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King Dice Did It Again

King Dice Did It Again

He first started singing calypso at the Saint Mary’s Academy and never looked back. Now Dice is the youngest and only calypsoian to win eight national crowns and several consecutive road-march titles. Denison “King Dice” Joseph, walked away in the early morning of 7th February, 2016 with the crown dethroning […]

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One Female to Meet Dominica Calypso Monarch in Finals

One Female to Meet Dominica Calypso Monarch in Finals

One Female to Meet Dominica Calypso Monarch in Finals The biggest event of the Dominica 2016 Carnival is Dominica Calypso Association show and when it takes off on Saturday Feb 6th, 2016, some old faces of the big giants will not be present such as Black Diamond and Lugars and […]

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Crowning 2012 Dominica Calypso King

Crowning 2012 Dominica Calypso King DominicaCalypso.com the home of Dominica calypsoes.  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 […]

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King Dice – Living in a Fool’s Paradise – Dominica Calypso 2015

King Dice – Living in a Fool’s Paradise – Dominica Calypso 2015

Came in second place in 2015

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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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Dominica Calypso Association Address Libel and Slander

Dominica Calypso Association Address Libel and Slander

A recent court ruling that ordered calypsonian Checko, to pay E.C $130,000 to one government worker, has prompted members of the Dominica Calypso Association (DCA) to speak out. Checko, whose real name is Abel Jno Baptiste, was ordered to pay the said amount to Venezuelan Ambassador to Dominica, Dr. Philbert […]

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Leona walks out of Stardom Calypso Queen Show

Leona walks out of Stardom Calypso Queen Show

The many persons who patronized the Stardom Tent Queen Show on Wednesday night were left deeply dissatisfied when 2014 calypso sensation Leona, walked out of the Sisserou Hotel venue without performing. Master of ceremonies, Alex Bruno, announced to the crowd that Leona, who is a member of the Showdown Mas […]

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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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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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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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