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Extempo champ Lingo (Joseph Vautor La Placeliere), right, goes through a melody with Winston “Gypsy” Peters at the Extempo/Category finals held at the Queen’s Park SavannahExtempo is a lyrically improvised form of calypso and is most notably practised in Trinidad and Tobago. It consists of a performer improvising in song or in rhythmic speech on a given theme before an audience who themselves take turns to perform. It is inherently competitive and success is judged by the wit and ingenuity of the performance. Extempo tends to comprise topics from current events treated with mockery, ridicule and sarcasm, or with flattery or praise.”

Notable extempo performers include Gypsy, Black Sage, Relator and Big B.

Winston Edward Peters, also known by his sobriquet Gypsy is a Trinidad and Tobago calypsonian and politician