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Dominica Calypso Road March Kings

Dominica Calypso Road March Kings

1978 Spider – Sechey Ferdinand 1979 Mico – Come down Jesus 1980 Spider – Sanky  1981 DBS – Don Don Don 1982 Ency & Tronada – Bombers from Sout  1983 Dyno – Dyno (how I love you so)  1984 Ency – Humble servant  1985 Rabbit – Marry the girl Charlie […]

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Calypso History

Calypso History

In the sixties, calypso and steelband music became very popular and indeed replaced lapo kabwit and chanté mas as the music of carnival, particularly in the capital Roseau. Many of the traditional songs were performed in the new calypso beat. Calypsonians and calypso monarch competitions emerged and became extremely popular. […]

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Road March Kings

1978 Spider – Sechey Ferdinand  |  1979 Mico – Come down Jesus  |  1980 Spider – Sanky  |  1981 DBS – Don Don Don 1982 Ency & Tronada – Bombers from Sout /? 1983 Dyno – Dyno (how I love you so) 1984 Ency – Humble servant 1985 Rabbit – […]

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Monarchs Over the Years

1978 Zeye 1979 Shakey 1980 Spider 1981 Tronada 1982 Ency 1983 Ency 1984 Rabbit 1985 Ency 1986 Venturer 1987 Venturer 1988 Ency 1989 Wizard 1990 Wizard 1991 Scrunter 1992 Scrunter 1993 Hurricane 1994 Hurricane 1995 Scrunter 1996 Hurricane 1997 Brakes 1998 Hunter 1999 Brakes 2000 Hunter 2001 Daddy Chess 2002 […]

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A Bit Of History

The songs and music were the backbone of masquerade. The mimicry and ridicule of the costumes were matched by the satire of the songs. The words were full of double meaning and innuendo. The calypsonians have carried on the tradition by disguising the true meaning of the lyrics.

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