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The Battle is On

So nine calypsonians will try again to dethrone the seemingly invincible Kind Dice at the 2014 Dominica Calypso Monarch Competition to be held on  Saturday March 1st at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium. Many are predicting “Dice Again” for an unprecedented seventh title. But there are some really tight compositions this year’s contest and the Dice will have to work hard if he wishes to retain the coveted crown. We expect a highly competitive show with great performances.

King Dice

King Dice

The competitors in order of appearance are Hunter, Wave, Leona, Dice, Bobb, Beno, Black Diamond, Boople, Picky and Webb.

Tickets for the show are $70.00 and $150.00 VIP available at Calypso House in Bath Estate.

Kaiso Roro

Leona walks out of Stardom Calypso Queen Show

The many persons who patronized the Stardom Tent Queen Show on Wednesday night were left deeply dissatisfied when 2014 calypso sensation Leona, walked out of the Sisserou Hotel venue without performing. Read full article.

Calypso Drift

The following excerpt is from Steinberg Henry’s “Calypso Drift.” It is drawn from Chapter 59.

— In 1987, Super L would win song of the year with his lyrically outstanding “Good Citizens,”highlightingSteinberg Dominican musician and music teacher L. M. Christian, Trinidad and Tobago’s prime minister Dr. Eric Williams, Barbados’s prime minister Errol Barrow, Grenada’s prime minister Maurice Bishop, Jamaica’s reggae superstar Bob Marley, Jamaica’s black liberation leader Marcus Garvey, Antigua’s Cricketer Andy Roberts, Antigua’s Cricketer Vivian Richards, Trinidad’s storyteller Paul Keens-Douglas, Jamaica’s storyteller Louise Bennett, Tobago’s Calypso Rose, Trinidad’s and Grenada’s Dr. Sparrow, Dominica’s obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Bernard Sorhaindo and noted trade unionist E. C. Loblack, Super L’s father. Read full article