Calypso Barbara tribute planned

POSTED: 03/17/14 6:45 PM

St. Maarten —The four singers who registered for the Senior Road March competition will be special guests during the Senior Calypso Eliminations on March 29. The Junior Calypso and Junior Road March competition will also be held on that night which will also serve as a tribute to Calypso Barbara.

“Health wise we are unsure if Barbara will be present but we will still pay tribute for her decades of contribution to calypso and Carnival in general. We have the juniors on that same night so it’s fitting  the junior calypso show is where Barbara devoted so much effort and time,” a statement yesterday from the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) read.

The SCDF has cancelled the Senior Road March competition after only four singers had met the deadline to submit music sheets. The foundation thought it only fair to still give these singers an opportunity to perform their road march songs. The four singers are Mighty Barrow, Might Chipman, Mighty Pepper and Apple Jacks.

As for the Senior Calypso Eliminations, SCDF reports that everything is on track for that competition as well as the Junior shows. “So the March 29 show will actually be three shows in one and a tribute to Barbara. We encourage all to come out and support,” the SCDf said.


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