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Dynamite Calypso Tent to compete for 13th year

Dynamite Calypso Tent to compete for 13th year

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This year marks the 13th year that the New York-based Vincentian Dynamite Calypso Tent is participating in Vincy Mas.{{more}}

On May 31, the calypsonians of the Dynamite Calypso Tent will sing before the judges, who will travel from St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) to select calypsonians to perform in the National Calypso Semi-Finals in SVG. The show will be held at Café Omar in Brooklyn, located at 1744 Nostrand Avenue, corner of Nostrand Avenue and Clarendon Road.

The calypsonians who will perform are Dennis Bowman, Delahanty “Singing Della” Isle, Franklyn “Super Dex” Richards, Errol “De Man Age” Rose, Earl “Exposer” Isles, Paul “I-Madd” Scrubb, Kenroy “Jakie” Jack, David “Chang I” Morgan, Tyrone “Fabulous T” Pierre, John “The Truth” Dougan, Francis “Stryker” Brown, Marvin “Bobb MC” Bobb, Delano “Detector” Joseph, Carlos “Rejector” Providence, Gregory “Brother Dan” Olive, Ramon “Jose Juan” Diaz, and Anthony “Ras X” Soleyn.

They will be backed by the band Lambert and the Matadors. Special guest artistes will be Winston Soso and Scorcher.

President of the Dynamite Calypso Tent Aisnley Primus said “When the fans come out on May 31, they will get a high level of calypso that they have come to expect over the years from the Dynamite Calypso Tent. The judges will have a hard time deciding because of the high level. The fans will leave Café Omar on May 31 very pleased.”

Primus stressed that “The Dynamite Calypso Tent is an important link between SVG and the diaspora. It is one of the most concrete and productive examples of a concrete link between SVG and Vincentians living abroad in North America. The Tent serves as a messenger in many ways to spread the good and positive vibes about Vincentian culture.

“The Tent is growing strongly from its Brooklyn base to other places. It has embraced calypsonians from Canada and from different places in the USA, such as Philadelphia and Boston,” he added.

Over the 13 years of its existence, the Dynamite Calypso Tent has been making outstanding contributions to SVG’s carnival. Its members are made up of former Calypso Monarchs and winners of various competitions. Members of the tent have been consistently selected to the National Calypso Monarch Competition in SVG.

Moreover, no other Caribbean diaspora community in North America has accomplished the task of organizing a calypso tent that is organically linked to Carnival in their home country in the Caribbean.

The Tent recently elected a new executive whose members are: Ainsley Primus, President; Gideon “Jam One” Lewis, Vice President; Maxwell Haywood, Public Relations Officer (PRO); Gailene Windsor, Treasurer; Racquel Richardson, Secretary; Dennis Bowman, Committee Member; John “The Truth” Dougan, Committee Member; Paul “I-Madd” Scrubb, Committee Member; and Tyrone Pierre, Committee Member.

For more information contact Ainsley Primus at 917-495-7796 or primusa@verizon.net; and Maxwell Haywood at 718-344-7920 or maxwellhaywood@aol.com.

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