UPDATE: King Dice again (with photos)

Dice being crowned for the 9th time

He’s done it for the ninth time. Dice is Calypso monarch again.

Riding on the accomplishment of have already won eight crowns, Dice, according to reports, brought his invincible “A” game to the calypso finals on Saturday night (March 2).

The other contenders of the evening were left to battle for the other three positions in the top four.

2018 monarch Bobb, in the judges’ collective opinion, did not do enough to retain his crown. He placed second (1st runner up).

Tsaha P, Dominica’s first and only female monarch in the national competition thus far, gave powerful renditions in both rounds to earn the judges’ approval for the 2nd runner up position (3rd place) and Web who has impressed throughout the season, clinched 4th place.

 

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75 Comments

  1. unkown
    March 7, 2019

    Dice accepted sponorship/assistance fro a few business including Astaphans and ACS. Isn’t the owners stalwarts of Labour? Isnt that what he calls Jumbie Money? Astaphans is Tony Astaphans and ACS Is Timothy. People be real it is calyspos and you cant use the crowd enjoyment of Dices performance as a basis of people who want change. So many persons who i know including myself danced to that song and are certainly not UWPites.

  2. CONSCIOUS
    March 6, 2019

    we cannot understand some people. The man songs tell of the love for his country.Who say he want to go away to sing. Who is going to sing about our pain and issues. It is impossible to know what gives human contentment. Probably just standing on the stage and watching his fans reaction is all he needs in that part of his life.

  3. Joseph John
    March 5, 2019

    Vex? I like Dice and support Dice for his Contribution to our carnival and by extention to our coulture. All his songs are purely Dominican. I like Skerrit for his contribution to Dominica’s development and his social welfare attitude.
    I almost missed someone…..Ossie Lewis ……He was awesome, wonderful and professional. There was no party/partican politics in his game. PROFESSIONALISM ALL THE WAY.
    I follow Dominica’s politics and comment on the issues to augment my research prospective ,not because I want to be fanatical. Being fanatical narrows your vision and your judgement and prevent wisdom growth. It wraps you in a cocoon of negativity and cause you to walk with your eyes closed. Or as Dice would say you have eyes but cannot see. They even treat Jesus as though he is only “history”
    Minority views think that Dice is preaching politics and are missing the wisdom and philosophy of his words as real calypso should do, more than 20 top songs but our media plays…

    • viewsexpressed
      March 6, 2019

      “I like Skerrit for his contribution to Dominica’s development and his social welfare attitude”. BS talk John, please tell us where the development is and has been taking place? Really please enlighten us. This so called Pm called Skerrit has undermined our ministries, diminished our local authority, operates a Red clinic and therefore has insulted the welfare officer at the Welfare Division, who`s sole responsibility is the welfare of the people where professional assessment is undertaken by we the professionals and now you have this clown Skerrit operating a Red Clinic, undermining the professionals who are responsible for the this work that your silly Skerrit has Hijacked. You and Skerrit sicken me, we the people of Domininca. This is poor governance by Skerrit just single headedly destroys our money whereas the ministers and professionals are undermined in their work. Skerrit is a big joke and a failed Pm with ignoramous behaviours and people like you supporting this BS…

    • viewsexpressed
      March 7, 2019

      “I like Skerrit for his contribution to Dominica’s development and his social welfare attitude.” Mr. Joseph John Sir, is that what you have just done to yourself? “Being fanatical narrows your vision and your judgement and prevent wisdom growth..” I am indeed shocked, and this is what is referred to as an”Oxymoron” behaviour. One minute you are here and the next minute you have jumped over there. What a contradiction: “I like Skerrit..” then to say that “being fanatical narrows your vision (that is Skerrit) “..and narrows your judgement” (that is Skerrit all the way), “…and prevents wisdom and growth..lol..lol) Amen! Thank you Joseph John, You have just helped define, describe and “assess” the limitation, political ignorance and immaturity of failed Skerrit. This assessment of yours has defined Skerrit and his corrupt Labour Government and will be heard of and register in the minds of Dominicans for years to come. The history of failed Skerrit. He must Go now, he`s a…

