Cahuita's Calypso Legend

Walter "Gavitt" Ferguson, who turned 92 in 2011, is a living legend. For decades, Ferguson labored and sang in obscurity. Occasionally he would record a personalized cassette tape of original tunes for an interested tourist willing to part with $5. Finally, in 2002, Ferguson was recorded by the local label Papaya Music ( Today, he has two CDs of original songs, Babylon and Dr. Bombodee. Ask around town and you should be able to find a copy. If you're lucky, you might even bump into Gavitt himself.

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