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CDC reveals line-up for junior calypso, soca monarch shows

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The Carnival Development Corporation (CDC) has revealed the artistes who will this year compete for the junior calypso and junior soca monarch crowns.

The 2017 competitions, scheduled for Tuesday July 4 at the Victoria Park, will see performances from a number of new faces, as well as known junior performers.

Taking part in the junior calypso primary school competition are Kiara Hazel of the Paradise Primary School, Bequia, with the song “Grenadines”; Jontiel Burke of the Paradise Primary School, Bequia with “Fishing Line”; Alavonel Lavia of the Owia Government School with “Give me love”; Kaily Cyrus of the C W Prescott Primary School with “My idol”; Fidel Cyrus of the Kingstown Anglican School with “Never too young”; Alexio Edwards of the Gomea Methodist School with “Lifestyle disease”; Eto Gordon of the Questelles Government School with “Playing de Mas” and Zakiyah Garrick of the Kingstown Government School with “Touch down at Argyle”. The defending monarch is Kristian Christopher of the Layou Government School.

The junior calypso secondary school competition will see competition from Damian Noel of the St Martin’s Secondary School with “Demand De Plan”; Kristiane Christopher of the Thomas Saunders Secondary School with, “From Federation to Fragmentation”; Abigail Alexander of the Bishop’s College Kingstown with “Words of Encouragement”; Chachane Morgan of the St Vincent Girls’ High School with “Climate Change”; Ladonna Free of the West St George Secondary School with “Violence in School”; Javid Baptiste of the Sandy Bay Secondary School with “Too much Gun”; Keston Richardson of the Sandy Bay Secondary School with “Liars” and Daleann Nero of the Sandy Bay Secondary School with “Save Sandy Bay”. The defending monarch is Tia Wyllie of the Thomas Saunders Secondary.

The junior soca monarch finalists are Tia Wyllie of the Thomas Saunders Secondary with “De Whole Place Mash Up”; M’Riah Robertson of the West St George Secondary School with “Carnival”; Omari Davy of the New Prospect Primary School with “ICT Technology”; Delisha Brackin of the Sandy Bay Secondary School with “Gimme Soca”; Richard James of the Belair Government School with “ABC”; Ariel Turtin of the Greiggs Government School with “Shake your Bumpa”; Sakora Loraine of the Sandy Bay Secondary School with “We Playing Mas” and Delanzo Lavia of the Sandy Bay Secondary School with “Accident”. The defending monarch is Kristiana Christopher of the Thomas Saunders Secondary School.

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