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2019 And Big Names Are Out

2019 And Big Names Are Out

Some big names in the Dominica calypso world are out of the finals this year. Scrunter, Black Diamond, Tronada who live in the United States. Jamma B, and Karessah all veterans calypsonians with years of experience. Karessah has won the crown four times. The nine to try and dethrone the […]

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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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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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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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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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Veteran Calypsoian Lord Tokyo Died

Veteran Calypsoian Lord Tokyo Died

Best known for his raunchy calypso “Tennis Shoe Scandal”, Hayden Desiree of Grand Bay whom almost everyone called “Lord Tokyo” died in New York last Sunday. Described as a flamboyant and colourful character, Lord Tokyo began his Calypso career in the Sixties. And he did not retire. Lord Tokyo (sometimes […]

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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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