St. Maarten Calypso Eliminations Friday in Festival Village

POSTED: 03/29/11 2:52 AM

St. Maarten – It’s time for the “big boys” to take center stage. After a successful weekend of junior events, the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) will host the Senior Calypso Eliminations this Friday, April 1 at 8:00 p.m. at the Festival Village. Entrance fee to the show is US $10.

Eighteen (18) of the most veteran calypsonians St. Maarten has to offer will compete to try and make it to the Calypso Finals. Only 10 can advance to the finals where reigning Calypso Monarch Kaiso Brat is waiting to defend his throne. The public can expect to hear “social commentary” from the likes of Fish The Mega Boss, The Mighty Dow, King Timo, His Majesty Baker Jr. Junior, Repeater, to name but a few.

“We love calypso. And we know many others do as well. We have an impressive line-up and we expect yet another terrific turn-out from the public in support of these heavyweights of calypso,” President of the SCDF Stuart Johnson said. 

Johnson added that hosting the show in the Festival Village before the official opening of Carnival is “sort of like a calypso baptism for the Village.” Then on Saturday we have the Road March Competition and Band-O-Rama at the same venue. So we are warming up the Village for Carnival just like we warmed up the roads with two jump-ups,” the SCDF President said.

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