Congoes once said that the Caribbean is a place where “more people listen to calypso than listen to politicians”, although he gained his soubriquet from his skills as a percussionist.

Back in the 80s he was known for mocking politicians with his hard-hitting lyrics and by the mid 1990s he was still on their case, with his song ‘War No More’. Other calypsos included ‘Sweet Pot’ and ‘Lady from Japan’, while his 2000 offering for the Finals at the Tabernacle was ‘Respect the Pan’. More recently, Congoes has taken part in the monthly Kaiso Lime at the Tabernacle.

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