Webster Marie,the man who won the NCCU 2012 Cadence Lypso competition says when his name was called as the winner it did not come as a surprise.
Marie, known for his calypso exploits got the nod from the panel of judges as he thrilled the near capacity crowd at the Newtown Savannah with his rendition “Toutouni.”
“It was not a surprise to me when the results were announced because I know that I had a very good song in the competition. I knew that I had a surprise for them and after delivering my song I felt very confident because I also had a great presentation,” Marie told DNO.
He added that with his diction, clarity and composure he ‘just knew’ he was in the right direction. “I had good diction the song was well written, well composed and I had a story to tell…..so I was just waiting for the final results,” he stated.
Cadence Lypso he said is “alive” in Dominica and he intends very much to keep it that way.
Marie’s has earned EC$15,000.00 for his achievement and he says the money will be put to good use. “I also intend to use this money into music, recordings and life’s dreams. I now aim for bigger things and that is the calypso crown. With the help of people like Michele Henderson and Ophelia, I intend to keep the Cadence flag flying,” an excited Marie said.
“It’s all about a chance, take a chance and you never know where you will end up. More people need to do like (NCCU) National Co-operative Credit Union and let the spirit move on it’s our music and we need people to push it to higher heights,” he concluded.
The other winners were Carlyn Xavier with “C’est Pas Fault Moi” and Janet Azouz with “Mama Zafens.”
Below are photos of the event taken by Abigail Antoine.