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Calypso competition to return for August Festival

Dirk Walters, the Chairman of the Virgin Islands Festival and Fairs Committee (VIFFC), stated that the calypso competition will return at this year’s August Festival after being absent for a while.

“I am pleased to announce that… one of the committees that is back in gear right now is the Calypso competition committee and we will be having a Calypso competition for the seventieth [anniversary] for Festival at this year’s Emancipation celebration,” Walters said recently.

He urged Calypsonians to get themselves together to be ready to participate in this year’s event. “We had a couple of years break so we hope everyone has several songs waiting and ready and it’s going to be the biggest one ever this year,” Walters added.

Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley jokingly commented that he would enter the competition with a submission about the controversial Mika Barry Facebook page.

In 2019, the competition saw Reynold Phillip, known as King Paido, clinching the Calypso crown at the Prime Time Festiville in Road Town with his songs “Bring Your Culture On” and “The Letter (Wa ya answer fa)”. King Paido not only captured the audience’s attention but also secured awards for Best Social Commentary, Best Stage Performance, and Best Lyrics.

Sistah Joyce was the first runner-up with her song “Hold On,” which encouraged resilience in the face of challenges, and Lady Liberty provided comedic relief with her performance “Speaker Wig,” taking the second runner-up spot​.


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  1. BuzzBvi says:


  2. Me says:

    What happen to VG calypso show it’s the only time I go out.

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  3. Guest says:

    Now all the “fans and patrons” who have been clamouring for the return of the Calypso Show please go out in your numbers and support.

  4. SING PON UM says:


  5. my2cents says:

    this should never be left out any year.

  6. Rhythm up. Take it to tbe East. says:

    Nice…This show should be move to East End Village on the Tuesday night as the middle Act.Road town already packed with event. We need to bring East End Tuesday and Wednesday village entertainment back..Make it a $10.00 event. We have an opening act. The show in tbe middle and a closing act..No more than 7 Calypsonians, A radio and social media elimination. Both Slowande and nice talk Marlon from the East so this should be easy

    • Sue says:

      Nonsense so only calypso show East End need. The premier need yo stop waste the people tax money and ho fixed the roads and water system ,

  7. Great says:

    My summer holiday in the USVI just got longer!

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