  4. Joseph John
    March 5, 2019

    Its amazing to see that “Jumbee Money” is treated to mean “Skerrit Money” in a political partisan way . We older people know what Jumbee Money is all about and Skeritt and the Labour party is not it.
    Dice was singing calypso and has won 9 times. That is a great achievement by a Dominican that deserve world wide recognition. That is success to be proud of. That is Calypso. And Dominica is a leader in that genre. And we should proud of Dice regardless of party colours. Proud of his rendition and performance.
    The opposition people ( UWP) seems to be the only proactive other party, so we have two real parties ton choose from next election. Opposition forces have not convinced me that they have something to offer except chaos . DLP will be the party I will vote for next election. I identify with their ideology and policies. But when it comes to Calypso “DICE AGAIN”. I am a DICE #1 fan. I play ‘those were the days, send me. Doh fraid of them and dot com. and others on you tube…

    • Joseph John
      March 7, 2019

      Well Sour Sour got $ 3,000 for Grinder so how much will Dice get for his Jombee song. Will that be in US ,EC or J D (Jombee Dollars) Or its only J D when others are getting it.

    • viewsexpressed
      March 7, 2019

      Joseph John, Ideology and policies of “corruption?” Are you real sir. Dice has clearly, with great clarity outlined to us the deception and poor governance by this corrupt Labour Government led by this immature clown Skerrit. Joseph, go about the island like we civil servants do and you will see the abuse of states funds, the decline in quality of life all over Domininca. We as civil servants report these matters on a daily basis, through meetings, reports, requisition etc and the our damn states money goes to busy bee failed DLP politicians using our tax payers money & travel the world and return with nothing.
      This Labour government just cannot compare with the UWP leader, Hon Linton and his professional UWP Team. Joseph are you for real with this statement? “Opposition forces (i:e UWP) have not convinced me that they have something to offer except chaos”. Oxymoron again. Man, you are all over the place, in denial. The best team to govern DA, with sound leadership & members is…

  5. country first
    March 5, 2019

    the people has been speaking all through the year and the writers has been listening , pen lyric to paper not the writer speaking but the people through the writer then you have the delivery man which comes to deliver to the mass audience which is the calypsonian competition what the people has been saying , and may the best composition and best delivery wins the competition so please dont blame king Dice all he did was gave us the repport card in song , calypso social commentary

  6. Ibo France
    March 4, 2019

    What surprised me most is how well ‘ Jumble Money’ touched the heartstrings of the people. It clearly indicates that the masses are saturated with frustration and are yearning for something or someone to alleviate this pent up discontentment and exasperation. The messenger delivered an unequivocal message, Dominicans are not going to be bribed with no ‘jumble’ money, party, alcohol this time around.

  7. March 4, 2019

    Hello and good afternoon my people. Congratulations to Dice our King. I am sorry I couldn’t come home for carnival but I did see the competition on live stream . I hope I get to see the Kings at St Thomas Carnival and New York Labor Day. Congratulations again King Dice. Please my people enjoy carnival in a peaceful setting.

  8. colombo Thomas
    March 4, 2019

    Everyone person is entitled to an opinion. No need to get personal with other’s. Name calling and inunedous is for ignoramous people. People take a chill pill… You have yours other’s have theirs. Safe and enjoyable carnival. Free up yourselves from hateful mentality.

  9. ATKINSON
    March 4, 2019

    Congratulation to king Dice

  10. Open Eyes!
    March 4, 2019

    So sad to see a man with such talent unable to produce not one regional hit. Somebody is using the poor guy for their own selfish political reasons but he doesn’t realized that his career can’t go beyond the shores of Dominica.

    • Ibo France
      March 4, 2019

      He’s competing for the local crown so it’s understandable that he keeps his focus on national issues. If he really wants to venture further afield, I guess he will compose songs for that purpose. This is an opportune moment to celebrate the man’s unprecedented accomplishment, not a time to go fault finding. Be happy when ordinary people work hard and succeed. There is absolutely no need to agonize over honest accomplishments. More power to Dice for winning the calypso monarchy for an unprecedented nine (9) times.

