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From:The Trinidad & Tobago Guardian

Cro Cro out of Calypso Monarch race

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Con­tro­ver­sial ca­lyp­son­ian Cro Cro (We­st­on Rawl­ins) has failed to make in­to the se­mi-fi­nals of this year’s Ca­lyp­so Monarch com­pe­ti­tion.

The four-time monarch was no­tably miss­ing from the list of 40-semi­fi­nal­ists re­leased yes­ter­day the Trin­ba­go Uni­fied Ca­lyp­so­ni­ans’ Or­gan­i­sa­tion (TU­CO) who will com­pete in Ca­lyp­so Fi­es­ta at Skin­ner Park, San Fer­nan­do, next Sat­ur­day.

Rawl­ins, a co-or­di­na­tor with the state-run Com­mu­ni­ty-based En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion and En­hance­ment Pro­gramme (CEPEP), was re­cent­ly sus­pend­ed from the pro­gramme af­ter a short video clip of him us­ing ob­scene lan­guage to­wards a fel­low mo­torist went was wide­ly cir­cu­lat­ed on so­cial me­dia.

Sev­er­al for­mer Na­tion­al Ca­lyp­so Mon­archs have made it to the next round of the com­pe­ti­tion in­clud­ing: Chalk­dust (Hol­lis Liv­er­pool), De­von Seale, Du­ane O’Con­nor, Karene As­che, Kurt Allen, Chucky (Rod­er­ick Gor­don) and Sug­ar Aloes (Michael Os­ouna).

Na­tion­al Car­ni­val Com­mis­sion (NCC) chair­man Gyp­sy (Win­ston Pe­ters), who won the ti­tle in 1997, is al­so among the 40 chal­lengers vy­ing for the chance com­pete against reign­ing monarch Helon Fran­cis.

This will be the first year that the fi­nals of the an­nu­al com­pe­ti­tion will be held out­side of the Di­manche Gras show on Car­ni­val Sun­day night. In­stead, it will be TU­CO’s Kaiso­ra­ma on Ter­rif­ic Thurs­day at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Sa­van­nah.

TU­CO al­so an­nounced the 15 fi­nal­ists in the Na­tion­al Ju­nior Ca­lyp­so Monarch fi­nals to be held the Queen’s Park Sa­van­nah next Mon­day. The reign­ing monarch is O’Con­nor’s son, Du­ane Ta’zyar O’Con­nor.

Ca­lyp­so Monarch se­mi-fi­nal­ists:

