Renowned Ms. Nubia Williams To Facilitate A Series Of Adjudicating Workshops In Calypso And Steelpan


The Ministry of Education, Sports and the Creative Industries is hosting a series of adjudication workshops featuring renowned regional adjudicator Ms. Nubia Williams.

Ms. Nubia Williams, a seasoned Music Educator and Arts Adjudicator, has been judging Steelband, Calypso, and Soca music competitions for twenty-nine years.

In the last two months, she has evaluated hundreds of participants across various categories, including Calypso, Pan-solo, Folk, Drumming, Choir, and Steelband at the Trinidad and Tobago Music Festival.

The workshops in Antigua aim to foster continuous improvement, analysis, and the adoption of varied adjudication techniques.

Sessions focusing on Calypso and Steelband will cater to new and existing Calypso judges, Calypsonians, Steelband judges, and arrangers. The workshop schedule is as follows:

Calypso Adjudication Training Workshop:

  • For Calypso Judges: Tuesday, 25th June – 9:45 am to 3:00 pm
  • For Calypsonians: Tuesday, 25th June – 9:45 am to 12:30 pm
  • For Calypso Judges: Wednesday, 26th June – 9:45 am to 3:00 pm

Steelband Adjudication Training Workshop:

  • For Judges: Friday, 28th June – 9:45 am to 3:00 pm
  • For Steelband Arrangers: Friday, 28th June – 9:45 am to 12:30 pm
  • For Judges: Saturday, 29th June – 9:45 am to 3:00 pm

Registration for the Calypso and Steelband Adjudication Workshops must be done online at

Additionally, persons interested in adjudicating any 2024 Carnival Competitions are encouraged to register. Registration forms for judging Carnival 2024 Competitions are available at the Ministry of Creative Industries office on Old Parham Road or by contacting the office at (268) 562-9606.

Ms. Williams looks forward to interacting with participants and collaborating with all stakeholders to enhance the development of our nation, particularly in the realms of Calypso and Steelband.

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  1. Here we go again. Instead of continuous training over a course of time they hurriedly organize a workshop or two before carnival as some sort of PR stunt aimed at making them look good. They’re normally held at awkward times when people are working and then they say “we held workshops and the attendance was poor”. The lady isn’t coming here for free, they’ll find money to pay her, put her up and feed her, but resist paying service providers they have owed for years. They’ll use the promise of paying monies owed as a way to bamboozle people into working for them again creating a situation where you will only get previous payments if you work for them this year. At the end of the year one can only hope. If you don’t take their mafia style terms you don’t work this year and you’ll never get what is owed. Shame on you Daryl Matthew and even more SHAME on you Khan Cordice for allowing the perpetration of persecution on your watch. It will take more than a PR stunt to set things right.

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