    • viewsexpressed
      March 5, 2019

      What’s you point for real, what are you saying? Please go open your eyes, very wide. There are over 20 other calypsonians and each one will decide and choose their theme and topic, focus for calypso based on the situation in Domininca, it`s called social commentary. Some of the songs are payed outside and also , we d not hear or have listened to calypso songs from other islands, apart for Trinindad. My friend, we like it so, go embrace and welcome and support our calypso artistes and that means to go out and buy the CD`s. have you don that? Now, that is Calypso began when our back people wer slaves and sang songs that the Massa could not understand or appreciate. Dominica is in a state of political slavery and abuse and it has gone to far i its Bin Bobl and Fertilizer corruption over the years and also the abuse of state funds, which still has in poverty after 18 years under this failed Skerrit and his corrupt Failed labour government. tay focus on the issue and help get rid of…

    • Money ah Money
      March 6, 2019

      I am sure most if not all of the people understand the concept of the jumbie.

      Go and listen to his song Minding my own Business; Listen to Tarzan in the jungle and most of all remember that a calypsonian in DOMINICA should be focusing on issues in DOMINICA. Or maybe you should write another verse about the jumbie money in the region.

  11. Neal
    March 4, 2019

    OMG did you see when Dice was singing how the large crowd was reacting? It seemed like it was a UWP convention- much better than the one in Londonderry last week. The only difference is that people paid their own $$$$ to get it and bought her own drinks as compared to the Jumbie $$$ which provided transportation and bought food, drinks and everything else for those who went to the comedy show in Londonderry. So the election date has just been pushed back again after Dice won the crown.

    • viewsexpressed
      March 5, 2019

      This current dirty corrupt Labour is no match to the decent, professional trusted, professional decent UWP.
      Dice presented the lyrics of the people and the corrupt. failed, unprofessional government we have to endure, this corrupt , failed, questionable labour Government, under the so called failed immature Prie (Odd Minister Skerrit. He and his failed corrupt Labour government must Go. we need change and we welcome Hon Linton and decent professional team.

  12. Ibo France
    March 4, 2019

    Calypso is social and political commentary. It cleanses the soul. Calypso reflects what is happening in the society. Once it’s not libelous or lewd it should not be censored. Dice’s songs resonate with the people because they speak truth to power and are expertly done by an exceptionally talented and courageous artiste. Dice is blazing a trail for other to trudge. The truth may be an offence but not a sin.

  13. zandoli
    March 4, 2019

    It’s time for the DCA to get a better trophy. The one they are using is made from cheap plastic.

    • Neal
      March 4, 2019

      @Znadoli- Maybe you can donate or purchase one with your money –stop talking bla, bla and act.

    • Pipo
      March 5, 2019

      Well, at least it do not rust.

  14. calypso fan
    March 4, 2019

    Well deserved 9th Dominica Calypso Monarch Crown. Congratulations, best wishes and God’s continued blessings and favor

  15. Man bites dogs
    March 4, 2019

    Congratulations on winning the 2019 calypso King 👑 award Mr “Dice” I very much hope that you and your team writers enjoy Mr Skerrit Jumbee money. Having said that one 1⃣ love 😍 to all at carnival today….. 🤞

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      March 5, 2019

      Misser Man Dag!

      You see what I mean?

      On one side of your mouth you complementing the man for winning, on the other side of you mouth you reminded him of taking Roosevelt money. In the first place Government does not have any business spending people’s tax money in Carnival.

      Only in Dominica, so the money you claim belong to Roosevelt Skerrit, can only be his  own,  if it derives from a corrupted source! As long as the money Roosevelt gave to organized carnival came out of the government treasury, the money belongs to the people of Dominica, and not the double doctor Punjab/Duquesne.

      In case you do not know; the government of Dominica is not Ali Baba  and the  thirty-one (31) thieves: the people of Dominica is the the government! 

