By Lara Pickford-Gordon
I’ve heard older relatives remark there was a time when Calypsoes were not played during Lent.
Fr Michael Cockburn said this was one of the “big rules” in the past. Unwritten, of course! He said there were not many radio stations, in fact there was one—Radio Trinidad which began broadcasting 1947 and it stopped Calypso music from Ash Wednesday. Radios at parlours and cafeterias in communities also stopped blaring Calypso songs.