Revellers kiss big stage
REVELLERS dropped to their knees and kissed the big stage with reverence as Carnival returned to Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain with a bang yesterday after an absence of several years.
Karene Asche was crowned 2011 Calypso Monarch, at the Queen’s Park Savannah, in Port of Spain, early this morning (March 7). Asche captured the $2 million first prize with her two selections, “Be Careful What You Ask For” and “Uncle Jack”. Wade Madray – “Pacific Tsunami” – copped the King of Carnival title. And Peola Marchan – “D Jeweled Chandelier” – was named Queen of Carnival.
Machel Montano receives Soca Monarch $2 Million Cheque
from PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar at Girl Power Fete
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. Continue reading ‘Machel Montano Wins Soca Monarch 2 Million’
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. Continue reading ’24 students vie for schools’ soca crowns’
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. Continue reading ‘The Mighty Striker Has Died’
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. Continue reading ‘Conqueror Killed While Crossing Road’
The 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. Continue reading ‘Honouring Calypso Bards Through The Years’