Easter festival ends on a cultural note

POSTED: 04/26/11 11:49 AM

Caribbean Utilities Employees Association

St. Maarten – The reigning Calypso King of St Maarten Clement’ Kaiso Brat’ Richardson had the distinct honor to share the stage with Mc Lean Emmanuel, stage name ‘King Short Shirt’ from Antigua and Rupert, Mighty Swallow, Philo, also from Antigua during the penultimate event of the Caribbean Utilities Employees Association Easter Festival on Sunday night at the LB Scot Sports Auditorium.

The night of Kaiso’s entertainment which was hosted by St Maarten’s philosopher of humor, Fernando Clark saw the young and the not so old taking turns to serenade the small but appreciative audience and as the organizers, the GEBE Social Club had indicated, there was never a dull moment.

Among the artists that graced the stage was Lil Blossom real name Denisia Martimbor, the junior Calypso Queen. Timel Rivas, a ten year old Calypso protégé from Trinidad & Tobago who is creating waves on the musical scene and they were the youngest on stage.

From Anguilla was Rebecca ‘Queen  B’ Webster, Elsworth James, out of Trinidad & Tobago, our own Road March King, Isidore York ’Mighty Dow’ and his group dancers, Knolly ‘Brownboy’ Brown, Marvin ‘King Stunky’ Dollinson, Kaiso Franco from Antigua and Leroy ‘King Beau Beau’ Brooks.

As was expected, the feud between King Short Shirt and Mighty Swallow added a degree of drama to the nights proceedings and the latter had to be restrained when King Short Shirt was on stage. It was King Short Shirt that electrified the audience when he belted out one of his top tunes entitled ‘Star Black the ranger in town.’

The members of ‘The Orchestra Ban’ also have to be commended for their supportive rolls while providing the accompanying music for the various artistes, old and young after a night to remember.

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