Ten artistes have been selected from among 29 who participated in auditions for the 2016 NCCU Cadence-Lypso Competition held on Saturday August 27.
The top 10 and the names of their songs are listed below in no particular order.
John “Mauzzers” Mark – Festival Cadence
Dexter “Deros” Peltier – Pou Koko
Christopher “Chris B” Sylvester – Fami
Jerd Dorsette – Romancin Cadence
Delma Daniel – Karma
Val Cuffy – It Takes All Kinds
Charles “Clarce” Leatham – Doh Take Man on Me
Jude “JayDee” Delauney – Lang Mama’w
Murphy “Sye” Jno Jules – Bor Garfield
Kelly “Ras Kelly” Williams – Gone Again
White Fairy won the competition in 2015.
The competition is scheduled to be held on Wednesday November 2, 2016 from 8.30 p.m. at the Pottersville Savannah. At stake will a grand prize of $10,000.00 (cash and prizes), second prize of $5,000.00 (cash and prizes) and third prize of $3,000.00. The other finalists will each receive a participation prize of $1,500.00.
Five bands will again this year compete for the title of Champ of The Cadence Bands. The prizes consist of $10,000.00 for the winner, second prize $5000.00, third prize of $3,000.00 and the others $2,500.00 each.