The origin of the Calipso of El Callao dates back to the time when the Antilleans arrived in Venezuela from the year 1870, they were mainly Trinidadians who were the largest population in the African-American Caribbean, but they also migrated from other Caribbean Caribbean islands in the Caribbean. 19th century, where in particular, most went to the town of El Callao, to work in the gold mines. With his customs came his calypso music with them, which later became very popular in the city, and later in the Bolivar State.1 This popular music is a mixture of genres from Venezuela and the Caribbean and is sung in Spanish and / or Caribbean English. It is closely related to the Carnival festival, a tradition also brought by the people of the West Indies.

The important settlement of labor, near the Yuruari River, converge diverse cultures and with it an infinite number of languages, customs, music and song, among them the calypso and the patuá. Thus, the inhabitants – of diverse origin – saw in the calipso during the carnival, the perfect opportunity to celebrate the joy of living, of feeling and transmitting their sorrows and nostalgia and, in some cases, as divine interpretations for the flowering of the gold industry for the people.

It is usually performed in the months of February and March carnival, where it is held with contests in which the winners were crowned as the King and Queen of Calipso, this being a popular cultural tradition. The Madamas, the Mediopintos and the dancing Devils, with their particular characteristics, reflect the feeling and ideology of an era, which is revived at each carnival in El Callao.

One of the women badges of this carnival, which is renewed in each song and each allegory, is Isidora Agnes. Its name is representative and evokes the effort to promote a tradition that has left the name of the town high. Madama Isidora wore her colorful costumes and with her humble feeling, made El Callao a universal party. Isidora was in charge of reorganising the troupes and bringing the festival back to life. Every year he encouraged parties and dances to the sound of the calipso.

The instruments popularly used for the performance of this music are the drums, four, maracas, guitar, bell, bass and the rallo, although other instruments such as the electric piano have been applied over the years.