Silk tops the 15 selected for Montserrat’s Calypso Semi-Finals

Garnet “Silk” Thompson took the top spot out of the 22 calypsonians who took part in last weekend’s Calypso Elimination in Montserrat.

The elimination was the first event to be held in their recently completed Festival City, located on the cricket grounds in Little Bay. Silk garnered a total of 429 points from the judges while Anderson “Andy” Kirnon followed with 409 points and Jester “Iceman” Weekes with 405 points.

Garnet “Silk” Thompson took the top spot out of the 22 calypsonians who took part in last Friday’s Calypso Elimination.

Also making it through to the top 15 heading into the semi-finals slated for Friday, December 16 were: Alvin “Black Jaguar” Sweeney, Nielson “Tiger” Duberry, Silvina “Khandie” Malone, Vickie “Storm” Locker, Leroy “Jah Wanza” Daley, Rondell Meade, Sydney “Black Gold” Galloway, James “Cruza” Brown, Denny “Jack Sprat” Bramble, Angela Joy “Dynamite” Williams and Kevin “King Natty” Farrell.

Several organisations have sponsored cash prizes for the competition. The Department of Culture will give $1000 for the most patriotic calypso, while the Department of Health & the Environment has $1000 to the artist with the best mountain chicken song. The Bank of Montserrat is giving $ 1250.00 for best social commentary, $1250.00 for the most creative composition, and $500 most improved calypsonian.

The calypso finals are scheduled to be held on Friday 30 December.

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