King Dice Kalypso Kruize coming soon

Dennison ‘King Dice’ Joseph

In recognition of the achievement of Dennison ‘King Dice’ Joseph, 10-time Calypso King, Showdown Mas Camp has organized an initiative dubbed “King Dice Kalypso Kruize 10. 10.10” (KDKK) to celebrate his accomplishment with the people of Dominica.

The committee is embarking on a 10-village tour around the Island.

The first show will take place in Laplaine, King Dice’s district on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024, at 7: 00pm.

President of Showdown Mascamp, Frederica Riley reflected that throughout Dice’s 20-year journey, many lessons have been learned through his music that have encouraged growth, respect, and dignity.

The launch was held on Tuesday at the Faith Restaurant and Bar in Roseau.

“King Dice stood as captain of his Kalypso Kruise, but he didn’t stand alone, steering all through 20 years of reflection, insight, and foresight using dynamic musical phrases and display,” she expressed

“Through the eyes of the mind, and magic of these rhythms we became engaged, drawn in far deeper than the superficial with a fair view of the future. We appreciated your sharing of insight and enjoyed responding to your musical teasing, and so in grand style, we will relive the epic moments of this journey as Mascamp is going to take this celebration to the four corners of the Nature Isle, starting with the east from whence he came.”

She noted that Mascamp intends to spread this love and joy to all Calypso lovers locally, regionally, and internationally adding that this celebration will be one for entertainment and an opportunity for writers, dancers, artists, and choreographers.

She said King Dice has led the way and done it well and welcomes aboard all calypso lovers to the Kruise to celebrate this extraordinary milestone with him.

Meantime, King Dice stated that he sees KDKK as a benefit to the youth as they will know more about this art form of music.

“Capturing the Junior Monarch when I first stepped in and now being the 10 times Calypso King, my ups and my downs in this and most importantly, the influence that I have in bringing the younger generation to the art form and going through these different communities will motivate the next generation of character writers, singers, etc.”

Dice stated that he also sees KDKK benefiting the venues they plan to attend, boosting revenue to businesses and vendors, adding that Calypso lovers will get to enjoy this art form in its offseason.

“ I would like to invite everyone to the KDKK wherever it is happening in the country and I’m sending a special call to all lovers of music in Dominica to come join us. Let’s make this a big one and get ready for the next ones,” he said

“I see this venture propelling my Calypso career and Dominica Calypso on a whole, hoping that we can make this regional and international. Thank you very much for your support.”

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  1. mahaut yout
    March 18, 2024

    Shame shame shame on us Dominicans, this is how low we continue to get.
    We have and continue to allow politics and politicians to cause division among us.
    We all know the art of calypso is about commentary and criticism on social and political events at home and abroad.
    To hear and read comments from some persons behaving foolishly trying to please their political masters are unfortunate.
    We seems to take everything down the gutter, partisan even when fellow citizens are trying to do positive things to enhance or promote our beautiful island.
    Fellers, politicians comes and goes, Dominica will be there till our maker comes.
    Please, please please people, lets renew our mind and PROTECT mama DOMNIK.
    Remember our motto “Apre Bodie ces late” After God is the Earth, and not any politician.
    Please cool down on this hatred for each other, “let Love Live through us.”

  2. Lin clown
    March 15, 2024

    Keith,stop behaving like an ignorant UWP acolytes.Dice have been on stage away from Dominica several times.Especially in New York and New Jersey.I have a CD with Dice performing in New York.

    March 14, 2024

    Poor boy. Anyways, cherish your souvenirs brother. Your writer uses you damn well to push his political agenda. According to you, YAH MAN!

  4. Gary
    March 14, 2024

    What a joke, lol are you serious, is this a way to propel yourself in regional and international market going through the villages in Dominica having shows. If after winning the Calypso king of Dominica 10 times and this is the stage you are right now, what a waste of your talent, it is time for some introspection. You are just being used to promote other people’s political agenda and ego, wake up, Dice.

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    • Ibo France
      March 14, 2024

      I read this comment before placing at the name of the commenter. After reading, I then look at the sender. Sure enough, it was no surprise to learn it is Gary, a gravely cognitive stunted Roosevelt’s apologist.

