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Tobago: Religious call for ban on gay pop star ignored

28 March 2007

Christian church leaders in Trinidad & Tobago demanded the British pop superstar Sir Elton John be banned from performing in their country because he is gay. Organisers of the concert ignored the religious protests Elton John is scheduled to appear at the Plymouth Jazz Festival on the Caribbean island Tobago …

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1900-1959 Latin America, Caribbean

1 January 2001

Trinidad. 1938-1940. Calypso Some of the calypsos that appear in the fabulous music collection ‘West Indian Rhythm’, a 316-page LP-size book with 10 CDs containing 267 music tracks, had never been published or heard before it was published in 2007. Trinidad’s British colonial masters felt the need to censor calypsos …

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