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Pat Ralph launches Mas album

Pat Ralph launches Mas album

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Want to enjoy Vincy Mas 2004 with Vincentian entertainer Pat Ralph?
Then buy her album. It’s called “Mas” and it’s currently on the market at all local music stores. The album has five tracks that range from calypso to ragga soca.{{more}}
This versatile entertainer has been singing for thirteen years and now, with help from Vincentians, arranger Cherry Ince, producer Paul Cyrus and songwriter Lennox Bowman and Barbadian Dale Rudder among others, she has been able to produce an album which she describes as, “showing my versatility.”
The Sion Hill resident has a strong musical background. Growing up in the community of Sion Hill, Pat Ralph started singing at the Methodist Church. She then went on to compete at the secondary school level in calypso. While a student at the Intermediate High School, Pat won the secondary school calypso title on three occasions in 1991, 1992 and 1994.
She then moved to a higher level in 1998 when she took the National Calypso Queen title. That same year saw her representing St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the CBU Song Festival singing “One Caribbean”. Last year, she placed second runner-up in the National Calypso Queen Competition.
The artiste, who is also a product of the Sion Hill Primary School moved back to St. Vincent and the Grenadines last year after pursuing contracts in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Miami. She has worked with the bands “Symbols” (based in the BVI) and the Vincentian band Exodus. Pat Ralph recalls touring with Exodus in 1997; a tour she says took her to places like Sweden, France and England.
This year Pat Ralph, who is also a finalist in this year’s National Calypso Competition set for this Sunday said, that apart from competing, she is looking forward to playing mas with her father’s carnival band Owen Ralph and the Professionals.
She will portray a “Rabbit” in that section of the production entitled “Agricultural Diversification.”
She said that her career would not have been what it is without support from her family especially her sister Verlene. The last of five children smiles as she lets on, “I’m the baby in the family.’

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