Superhero stirs children at Deacons
THE STUDENTS of Deacons Primary School met a Bajan superhero yesterday.
The character, a calypsonian from the House Of Soca tent, was there to share with them the positive lyrics of her 2012 uptempo social commentary calypso Helping.
Refusing to reveal her real name because she wanted to be mysterious, BajanSuperHero told the SATURDAY SUN that the main objective of her visit was the beginning of an attempt to “get Barbadian children to start listening to and liking social commentary”.
“Most of the time it’s adults who are following social commentary and not children. So I wanted to reach them where they are gathered so that they can get the message. I want children to realize that social commentary can have a positive message and also a beat that they can dance to,” she said.
The calypsonian said that her song, penned by Marsha Whittaker, highlighted the message that there was nothing wrong with helping.
“I am helping anybody out of negative situations of circumstances. It could be peer pressure, sexual abuse, child molestation, teenage pregnancy or drug abuse. It is not only Barbados I intend to help, but also people around the world such as countries like Haiti and in Africa.”
The excited students asked the hero about her capabilities, including if she could fly.
They were eager to touch her cape and had fun as they clapped and danced to the beat of the song she sang. (AH