‘Leave [She] Alone’: Trinidad’s Women Find a Rallying Cry for 2017 Carnival
By Martine Powers | The Washington Post
Rum. Partying. And the allure of a woman’s gyrating body, preferably backed into a man’s grasp.
So, it’s a little surprising that one of this year’s most popular Carnival tunes is a jaunty ballad performed by the 76-year-old music legend Calypso Rose and titled matter-of-factly “Leave Me Alone.” The song features a woman trying to party in the streets without interference from men, exhorting them to “leave me, let me free up.” And it’s being hailed as a feminist anthem. Continue reading