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Cro Cro out of Calypso Monarch race

Con­tro­ver­sial ca­lyp­son­ian Cro Cro (We­st­on Rawl­ins) has failed to make in­to the se­mi-fi­nals of this year’s Ca­lyp­so Monarch com­pe­ti­tion.

The four-time monarch was no­tably miss­ing from the list of 40-semi­fi­nal­ists re­leased yes­ter­day the Trin­ba­go Uni­fied Ca­lyp­so­ni­ans’ Or­gan­i­sa­tion (TU­CO) who will com­pete in Ca­lyp­so Fi­es­ta at Skin­ner Park, San Fer­nan­do, next Sat­ur­day.

Tuco wins lawsuit over Tobago calypso funding

The To­ba­go Zone of the Trin­ba­go Uni­fied Ca­lyp­so­ni­ans’ Or­gan­i­sa­tion (Tu­co) has won its law­suit against the To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly and To­ba­go Fes­ti­vals Com­mit­tee (TFC) chair­man George Lea­cock.

Jus­tice Jacque­line Wil­son on Thurs­day or­dered the THA and Lea­cock to meet with of­fi­cials of Tu­co’s To­ba­go Zone to fi­nalise bud­get pro­pos­als for the Car­ni­val sea­son.

The THA has been giv­en un­til Feb­ru­ary 19 to dis­burse funds to the ca­lyp­so body.

Cro Cro releases song about viral video

Four-time Calypso Monarch, Cro Cro has made good on his promise to a release a song about an incident where he was recorded reportedly using obscene language towards a driver.
Two weeks ago, a video emerged of the veteran calypsonian, real name Weston Rawlins, arguing with another motorist. It was claimed that he was caught using his cell phone while driving. CEPEP, where Rawlins works as a Regional Coordinator suspended him and revoked the use of their company van, pending the outcome of an investigation.

Traditional African funeral for Mighty Composer

The Mighty Com­pos­er (Fred Mitchell) was giv­en an in­ti­mate tra­di­tion­al African fu­ner­al at­tend­ed by close fam­i­ly, friends and a few for­mer politi­cians on Mon­day.

Dressed in African garbs and re­ferred to by his African name — Awise Olu Sino Amono Ifay­o­mi — the late ca­lyp­son­ian was re­mem­bered as a man of wis­dom who des­per­ate­ly want­ed to up­lift his Afro-Trinida­di­an broth­ers and sis­ters by get­ting them out of the so­cial con­di­tion­ing of slav­ery.

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