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Impressive performance by juniors

Impressive performance by juniors

Strong lyrics, timely topics and eager juniors were the defining elements when the Junior Monarch Tent held its first show last Saturday night at the Lester Vaughan School. The tent is designed to give the chosen semifinalists a chance to hone their skills before they reach the stage for the semifinals. The semifinalists, mixed with […]

Summa and De MC new Junior Monarchs

Summa and De MC new Junior Monarchs

Summa is the 2016 Junior Monarch in the 8-12 category.   She won from a field of eight contestants with her performance, ‘Go Away Recession’. De MC won the Junior Monarch title in the 13-18 category with ‘Outta Love’. Meanwhile Browne Star is the new Barbados TODAY Junior Champion. He was presented with his prize […]

Junior Monarch finals underway

Junior Monarch finals underway

Sixteen contestants are competing tonight for the title of Junior Monarch 2016. The show, which is now underway at Kensington Oval, will see performances from eight young calypsonians in the eight to 12 category, and eight in the 13-18 age group.

Going for crown

Going for crown

Will Browne Star the lone male in the eight to 12 category take the crown this year? Will Sanshe take the crown in her first official year in the competition? Or will Raheem, in the 13-18 category, be able to redeem himself after forgetting his lyrics in last year’s final? Will Dynamo and Ranaan cop […]

A Junior battle royal come July 2

A Junior battle royal come July 2

It will be a battle royal for a spot in the finals of the 13-18 category when the Junior Monarch Semi-Finals come off on July 2. The fun part concluded last night at Combermere School with the second staging of their two tents. The older in the Junior competition presented competition-ready material last night, whetting […]

Junior Monarch semi-finalists named

Junior Monarch semi-finalists named

The semi-finalists in this year’s Junior Monarch competition have been announced. After a gruelling preliminary stage, 12 Junior calypsonians were chosen to go forward to the semi-finals, there being one reserve in each category. Reigning 8-12 monarch Dynamo has now aged out of that category and will therefore be judged at the semi-final stage in […]

Juniors looking to July 4 Semis

Juniors looking to July 4 Semis

The annual Junior Monarch Competition got under way last weekend at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed, with 56 hopefuls altogether in the eight-to-12 and 13-to-18 categories seeking to secure coveted spots in the semi-finals. The semi-finals will be held on July 4, starting at 7:30 p.m. at The Lester Vaughan School. The eight-to-12s, armed with […]

School kaiso contest on Saturday

School kaiso contest on Saturday

The students of the Blackman Gollop Primary School are hosting their very own calypso competition once again. This year, the contest will feature eight girls and three boys, and comes off on Saturday, March 21, at the school. The competition, which began last year, was the brainchild of senior teacher Mrs Sealy, who is also […]