St. Maarten Calypso finals take center stage tonightPOSTED: 04/28/11 12:37 PM
St. Maarten – Ten calypsonians will compete tonight in the senior calypso finals in the Carnival Village, starting at eight o’clock.
“The calypso show, is expected to be exciting. People are wondering what the calypsonians will come with this year. From the titles of their songs alone, we know we can expect some good social commentary,” President of the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation Stuart Johnson said.
The ten calypsonians vying to dethrone the reigning Calypso Monarch Kaiso Brat are: Selwyn Pogson – King Barrow, Keith Carty – Repeater, Charles Stephen – Mighty Challenger, Kirk Williams – Mighty Kirk, Lena Browne – Lady Emerald, Andrew Richardson – His Majesty Baker Jr., Alberto Arrindell – Fish Da Mega Boss, Roxanne Webster – Lil Roxy, Rumini Rogers – Young Calix, Isidore York – The Mighty Dow.
Special guests for the calypso finals will be the new Junior Carnival Calypso Queen Denisia “Lil Blossom” Martimbor and veteran entertainer Shadowman. Shadowman will perform with the band House Appliances and will also do a soft launch of his latest video Caribbean Woman.
“We are very proud to be able to showcase St. Maarten’s superstar Shadowman and we know people will be excited to see his new music video. The lyrics say everything we want to say about Carnival, it’s upbeat and professionally done. The soft launch of Caribbean Woman is just another highlight that folks coming to the calypso finals can look forward to,” Johnson said.
He added that the SCDF is proud of Lil Blossom and wants to give her the opportunity to perform on the big stage where “we are sure she will be competing one day,” Johnson said.