Kurt Allen delivers a social commentary classic to the Guardians of the Youth: First Investigation.

With Calypso, our stories are told, and then again, all stories can be told, and that is the role of the Griot, aka Calypsonian. This is a hard-hitting social commentary by the Bardjohn of Calypso, Kurt Allen.

Kurt Allen, also known as the Last Badjohn of Calypso, is no stranger to political commentary. The veteran calypsonian has been delivering hard-hitting lyrics on the social and political issues of Trinidad and Tobago for decades. His latest song, “First Investigation," is a timely and topical calypso that exposes the nation's failure to address the decadence and despair of the youth, leading to disrespect and, in some cases, a life of crime.

Allen, who is known for his witty and provocative lyrics, challenges the listeners to examine their own responsibility as parents and guardians of the younger generation. He argues that the first investigation into any criminal act should not be by the police but by the families of the perpetrators. He questions why some parents fail to guide their children on the right path and how they can expect the government or society to fix the problem.

The song also criticizes the hypocrisy of some politicians and religious leaders, who preach morality and justice but are themselves involved in corruption and scandals. Allen calls for a collective effort to restore the values of honesty, integrity, and respect in the nation and to create a safer and more prosperous future for all. Nobody can avoid their lack of accountability for the youth issue facing the country; the Griot 'speaks truth to power'!

"First Investigation" is a timely and relevant song that reflects the current state of affairs in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean region as a whole. It is also a testament to Allen's mastery of the calypso art form, which he uses to entertain, educate, and inspire his audience. The song is expected to be a strong contender for the Calypso Monarch title in 2024 and should become a popular hit for those who respect the art of Calypso and the role of the Griot.

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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: First Investigation
Artist/Performed by: Kurt Allen
Composed by: Kurt Allen
Produced by: Kenny Phillips 
Recorded and mastered by: KMP Music Lab
Genre: Calypso
Location: San Fernando, Trinidad, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

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