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Two former kings amongst those hoping to dethrone Dis N Dat

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Culturama-CalypsoniansBasseterre, Sunday, 16th July, 2017 (MyVueNews.com) – It is just two weeks away before the top calypsonians on the island of Nevis do battle for supremacy in the annual Senior Calypso Competition, and already the buzz has started about who would be the new monarch.

 

Nevis is perhaps the only place in the world where a reigning calypso king has never successfully defended his title.

 

And this year, with two former monarchs included in the line-up of the 9 finalists, to compete against the 2016 king, Dis N Dat, the speculations are again ripe that the old trend of a new king every year will again materialize.

 

That, however, would not be the perspective of the current title holder, who is the most times crowned monarch on the island.

 

When the Semi-Finals of the competition was concluded on Saturday night, (15th July), the judges found spaces for former monarchs Astro and Hollywood.

 

They also included Musing, Daddy Nature, Daddy Fresh Cold, Charis D, Murray, Gero, and veteran Black Hat.

 

The finals are due to take place on Saturday, 5th August, at the Cultural Complex, in Charlestown.

 

This is the 43rd year of the cultural event that also includes queen pageants, street parties, parade of troupes and bands, fetes, talented teen contests and other events representative of the heritage and culture of the people of Nevis.



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