King Dice is back; calypso eliminations kick off Sunday

King Dice. * Photo credit: africasounds.com

Four-time calypso king Dice, legend Picky, and Third Eye are some of the “big names” expected to help kick off the 2011 calypso season with the calypso elimination round at the Krazy Kokonuts this Sunday, starting at 8 p.m..

Dice has been out of the competition for the past two years but will be making a come-back this year.

Tarina, the 2009 winner of the Stardom Tent, is expected to participate in Sunday’s elimination round after missing out on last year’s competition, Vice president of the Calypso Association, Davidson ‘Observer’ Victor, has said.

Man Himself may also return to the elimination stage, and Third Eye, who has been missing from calypso eliminations for some time now, will be making a come-back,  Victor said.

And while not disclosing a number, the calypso planners say several females and some newcomers will form part of the 45 calypsonians expected to grace the stage on Sunday.

Meantime, the Showdown Mas Camp will be launched on Tuesday, January 11, and the first event of that camp will get going from Friday, January 14, at Harlem Plaza.

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80 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    March 2, 2013

    :wink: king dice is the best

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  3. Dj
    January 10, 2011

    man dice is the boss

    • empress
      January 13, 2011

      u better believe it

  4. no name
    January 10, 2011

    dice is the king of all

  5. hypnotik
    January 10, 2011

    this year is dice who? dice what ?…..awah

  6. See Something Say Something (SSSS)
    January 10, 2011

    @ MAD,
    I wish you’d started off saying, ‘With a few exceptions…’ Because DA does have its share of good calypsoes. Where do you categorise ‘Ready made jacket’ would it better UNIVERSAL if sparrow sang it.

  7. page
    January 10, 2011

    I wish all the performers success and may the best one win

  8. ghetto youth
    January 9, 2011

    sing for the ghetto youths king Dice…do it like only u can! Dice again and again and again..and AGAIN!!!!!

  9. cici
    January 9, 2011

    BAM BAM!!
    DICE aggggaaaiiiinnnn
    HU-RAY

  10. mouth of the south
    January 9, 2011

    if brakes was still dere we would be like “dice who????” remember me the malaway

    • Missy
      January 9, 2011

      you don’t have anything to say na…stupes….Dice is the new generation calypso….respect de man….

    • say sa mem
      January 10, 2011

      go away hater!!!

  11. yout
    January 9, 2011

    “parle parle” singing for his supper and another truck !!

  12. No name
    January 9, 2011

    Welcome back SIRE!!!! :-D

  13. MAD
    January 9, 2011

    I had a chance to hear some of the 2011 songs on radio. Boy this a complete disaster. I have said before if music is only made for DA them that is fine.

    The sounds have no fundamental arrangements,the back up music is all empty,the music and the lyrics has no depth,the use of drum machines give each song almost the same beat,when in fact it is a different singer. The keyboards are use to make all these fancy effects make the song out of tone/tune. I can go on and on.

    These songs only have a DA live and will be good only for the carnival season. Always remember people music must be UNIVERSAL.

    If some one from the outside can not get the lyrics them the song is of no valve to the rest of the world community.

    I am only just saying all of this so our level and standard to go up not down. Yes many people may just be jumping to the 1/2 beat and saying this is a BIG HIT,but is not so when you are musicial fun.

    It is time we get away from that type of ABC music.

    • elevator
      January 10, 2011

      what is calypso sir you dum fool

      • MAD
        January 10, 2011

        If good music make me dam fool,I am a proud DA man.

  14. yoyo
    January 9, 2011

    dice has taken calypso to the next level

  15. vina
    January 9, 2011

    dice you are my king even when you do not compete. i will be there tonight and all other nights. big up diceeeeeeee! win that crown for us

    dice again

  16. not fair
    January 9, 2011

    seems like whether his songs are good or not, he already has won… everyone has him as their king so what’s the point of even having a competition?

    • say sa mem
      January 10, 2011

      go away hater

    • AmazingFace
      January 10, 2011

      Dice shouting too much in de microphone. His voice is powerful enough, there’s no need to shout.

  17. EQUAL RIGHTS
    January 9, 2011

    yes the kingis back but caresa is there .i love dice we look foward to see him every year in tortola.with dice in the competition the leavel rises,so it is good for the calipso show.

  18. Proud Dominican
    January 9, 2011

    Boy.carnival in d.a and I missing out again for the fifth straight year… I will definitely be there in 2012. Good luck to all the calypsonians..

  19. desie nabor
    January 9, 2011

    since dice left i myself left too, now his back am back as well.i love his music,now we get back that feelings we have been missing for 2 years.

  20. fan
    January 9, 2011

    the king is back i will go to the show 4 sure this time

  21. listening wind
    January 9, 2011

    i am glad for the time out to grow.and i hope you are a wiser and stronger.as i always say, you are not bigger than calypso, but calypso is bigger with you.the wind will be listening and i will blow with you.good luck to all competitors,as the cream rises to the top.

