PHILIPSBURG — The St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) is ready to host two exciting nights of social commentary from some of the islands most veteran Calypsonians. The Nagico Senior Calypso Competition is back and following hurricane Irma and the political upheaval that followed, the SCDF expects the singers to deliver strong messages through their Calypso’s.
The foundation announced on Thursday that 16 singers are registered to compete in the Calypso elimination which is slated to be held on April 16. Ten of the 16 will advance to the finals on April 26 where each will try to dethrone the reigning five-time Calypso monarch Fish Da Mega Boss.
The singers registered to compete are: Ebony Empress, The Protégé, His Majesty Baket Jr., Lady Baker, Dmonitor, Mighty Dando, TEA POT, The Mighty Chipman, King Loud Fart, Kaiso Brat, King Beau Beau, Mighty Dow, Genius, King Repeater, Mighty Pepper and King Barrow.
“The Calypso competition is always an exciting night. We all want to hear what the Calypsonians will bring to the table, especially this year,” President of the SCDF Alston Lourens said. “We hope that the public comes out to support the show and listen to some great social commentary.”
Both events will be held in Carnival Village.
Photo caption: Clockwise from top left: Fish Da Mega Boss, The Protégé, King Repeater and His majesty Baker Jr. will all compete in the Senior Calypso Competition.