‘Tomato burst’ and ‘Murderer’ are 2014 Road March

A scene from Carnival Tuesday in Roseau
A scene from Carnival Tuesday in Roseau

The Dominica Calypso Association (DCA) has announced that ‘Tomato Burst’ by Wuk Suk and ‘Murderer’ by Omee have been awarded the 2014 Road March title.

The decision was made by the association on Wednesday.

However, there are some reports that the announcement has not gone down well with some who think that ‘Baby Machine’  by Leona and ‘Time for Change’ by seven-time monarch, Dice, were more popular on the road for the two days of street jump up.

Wuk Suk and Omie will share the $3,000 prize.

 

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90 Comments

  1. Marcus Hill
    March 10, 2014

    “Tomato Burst” is my Road March!!

    The speeding up of the beat at the chorus is contageous!! Very good for dancing on the road!!

    The song itself in between the chorus is not saying much, but none of us can deny that it has an very infecteous rhythm.

    I do not take anything away from Omee’s “Murderer”. It is a song that has the potential to make it big on the dancehall circuit but for Roadmarch to jump up on the streets of Roseau give me “Tomato Burst” my boy!!!

  2. largey
    March 9, 2014

    The winner for the controbersial has not hit the airwaves. It is a yealy event according to the orgainsers. Wave and Hunter could be among the contenders. Dominica is always a trop chaud trop flam. Making promises that they can’t keep. Trouble makers. Raising your hopes, them turning you down flat, flat, flatt like a jackarie.

  3. snow flake
    March 7, 2014

    Who was the renegade king of the tent? was it mighty Acre?

  4. As if....
    March 7, 2014

    both songs were DUMB, BORING and DRY. Tomato Burst Really wow.

  5. i am calling
    March 7, 2014

    And the Controversy continues;Now is time for Real comess season.
    O’LORD HELP us in the comming SILLY SEASON;
    GOOD LUCK till next year if GOD spear;

  6. I Die Nah
    March 7, 2014

    I still don’t understand how they came up with a road march song. The bands hardly played any calypsos. There were enough calypsos that were ‘jump up’ worthy and were never played. I was in Roseau on both days. What happened to Voodoo on the port, Magician, Time for change, Just Come. I meanif you heard those songs twice you did not hear them three times. People complain about politics in calypso. Spider sing about Mamo in what year? Long long politics in calypso. So we don’t want politics what do we get? When I eat I shitting, my tomato burst, I mean pure junk. We need to play more calypsos and less bouyon on Monday and Tuesday jump up. Leave that for when the bands have their own jam. It may even help to prevent some of the rough pushing in the band.

  7. Marcus Hill
    March 7, 2014

    “Tomato Burst” is my Road March!!

    The speeding up of the beat at the chorus is contageous!! Very good for dancing on the road!!

    The song itself in between the chorus is not saying much and some of us may even say it is a “stupid song” but none of us can deny that it has an very infecteous rhythm.

    I do not take anything away from Omee’s “Murderer”. It is a song that has the potential to make it big on the dancehall circuit. I even emailed a link of the video to a Trinidad radio station but for Roadmarch to jump up on the streets of Roseau give me “Tomato Burst” my boy!!!

  8. March 7, 2014

    only 3000 thousand dollars for road March come on man it’s 2014 we need to do better that canival organizing committee you guys need to realize we not living in the stone age pay de calypsonian better than that jus to let you all know antigua pays 12000 thousand dollars for road match any way congregation to you guys wok sok & omi for winning the road match title i knew all along that one of you guys was going to win

  9. HEY HEY
    March 7, 2014

    Listening via the internet was Baby machine n Dice Something went wrong.

  10. cher
    March 6, 2014

    The dca got some serious issues how the song getting the award for most popular song for the season wasn’t performed at the finals? Strange things are happening is it true that it is because he sang in the police calyso show along with checko.hardline was deleted from being guest artist bcus his song along with others didn’t go well with the boss of the police force.he even refered tothose officers as damasses in s meeting.president ee need sn explanation.

  11. Simply the Truth
    March 6, 2014

    I enjoyed reading your debates, pro and con about the road match calypsos and winners. I am far away and have not heard one; can’t be in two places at the same time. :) Probably I will hear them sometime in summer at a few BBQ’s and get togethers. :lol:
    All in all it is good to read that all of you fellow Dominicans took an interest in carnival and the calypsos and no doubt had an enjoyable time.
    Debates such as these, providing personal opinions as you hear and see things are healthy, acceptable and enjoyable to read. God bless!

