Generation Next and Klassic Ruso Clash
Mark 'Contender' John of Klassic Ruso Calypso Tent
Event Date: February 08, 2007
Posted: February 18, 2007
The Generation Next versus Klassic Ruso Tent Clash was held on February 8th, 2007, at the St. James Amphitheatre, Western Main Road, St. James.
One of the objectives of the Tent 'Clash' was to showcase the talents of the young upcoming artistes of the Generation Next Calypso Tent alongside the experienced artistes of the Klassic Ruso Calypso Tent.
The show opened with the National Anthem played by the Earl Knight and the Services Band, followed by a strong stage performance by Cindy Alleyne of Generation Next Calypso Tent.
The Clash consisted of twenty-six artistes comprising equal numbers from each tent. During the programme, several artistes from the Generation Next Calypso Tent performed followed by several artistes from the Klassic Ruso Calypso Tent. This alternation went on for the duration of the show.
The first segment of the program started with artistes from the Generation Next Calypso Tent. They were accompanied by Earl Knight and the Services Band, while the artistes from the Klassic Ruso Calypso Tent were accompanied by Ed Watson & the Brass Circle.
After Karene Asche of Generation Next Calypso Tent performed, a B-Mobile official presented a hamper to a member of the audience. The audience was encouraged to check under their seats for the marked chair to determine the winner.
The show was well-attended and quite entertaining. One of the songs which captured the audience's attention the most was "Let the War Continue" performed by Mark 'Contender' John of Klassic Ruso Calypso Tent. The song highlighted the benefits of the war between Digicel and TSTT.
The MCs for the night were Mr. Hot Foot who represented the Klassic Ruso Calypso Tent and Kwesi Jeffers of the Generation Next Calypso Tent. Mr. Hot Foot kept the audience entertained with his trademark outfit changes between acts. MC Kwesi Jeffers of Generation Next Calypso Tent was equally entertaining the audience with his humorous quips in response to MC Mr. Hot Foot's baiting remarks. However, Kwesi had one up on Mr. Hot Foot, and that was his ability to sing.
Although the youths impressed the audience with their abilities, with an open mind to learn from the elders, they can be in a position to earn a lot more than "bragging rights".
Generation Next and Klassic Ruso Tent in pictures: