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Holla Bak’s too sweet magic

Rico Goddard, known as Holla Bak, is only26 years old. But he can boast of what manycan’t, which is making magic with soca legend Machel Montano. The St Leonard’s Boys’ past student...


Singing siblings make finals

Twelve-year-old sakarah may be a first-timer to the Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch competition, but she is no stranger to calypso. Her sister Princess Make’da and father Blackafyah...


Gabby, Bit Bit’s inspiration

When Kenaz (Mighty Bit Bit) Walker celebrated his seventh birthday earlier this year, he received a gift that set his dream to win the Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch title in motion....


iWeb defending crown

iWeb will be defending his Pic-O-De-Crop title. He told NATIONNEWS today that he was doing so for his fans. “My reason for defending is largely because there are so many people...


Announcer first on stage

It was all fun and banter at the National Cultural Foundation as the Courtesy/Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop semi-finalists and representatives came together to pull numbers for Friday night....


No Edwin

This is the first time in 28 years that Edwin Yearwood has not released a song to coincide with the Crop Over Festival. Since his début with the band Krosfyah, the General has captured...


AC back to cool things down

If you missed Adrian Clarke last year, it was because he took a mental break. “Taking time ain’t laziness. Last year I didn’t record any party music per se. I didn’t have any drive...


Sweet Soca semi-finalists 2018...

Semi-finalists of the Sweet Soca competition 2018. (Pictures by Christoff Griffith.)


International Bashment Soca Monarch...

Finalists of the International Bashment Soca Monarch 2018. (Pictures by Reco Moore.)


Party Monarch semi-finalists 2018...

Semi-finalists of the 2018 Party Monarch competition. (Pictures by Sandy Pitt.)

News & reviews


Junior Monarch Competition offers...

- May. 19/05/20 - 10:54pm

Major changes are coming to this year’s Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch...

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