Scrunter, a three time calypso king, revealed on a radio show Tuesday, that he will no longer participate in this year’s calypso competition revealing that it is becoming too political.
Scrunter’s decision not to participate was disclosed by Vice President of the Dominica Calypso Association, Davidson “Observer” Victor who also revealed that calypsonian Yakima and Dutchess will not compete in the next round of competitions. It is unclear why they are not participating.
Three calypsonians who previously did not qualify for the quarter final round of the 2011 calypso competition have now secured a place after a few others have decided not to participate.
Twelve calypsonians who were selected from the calypso elimination round last month, will now move on to the quarter finals. Observer said the next three calypsonians in line, Lady B, new comers Dehros and Royette will now participate in the calypso quarter final round.
Meanwhile Scrunter said his love for the artform will remain and he commended this year’s calypsonians and their song writers.