Derose’s ‘Ba yo Babalen’ is 2013 Road March


It’s official. After much speculation, the Dominica Calypso Association (DCA) has announced the 2013 Road March winner in Dominica.

The title went to Derose with his hit “Ba Yo Babalen.”

The announcement was made on Friday evening following a meeting by the DCA.

DCA’s president, Kelly Williams, said the song has been very popular around the island since it was released by Derose for the Carnival Season.

Derose, whose real name is Dexter Peltier, also captured the Champ of the Camp crown earlier this month.

Last year the title went to Police Officer Murphy “Sye” Jno Jules for his popular number “Burn, Burn, Burn.”


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  1. Captioned
    February 18, 2013

    Paying dj’s to play your song on the road is wrong

  2. TED Lewis
    February 18, 2013

    Why is it that the calypso association are the ones to judge the road march competition. Hmm

    I need to know the judging points and the # of times the top 3 songs were played.

    I only played in Roseau on Monday. i can’T recall CK, kkk,ASa etc playing that sound. I heard camera and rum and d party so many times that day. i was like ok road march , road march. Then again the calypso association don’t like d bouyon music so they never saw/heard the band i was in . lol

  3. Anonymous
    February 17, 2013

    The title of the sound strangely reminds me of Caterah ‘Bye yo bois’, ‘bye yo bois’ from the late 70’s.

    Woman and man bound to agree bye yo bois, bye yo bois, that is the thing they want from me, bye yo bois, bye yo bois….

  4. Kaiso Fan
    February 17, 2013

    Road March is determined by the song that is played the most on the two days of revelling. Its not about if you like or dislike a song or a calypsonian. Deros song was indeed the song played the most by far, he deserved to win.

  5. Jenny
    February 17, 2013

    Congrats..! Who commit the crime? Ba Yo Babelennnn. :lol:

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  7. Calypso Fanatic
    February 17, 2013

    Congrats Deros. You really did a good job this year. I felt you should have placed before Bobb and Webb in the finals. You was consistent in both rounds. Bob and a weak second song. Even the Junior monarchs had a better song than his.

    Congrats also to Daddy Milla. I think he was closely edged out by Deros for the Road March.

  8. Anonymous
    February 16, 2013

    Two years in a row the Emanuel Fire wins the Road March, some persons should take note.

  9. Tamara A.
    February 16, 2013

    Congrats, to DeRose, but if you ask me Daddy Milla illegal Calypsonian played way more on the street. But you have to understand the politics of the country, but why hold a young man over your personal beliefs. #Number1 supporter Illegalcalysoian

  10. Anonymous
    February 16, 2013

    Congrats I love babalen :lol:

  11. Corrupt_Bastards
    February 16, 2013

    Only Mano songs making Champ of the Camp crown, suggest next year every calypsonian in Dominica sing a song on ezdoor. :mrgreen:

  12. February 16, 2013

    congrats to Delrose i am working i n an american environment and whenthey get me upset i just singing the song bayo bablen even while showering i singing the song great job Dominicans and they geting vex when they cannot understand me lol lol this is my theme song

  13. Pee
    February 16, 2013

    the rum and the party and derose could be a tie

  14. Drlee
    February 16, 2013


  15. sweetie k
    February 16, 2013

    congrats derose

  16. yardie
    February 16, 2013

    i notice that the sound system had a biased towards ba yo babarlen with no apology i think the sound system djs were paid for pushing this song wucks-up photograph was most enjoyed by the masses on the street and the djs refuss to play it just because its wucks-up [a poor man]

    • yes
      February 17, 2013

      this is soooooooooooo true!!!!!!!…it was fun chippin on dat song!! “raise ur camera to your eye…..” lol kicks…

  17. yes
    February 16, 2013

    duh common sence….matt peltier is his brother…ofcourse derose song would play alot more esp.on Q95 by any means most pple do listen to Q95 locallly and those living overseas anyway so obviously they would hear it more….

    • stupes!
      February 18, 2013

      hahah! ignorant fool!

    February 16, 2013

    I knew that already he was going to win Road Mach
    hmmmmm Congrtsssssss Blabalennnnnnnnnnnn you deserved it .

  19. serious
    February 16, 2013

    Let us now bun the babalen for the good of the whole of the country. We need prayer in every work of life in Dominic. We need to light babalen for more constructive things in Dominica. God we need you.

    All the partying is over and let us all be serious about our beautiful country. Let us all light a babalen for one person in our home, village, for prosperity, health, wealth togetherness, love, patience. It is good to have a good time, but when all is said and done we have to face reality. Our country is crying for unity. Let us put every ill feeling aside. United we stand, divided we fall.

  20. DA Kid
    February 16, 2013

    No offense either but I also heard Illegal King much more, then is Rum and de party and photograph. However, I do like the barbalen song but didn’t hear it much. I also didn’t hear Sour Sour’s song yo voleur much either.

  21. February 16, 2013

    Congrats cous. All the way from NYC. Eh beh, bahbalen sa la te bien range bah yo. Lol. I had all confidence that your song would be selected for Road March.

  22. YesI
    February 16, 2013

    What about Put your hands between your legs? All the popular songs were great so any pick is fine by me! Congrats to Derose

  23. met suck
    February 15, 2013

    :) greatest job man you deserved it

  24. Anonymous
    February 15, 2013

    Burn burn burn, bar yo babalen, those concern take note… wicked ones

  25. yes i
    February 15, 2013

    mas camp again and again

  26. yes i
    February 15, 2013

    my road match king is daddy milla

  27. Seeker
    February 15, 2013

    DNO please let us know about the peoples controversial King. How many and the names. If Scrunter is in, I will not attend.