1. Ad­de­lon “Ban­jela” Brave­boy- Bring It Back

2. Alana Sin­nette-Khan - Pres­sure Does Buss Pipe

3. Alex “To­ba­go Chalkie” Gift - Trav­el Ad­vi­so­ry

4. Ali­cia Richards - Is­re­al’s Con­cern

5. Al­li­son “War­rior Em­press” Bernard - The You In You

6. An­tho­ny “All­rounder” Hen­drick­son - Where Are The Foot­prints

7. Bri­an Lon­don - Who To Call

8. Dar­wren “Pharoah” Greenidge - For­mu­la

9. De­von Seale - Two Face

10. Dex­ter “The Stinger” Par­sons - Span­ish Food

11. Du­ane O’Con­nor - Re­spect

12. Er­phaan Alves - I Am

13. Heather Mac­In­tosh - Take Over

14. Hol­lis “Chalk­dust” Liv­er­pool - They Put Meh So

15. Je­lanie Wells - Ah Tip­ping

16. Jer­risha Dun­can-Reg­is - Big Fat Ze­ro

17. Joanne “Ti­gress” Row­ley - Who Feels It Knows It

18. Karen Ec­cles Thomas - She Still Have To Wait

19. Karene As­che - Lo­co and Bro­co

20. Ker­ine “Tiny” Williams-Fi­garo - Slip­ping Away

21. Kurt “The Last Bad John of Ca­lyp­so” Allen - Wha Yuh Say?

22. Kyle “KC” Cowie - The Big­ger Pic­ture

23. Les­ley Ann El­lis -Yuh Wan­na Fight

24. Maria Bho­la - False Alarm

25. Mark East­man - Ca­lyp­so Killers

26. Michael “Sug­ar Aloes’ Os­ouna - Su­per G

27. Natasha “Sexy Suzie” Nurse - The Wrong Name

28. Robert “Mighty Tri­ni” Elias - 101 Per­cent

29. Rod­er­ick “Chucky” Gor­don - El Muro (The Wall)

30. Roger “Body­guard” Mo­hammed - Bare­foot

31. Ronal­do Lon­don - Man’s Imag­i­na­tion

32. Selvon “Mis­tah Shak” Noel - J’ou­vert Demons

33. Shel­don “Shel­don Nugget” Bullen - Cel­e­brate Them

34. Shel­don Reid - Wey Meh Trinidad

35. Stacey Sobers - Make T&T Great Again

36. Tami­ka Dar­ius - Oil Cyah Spoil

37. Tam­mi­co “Spicey” Moore - De Crown

38. Ter­ri Lyons - Woman

39. Vic­to­ria “Queen Vic­to­ria” Coop­er-Rahim -Sus­pect Band

40. Win­ston “Gyp­sy” Pe­ters -When Ele­phants Fight


1. Shirlane Hen­drick­son - Post and Po­si­tion

2. My­ron “In­cred­i­ble My­ron B” Bruce - The Ras­ta In Ras­ta City

TU­CO/First Cit­i­zens Na­tion­al Ju­nior Monarch fi­nal­ists:

1. A’janae King-Fras­er - St Fran­cois Girls’ Col­lege - More Time

2. Adana Dar­d­aine - San­gre Grande Ed­u­ca­tion­al In­sti­tute - Is De Mu­sic

3. An­nalise Em­manuel - St Joseph Covent, St Joseph - Don’t Be A Stranger

4. Bethany Light­bourne - Bish­op Anstey High School East - Ca­lyp­so Ris­ing

5. Caleb Hinds - St Bene­dict’s Col­lege - Our Na­tion’s Chil­dren

6. Cindy-Ann Big­ford - Holy Faith Covent, Pe­nal - Help Our Chil­dren

7. Faith Hay­wood - Holy Name Con­vent - Your Broth­ers Keep­er

8. Jalan Maugh­an -St Patrick’s New­town Boys - God’s Army

9. Kai-An­tho­ny Salazar - St Michael’s An­gli­can - Leh We Cel­e­brate

10. Ker­ston Mil­lar - Bish­op’s High Schoool - More Love, Less Blood

11. Kurlise Ben­tham - Bish­op’s Cen­te­nary Col­lege - Two Heads

12. N’Janela Dun­can-Reg­is - Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, POS and En­vi­rons - Slave To The Gun

13. Nao­mi Sin­nette - Bish­op’s Cen­te­nary Col­lege - The Truth About Mon­ey

14. Ri­val­do Lon­don - Pleas­antville Sec­ondary - My Pur­pose

15.Tsa­hai Corbin - Uni­ver­si­ty of the West In­dies - Fa­thers Of The Na­tion
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Rivaldo takes jnr calypso crown

Another London wins national title
New junior calypso monarch Rivaldo London, left, celebrates with his uncle, calypso veteran Brian London yesterday at the Queen’s Park Savannah.
New junior calypso monarch Rivaldo London, left, celebrates with his uncle, calypso veteran Brian London yesterday at the Queen’s Park Savannah.

A SECOND London has won a national Carnival title this year.

Rivaldo London, 17, of Pleasantville Secondary school beat 15 other contestants to take the national junior calypso monarch crown yesterday at the Queen’s Park Savannah.

Singing in last position, London delivered a powerful rendition of My Purpose, a song where he advised fellow contestants to forget about singing to win money and trophy and focus on country.

He sang that young people need to assist in changing TT and the right way to do it is through the power of calypso, just as the likes of Sparrow, Shadow, Kitchener, Brigo, Bomber, Composer, De Original De Fosto Himself and Maestro did in the past.

London said as he got older, his focus was on spreading positive messages in song. “Kaiso is my sword. My music have the power to build back this nation. Kaiso Forever,” he sang. At the end of his performance there was no doubt in anybody’s mind that he was the winner.

Speaking after the show he said: “With the support from my parents, I knew I had a good chance of winning.”

London was also crowned the NACC’s Pathfinder’s king on the weekend, while his brother Renaldo London was crowned Young King last Monday.

He said: “I had gotten my song real late but thanks to God I pulled it off. I feel very grateful. It’s been a good week for the family.” The song was written by his uncle and calypsonian Brian London who is also a National Calypso Monarch finalist.

London said he personally related to the song because too often his peers came to competition with their eyes on the prize but his mission was to deliver a message to the people.

London’s first prize includes $25,000, a trophy and a trip to Barbados as guest at their Junior Monarch Final. Placing second was last year’s winner Ta’zyah Duane O’Connor, 16, of St Mary’s College who sang Great Trinbago, another Brian London composition.

O’Connor later said, “I am proud and happy. Rivaldo was good competition and I think he deserved the crown.” Earlier, Minister of Education Anthony Garcia said: “It is always a good thing for the ministry to be involved in activities like this. We ensure all aspects of education are included in the curriculum and culture is an important part. If we are to ensure our children receive quality education, culture must be a part of that.”

Noting that 13 contestants were from denominational schools, he said it tells him they are at the forefront of our cultural activities. “We have some work to do where our government schools are concerned.”
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