The stage is set for the first-ever Junior Calypso Bouyon Monarch Competition scheduled for today, February 3, at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium Forecourt.
The show is being organized by the Leo Club of Dominica.
“The Leo Club of Dominica is proud to host this year, the Junior Calypso Bouyon Monarch, one event, two competitions, two monarchs,” Vice President of the Leo Club Ameka Cognet said while addressing a press conference held recently.
She continued, “Students will have the opportunity to display their talents in calypso and bouyon.”
The students who will participate in the calypso competition are Amelio “King-Lio” George of the St Mary’s Primary, Jodee-Marie “Luxuriee” Leatham representing the St Martin Secondary School, Bryce “Mighty Bryce” Alexander of the Community High School, Ojahro “Mighty Kai” Philbert of the Dominica Grammar School, Jairah “Mighty Jairah” George representing the Roosevelt Douglas Primary School, Kai “Empress Kai” Lawrence of the St Luke’s Primary School, Terricia “Teri-C” Lavinier of the Pierre Charles Secondary School, Tyce “Mighty T” Faustin representing the St Mary’s Academy, Mersa “Mighty M” Andre of the Pierre Charles Secondary School, and D’ Andre “D Legend” Rolle representing the Pioneer Preparatory School.
Those who will compete in the bouyon competition are; Bijon “Mighty B” Charles of the St Luke’s Primary School, De Andre “Dre” Durand of the Pierre Charles Secondary School, Josiah “DJ Siah” Fagan of the St Mary’s Primary School, Dane “Dwavete” John of the Dominica Grammar School, Quan “Quandary” Bunche representing the Community High School and Curnel “Million Dollar Boy” Charles representing the Goodwill Secondary School.
Cognet said also that the junior calypsonians and bouyon artists are hard at work, “practicing their songs and mastering their stage performances.”
Furthermore, she said last month the club held a successful workshop at the St Mary’s Academy (SMA) to assist participants in that regard.
“The participants had the opportunity to interact and listen to calypsonians and bouyon artistes who have played key roles in the musical industry,” Cognet stated.
She thanked Tasha ‘Tasha P’ Peltier, Geoffrey Joseph of Triple K International, the reigning Junior Calypso monarch, Malik Darroux, Sheldon ‘Shelly’ Alfred, and Starsha of the Signal Band for offering their time, knowledge, and skills to the young rising stars.
There will be guest performances from the NBD flag wavers, calypsonian Shanice, CHS Umoja group, Pashi Walk, and Signal Band.
Tickets cost $15 for children and $25 for adults. They can be purchased from Leo Club members and participating schools.
The show is expected to begin at 5:00 PM.
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I’m glad this happening, will boost both Bouyon and calypso.
By the way, AA just boycott our carnival, canceled all flights ‘to’ Dominica right before mas, hundreds won’t make it to see what the minister boasting without understanding, no time to rebook. Return flights not affected at all. Maybe coincidence? 🤔