  22. waypa
    January 9, 2011

    The venue is the the perfect one for this . Wat happen to the New town Savanna.skero coconut awa wrong spot to spend my money.

  23. Patat
    January 9, 2011

    To de mighty Carissa and all his fans in a Marigot: accept my sympathy already.
    Ghetto youths are u dere?
    Will Hunter surrender?
    D Daddy Chest get nuf bless for d last 9 years he kwayvay longtime.
    Alas Tarinna going and mess up again!!! She will learn yet again that Calypso is Big Man ting.
    If Bob doh taking part we know is fraid he fraid!!!
    Yes people start going all you sob from now $70.00 a week for d next seven weeks.
    Calypso is controversy and controversy is Calypso

    The topics are hot

    • Follow leading a cause for UWP
    • Skerrit you again!
    • They want it
    • D President House
    • Reduce d Kabinet
    • 3 protesters
    • They want a new [Electoral] List , they will do anything . But I want dem to know my whole like is politics
    • Doh steal our democracy!!
    • Stand up for democracy
    • 29 troubled citizens
    • Those Di –ass-poorer want to get rich with thermal power

    More to come

    • Looking for lyrics
      January 9, 2011

      Passa wed is the big one to look out for.It’s about senior counsel.
      I heard so like since 94 or so oth in Antigua then DA. Look like ther’s truth to it.At 57 passa wed boy poor him! ASk Trevor.

  24. skats
    January 9, 2011

    my king is back…. i’ll be home just to support u king dicey…

    dice again….. :)

  25. A BAWI WOMAN
    January 9, 2011

    My mum just love King Dice.Well all the best for 2011.Wishing everyone to leave all the weapons home.Let us have plenty fun and have a safe and incident free carnival 2011 brothers and sisters.

  26. Anonymous
    January 9, 2011

    My mum just love all King Dice song.Well come back 2011.All the best to those who make calypso a Big Event.

  27. excited
    January 9, 2011

    King Dice makes it to finals then Calypso association gets back two $80 tickets finals. I am guessing that is what tickets will cost this year…lmao
    Welcome back Dice…..do your thing
    and good luck to the rest of the field.

  28. ME
    January 9, 2011

    all i can say is…DICE AGAIN! :p

  29. AshleyF
    January 9, 2011

    may the best one win

  30. bons
    January 9, 2011

    welcome back too tarina after dice you’re next in line!!!

  31. bons
    January 9, 2011

    yes my people the king is back, all his subjects take a bow. I am loving it now we have a calypso competition. I wish he did not have to start from elimination but that’s ok he gong straight through.

  32. cruz
    January 9, 2011

    thats good baby go get them!

  33. The Concerned One
    January 9, 2011

    Good to see him back but I hope he has teeth in his mouth.

  34. Lawye
    January 9, 2011

    Diiiice Again!!
    I like Dice, but the compositions are too monotone, too much about de govament… a bit boring, but he can sing if Pat would compose for de sake of Cayiso and not his own political aspirations. He can lerrn a ting ot two from Caressa, real cayiso lyrics to make you think of the meaning & read between de lines.

    That’s true Cayiso composition like Chald Dust advised local calypsonians to do. Caressa does dat well, and in true Sparrow form, never as boring or law-taw govament tunes, he makes u think. But I always like King Dice. ….Diiiice Again!! :-D

  35. linky
    January 9, 2011

    respect dice.

  36. Safe-sexer
    January 9, 2011

    Dice Again…………
    The crown back to the south-east. If all you don’t believe me Roll De Dice and See.

  37. Del
    January 9, 2011

    I love Dice’s performances and he will surely add a missing component to the competition, but he has to work for it. Some of the comments basically says that he has the crown already! We must look at fair competition in calypso. When a former judge of the calypso was asked whether he would be back in competition, he stressed :but of course Dice is coming back!” What does that say about the other competitors??? Does this mean that Dice can fumble and make a mess and they can never beat him???? Calypso association needs to look into the selection of their judges seriously!

  38. Always Concerned
    January 9, 2011

    Let’s hope this raises the standard.

  39. master
    January 9, 2011

    dice good ,i love his song an them, but any one of them can take that crown or better yet wait for Caressa release then judge

  40. Q95
    January 9, 2011

    I DO RESPECT”..KING DICE”…BUT DONT COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY ARE HATCHED..GOT TO WAIT AND SEE!….WELCOME BACK DICE….

  41. Poule Coutouni
    January 9, 2011

    I love that Dicey. Big up Third Eye and my man Picky!

  42. urban maroon
    January 9, 2011

    I know Caressa ready for dem…Licks on dem Caressa!!!