    • viewsexpressed
      March 5, 2019

      Look Man who bites Dogs, with your nonsense talk,. I very much hope that you and your team writers enjoy Mr Skerrit Jumbee money. Go to hell, got hell, go to Skerrit`s hell. Elevate yourself from this failed Skerrit`s bottomless political immature failed company. Yu go with Skerrit with Jumbie money. We will be kicking out Skerrit who has failed us and Dominica and reduced our people to beggars an bobol. Now that is a nice calypso song for you to go bite and sings to your dogs (all of them) in a sweet carnival rendition.
      Go jump up with you weird, ridiculous thoughts. Go elevate yourself. Go enjoy carnival, and ru away from this bobol Labour corrupt gang and its failed leader.

  16. St. Joe
    March 3, 2019

    Calibishie Warrior, you are not alone. That is why our calypso only stay in Roseau,and Dominica as a whole.

  17. The Evangelist
    March 3, 2019

    According to Dice, I prefer to stay poor than to have Jumbee money. We first saw the result of Jumbee money when a well loved and respected politician from the south, was taken on a trip and received Jumbee money. Soon after that see what happened to his people. Then they moved them to a new village and built new houses for them and Maria destroyed all of them. We saw how Jumbee money took the lives of five young men in a car crash Then soon after Monfared was arrested we saw Jumbee money distributed in every street corner; but see how Maria destroyed all of them. Folks I am warning all you about that Jumbee Money. It is the blessing of God that makes rich and add no sorrow Pro. 10:22. On the other hand Jumbee money will bring shame, sorrow, death, destruction and more. Nobody wants to say that but people it is Jumbee money that has us where we are today. God has commanded that we work to eat bread. Jumbee agents take work from us so we could look to them. Thank you DICE!!!

  18. Jonathan Y St Jean
    March 3, 2019

    @Mine, so you want the judges to do what you think they should have done. Calypso he always been about social commentary and if you want to hear something else all you have to do is sign up and join the contestants with your other topics. Nobody is preventing you, pal.

    • mine
      March 4, 2019

      Someone should have a right to voice their opinion with no disrespect.

      • Me
        March 5, 2019

        Of course! And the same applies to the calypsonian.

  19. Lost-but-Found
    March 3, 2019

    I totally agree with you have to “out-Dice Dice” to win. Simply put, Dice is the nine-time Monarch, a record which seems to be unequaled across the region where this wonderful art form is practiced. Giving the edge to Dice may not necessarily be a nefarious act on the part of the judges who are tasked with the challenging job of choosing the winner. After taking in last night’s competition via an online medium, I felt that four competitors, including Dice, stood a good chance of hoisting the trophy. The contest sounded so close that I would not have had a problem if any of the other three calypsonians had been crowned the winner. Not knowing Dice’s age, I can only assume that he is a relatively young man who still has a good upside in which his “creative fire is stiil burining hot”. This means the challengers to the throne will have to continue to raise their artistic game in order to unseat King Dice. I truly believe that this stiff competition bodes well for state of Calypso in DA.

  20. No Jumbee Money
    March 3, 2019

    Dice was just special. Both songs were fantastic and could cause tears to run down the eyes of the hardest man. His 2nd song about Jumbee money? OMG, if I were a pastor, a priest, the Bishop, Evangelist or even the President, I would call PM Skerrit last night and ask him to declare today a National Day REPENTANCE, so that everyone could take time to examine their heart to see what role they played in allowing “Jumbee money” to be the main stay of our economy today. I remember when I was growing up my parents warned me so much about Jumbee money and told me when Satan gives he wants something in return. In fact I remember once at the Goodwill Pentecostal Church, during a praise festival with some foreign pastors they asked for everyone with anything with NIKE, to bring it up so they could burn it on the last night, because Nike represented Jumbee money. Today these pastors are taking Jumbee money to build house & church. No wonder Erika &Maria destroyed us because is Jumbee money

  21. AS I SEE IT
    March 3, 2019

    Dice was so brilliant in both rounds that if Tony, Cocom, Cecil, See-me-on, MEALS, or Christian were judges lastnight, they would all be forced to vote for him.

    • %
      March 3, 2019

      What about Mammys, Parry, Sogo, Ghost , and Brain? Do you think that they would still declare him winner?

