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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Structure takes back Calypso Monarch

Structure is the Kaiso 365 2011 Calypso Monarch

2011 Kaiso 365 Monarch ~Structure~
 Panman Pat

 Macomere Fifi

King Smokey
Mr Wonderful

Macomere Fifi
Newton P
Mr. Wonderful
Last night we attended the 30th anniversary of OCPA's 2011 Calypso monarch finals (Kaiso 365).

It was quite the evening, held at the beautiful Chinese Cultural Centre (P.C. Ho Theatre). It was a stellar night of outstanding calypso renditions. Alexander D’Great, Britian's 2010 Calypso Monarch, was the special guest performer. Ossie Gurley and his band also entertained the crowd with a few hits.
Believe me, the quality of Canadian calypso was very much evident and the judges were certainly hard pressed to come up with a winner. This is evidenced by the multiple ties in the judges results.
In the end, Structure (Bryan Thornhill) was crowned the 2011 Calypso Monarch. He also won People's Choice (likely for his eerie, yet humorous ending to Trenton Monster) and the majority of other category prizes. This is the 5th time that Structure has walked away with the title.

1st Structure
runner up tie Pan man Pat and Macomere Fifi
2nd runner up Beginner
5th Spice
6th Mr Wonderful
7th tie Newton P and Redman
8 Smokey

If you missed the show, you still have another chance to take in some real Calypso on Wednesday night (July 27th, 2011) at 7:30pm. The Calypso Stars showcase will be taking place at Harbourfront Centre at the West Jet Stage. And the Admission is FREE!
So really, you have no excuse not to support Calypso. Click here for details
See you there.

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