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Princess Monique does double

Princess Monique does double

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Monique Hector is establishing herself as a pillar of Vincentian calypso heritage.
In only her third year on the calypso arena, ‘Princess Monique’, as her calypso sobriquet, proved her unconquerable spirit with retention of the national calypso monarch.
With numbers ‘15 talking heads’ and ‘Political commentary, unwanted,’ Princess Monique endorsed her royalty. {{more}}
She beat Aloma ‘Fatty Dan’ Cadougan with songs ‘Age is honour’ and ‘Instrument of liberation’ into second, and Glenroy ‘Sulle’ Caesar with ‘Self search’ and ‘Bring out we culture’ into third.
It was a keen final with Errol ‘Man Age’ Rose fourth with compositions ‘Keep politics out the carnival,’ and ‘Dem fellas smoking too.’
In fifth was Robert ‘Patches’ Knights: ‘Strength,’ and ‘The family.’ Sixth spot was taken by Kenneth ‘Vibrating Scakes’ Alleyne: ‘Sing calypso from the heart ‘ and ‘I ain’t washing me foot until yo show me yo hand.’
Seventh place went to Kenrick ‘Bum-E Bowens: ‘Back to Barbarian days,’ and ‘Calypso tragedy.’
Pat Ralph: ‘All we need is love,’ and ‘Woman’ placed eighth, ahead of Fitzroy ‘Brother Ebony’ Joseph: ‘Day time Saint and night time Devil,’ and ‘Everything will be alright in ninth position Earl ‘Exposer’ Isles: ‘Ultimate force’ and ‘Keep on trying,’ tenth, and Adolph ‘I-Come’ Miller: ‘Disadvantage not one cent,’ and ‘Popsicle.’
Musical accompaniment was provided by the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police band, boasting a nine man brass line. With four saxophones, three trumpets, and two trombones, there was no shortage of brass, and two key boards, a guitar, a bass, and drummer completed thesuperb musical support.
And back vocals enhanced the show in a display of quality calypso.

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