The ‘big boys’ to compete in Calypso Eliminations Friday

~ Festival Village is the venue ~

It’s time for the "big boys" to take center stage. After a successful weekend of junior events, the St. Maarten Carnival Development Foundation (SCDF) will host the Senior Calypso Eliminations this Friday, April 1 at 8:00pm at the Festival Village. 

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Eighteen (18) of the most veteran calypsonians St. Maarten has to offer will compete to try and make it to the Calypso Finals. Only 10 can advance to the finals where reigning Calypso Monarch Kaiso Brat is waiting to defend his throne.

The public can expect to hear "social commentary" from the likes of Fish The Mega Boss, The Mighty Dow, King Timo, His Majesty Baker Jr. Junior, Repeater, to name but a few.

"We love calypso," President of the SCDF Stuart Johnson said. "And we know many others do as well. We have an impressive line-up and we expect yet another terrific turn-out form the public in support of these heavyweights of calypso," he added.

Johnson said hosting the show in the Festival Village before the official opening of Carnival is "sort of like a calypso baptism for the Village. Then on Saturday we have the Roadmarch Competition and Band-O-Rama at the same venue. So we are warming up the Village for Carnival just like we warmed up the roads with two jump-ups," he said.

Entrance fee to the show is US $10