      • viewsexpressed
        March 4, 2019

        Ohhhhh yes those blind supporters you mentioned above will do and say anything for their failed PM Skerrit and his waste of time corrupt Labour government. They have failed us and Dominica big time. This clown must go and make way for decency in government.
        We await the incoming UWP decent and professional team under the leadership of mature, intellectual, Leader of the Opposition, Hon Lennox Linton and his highly spirited trusted UWP team. Dominicans have woken up and Skerrit and is failed corrupt Labour government will go.
        Corrupt labour government must Go. Pack your bags and get out, gt lost, Get going
        We welcome into government Hon Linton as Prime Minister and his professional UWP Team.
        Dominicans wake up , we need take back our Dominica and decency in good government. Skerrit and his gang has stained our Domininca. Kick out Corrupt Labour Government and failed immature inept Skerrit.

      • Me
        March 5, 2019

        Who really cares what they think!

  22. shaben
    March 3, 2019

    DA FIRM CHANGE IS TO COME

  23. My little take
    March 3, 2019

    I think Dice beat his closest competitor by such a wide margin that he could sing any one of his two songs while the others sing both of there songs and Dice would still outdo them. He was just spectacular that I had not seen anything like that through out my many years of going to the Calypso final. I am a strong supporter of Checking but after Dice sang came in the first round I honestly said it was over, even if Dice blundered in the 2nd round, only to find out that his second one was even stronger

  24. Heightened awareness
    March 3, 2019

    Continued:
    In Penner’s own words written for Dice came “There is always another foolish politician waiting to rule” words to that effect.Yes writer the current leader & his team took us to the ultimate/next level where we have never been b4.Joke is on you partner the writer who is the other foolish wanna leader wanting to or waiting to take power. LMAOAren’t we totally absolutely SCREWED? Secondary to this quagmire don’t you think a Government of National salvation is best at this time? Even Dice’s writer said it best. He ain’t around this year why bro??? It’s cold out there. Even the fugitive is here why not Thou? LMAO the former Ambassador to Venezuela et AL left are you switiching places with the fugitive who is now home?

  25. Rizebone
    March 3, 2019

    The truth of the matter is that Dice delivers when it matters. Better diction, great stage presence, better stage craft, better performer. You could be equip with the best written song in the world, however if the performer can’t deliver it properly then they will lose. Fact.

  26. Rizebone
    March 3, 2019

    The truth of the matter is that Dice delivers when it matters. Better diction, great stage presence, better stage craft, better performance. You could be equip with the best written song in the world, however if the performer can’t deliver it properly then they will lose. Fact.

  27. Heightened awareness
    March 3, 2019

    Am choosing the best time to write as 85% of the population is inebriated as I write. DNO site no clugged with BSers.
    About one week ago it was clear to me like clear and present danger has already engulfed the Commonwealth of Sewo & corruption. De Dice was the obvious king. Dice’s composer who I know well( no fan of mine outside of penning) clear and obvious reality of the Commonwealth of Sewo & Corruption.
    He’s great at the art, We all have a niche if only we can spot it.
    Years ago on island I was hanging out one Friday night with close friends. I made a comment which had my peeps cracking up but castigated me for it. I said basically that when I listen to music whatever kind I think I hear things other people don’t. My close friend utter Schizorphrenia, ideas of grandiose hahahhahahah. So that was their joke take at the time. No love loss. decades later(NOW) with dice’s winning hits it was finally accepted. They did not hear what I heard this last 2 weeks.

  28. KID ON THE BLOCK
    March 3, 2019

    Since he has taken the JUMBIE CROWN the next question is, is he going to accept the JUMBIE money ?!
    To the writer of the song… FIRE GONNA BURN YOU for sharing and ACCEPYING JUMBIE MONEY.
    It’s a shame to see where calypso competition has become
    Calypsonians, Judges and MC’s have turned the art and competition to a political arena where party color matter to win the crown.

