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Junior artistes bring Carnival City alive

Junior artistes bring Carnival City alive


Carnival city, Victoria Park, was alive with sweet kaiso music and pulsing Soca beats as the youngsters graced the stage in the Junior Calypso and Soca monarch competition last Tuesday.{{more}}

The competition, which had three categories, saw eight competitors in their categories keenly contesting each other.

Terancia Cornwall, with her rendition ‘Inspiration’, took the crown home in the Primary Schools Calypso competition. The student of the Park Hill Government School who goes under the stage name ‘TC’, in her song, asked parents to give children inspiration in order for them to build a good foundation.

Annique Telemaque of the St. Mary’s RC school, with ‘Bounce me up’, sang her way to second position. Sylvern Lavia, last year’s winner, had to settle for the third spot. Lavia, a student of the Fancy Government School, did a piece called ‘Caribbean’. The other competitors were Reneisha Harry, Roxelle Micheal, Larreon Mapp and Gaffeisha Smart, all of the Calder Government School and Tami Williams, who carried the candle for the Kingstown Preparatory School.

Daheisha Simmons of the Kingstown Multipurpose Centre captured the crown in the Secondary Schools Calypso competition. Her rendition was ‘Education is Key’. In her song, she urged the young audience to stay in school. Ranique Fraser, a student of the Bethel High School, doing a number on ‘Pan against crime’, took the second position, while her school mate Zamfir Adams came third with ‘unique’.

In the soca monarch competition, Hance John proved that he was unbeatable and took home the crown for another year. He took the stage to perform “Mas on de Road” attired in all white, and accompanied by back up dancers. He was a definite crowd pleaser. The crowd responded obediently to the St Joseph’s Convent Marriaqua student’s every command. His use of the stage was impeccable and his every move gave the impression that he was a seasoned performer.

Travis Lynch of the Dr J.P Eustace Memmorial Secondary, performing “Helicaptazz”, took the second position. Going by the name ‘Wiz Kid’, he gave an energetic performance.

Phillip Dember of the Union Island Secondary took the third position with his rendition of the ‘Wetty B’. With his sultry dance moves, Dember had the crowd going wild.

Marlon Herbert of the West Wood Methodist School, who danced to the music of Akcess more than he sang, was another crowd favorite. Other competitors were Afiya Gurley and Zamfir Adams representing the Bethel High School, Lee Bullock from the St. Vincent Grammar School and Kenron Haynes from the Dr J.P Eustace Secondary.