  28. Pointe Michel
    February 15, 2013

    A first for La Pwete. Congrats.

  29. La Pwete Massive
    February 15, 2013

    Well done Derose. Since carnival Monday We knew you had nailed the road march crown. Congrats!!!!! We are proud of you!!!!!

  30. sweetie k
    February 15, 2013

    congrats deros i always knew that u would have taken that place.its a very popular song and also hotttt.

  31. Choice - X
    February 15, 2013

    Congrats Derose! You have the right stuff and will continue to go from stride to stride.
    It is rather interesting to note that for 2 years steady songs with a GON Emmanuel fire bombing plight get to make the road march.

  32. February 15, 2013

    all you forget shadow flow can put out d candle

  33. February 15, 2013

    rum dn party was supposed to win dat it plat juver whole morning all you lucky i doe give babalen voler :-P :?:

  34. calypsonian
    February 15, 2013

    In all the calypso shows Deros sang, “Bas yo Babalen,” the crowd expressed deep appreciation with the up-tempo, serious social/political commentary. The conclusion is that Dominicans are concerned about the slow, slow, slow pace, almost stalling of the investigations into the 2010 Christmas firebombing of the home of two innocent elders in an attempt to kill them.

    The people are listening to the revelations surrounding that henious crime. They have put the pieces together. They know who is trying by all means posssible to block the case ever making it to the courts. Dominicans suspect that “Big Boys” will certainly be implicated.

    Last Year’s road march was, “Burn, burn, burn,” by Sye. His song also reminded us of the horrible firebombing.

    Is Sicko Secko still renewing his passport in the US? Will he ever return to clear his name as he claimed? Was the help of the FBI or other US agency ever sought?

    The fearless Calypsonians, Sye, Deros et al will continue to keep the issues alive. The people are watching, listening and waiting for justice to be done. The criminals must be brought to justice. The calypsonians, with their calypsos, will continue to enlighten us and expose the corruption, firebombings and disrespect for the Laws of our land.

  35. Observer
    February 15, 2013

    I wonder if the DJs don’t decide who they want to be road march. How do they determine what to play? By request? Or just by crowd response? While I like Deros song, I think that Rum and the Party was a much hotter tune. No offense, but I am just a little confused as to who decide to play what and when.

  36. lisa
    February 15, 2013

    I think “camera” played more often.

  37. river
    February 15, 2013

    I come for the rum and the party was a good road march song but you hardly heard the song on the road strange Congrats Delrose

  38. T
    February 15, 2013


  39. NIT
    February 15, 2013


  40. February 15, 2013

    Those words must have been acidic on the tongue of the ghost

  41. DESIE
    February 15, 2013

    camera is my road march

  42. oh snoopy
    February 15, 2013

    If anyone else had gotten it besides DeRose it would have been one more illegal crowns for the season.congrats DeRose

  43. Righteous
    February 15, 2013

    How about Rum and de Party??

    • NI
      February 15, 2013


      February 15, 2013

      We are not advertising the sale and consumption of alcohol to children.
      It would have been a real travesty if DE RUM AND DE PARTY was announced as the Road March winner


    • Ideall
      February 16, 2013

      i like that one thought it would win

    • jay
      February 17, 2013

      All you had to do was listen to the songs played for the day

  44. an observer
    February 15, 2013

    again, controversial. Illigal king,was playing much more than blabalen. But again i was not a judge.

  45. Dada
    February 15, 2013

    Now that’s wats up! Congrats deros.well deserved! :)

  46. calypso fan
    February 15, 2013

    skinny eat ….no crown for you …behhhhhh….go and pull net by bay, with the rum boyz

    • T
      February 15, 2013

      @CALYPSIO FAN You are such an accomplished idiot and illiterate, Isn’t pulling net something worthwile? Don’t burst any blood vessel, the man has won already, and i like that. OH YEAH.

    • Kaiso Fanatic
      February 17, 2013

      8 and 9 on d way he needed the money badly…lmao :lol: :lol: :lol:

    • Ileen
      February 17, 2013

      Skinny can do without crown. He will continue to eat and when he pull the net by the bay he will give you fish to eat.

    • Fren
      February 19, 2013

      I can’t beleive there are ten like you! ewe. disgusting! :-? Gimme Fish every day, the money he wuda win wud finish anyways so if is fish is fish!!!! you being fed a fish idiot! if you cannot go get it who going to give it to you? retard! stupes More Music Skinny, no matter what!!!

  47. YEAH
    February 15, 2013

    NONSENSE…HELL NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO WHAt about raise ur camera to ur eye????

  48. Lougaoo Mem
    February 15, 2013

    It has come to pass as was predicted with this great tune and tempo. Congrats Derose! Now let’s hope the babalen will have a heavy toll on the perpetrators who tried to murder Mano. You follow?

      February 15, 2013

      AMEN!!!My Babalen is always blazing, and I anticipate results in GOD’s time……..I BELIEVE!!

  49. tutunee
    February 15, 2013

    waayyyyy barbalen barbalen barbalene;;;;;; :lol:

  50. musician
    February 15, 2013

    Gr8 job …..he earned it

  51. blessed
    February 15, 2013

    no offence but i was hearing that illegal calypso king much more

  52. %
    February 15, 2013

    Very good. Now let the babalen burn the wicked ones.!

      February 15, 2013

      AMEN TO THAT!!!

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