  43. facha
    January 9, 2011

    SUPRIYA WO YO YO

  44. gully boy
    January 9, 2011

    hell with dice sayin he is ghetto yout an he doh like some ghetto

  45. tanty
    January 9, 2011

    Don’t start, the night of the finals will decide who is king bondie. That is why when the decision goes another way, you all become haters. Take it easy, and let the kaiso play my friends. We have good calypsonians and they are all going to give some bad tunes this year. So may the best man win. Good Luck to all of them. I Love Dice, Caressa, Observer, Tarina, Tasha P, Leandra, Prosper, Acre, Trendsetter, Vigilante’, Bull, Sugar S, Sye, Scrunter, Hunter, in fact all of thm because they give us some good shows, they are all great guys, great calypsonians, so lets just big them up, one man alone cannot give us a good show, its takes all of them. Big Up to you guys Love you all.

  46. looking in from the outside
    January 9, 2011

    I hope is he alone that is coming, and he eh bringing ‘lack of respect’ and ‘arrogance’ with him.

  47. Calypso Enthusiast
    January 9, 2011

    Welcome back Dice. I missed the excitement and delight and high standards you bring to the stage.
    The crown is yours!
    .

  48. MAD
    January 9, 2011

    I had a chance to hear some of the 2011 songs on radio. Boy this a complete disaster. I have said before if music is only made for DA them that is fine.

    The sounds have no fundamental arrangements,the back up music is all empty,the music and the lyrics has no depth,the use of drum machines give each song almost the same beat,when in fact it is a different singer. The keyboards are use to make all these fancy effects make the song out of tone. I can go on and on.

    These songs only have a DA live and will be good only for the carnival season. Always remember people music must be UNIVERSAL.

    If some one from the outside can not get the lyrics them the song is of no valve to the rest of the world community.

    I am only this just to say our stand need to go up not down. Yes many people may just be jumping to the 1/2 beat and saying this is a Big Heat,but is not so when you are music fun.

    It is time we get away from that type of ABC music.

  49. Calypso Enthusiast
    January 9, 2011

    Dice is back so the competion will be of a much higher standard.
    I missed the tension and excitement that Dice brings to the contest.
    Welcome come back King. You always do it for calypso.
    The crown is yours!

  50. desie
    January 8, 2011

    WHEN DICE DIA IT TOUGH 4 OTHER CALYPSONIANS 2 WIN
    KARESSA TAKE IT CAUSE DICE WAS NOT THERE

    DICE AGAIN
    NA NA NAYY
    NA NAI

    • lord help us
      January 9, 2011

      what will u say when caressa takes it with dice right there….harrr harrr harrr

  51. Calypso Enthusiast
    January 8, 2011

    Dice is back! The calypso competition has been raised to greater heights, and only the best will survive. Look contention and division among calypso fans this year. I missed the tension and excitment Dice brings to the contest. Welcome come back
    King !You always do it for calypso. The crown is yours!

  52. desie
    January 8, 2011

    When DICE

  53. Typical Dominican
    January 8, 2011

    yes iiiiii… King dice is backkkkkkkkkk!.. Hope you get d crown an dem

  54. youth
    January 8, 2011

    :) i loving dat, dice is back no more Caressa, so long i waiting 4 dat tym to come.. welcome back!

    • smooth
      January 9, 2011

      u so foolish no more caressa what….Caressa worked his butt off to get where he is..respect the man dice is good and so is Caressa…y dont u just wait n c wht happens

  55. saddam hussein
    January 8, 2011

    he better come for the crown cuz if he don’t take it,trust me that will be a bigger disappointment and embarrassment for him!

    • Anonymous
      January 8, 2011

      Does the crown belong to him? He has to work like everyone else in order to regain the title.

    • ME
      January 9, 2011

      wat embarrassment? he done made his mark and left his name…??? wat r u tlkin about…smh…dice i GOOD we’ve already established that

    • JUSTICE
      January 9, 2011

      Anonymous u right. the crown is not his own so he does not HAVE TO WIN IT again..however, seeing d history of dice we are looking forward to a big come back!

  56. Monique Hector
    January 8, 2011

    Clear de way for de King. I am at your mercy my #1 calypsonian.

    • lol
      January 9, 2011

      you are at his mercy?? ok papa

  57. calypso lover
    January 8, 2011

    no 3 peat for caressa. dice coming.

  58. mouth of the south
    January 8, 2011

    boom boom supriya taking road march lol,,,,mighty acre hold dem

    • listening wind
      January 9, 2011

      so far that a front runner, you to like too much boom boom :lol: :lol: but young bull sounding too yea.

  59. T.dot / Dca
    January 8, 2011

    Now this is what I’m talking about!!!! Welcome Back SIR…!!!

  60. sugar
    January 8, 2011

    yes to all them haters the king is back and doe tie us

  61. smally
    January 8, 2011

    yea my boy come back

  62. sugar
    January 8, 2011

    hey my dicee good luck to u ….let the games begin cause the king is back

  63. No Name
    January 8, 2011

    Yes I…the King coming back for his crown!!!!!

    • taken
      January 9, 2011

      sorry but the crown is taken

    • yoyo
      January 9, 2011

      yes man all the way with king king king dice

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