>> Saturday, July 18, 2009
Toronto! Caribana is now on...
Tonight the Kaiso community faces off to crown Toronto's Monarch. Who will reign supreme?
CALYPSO MONARCH FINALS
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Exhibition Place
Saturday, July18th, 2009
Show starts at 7.30pm sharp!
Calypso singers compete to win the coveted title of 2009 Calypso Monarch
What: After an exhaustive round of preliminary and semi final competitions, nine finalists sing two songs each competing for the title of the Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes (OCPA) 2009 Calypso Monarch.
Why: Calypso music is an important part of the carnival experience. It is the job of the calypsonian to report (in song) on the issues of the day; be they social, political or comedic rants … using wit, irony and humour.
Who: In order/stage name: Structure, Calypso Crooner, Susan G, Spice, Beginner, Redman, Macomere Fifi, King Cosmos, Naki.
When: Doors open at 6.30pm. Seating at 7pm. Showtime at 7.30pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes’ Boulevard, Exhibition Please, CNE
The Organization of Calypso Performing Artistes’ Calypso Monarch Finals is
part of the annual Scotiabank Caribana Festival.