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Excerpt from a new work: Matilda

August 21, 2010

Here’s my attempt to make pop songs in a style called calypso concrète. This little song is a sequel to King Radio’s calypso of nearly the same name (made famous in the 50s by Harry Belafonte). In my version, the errant Matilda confirms that she did indeed steal her lover’s money but did not, as originally supposed, run to Venezuela but rather headed north to Canada.

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