Tag Archive for 'Calypso/Soca'

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Mistah Shak – ‘Rogue’

Guidance Tops NYAC’s Stars of Tomorrow

NYAC 2010 Stars of TomorrowThe 21st National Youth Action Committee’s Stars of Tomorrow Calypso Competition took place on January 17, 2010, at the Strand Cinema, Dundonald Street, Port-of-Spain, where twelve young artistes, between the ages of nineteen and thirty, vied for the top title. Although the size of the audience was modest, mostly consisting of the peers of the contestants, the atmosphere proved to be an exciting one as the young Calypso and Soca artistes delivered their songs.
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Profile of Anthonty ‘Almanac’ Francis



Calypsonian ‘Almanac’ (Anthony Francis) passed away on November 6th 2009, at the Port of Spain General Hospital around 9:30 p.m. due to suspected liver cancer. His funeral was held Wednesday, November 11th, 2009, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Independence Square, Port of Spain. He was interned at the Woodbrook Cemetery. Fellow Calypsonians as well as family and friends were in attendance as ‘Almanac’ was laid to rest.

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Tuco gives laptops to young calypsonians

By Sean Nero
Published: 11 Nov 2009

Eric Taylor, president of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonian Organisation (Tuco), is today assuring young calypsonians that years of neglect by his organisation are now at an end. At last Wednesday’s distribution of HP laptops to 18 finalists in this year’s National Junior Calypso Monarch competition at Tuco’s Jerningham Avenue, Belmont office, Taylor announced the new respect future bards can expect.
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Soca Monarch stars protest 5% cut in winnings

Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez

Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez

By Seeta Persad
Monday, March 23 2009

Five soca artistes, including Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez, her husband Ian ‘Bunji Garlin’ Alvarez, Lalchan Babwah (Hunter), Shurwayne Winchester and Nadia Batson are now discussing legal action against the Caribbean Prestige Foundation (CPF) for demanding five percent of their winnings at the 2009 International Soca Monarch competitions.

Fay-Ann, who won the Power Soca Monarch, Groovy Soca Monarch and People’s Choice prizes on Carnival Friday, last month, was presented at last Friday’s prize distribution ceremony, Cascadia Hotel, St Ann’s, with a letter stating she could not receive her money because she did not sign a contract agreeing to pay the five percent.
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Calypso love fest in South

SuperBlue, Fay-Ann duet brings Army fete to tears
Eight-time Road March King Austin “SuperBlue” Lyons brought members of the audience to tears as he performed alongside his daughter, reigning Road March Queen Fay-Ann Lyons, during the annual Army Fete, held Friday night at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

Gypsy returns to love from ‘Fiesta’ crowd
Valentine’s Day is a day for love. And patrons at the National Calypso Monarch Semi-Final at Skinner Park, San Fernando, yesterday showed their love for their prodigal son, Winston Peters, better known as “Gypsy”.

Calypso love fest in South

Pumping soca at Ladies Night Out

Pumping soca at Ladies Night Out
Calypso Rose showed her younger counterparts that she could still conquer a crowd on Friday night at the Jean Pierre Complex for the sixth edition of the Randy Glasgow Production, Ladies Night Out. The veteran had the large crowd on their feet, as she unleashed and revamped many of her classics.

Judges favour Chynee at Synergy Soca Stars

Judges favour Chynee at Synergy Soca Stars
HE’s been a favourite throughout the competition and on Thursday Richard “Chynee” Valentine became Synergy TV’s Soca Star winner.

Calypso Dreams

By Derren Joseph
February 02, 2009

It was a good week for calypso last week.

Last Tuesday, there was a screening of the 2004 documentary called Calypso Dreams at the National Library. It was to promote the launch of the DVD. Kudos to Alvin Daniell and the rest of the Calypso Dreams team on this effort. The screening was dedicated to the memory of the Mighty Duke. One of the good things that have come out of the recent loss of the Mighty Duke is a greater consciousness of just how special this art form is. There is Web site to support the documentary http://www.calypsodreams.com
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