McArtha Lewis, Calypso Rose, was born in the small island of Tobago in the West Indies. She started singing at the age of 15, and for over 50 years she is the reigning Queen of Calypso. In a world where men dominate, she was able to stand out through her strong personality and her stage charisma. Her music catalogue goes from social and political commentary, to party music, inspirational hymns and gospel music. She met Manu Chao in Trinidad just before Carnival 2015. From their first intense moments of jamming together, the magic of the music happened. Manu played his charangos on most of the songs providing additional production and backing vocals. He featured also on 3 tracks of the album. This combination has designed a timely well crafted album for Rose : "Far from home" to be released April 15th 2016. Calypso Rose will be touring Europe in 2016 with the international release of her album.