Kaiso Lime is back at the Carnival Village for another season. The talented singer and entertainer Giselle hosted the opening show, which took place on Saturday 6 May.
Staple performers such as Tobago Crusoe, Alexander D’Great and D’Alberto touched on a variety of topics such as Donald Trump having been elected as US President and the recent passing of the highly respected Darcus Howe. A delightful poem about the story of pan was delivered by Mavis, who reminded the audience of the origins of the instrument.
Pannist Justin Richardson of Pan Fever brought the evening to a close in fine style with his renditions of Explainer’s Lorraine and Stevie Wonder’s My Cherie Amour.
Kaiso Lime is a free event held on the first Saturday of each month. The focus is on promoting calypso, kaiso culture that isn’t regularly heard anywhere else in London, and on showcasing calypsonians, soca artists and pannists.
Acts are usually UK-based, however international performers have appeared in the past; you just don’t know who you might see at a Kaiso Lime!
For a free and authentic taste of kaiso, pan and calypso in London, check out the lime every first Saturday of the month, from 7pm ‘til 10pm at Carnival Village (Tabernacle) in Notting Hill.