      Not everyone attends the calypso tents and shows. Also, only around carnival time the local calypso compositions are mostly heard.

      Gary, you are a non-entity. Just a nuisance to society comparable to a mosquito.

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        March 15, 2024

        Ibo MALAPROP France, are you taking your honor and bestow it on others?
        You are truly a gravely cognitive stunted UWP apologist and a dangerous bothering mosquito. You are more than a nuisance to society. An embarrassment to creation.

        • Ibo France
          March 16, 2024

          KID! What belongs to Caesar, give it to Caesar. What belongs to KING DICE , give it to Dominica’s most decorated KING – Dennison Joseph.
          KID – A jealous heart is a sign of a small mind.
          Your mind is so small you have to use a microscope to see it.

          • KID ON THE BLOCK
            March 17, 2024

            Are you for real, Ibo? You of all persons talking about A JEALOUS HEART?!

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      • Gary
        March 15, 2024

        Who are you trying to amuse with your silly sarcasm, yes, I’m referring to the opening of your comment. Why are you being childish with the rest of your comment. Have you not questioned why not everyone attends the calypso tents and shows, and why is it
        aslo at Carnival time the local calypsos are heard. You got such a tunnel vision and hypnotized by your partisan political belief you will
        never be open to the reality of what is taking place.

    • Keith
      March 15, 2024

      Gary is there any way he can do (promote) both- locally and outside of Dominica?

      I am sure he would entertain those opportunities – that is what he does to make a living. Maybe the outside of Dominica opportunities hasn’t materialized. – May be in time they will.

      Instead of criticizing aimlessly is there any way you or your contacts and networks can help with $$$ and other ways to make it happen? That way you will not only be showing Dice but Dominica.

      Gary, I suspect you are in the category typical Dominicans who are experts at criticizing and finding faults and very ill progressive. People like you and your kind need to be ignored and dismiss.

      • Putin
        March 15, 2024

        “Gary is there any way he can do (promote) both- locally and outside of Dominica?”

        Gary believes that he can. He suggests this in his second sentence, but you missed the point that he makes, which is something most Dominicans quietly say: “How is it that Dice cannot and has not taken his act outside Dominica so that he promotes both himself and Dominica?”

        Dice has access to the same money (free or concessional “jumbie money”) and technical support available to all artistes and small business owners. he does not need any contact or network to access them. Dice is his own poison and, ironically, a puppet of opposition politicians. Probably one year you will hear him sing about this abuse.

      • Gary
        March 15, 2024

        Am I an expert of criticizing, lol. Why are you condoning mediocrity. Suggesting, “Maybe the outside of Dominica opportunities hasn’t materialized. – May be in time they will.” wow, after wing the Calypso King 10 times. If Dice won the king tittle 10 times, what is there for him to promote himself locally, yes he can perform locally to the Dominican audience, but what about steeping out of his comfort zone doing an OECS tour. Have you not read or heard of the other Calypsonians in the region who have are taken their craft and talent to the next Level. Have you heard any sounds of Dice being given air play on Caribbean Stations.

        Dice needs to do some serious introspection as it regards to his future as a Calypsonian and performer, it’s what every musical performer does, or he can choose to remain where he is doing the same thing, facts are truly hard to ignore.

  5. Ibo France
    March 14, 2024

    Good idea! We must learn to cherish and promote our own. King Dice and other local calypsonians, artists, artistes, artisans, and locally manufactured products should be given first preference over foreigners and anything exotic.

    Hope this venture with Dice will be hugely successful so it will inspire citizens to give their best in their fields of endeavour. Good luck!

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    • Gary
      March 14, 2024

      I wonder if Hunter had embarked on a same or similar plan to promote calypso, would you give support, just wondering. What this has to do with
      your remarks about first preference over foreigners. As to your comment
      yes, let us wish Dice good luck and see what comes out of this so-called Kalypso Kruize.

    • Kingsman
      March 14, 2024

      you are really delusional and not even a joker anymore. After 10 crowns not one regional stage Dice step on while even Sukie is a regional celebrity.
      What a waste of talent. WHO IS THE PUPPET???

      • Gary
        March 15, 2024

        I love your phrase WHO IS THE PUPPET??? Lol

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