  12. love I
    March 6, 2014

    I heard a lot of Baby machine, Dice…but Omi played a lot too ….dat cool by me

  13. bowdelle
    March 6, 2014

    me alone that here damage play man! stupessss!!!!!

  14. For Richer Or Poorer
    March 6, 2014

    According to the judging criteria, very well done. Only two days since Carnival and it is already hard to remember many the 2014 calypso. You can hum to Murderer and Tomato burst.

    The Road Match judging was much better than the calypso monarch competition judging. Did the same judges judged both competitions?

  15. Jay
    March 6, 2014

    I think the road march goes to the song that the people responds to the most, not the most played.

    • Fana Fingal
      March 6, 2014

      :-D Yep! People responded more to Murderer and also to Voodoo on the port. I really expected those two to tie for the prize….not Tomato Burst! :-D

    • playboy
      March 7, 2014

      Jay, this is the best comment on any subject in the history of DNO. Could not agree with you more!!

  16. Val Dun
    March 6, 2014

    Great selections! I am pleased with the decision

  17. Hollywood
    March 6, 2014

    I heard China Man and Time for Change more than any other song. Even go on Youtube and watch the videos people uploaded. You’ll hear what songs are playing in the background.

  18. March 6, 2014

    The money for seperaed between the two it’s not enough the people have to pay better than that wake up calpso association

  19. vernytoussaint
    March 6, 2014

    Great choices for road march

  20. We beefing
    March 6, 2014

    I think we all know murderer isn’t a calypso… Best mr go on Q talent search with that. Give wuk soup his 1.5k, although is nonsense alone he does sing, but at-least it’s a calypso. 8)

    • Bouble B
      March 6, 2014

      All them other songs alu have high and even give them crown over D years fall in the same bracket as murderer. If it was Dice or Bob singing it, it would be a calypso for you, give d man a break he step on your toe man.

      • trolol
        March 7, 2014

        Bob isn’t singing calypso either, and I’m no fan of dice. I found it absurd after the third time! You’re quite an ignorant guy to be making wild assumptions like that. :lol:

    • caribdiva1
      March 6, 2014

      :lol: :lol:

  21. JoJo
    March 6, 2014

    Hypocrites, cowards! How often a song is played doesn’t mean a d damned thing. I can pay you to play my song and what you do? You turn down my money?? You all just following the P.C. brigade for reward and favor. You have no balls. That’s my view and I stick with it

  22. flavor
    March 6, 2014

    Tomato is my road march. Murderer beat too flat for me. Dice is my second best then baby machine third

  23. interesting
    March 6, 2014

    Trinidad had some sought of way to judge their road march….
    why couldnt we do the same here to avoid this controversy ?

    here is a piece from the article on the trinidadexpress newspaper

    Montano’s “Ministry of Road” was a runaway winner in this year’s Road March, played a total of 374 times, miles ahead of the 59 its runner-up, “Big People Party” by Farmer Nappy (Darryl Henry). Rounding off the top three with 39 was Benjai’s (Rod­ney Le Blanc) “Come Out To Play”.

    • Trinica
      March 6, 2014

      I was thinking the same. Noone knows what criteria is used for road march in D.A. Are there judges in each band? Taking a tally of the songs played?? Or is it that the judges are located at strategic points on the route( if this is the case, its not very effective and accurate either) . i played mas with Mercury and not once did they play Tomato.

    • truth
      March 6, 2014

      what does Trinidad carnival/calypso/soca have to do with us in dominica ???? ….because you were there or because you don’t respect your local cultural activities ???….shame on you. we are original my friend,ok!

      • sweetie poo
        March 6, 2014

        so you mean the calypso Bobb sang ‘original calypso’- i am still trying to tell myself it is not a political song – sings about the theme … I still dont get this song it tells me nothing about being an original Dominican calypsonian…hmmm

  24. But wait
    March 6, 2014

    I really can’t stand Murdered because of the stigma it puts on abortion. Can’t call people who have abortions murderers :(

    • Bouble B
      March 6, 2014

      Wow, you doh easy how you want to call it, all of alu vex because D song hitting alu hard. Girl tell me y u do dah look u throw and kill d little child, your murderer your murderer you will pay. If you doh pay in this life u will pay in the one to come, but believe me, u will pay. D man right.

    • Simply the Truth
      March 6, 2014

      You are something else. Do not try to waterdown the truth for you will not win. Abortion is downright murder; murder of the unborn in their mothers’ wombs.
      What else should it be called? There is no other name for it but this one, “Murder.”

