Carl “Beaver” Henderson is a living, breathing, walking, talking, musical institution. For half a century Beaver has been a pivotal figure in the local and regional music industry. His penchant for experimentation and innovation has seen him literally warp the sounds of calypso and soca into what we know today. You have to look no further than Kitchener’s first soca album Soca Jean, King Austin’s (Austin Lewis) genre defining “Progress”, Francis Escayg and Ajala’s “White Horse” and Shadow’s timeless “Dingolay” to see Beaver’s influence on calypso and soca. Beaver is also the man behind these islands’ biggest international reggae hit Marlon Asher’s “Ganja Planter” which topped reggae and world music charts the globe over during the mid 2000s.