Bouyon pioneers to be honored at Mas Camp

Dominicans enjoying Bouyon music
Dominicans enjoying Bouyon music at a Bouyon Festival last year

Manager of Showdown Mas Camp, Dr. Valda Henry has said that although Dominica is in the Calypso season, Bouyon groups will be honored during a segment of the show on Friday.

The Original Bouyon Pioneers, Triple Kay International and WCK will be recognized since Bouyon is the indigenous music of Dominica and the bands are pioneers in that field.

“While, yes, it is the Calypso season, we know that Bouyon music is indigenous to Dominica and so, we have to stop and recognize what’s ours,” she said at a press conference on Thursday. “We have to stop and give recognition to the pioneers in the field… No, it’s not Calypso, but it’s part of our music.”

She went on to state that the influence of Bouyon music is seen even in modern Calypsos.

“And, if you look at some of our Calypsos, if you listen well, you get a little Bouyon fusion now and again,” she stated. “Daryl [Bobb] takes it to a whole new level… It’s really not about a distinct genre, you see the interlocking.”

Also to be honoured at the event is “up and coming” producer, Krishna “Dada” Lawrence. Lawrence is known throughout the Caribbean for producing music with well-known artists such as Gramps Morgan.

“What we want to do is the continuation of the art form, and that is part of the purpose why Dada is part of that lineup,” Dr. Henry said.

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  1. ANNE
    January 17, 2016

    Get real Valda, Pat, steve and bobb
    mask eruption sing for over 25 years no award
    soulpouss over 20 no award
    dice record breaking no award
    randy aaron involved in calypso for over 40years no award
    And you award Bouyon bands?
    pat and tim Durand over 40 years writing no award?
    Then what is kevin little doing at a tent singing reggae and dancehall during our carnival.
    Already you brought him under false pretense of Erica.
    All you ridiculing our culture with this nonsense.
    Why not use your creative genius valda and use the calpsonians in mass camp which is what we want to come and support instead of bringing a foreigner every week.
    Or is it that you don’t think dice , boople, soulpouss, explosion, bobb and the rest is not good enough?
    We want to see our calysonians during our carnival and use easter, summer, mothers day fathers day even independence for these foreigners u enforcing into us.
    This is cultural suicide and I an extremely disappointed in you Valda.
    Also u…

    • vanessa
      January 18, 2016

      they are not foreingers but caribbean people like u and me

  2. 4Q
    January 15, 2016

    He standing straight behind a pretty ting :lol:

  3. 4Q
    January 15, 2016

    3000 people (civilians) and one police offizer without gun and helmet. Enjoy yourself offizer

    • Lbm
      January 16, 2016

      How de hell you know is one police that was there.

      • 4Q
        January 17, 2016

        I forgot to count you :twisted:

    • Ideal
      January 16, 2016

      Our people are just enjoying themselves, no violence just wining and thing.

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