    • viewsexpressed
      March 4, 2019

      Dominicans , please ignore this “Kid on the Bock”. Child have no business in big people`s business. Where are his parents to discipline him, structure, educated home on the life and values of decency and respect for others who has excelled in matters of spiritual, music education etc. And still hailing the matters of obvious Bobol, thievery and ineptitude of a failed Pm and corrupt labour government. So, Kid, go elevate yourself. You are only making a fool of yourself on a daily basis. You are attempting to compare the talent of this gifted man Dice, to that of your failed questionable PM Skerrit where we the people are asking for decency and good governance. That should be your focus. Dominica needs decency and as we talk about it, we ony have it in song. So thanks to the writer of the song, that talented artistic Dice with powerful vocal and delivery that awakes us away from this corrupt Labour government who has reduced our Domininca to poverty. Skerrit must Go, run from him.

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        March 4, 2019

        viewsexpressed, you and Ibo MALAPROP France, put that in all you pipe and smoke it.
        SKERRIT is the KING @ THE POLITICAL RING in Dominica.! And that’s what is getting you all so high

      • viewsexpressed
        March 5, 2019

        Kid on the dirty Block, your so called leader is a failed leader. We all up there at the Fiancial Centre, now that and our civil servants all know that but we keep quiet publicly and let Skerit deeoen himself more into the abyss that he has created for himslelf with binf silly followers like you and your other labour clowns. We, civil servants dont expect or need anything=g personally from Se
        kerrit, he just cannot afford to buy us or own us like Mr Silly Kid n the Block. that must th name they gave you at your failed guration of being that failed boom boom fly to failed Skerrit and That corrupt failed labour government that has, with your help crippled our Domininca and has it in poverty after Skerrit’s failed 18 years in government. He is now a nuisance to us civil servants, Dominicans here and abroad. Skerrit must Go. let us welcome our dear decent Hon. Lenox Linton and his UWP professional team. Skerrit cannot match that maturity and professionalism that the UWP possess. UWP…

      • Ibo France
        March 6, 2019

        You are in a pathetic state of mind. You’re not able to see beyond your eyelashes. People like you who have consumed the DLP (Dangerous Lawless Party) propaganda are so brainwashed that common sense has deserted you. KID, I would advise you to part ways with the Devious Lazy Party (DLP) in order to restore your sanity. Stop living on the periphery of society.

    • MC Story
      March 4, 2019

      Well the Bull MC was on a political rampage and Lady Star did not seem very comfortable with some of his outbursts…I could see she tried to remain professional..big up sponsors…talk about what they winners would get…she tried making jokes with him..in ways that was entertaining…she has been much better Bull was osha and even when she was trying to have rapport with him…he just wanted to push his politics. Lady Star is growing into a good MC the association needs to revisit certain so called big guns with their hidden agendas. like he says he have his company and all his money.

    • Ibo France
      March 4, 2019

      KID, I fully anticipated your reaction, just as I thought. Dice’s superlative performance, witty and touching lyrics, pulsating rhythm had the crowd spellbound. There’re was no doubt about the monarchy. You, KID, want to rain on the man’s parade with your frivolous comments. KID, some people like you sound much smarter when your mouth is shut tight. Give Dice what belongs to him. Give honor when honor is due. The man completely captivated his audience. Only a disgruntled KID would want to tarnish brilliance. Remember this, one drop of dirty rain doesn’t make the ocean dirty.

      • KID ON THE BLOCK
        March 4, 2019

        Ibo MALAPROP France, to me, you make no sense. All that BS you wrote makes no sense because you have totally twisted my comment . Stick to the point and don’t spin the truth.

    • viewsexpressed
      March 7, 2019

      “SKERRIT is the KING @ THE POLITICAL RING in Dominica.! And that’s what is getting you all so high”
      Kid on the Block, your Kid on the Corrupt Labour Government will remain that way because he is surrounded by the empty brains and logic of people like you. So remain in your corrupt political ring, we are moving on and will move to decency in government. Skerrit will go and will be replaced by decent leadership and the UWP professional team. You cannot match.
      Your intervention to defend failed clown Skerrit has not worked, and will not as long as Kids, and children and blind loyalists like you all lie to Skerrit he will always be this liability (liar-ability) to our Dominica that you all helped him to destroy. Skerrit does not have the fortitude, technical and educational background and capacity to know of soci-economic development, he only knows of the Red Clinic, which may be buying allegiance from these poor people in deed of jobs, not bobol handout states money.
      Skerrit must Go…

  29. jani
    March 3, 2019

    He didn’t deserve that crown. Webb needed to place higher.

