zebra’s “Carnival Proclamation” came four or so years prior to Melody’s. Calypso historians are still debating as  to whether Zebra was Grenadian or Vincentian.
By the way, the “Zebra” was just one  of many creatures from calypso’s zoo:   Think of  “Lion”, “Tiger”, “Jaguar”, “Panther”.
Back in the early days calypsonians assumed names that conveyed ferocity: Ferocity was necessary at a time when calypsonians fought lyrical  and other wars.
The sang without mercy/sans humanite!!!

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