Local calypsonian ‘The Living Chassis’ passes away

Local calypsonian ‘The Living Chassis’ passes away


Veteran Saint Lucian calypsonian, Sylvester “The Living Chassis” Calderon, passed away today, Thursday, December 31, 2015 at the Victoria Hospital after a period of illness. He was 64.

Chassis, as he is commonly referred to as, has been credited for helping to develop calypso in Saint Lucia and establishing the Uprising Calypso Tent.

The former police officer’s most popular calypso song is: “Nothing is we business until it reach crisis.”


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  1. I lived with Chassis for a number years and I can say that he was one of the kindest and most giving of himself people that I have ever known. He worked for many years at the cinemas in Castries doing the chalk board lettering for all the shows. All the fancy lettering on the boards were from the hands of Chassis. He had many friends who worked in the cinemas and from the Calypso tents and always invited them to his home for food and drinks.

    May he rest in peace and I may he continue to sing Kaiso in paradise.


  2. No sympathy"s to ex-police regardless their talents etc. Sow what you reap! Sometimes we are after the pleasures of this earth instead of taking care of our health. If you a musician be aware of falling to death one day. This guy used to drink a lot at one time.


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