    • viewsexpressed
      March 5, 2019

      Dice earned, he worked for it. Jani, you go make a dessert out of it. Dice again and again…a decent, talented calypsonian. try to compare this talented open, decent young man to your failed inept Skerrit. Skerrit is not a role model and that lyrics will appear in next years 2010 calypso competition. Skerrit better get out and run, because he will lose the election big time and his corrupt Labour government will go. And all his blind silly Boots etc out there will see he day that we Dominicans will kick Skerrit out and his corrupt labour government. More nice Calypsos will be presented next 2010 about this failed Skerrit and his wicked boom boom flies playing politics all over and are tainted big time with big corruption and because funds. The tune now my people is “Skerrit must Go….get out…get ost” Yo have failed us. Go away.

  30. mine
    March 3, 2019

    The calypso association has to do something about the songs cause they are very political. The MC is also political to . The judges decision is final there was some injustice done also to Tasha P and web…

    • Gnatel
      March 3, 2019

      Are you suggesting the censorship of calypso as was done during British rule? It’s obvious that you are not familiar with the history of calypso music. Even with this censorship during British rule, calypsos continued to push boundaries of free speech. Calypso is one of the most powerful art forms and must be given greater respect in our society, not censorship.

    • Pipo
      March 3, 2019

      Man oh man. Don’t you understand. That is the nature of these songs, for ordinary people to ridicule those in authority or others who they think are too big for their boots. It is a message to tell them to come down to earth and not take themselves too seriously, that they too are only human with faults like the rest of us. You should worry if they don’t make songs about you because you must either be dead or not important enough. Happy carnaval!

    • Ibo France
      March 3, 2019

      Calypso is supposed to be a true reflection of what goes on in the society. It’s social and political commentary. The winds of change are blowing and ruffling plenty feathers. The majority of people are hungering for a fresh beginning. They want the antiquated politics of division, blatant victimization, confrontation and corruption be gone.

    • %
      March 3, 2019

      So he should have sung “Captain the Ship is Sinking”, or the one by Mighty Sparrow “Good Citizen””!
      You all Skerritites are too petulant and thin skin!
      Well done Dice!!

    • viewsexpressed
      March 3, 2019

      “Mine? “songs are political? How old are you, 7yrs, 13 yrs, 17 yrs? Where have you been hiding? Jean & Dina by Sparrow is political, and a true story. Ah `Fraid Karl, by Chalkdust, is political and both he and Sparrow has been wining crowns with what we refer as “Social Commentary”, or your words, “Political”. I am, we are happy with this. The calypso association are unable to do anything, it is not there Funky Business to intervene in calypsonians’ lyrics etc. It is the duty of the writer, and Judges, that is how well the lyrics and beat and composition of the songs fit into the guidance given to the Judges to judge. Its not Skerrit’s Damn or funky business. He, and his corrupt Labour government has crippled our Dominica into excessive poverty and you want to sit there telling us about do something about calypso? Must not sing, talk of bobol, poor governance etc and have us sit back without comment? Why don`t you go do something about the massive Bobol in Dominica? Skerrit…

      • mine
        March 4, 2019

        my age has nothing to do to voice my opinion. I am old enough to see favoritism to others, easy comes easy go.