  25. Jack The Ripper
    March 6, 2014

    the only song that was worthy of road march was murderer. this was a song which spake to the recent stae of affairs within the country. the raps and murders in the north and over the years the many heart breaking situations with mothers throwing away their children in such outrageous fashions. this was a song from the heart of the nation itself and a song that every single Dominican can truly relate to in one way or the other.

    and on another note, that song was played in every single corner of Dominica from the moment it was released. if on the days in question this song was not played as much as any other like some persons are suggesting, its only because of the biasness those playing the music and intentional sabotage in trying to dictate the road march outcome and had nothing to do with the opinions of the public.

    and finally, “my tomato burst” should not even have been as an option much less sharing road march with murderer. and ihhave a question , has the ever been a shared roadmarch title before this? or is this the first?

    • Jack The Ripper
      March 6, 2014

      sorry abovet the typos. was in a hurry.

    • Simply the Truth
      March 6, 2014

      The song, “Murderer” sends a message, loud and clear that, Thou Shalt Not Kill and by no means babies in their mothers’ wombs, not giving them, future nationals, a chance for life.

  26. Hmmmmmm
    March 6, 2014

    i was not at any shows nor in Roseau on Monday and Tuesday , but from watching TV and listen to the broadcast live from the shows . In my opinion i would definitely give the road match to Murderer, i think the guy can entertain he has passion . But my favorite song for the season was Baby Machine , i mean that song had depth and meaning.

  27. disturbed
    March 6, 2014

    This time the ball was in the association’s court and they did play to satisfy themselves, keep on playing the unfair game.I see that move as a revenge.

  28. youngstar
    March 6, 2014

    A tie…alu mean omee cum out from a small village so 1500 is too much cash to give him….tomato is a song ??? Hahaha…im still surprised them shit bowls even considered omee cuz of where he came from…..#murderermesay!!!!!!

    • Bouble B
      March 6, 2014

      The full price is $3000.00 it share in two.

  29. Leave
    March 6, 2014

    Good job association. I see a bright future for you guys, I know is a lot of work in all the negativity Dominica is engulfed in.

  30. Anonymous
    March 6, 2014

    What a horrible choice,was the asks really listening baby machine was by far more popular than ny of the two chon,shame shame shame :evil:

  31. Mudererer
    March 6, 2014

    I would say Murderer played the most. I guess the most popular played from all the country areas had a part to play. You guys make an issue for everything in this country. Jahhh

  32. Anonymous
    March 6, 2014

    What a horrible choice,was the asks really listening baby machine was by far more popular than ny of the two chon,shame shame shame

  33. hmmm
    March 6, 2014

    DNO you all trying to make an issue. Report properly. The Association gets the most frequently played song across carnivals islandwide. You guys are too glaringly bias.

  34. bigmack
    March 6, 2014

    I heard corn flakes more

  35. carnation
    March 6, 2014

    everything is a roro 8-O

  36. DCW
    March 6, 2014

    DNO… your story isn’t fully correct. DBS 1:15 news, the Observer, PRO of the Association said $3,000 will be shared between Wuk Suk and Omie.

  37. D
    March 6, 2014

    Murderer alone should have won Road March, it played much more than Tomato burst!

  38. i must speak
    March 6, 2014

    good choice! no one can please no body. i like murderer nice song!

  39. RESIDENT
    March 6, 2014

    some people to greedy.give others a chance to make a dollar too.good choice for road match

    • Anonymous
      March 6, 2014

      $1500 for road march and you talking about people being greedy? What is $1500 in DA – a couple shopping trips to Witchurch?

      • Twain
        March 7, 2014

        You could not go to Witchurch with $15.00 either/

  40. .
    March 6, 2014

    Boy hunter you all not easy thats why you will never be king again never you turn politician and sidelining calypsonians why you didnt show up in the police calypso show and why cheko wasnt a guest performer in the calypso show, bro thats one of your brother dont worry keep pushing it.

    • Cottage
      March 6, 2014

      Hunter is painted red

      • Anonymous
        March 6, 2014

        So what!!! What colour is Dice, Wave, and most of the calypsonians in Mas Camp painted??? Get a life!!!!

    • Anonymous
      March 6, 2014

      Rubbish!!!!

    • Calypso Lover
      March 6, 2014

      so anyone who sings politics is a politician. SMH So you saying that Dice is a politician, like Leona, , Chris B, Webb, and the list goes on.

  41. Anonymous
    March 6, 2014

    I was at the parade and baby machine by Leona was played at least twice as much than the sounds that won the road march.The calypso association is showing their biasness towards the mas camp.Hold on strong mas campers no one can take away your talent.

