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Dominica Calypso Association 2017 carnival $75,000 richer

Dominica Calypso Association 2017 carnival $75,000 richer

As part of the Dominica Calypso Association 2017 carnival calypso season its financial budget is richer with the leading Telecommunications provider on Dominica and the headline sponsor to “The Real Mas-Dominik Ki Dou”, contributing some $75,000 as the new season opened. General Manager of Flow Dominica, Jeffrey Baptiste said that […]

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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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Calypso music has been popular in Dominica since the 1950s

Calypso music has been popular in Dominica since the 1950s

Calypso music has been popular in Dominica since the 1950s; the first Calypso King was crowned in 1959. Popular calypso in Dominica has always been closely associated with steelpan music. The first wave of Dominican steelpan includes bands like Esso, Shell and Regent, Vauxhall and Old Oak. Every Tuesday from […]

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Play-back Dominica Calypso Final 2012

Play-back Dominica Calypso Final 2012

In 2012 Dice “Dennison Joseph” was victorious for the fifth time in becoming Calypso King of Dominica. His two songs were written by veteran calypso writer and composer Pat Aaron who has been writing for Dice over the years that he has being singing calypso. Dice gave in fans and […]

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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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“SuperBlue” wins Trinidad road march title

“SuperBlue” wins Trinidad road march title

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Thursday February 14, 2013 – Austin “SuperBlue” Lyons captured his ninth Road March title in what has been dubbed as one of the best comebacks in the history of Soca. SuperBlue’s “Fantastic Friday” reigned over Machel Montano’s “Float” in a stunning 511-to-56 victory based on results from the […]

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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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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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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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