Lagoon Street Jam tonight

It is an aspect of Dominica’s carnival that most calypso lovers look forward to every year. It is the annual Lagoon Street Jam and it is on tonight.

Dominica’s longest serving musical band, the Swinging Stars, as part of its contribution to the carnival season, will bring forth a “mash-up” session as it teams up with several calypsonians such as Hunter, Tasha P  and Daddy Chess.

The event has been staged every year since the early 1980’s and according to Swinging Stars member Peter Letang, the show promises to be thrilling because the streets of Lagoon is expected come alive.

The band, he said, will first put on a show and will later culminate with special calypso guest stars performances.

The event is sponsored by Carib Beer and organized by the Swinging Stars Band.

Scores of Dominicans gather annually on that particular street to enjoy a free calypso treat from the band every year.

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21 Comments

  1. calypso lover
    March 1, 2011

    People, it’s not Pat that does not allow them to sing on Piper’s step. Have you not heard Norman Letang say it’s a Stardom/Stars thing but if the others want they can come? Did you hear Norman’s comments last year after Prosper and Sye came on stage and sent the fans wild? He was very angry because they performed.(They stole the spotlight) He said, and I heard him myself that “if he were there at the time that would not have happened.” Get off Pat’s back; leave Dice out of all you nonsense. Do you ever hear Dice complain about not singing on Piper’s step. Stardom is boring this year because they only want to sing church songs. Calypso is controversy. This year it’s Mas Camp year SO WHAT! Next year may the better tent survive. Stardom was not always down. They just too, too greedy and selfish. they need to do better next year. STOP BLAMING PAT FOR STARDOM DOWNFALL, THEY NEVER WANTED MAS CAMP CREW AROUND. (WHERE ARE THE CHESTERS, HUNTERS AND SCRUNTERS? WHERE ARE THEY!!!!

  2. bullcrop
    March 1, 2011

    everything in this damn country is being segregated.the church,politics,families,look now calypso

  3. nervous rex
    March 1, 2011

    I guess that there was no pappyshow wedding this time around…

  4. Woy, Woy
    March 1, 2011

    Started too late and therefore had to end too early. Better organisation next time.

  5. marzhie
    March 1, 2011

    all those ppl dat comment dere thats the amount of ppl that goes to stardom at krazygunfallinoffpocketafterafistfight kokonuts i was dere two weeeks ago…and nobody could explain….mass camp not even checkign alllu same satrdom ppll goin to mass camppp same allluu eyes weelll block

  6. marie
    February 28, 2011

    Swingin’ Stars have no issues with any calypsonian, never had and never will, the other tent to dam childish these old men need to grow the HELL up messing with the livelihood of our Calypsonians, when they go back to the USA our guys will be here in DA eating shit.

    • ROCKSY
      February 28, 2011

      True say Marie, i support 40,000% just wish i couldn’t give you more “Likes”

  7. Piper's Step
    February 28, 2011

    This is not a Stardom Tent activity, its Swinging Stars. So there will be Calypsoians from both tents and then some…

    • ROCKSY
      February 28, 2011

      Dice et al are puppets to the puppet master who writes their lines for them…. The man is single-handedly dividing the calysonians….

      It is a while now since Pat don’t allow them to sing on piper step!!!

  8. FAN
    February 28, 2011

    ONLY DEATH WILL HAMPER ME FROM NOT GOING THERE TONIGHT

    • plaway
      February 28, 2011

      the words of your mouth watch it

  9. DE TRUT
    February 28, 2011

    of course we stars fans are not small minded like them .go stars go!!!!!

  10. Lady M
    February 28, 2011

    I’ve always looked forward to the street jam. After so many years it’s still a hit. Well done Stars!!!

  11. only in DA
    February 28, 2011

    Man I miss DA around carnival espcecially the lagonn street jam & then when that finish a lapo cabwit to finish off the night……..those were the days

  12. oh my my my
    February 28, 2011

    yeah looking forward to that!

  13. ras
    February 28, 2011

    Is the other tent calypsonians gonna be there!

    • Gabie
      February 28, 2011

      they are not coming so stay home.

      • EDUCATOR
        February 28, 2011

        I AGREE WITH YOU GABIE. THEY TO LIKE ROROW. SO THEY SHOULD GO IN HARLEM PLAZA AND HOLE THEIR THING.

      • ras
        February 28, 2011

        are u the sole proprietor of pipers step?

      • Hahahaa
        February 28, 2011

        Lol @ “Gabie”…that was harsh!

      • RASTA4LIFE
        February 28, 2011

        LMAO YOU DAM RIGHT

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