    • The Evangelist
      March 3, 2019

      @Mine, So what you saying, should a calpso be a church hymn or a commentary of what is affecting us? Who was more political than Hunter? Do remember when the Mighty Sparrow sang about “wanted men” and called some politicians that were wanted by name? Was that political or poetry? For your sake and for the sake of others like you, here is the Mighty Sparrow and I really want you to tell me if he was singing about “God is good all the time” like some do, while speading their Jumbee money. Tell them I the Evangelist say, is the spread and distribution of Jumbee money that caused Maria to destroy us and if we don’t stop and change unfortunately we will feel because jumbee money can repair a house but unless God is the builder of our nation or house, he labors in vaind that builds it Ps. 127:1-2 https://www.bing.com/videos/search? q=wanted+man+by+the+mighty+sparrow&view=detail&mid=34D5372A6AC5A6B2254234D5372A6AC5A6B22542&FORM=VIRE

      • Neverson St jean
        March 4, 2019

        Sparrow even sang about a man in the queen’s bedroom. These people must lighten up

      • mine
        March 4, 2019

        YOU know what, there is Voodoo in calypso as per the singer who sang it some years ago.

    • aa
      March 3, 2019

      You make no sense. do something about what songs. U are too damn labour political. thats what it is. A calypsonian can sing about any damn thing. It takes two great songs to win. tasha p and wed where. And for your knowledge the mc is a damn laborite. Dice again, number 9, who vex …… lost.

      • mine
        March 4, 2019

        With due respect, everybody has a right to voice his or her opinion.

      • viewsexpressed
        March 4, 2019

        With due respect, everybody has a right to sing about this very Corrupt waste of time failed labour government and put in “calypso”, “Reggae”, “Zouk”, Conte, “Tim Tim” to Sing calypso, Reggae and voice his or her opinion. Tell Skerrit and blind supporters to: “Go to Hell, Go to Hell, Go to Hell, it is our Damn Business to expose their corruption anyway we can and have to. We will call On Q-95, DBS (our state national tax payers radio). Kairi FM, that they open up to decency and do not protect this failed corrupt Prime Minister and talk BS Nonsense rubbish of Kairi FM. DBS must function like the BBC and VOA that even comes over as States Radio Stations, we must have professionals on these media, and not pappyshow blind loyalists clowns representing failed, immature, worthless Skerrit. Skerrit has been a big failure and he must Go. We had enough of this Joker Skerrit and this corrupt labour Government. Get lost, Get Out,Go away, Go mind all you Funky Business somewhere else…

    • Mamizoo
      March 3, 2019

      I have seen some dumb comments before but jeez thus one is way beyond astonishment

      • Colombo Thomas
        March 3, 2019

        Don’t be Soo self-righteous, but it appears to be some truth in winning the Monarch, you must sing some political tunes. However, the Healer and Tasha P gave solid performances in the first round and Dice capture the crown with a masterful performance in the second and rightfully deserve the monarch.

      • Joseph John
        March 3, 2019

        That is not a fault. Politics is in the air on the world stage. So this person has no idea of what is going on in the world. Dominica has a lot of entertainment potential. We should be looking at the next level, the professional level where entertainers can making a living with their talent. Where are our promoters and managers.

    • jamie
      March 4, 2019

      Please read your history and listen to Trini calypsos,they are all socialcommentary and many times the truth,Dice is a gifted young man and he uses it well through singing,Did you hear the 2 scums from dbs bashing him,what he did he showed them they don’t matter,Give him what he deserves,Dice my brother Congrats and you have many more crowns to receive,

    • viewsexpressed
      March 7, 2019

      So Mr. Mine, are you telling me that if a Gospel group only sings gospel sons/music that the Gospel mission churches and pastors has to do something about that? What “Something are you referring to…?
      1. That the calypsonians are banned, charged fees or what?.
      2. That the pastors, Priests, Bishop, calypso Association throw the wrath of the devil upon them? Don`t you think that we enjoy liberty, freedom to express ourselves, of which religion, church, profession you belong to?

  31. Calibishie Warrior
    March 3, 2019

    Dice has basically redefined the genre to his style. It is popular and the judges have (maybe inadvertently) bent the criteria to fit. A Dice calypso is now the de facto standard of excellence for calypso m Waitukubuli. What that means is that for anyone else to win while he is competing .. you have to ‘out-Dice’ Dice . I am not sure that is what the Association our the calypso ‘industry’ needed or wanted… but that is what it is. Congratulations and well done to the Monarch … but , I have to say… it doesn’t resonate with me. It is , though , all subjective and I accept that I am in a minority. Happy Carnival everyone.

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