Lord Kitchener (Self)Calypso Rose (Self)100 Square Miles (Themselves)Calypso Revue Band (Themselves)
A documentary look at calypso, mostly through the conversation and performances of two singers from Trinidad and Tobago, Lord Kitchener, nearing 70 when the film is made, and Calypso Rose. We see them practicing and in concert; both talk about their early careers. On hand with Lord Kitchener are Lord Pretender and Growling Tiger. Lord Kitchener looks back on London in the late 40s, when he and calypso rose to international popularity. Fifteen years later he returned to Trinidad, taking a year to re-establish his popularity. Intercut with scenes from Trinidad's Carnival, younger singers compete in an annual singing contest as Lord Kitchener serves as MC.