By Corey Connelly
March 7 2011 –

WITH a score of 278 points, Neal & Massy Trinidad All Stars yesterday morning created history by becoming the first steelband to receive a hefty $2 million for winning the National Panorama competition at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain.

In winning the prestigious title, All Stars, a highly popular band whose panyard is at 46-48 Duke Street in Port-of-Spain, dethroned last year’s champion PCS Silver Stars, by a mere three points during Saturday night’s keenly-fought Panorama finals. Silver Stars was awarded $750,000 for its effort.
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Machel Montano Wins Soca Monarch 2 Million

Machel Montano receives Soca Monarch $2 Million Cheque
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Machel takes Soca Monarch crown

After delivering what many fans consider to be his best performance of the season Machel Montano claimed the two million dollar grand prize in the Power Soca category at the 2011 International Soca Monarch Competition at the Hasley Crawford Stadium last night.
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Cro Cro – ‘Compare and Contrast’

Cro Cro delivering ‘Compare and Contrast’ at Calypso Fiesta 2011 in Skinner Park
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Veteran mas man: Mas losing appeal

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Rikki Jai Wins Chutney Soca Monarch $2M

UPDATE: February 21, 2011

Chutney Soca Monarch Competition 2011
Chutney Soca Monarch Competition 2011 in pictures

Rikki Jai takes $2m Chutney Soca title
Rikki Jai (Samraj Jaimungal) became the first $2 million monarch of Carnival 2011 when he won the NLCB Chutney Soca Monarch competition at Skinner Park, San Fernando, on Saturday night…
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24 students vie for schools’ soca crowns

Ten primary school pupils will vie for the title of this year’s Flavorite Supreme Ice Cream National Schools Soca Monarch. Fourteen secondary school students will also battle for the crown in the secondary schools’ category. Following is the list of finalists (in alphabetical order of surname) for the competition which takes place at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah, on February 25 at 10 am.
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The Mighty Striker Has Died

Percy 'Striker' Oblington
Percy ‘Striker’ Oblington

Truely an elder in the Calypso artform, Percival Oblington ‘The Mighty Striker’, died on Saturday 5th, 2011, after being ill for some time. Born in 1930, Striker would be remembered for his long service together with capturing the Calypso King Competition in 1958 and 1959.
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Conqueror Killed While Crossing Road

Leroy 'Mighty Conqueror' Paul
Leroy ‘Mighty Conqueror’ Paul

Leroy ‘Mighty Conqueror’ Paul was struck by a car on the night of Thursday 27th January, 2011, while crossing Wrightson Road near the Kalypso Revue Tent at SWWTU Hall. He succumbed to his injuries in hospital. ‘Mighty Conqueror’ was on his way to rehearsals for the 2011 Calypso tent season. His hits included “Trinidad Dictionary”, “Woman And Money” and “Fresh Water Yankee”. He was 71.
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Honouring Calypso Bards Through The Years

NAPA Fest : Celebrating our Calypso Monarchs 1939 - 1980The final curtain of the NAPA FEST, a production of the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism, came down on the weekend of July 17th and 18th, 2010, with a memorable Calypso show entitled “Trinidad and Tobago History Through The Eyes of Calypso” in honour of some of our legendary Calypso bards.
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