“Slanderous” new calypso songs banned from Guyana’s airwaves

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GEORGETOWN (Reuters) – Calypso lyrics decrying corruption and excess have so irked Guyana’s government that new songs from the popular Caribbean music genre have been banned from state airwaves. Calypso music has long been a proud and central feature of life in Guyana, a laid-back former British colony of just 750,000 people on the northeast shoulder of South America. But the politically spicy lyrics of some recent songs have been too much for the government. …

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