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Go teach, sing calypso

Catholic News contributor Felix Edinborough aka The Pierrot Grenade interviewed veteran calypsonian The Mighty Chalkdust a few weeks ago, long before his appearance at another Calypso Monarch finals. Feature writer Kaelanne Jordan reports.

Dr Hollis Urban ‘The Mighty Chalkdust’ Liverpool has never taught a lesson without integrating Calypso. In fact, he admits he always uses Calypso “mercilessly” in the classroom.

To the Calypso fraternity ‘Chalkdust’ or ‘Chalkie’ for short, is a veteran calypsonian and nine-time National Calypso Monarch. But to his students at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) he is called Professor. Dr Liverpool is also the recipient of the country’s highest award—the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for distinguished and outstanding service in the Sphere of Education/Culture and Research in 2019.

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