TALK CITY 91.1 FM brings live coverage of the semi-finals of the Lord Brynner 50th Anniversary Independence Calypso Competition, from Palms Club in San Fernando, from 8 this evening.
TALK CITY’s Ruskin Mark and Vanessa Herbert are your guides for what promises to be an evening of the best kaiso performances and compositions, all with a nationalistic and patriotic theme.
Kade Simon, the Lord Brynner won the first Independence National Calypso Monarch title in 1962.
This year’s Lord Brynner 50th Anniversary Independence Calypso Competition has generated considerable excitement among calypsonians and calypso lovers alike.
At the close of the registration process earlier this year, there were over 150 contestants committed to vie for the prestigious 50th Anniversary Independence Calypso title.
The competition is put on by the Ministry of Arts and Multiculturalism and promoted in collaboration with the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Orgnisation(TUCO), as part of the nation’s 50th Anniversary Independence programme. Named after the late Lord Brynner, the competition boasts of a prize package worth $1.2 million dollars, with the writer taking home five hundred thousand dollars. The eventual winner will receive $.5 million and the title. Here is the prize structure:
• 1st $500,000
• 2nd $250,000
• 3rd $150,000
• 4th -10th $50,000
The semi-final round features 25 singers at Palms Club, San Fernando, tonight, Saturday August 11, 2012.
The Grand Final is scheduled for August 25 at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of- Spain. TALK CITY 91.1 FM will carry live coverage of that event, as well.