Two women, a cabinet minister and a Saint Lucian among calypso semi-finalists

Bingo, a first timer in the Dominican Calypso competition and a St. Lucian, makes it through to semi-finals

Two women, one newcomer, a Cabinet Minister who is a former four-time calypso monarch, along with four former four-time calypso monarchs and a St. Lucian national have gone through to the semifinals of the 2020 Dominica Calypso Association (DCA) calypso competition.

Shirley S makes it to the semifinals for the first time and will join Tasha P, a former calypso monarch, as the only female competitors. Gregory “Karassah” Riviere who is a government senator and also a minister of government, makes history as being the first government minister to compete in a calypso show in Dominica. Fitzroy “Bingo” Leon a veteran calypsoian in his native St. Lucia made it to the semifinals also along with Hunter, Bobb, and Observer. Former journalist Nathaniel “Nadur” Durand is also a newcomer to the semis.

The 20 semifinalists are: Hunter, Checker, Tasha P, Karessah, Sour Sour, Bobb, Checko, Healer, Insighter, Observer, Lady S, Jaydee, Bingo, Shadow Flow, Webb, Soul Puss, Trendsetter, Nadur, Picky and Jammer B.


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  1. Paski
    January 27, 2020

    Maybe we should cancel carnival this year. With the whole corona virus on the loose. Just imagine if one person who gets infected, but doesn’t show any symptoms yet gets to dca, jumps up in carnival, buys drinks, dances with many different persons, then by Ash Wednesday a good 20000 dcans would be affected. They going back to their villages and homes spreading the virus more. At the end of the day we may no longer have a dca. Cancel carnival or close dca doors. No foreigners. No one gets in and no one goes out.

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  2. ??
    January 27, 2020

    What on earth is Bob doing in the semis after singing that foolishness on Saturday? the calypso already rigged.

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  3. Crapaud
    January 27, 2020

    Calypso judging in Dominica is rigged . Still perplexed as to how an artist with an international top notch voice like AbiYah didn’t make it?

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  4. Sybil nowell
    January 27, 2020

    Cookie are you for real is there a day that you people don’t go back in the past. What none sense are you coming up with there?.Your reigning King of 8 years which he rightly deserve for his talent, is not exactly the PM’s friend, what happened there then. Jack ….
    Have a thoughtful day and grow up.

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    • Cookie monster
      January 27, 2020

      Sybil, yes I for real. I don’t trust anything in Dominica now because Roosevelt Skerrit has enough money to corrupt pastors, bishop and evangelist; police, magistrate and judges so you think is a Calypso show he will not corrupt to ensure king Dice is knocked out? Based on the songs I have heard so far, no doubt Dice again!! but with Skerrit and his deep corrupt pocket? Wait and see. And no Sybil, I don’t forget the past because damn in the person or nation that forgets the past and history

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  5. The Cookie monster
    January 26, 2020

    If Roosevelt Skerrit was able to fraudulently buy an e lol election, expect him to buy every judge to ensure that his new boy Karassah overthrows king Dice as the fraudulous king. With Skerrit around I cannot trust anything in Dominica, not even Calypso show

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  6. Hon Hyenas
    January 26, 2020

    From now on everytime Gregory “Karassah” Riviere is introduced, I walking out and if I am watching or listening to the coverage I turning off my TV or radio. Karassah showed me that he is willing to do any damn thing for money as long as the price is right and therefore I can’t trust such people . He truly fits the company of those the Al Jazeera report described as “, Hungry Hyenas”

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    • Calypso
      January 27, 2020

      big joke, who going to miss you, joker

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    • TomE
      January 27, 2020

      You got to be a bozo to make a comment like that

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