20 for NCCU cadence-lypso competition

NCCU finalists 32012 winner Webster ‘Webb’ Marie is again among the 20 participants in this year’s National Cooperative Credit Union (NCCU) 2nd Annual Cadence Lypso Competition scheduled for October 19 at the Newtown Savannah.

The line up also includes Carlene Xavier-Phillip, John Fontaine, Rhamadine Phillip, Steve Owen Williams, Lloyd Wayland, Eramus Morancie, Jude Delauney, Vincent Gregoire, Richard Christmas, Ellis Serrant and Libby Thomas. The other competitors are Chris Sylvester, Cletus Joseph Abraham, Daniella Bruno, George Jervier, Henry Etienne, Algernon Ducreay, Shirley Charles, Louis Anselm and the Majestic Tribe.

President of the NCCU Michael Augustine and Colin Piper of Discover Dominica was among those who addressed the “official media launch at the Old Mill Cultural Center.

They both urged competitors “to take control of the art form” and use the opportunity given by the NCCU who has invested in excess of $70 thousand dollars in the event, to “revive it and ensure that Cadance Lypso does not die.”

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  1. sout city
    October 5, 2013

    Vincent Gregoire is piyo. “jamais chanje”

  2. sad sack
    October 4, 2013

    I there listening to that thing on DBS at crazy coconut,festival dwevay,(or what they call it)and not one of this band playing cadence-lypso,when we are celebrating our culture.i doe get it.
    And all the Cadence-lypso tracks sounding good,just to polish them and they good to go.
    Preserve the Cadence-lypso and the Bouyan music,work onthat my people.

  3. sad sack
    October 4, 2013

    It is good to attempt to try and keep the cadence alive.But with all these wannabe kind of compac being played by these bands in DA, we sound like reject hatians.Instead for these bands to push the cadence all year,they treating it like a seasonal thing,bands like kkk;CK;cross vibes and all these up and comming bands should have cadence tracks with their bouyan;Yet we wonder why our music not leaving DOMINICA.BIG UP FITROY WILLIAMS and DICE for agreat cadence Album.

  4. Anonymous
    October 4, 2013

    The Tongue…….all the way…..people choice. Halibut

  5. Fond.St.Jean
    October 3, 2013

    Let’s go Vincent Gregoire…Full support…Best of luck

  6. "O" STRESS"
    October 3, 2013

    Good luck to all participants may the best woman or man wins. Remember to keep the credibility of this show every one has to behave in a professional manner deliver high class performances, give the people what and a little bit more for their money. And make it your duty to remind every one to keep the fun Drug free, violence free drink responsively or don’t drink at all. Hope the show will be televised.

  7. yoww
    October 3, 2013

    learn to make list dno please its easier to write

  8. ZULU
    October 3, 2013

    Great job ladies and gents. Keep de cadance alive

  9. Watch it
    October 3, 2013

    While I applaud NCCU for helping to ensure that cadence remains a music genre that is unique to Dominica. Congrats to all those who made it.
    I however have a problem about a comment that Michael Augustine made on the news which is in relations to expanding the competition to Guada and Martinique.

    Michael Awi Debbs ripped off us (Dominican musicians) enough in the eraly days as far as cadence goes.Our boys were robbed of their legacy. Now we have to fight to keep cadence alive.
    Now you have a good thing going after two years you already want to extend to French men again. Garcon behave cou-ou…
    Work with the local artist and try to help them to attain whatever support that would required. Can you imagine a French man coming to Dominica and get $15000 of NCCU money.. Michael rethink your strategy because i will make serious noise for more interest. A joke dat man..
    On a second note while competition remains tight for Web this year, Halibout might be the man to beat. Competitors do your homework.

  10. How
    October 3, 2013

    DNO give us their popular/stage names please. Like I see Halli in the picture but I don’t know his real name.

    • Dominiquen
      October 3, 2013

      Cletus Joseph Abraham =Halli (Tongue too long)

    • Crabfest
      October 3, 2013

      Halibut is Cletus Joseph Abraham. At least this is one I know

    • 4progress
      October 4, 2013

      A Bio would help

    • mahaut
      October 4, 2013

      Cletus Joseph Abraham

    • Matriculation
      October 4, 2013

      @ How

      Halibut is known as Cletus Abraham.

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