  42. LORD HAVE MERCY
    March 6, 2014

    baby machine all the way

  43. LORD HAVE MERCY
    March 6, 2014

    what tomato burst i hate that song

    • March 6, 2014

      Because you hate the song doesn’t mean that it was not the most played song.

  44. Anonymous
    March 6, 2014

    I heard ‘China Man’ much more on the road than any of the songs mentioned

    • Brianna Charles
      March 6, 2014

      China Man was played more than any other song on Monday and Tuesday. I agree

  45. k
    March 6, 2014

    dno u didn’t hv to print that to stir up unnecessary controversy. baby machine what!

  46. shaka zulu
    March 6, 2014

    I love calypso and this is my opinion. My tonatoe burst should not be a contender. As a musician i would like to see quality be a criteria. We are rewarding mediocrity and crap. If that is the case anyone could put some words together get a jumpy beat even if lyrics and music is out of sync and win. I think that should be a seperate category by itself and reward should be on a song that can at least be played in another country. Time to reward true quality.

    • Anonymous
      March 6, 2014

      Weh papa!! Even sewo song allu want to intellectualize now? Gasson come out dere and go to your University of Sot wif dat eh!!

      • Shaka Zulu
        March 7, 2014

        Do not get me wrong. I am not saying road march has to have message or anything intellectual. Just a song put together with some coherence that makes sense and i can play in a party in Miami and boast that this is Dominica road march song. Like If crown come crown come. Wuk sok and Sour sour make great lapau cabrit tunes and should have there own category like most hillarious or comical tune. As I said is my opinion and a road march winner should be able to be played outside DA. That song aint fit

    • happy
      March 6, 2014

      I agree with shakazulu!!

    • sense
      March 6, 2014

      So u forgetting the nonesense of SourSour that got road march? WHAT MUSICIAN NONESENSE IS THAT,The songs most played were these two and that is that.Judge your own road march but that is the decision of the DCA and that is final,period.

    • Jay
      March 6, 2014

      Nonesense!!, everybody playing too intellegent for me, thats why those nonesense songs get so popular. All the other calypsonians want to be the one to bring the message, and they forget carnival is about forgetting your worries for 2 days.
      If they all take the fun out of the calypso, then by all means give it to Wuk Suk and Sour and Lady BAkhoe, and DBS!! People like observer forgot the 1st crown he won was on a nice little free up song, now all he wants to do is bring message. Young Bull self if you’re not having fun, then how you expect us to enjoy your songs? Who cares!! Bring back fun in calypso!!!!

    • Anonymous
      March 7, 2014

      With all your fake intellect do you know the meaning of ROAD MARCH? In which world does it have to be lyrically strong? Do you know the meaning of catch and hook in music? If you don’t shut up and sit! Stupesssssssssssss University of Sackway Sort.

    • Anonymous
      March 7, 2014

      “Out of sync” my big toe! Boy go sit down and eat your cornflakes with a knife and fork and leave us masses to enjoy our carnival jumpup as WE like it.

  47. d paro kid
    March 6, 2014

    So where did they put skerrit and his toilet? this award is a matter of opinion is all I can say!!!!

  48. ////
    March 6, 2014

    I knew those two songs would have tied for road march, they are bouncy…. and “road march” material.

  49. Anonymous
    March 6, 2014

    I would give it to Omee alone, the man closed all shows around the island. But good for Wuk Suk.

  50. watching
    March 6, 2014

    but dno where are the monday and tuesday pictures of carinval today is thursday was it that bad

    ADMIN: We had some technical issues….but they will be posted today.

  51. Lovely
    March 6, 2014

    Thief! THIEF!! THIIIIIEEEEFFF!!!! How the hell tomato burst end up being road march song? This didn’t even play and if it did twas just once or twice. Alas wii. So where is Leona falling? Her song played sooooooooo much. I mean man come on. You all could do better than that DCA. Correct that story man.

    • happy
      March 6, 2014

      Hell yes correct that story! Since u see is down north people is so they pressing them. Leona’s song was difinitly the best. Eveery body liked it. It can go places no joke.

  52. sandy
    March 6, 2014

    I heard more of Leona and Dice song being played on the road for the two days…..DCA…wrong judging again

    • Calypso Lover
      March 6, 2014

      The same way the judges got it AA WRONG at the CALYPSO FINALS

  53. Anonymous
    March 6, 2014

    Definitely Murderer.Only Thunderbirds and Old Time sake could bump to Baby Machine

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