Dominica Calypso - Calypso History - Page 4 of 5 - Caribbean Island Famous for singing Calypso

Other News

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.

Read more ›
2009 King Recaptured His Crown

2009 King Recaptured His Crown

Karessah, recaptured in crown. He is the 2010 Dominica Calypso Association, Calypso King. The Bobb came in second place.

Read more ›
First Crown After 28 Years

First Crown After 28 Years

Checker, the veteran in the calypso business for 28 years, has finally won his first crown. He is the King of the Stardom Calypso Tent. Observer second place, Man himself third and Lady Star fourth.

Read more ›

Nine Selected To Finals

The village of Marigot will see two of its top calypsonians in the Calypso Finals of the Dominica Calypso Association big monarch showdown.   Soup Puss who has been in the calypso business for many years has made it to the finals for the first time in his calypso history. […]

Read more ›

20 For January 30th

The twenty calypsonians for the semi-finals on January 30th 2010 are: Boople, Della, Yakima, Triumph, Soul Puss, Duchess, Checker, Prosper, Zye, Benno, Mighty Locuss, Daddy Chess, Lady Star, Explosion, Tasha P, Scrunter, De Bobb, Observer, and Sugar S.

Read more ›

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 – […]

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›

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.

Read more ›
Former Calypso King Out On Bail

Former Calypso King Out On Bail

The former 4times Calypso of Dominica “King Dice” (Dennison Joseph) was released on a EC$10,000 bail Monday March 2nd, 2009 after he and other were arrest the follow Saturday February 28, 2009 for assault on a law officer and possession of cannabis. According to news out of Roseau, the incident […]

Read more ›