The Mighty Chalkdust

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With his uplifting vocals, dynamic stage persona, and devotion to the traditional roots of calypso music, Mighty Chalkdust (born Hollis Liverpool) has made his presence felt in his homeland of Trinidad.…
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With his uplifting vocals, dynamic stage persona, and devotion to the traditional roots of calypso music, Mighty Chalkdust (born Hollis Liverpool) has made his presence felt in his homeland of Trinidad. A five-time winner of the calypso monarchy, he attracted international acclaim after receiving his first crown in 1976. As part of his prize, he was sent to New York to perform at the Brooklyn Museum's Dimanche Gras show, where he was favorably reviewed by the New York Times, the Village Voice, and the New Yorker. Chalkdust has continued to oppose the more commercialized sounds of soca through such outspoken tunes as "Too Much Quacks" and "Man Want to Dance."