Calypso semifinals list gets longer, two added as alternates



The Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission has released the list of Semi-Finalists for the 2017 Calypso Competition.


The List comprises nineteen calypsonians from the Golden Eye Calypso Revue, Calypso Pepperpot and the Oscar Mason Calypso Revue tents.  The reigning Calypso Monarch of Barbuda, Stabba will also receive entry into the Semi-Finals competition which will take place on the 22nd of July at Barrymore Place on Fort Road commencing at 7:30 pm.


In keeping with a charge by the Hon. Minister of Festivals, E.P. Chet Greene, to give as many calypsonians the opportunity to practice their skills,  two calypsonians will act as alternates to the twenty calypsonians selected for the Semi-Finals.  The calypsonians who will act as alternates are Yankee and Sista Virtue.


The Semi-Finals on the 22nd of July will be a new competition and calypsonians will be required to sing two songs.  The All Star Band, conducted by Mr. Randell Payne will commence rehearsals on Wednesday of this week at the former Culture Department on Parliament Drive.


The Semi-Finalists:


  1. DE Arc
  2. De Bear
  3. Destroyer Sr.
  4. Dr Principle
  5. Dr. Solo
  6. King Fiah
  7. King Kaseba
  8. King Pan Man
  9. King Singing Sudden
  10. King Zacari
  11. Queen Althea
  12. Queen Ivena
  13. Richie Francis
  14. Sage
  15. Sammy C
  16. Sassy
  17. Stumpy
  18. Willie Wawa
  19. Young Destroyer
  20. Queen Stabba (Barbuda Calypso Monarch)




  1. Yankee
  2. Sista Virtue

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