Friday, July 13, 2012

2012 Kaiso 365 Calypso Monarch Finals

2012 Kaiso 365 Calypso Monarch Finals


Saturday, July 28 @ 7:00pm

Chinese Cultural Centre (P. Ho Theatre)
5183 Sheppard Avenue East

Tickets: $38. adv.   /   $42. @ door

For info / purchase tickets call 416-795-2722 or email

The hotly contested ‘Kaiso 365’ puts the festival spotlight on nine of Toronto’s top calypso singers, along with special guest Alexander D’ Great, winner of the Association of British Calypsonians (ABC) 2011 U.K. Calypso Monarch Competition.

This year's finalists in order of appearance are:

1.  Panman Pat
2.  Beginner
3.  Connector
4.  Macomere Fifi
5.  Crooner
6.  Dennis James
7.  Web
8.  Redman
9.  Structure 

Musical Director Ossie Gurley returns this year to lead a 9-piece band to give singers their chance to show off their latest work.

Nine finalists will sing two songs each in their quest for Canada’s top Calypso prize, capping off weeks of performances in the Calypso Tents Music Series. Last year’s winner Structure will defend his crown and the coveted People’s Choice award.

Songs are judged on their Lyrics, Melody, Vocal Rendition, Presentation and Originality. Special awards categories for Arrangement, Local Content, Humour, Background Vocals,
and Best New Artist.

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