Mash 2013:- The Professor – God Don’t Sleep – winning Calypso banned by Government

The Professor – God Don’t Sleep

Published on Feb 25, 2013

This was the winning 2013 Calypso in Guyana and the Guyana Government BANNED it from radio along with all of the other songs from the finals claiming that they were all Anti Government.

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  • de castro  On 03/01/2013 at 9:20 am

    how stupid…

    banning only exasperates its popularity…am sure RADIO TRINI will benefit from this ban….directing signals to the mainland GT….ha ! one nations actions is anothers gain !
    Now we can all tune in to RADIO TRINI to listen to our favourite calipsoca ! ha ha !

    kamptan

  • Gloria Phillips  On 03/01/2013 at 2:55 pm

    So what if they are anti-government. If the government was doing anything good for the masses, the calypsoes would have reflected that. the world is observing your antics. What a pathetic bunch of idiots.

  • patricia (@lostsheepfl)  On 03/02/2013 at 12:48 pm

    good morning to all yes yes, i love this song it is pure truth coming from the heart of this calypso man yes he is right God don’t sleep Guyanese need to wake up open up our eyes and yes God don’t sleep. They will be judged God will arrest them and try them

  • DAB  On 03/02/2013 at 3:35 pm

    Honestly, banning this song is outright ridiculous! As far as I know – Singing of the economy and politics of a country/state is what calypsonians do. Agree, let’s all tune in to RADIO TRINI! Keep on singing Professor – God don’t sleep – LOVE IT!

  • Oyea adams  On 03/03/2013 at 2:14 am

    Guyanese……lemme tell you, a Shame them Shame! But you know when you try to hide something shameful,the more paranoid you become.

  • Thinker  On 03/03/2013 at 11:43 am

    The song is partisan in the extreme. It may be true, but it is obviously offensive. Anyone thinks that something similar would have been allowed under the past PNC gov. or will be under any future one, on a government radio station? Do we hear anything in song fiercely critical of Western governments being played on Western radio stations. Examples? Calypsos are supposed to have subtlety. Has Trinidad ever produced anything that critical of a government? “Afraid Carl” of the 70s doesn’t make the grade.

    • Frank  On 03/03/2013 at 4:29 pm

      Why should we establish Trinidad as the standard bearer? Western Governments allow freedom of expression in any shape or form. They only monitor for obscenity.

      • Thinker  On 03/03/2013 at 7:06 pm

        Can someone give an example anywhere in the world where something similar (and personal) was broadcast by a publicly owned station. In Toronto, reporter Christie Blatchford sued a calypsonian and won over a song implying she was racist.

  • Frank Small  On 03/03/2013 at 4:11 pm

    Why can’t Guyanese express their opinions by way of song without the intervention of the Government? It doesn’t do any good to look back at past practices, we must be up to date and respect other peoples’ opinions, even though they may not comport with our own. The Government has to realize that they represent all Guyanese not just those in the P.P.P. You need to modernise “politics” in Guyana and stop the old underhand behavior.

  • Thinker  On 03/04/2013 at 12:59 am

    http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/mp/9460447.0004.204/–mailman-to-make-government-understand-the-calypsonian?rgn=main;view=fulltext

    Look at how someone like Chalkdust managed social commentary and compare it with the crudeness of our calypsonian.

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