Calypsonians get ready for eliminations

POSTED: 03/21/16 7:22 PM

St. Maarten News – The nineteen calypsonians that will participate in the Nagico Senior Calypso eliminations have started the practice sessions and are getting ready to deliver “sweet kaiso” and social commentary to lovers of the music genre.

The eliminations take place on Saturday, April 2 at Port de Plaisance along with the Senior Road march Competition.

“When we think Carnival we think about calypso and parades as the focal points. That has changed somewhat over the years with the international concerts gaining more dominance in the festival, but calypso has remained central to Carnival,” the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) said. “The singers are working hard on their messages, the live band we expect to be great again and we think folks will like the new venue. Bottom line is everyone wants to hear good kaiso and we are confident the singers will deliver.”

Entrance to the show is $10 and show time is 7 p.m. The “King of the MC’s” Fernando Clark will host the show.

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