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Pat Aaron (facebook piece)

Pat Aaron (facebook piece)

Well another Saturday morning for the Mas Camp assassins. I have always found that fellers who cannot even blow a whistle in the right key, because they have access to the radio by proxy, always see themselves the experts of calypso. They can listen to a piece of a song […]

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Political bickering threatening Dominica’s calypso

Political bickering threatening Dominica’s calypso

A cultural activist who has been involved in the calypso industry in Dominica for over twenty years has identified the infiltration of partisan politics in the art form as a major threat. Alex Bruno, who has also served on the executive of the Dominica Calypso Association for ten years, said […]

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An excerpt from Steinberg Henry’s “Calypso Drift.”

An excerpt from Steinberg Henry’s “Calypso Drift.”

The following is an excerpt from Steinberg Henry’s “Calypso Drift.” In this excerpt, author and broadcaster Alex Bruno speaks with June “Sandy” Soanes – a 2007 conversation. Here goes — … I read a marvelous morning, even one bearing signs of an erotic linguistic unfolding on radio. Its spoken language […]

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Sandy pulls out of calypso competition

Sandy pulls out of calypso competition

US-based Dominican calypsonian, Sandy, who had been allowed by the Dominica Calypso Association (DCA) to move straight into 2014 calypso quarter final, has pulled out of the competition. Sandy’s manager, Alex Bruno told Dominica News Online (DNO) on Sunday morning, “She is making plans to leave the country as we […]

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Dice is Dominica Calypso King 2013

Dice is Dominica Calypso King 2013

Lennox Linton ‎2012: 1. Dice, 2. Karessa, 3. Webb, 4. Bobb 2013: 1. Dice, 2. Karessa, 3. Webb, 4. Bobb This is the second straight year that Bobb has done better than Webb (based on any fair, objective interpretation of the judging criteria over two rounds of competition) and the […]

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Dominica Calypso Association 2013

Dominica Calypso Association 2013

Lennox Linton Peter PROSPER is giving up his place in the 2013 calypso quarter finals to a newcomer from Morne PROSPER who many believe did not make it past the elimination round because of judging error. PROSPER says he is making the sacrifice to give the young man a chance […]

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King Dice releases “Heritage”

King Dice releases “Heritage”

Dominican calypso icon, King Dice, has transitioned into another genre of music with the release of his first cadence lypso album titled “Heritage”. The challenge to try his hand at something other than calypso music was the idea of Dominican musician, the legendary Fitzroy Williams.

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Calypsonians Association changes name

St. John’s Antigua- The Antigua & Barbuda Calypsonians’ Association has undergone a name change. It’s now to called Wadadli Calypsonians Association Incorporated. The reason, according to president, Adelza “Lypstick” Sheridan: We had to get some things up to date and dealing with the Intellectual Property Office, we had to come […]

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Soca Monarch Competition and International Bouyon Night to be held on Friday February 25th

As plans for the 2011 Real Mas Celebrations continue to intensify, the Dominica Festivals Committee (DFC) held yet another press conference on Wednesday January 26th, 2011 to update the public on the latest developments regarding this year’s carnival celebrations.

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We should rally ‘round the Mighty Sparrow

By Ken Smith: It is with a sad feeling as I write this letter and also with a heavy heart as I looked at a newspaper photograph, and a television clip from an evening newscast as I saw a frail looking ‘Mighty Sparrow’ performing at a concert over the weekend.

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