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St. Croix Calypsonians United Announces Rescheduled 2023-2024 Calypso Monarch Finals

'Mighty Pat' sings in the 2019 Calypso Monarch competition, capturing the second runner-up title. (Sourc file photo by Melody Rames)
‘Mighty Pat’ sings in the 2019 Calypso Monarch competition, capturing the second runner-up title. (Source file photo)

The eagerly anticipated 2023-2024 Calypso Monarch Finals that were slated for Dec. 27 in the Festival Village have been rescheduled to New Year’s Day, Jan. 1 at a new venue, the St. Croix Calypsonians United announced Wednesday.

The Division of Festivals canceled the Dec. 27 event after discussions with calypsonians failed to reach a mutual agreement, according to a press release announcing the new date.

The rescheduled Calypso Monarch Finals will now take place on Jan. 1, at the Island Center for the Performing Arts, starting at 8 p.m. Nine talented singers will compete against the reigning Queen Emogene “Blakness” Creese, promising an unforgettable night of rhythm, rhyme, and cultural celebration, the release stated.

Dean Baptiste, the organizer of the event, expressed his gratitude for the community’s understanding during this challenging time. “While we faced unexpected hurdles, we are thrilled to announce the new date for the Calypso Monarch Finals. We appreciate the continued support of the St. Croix community, and we are committed to delivering a spectacular show on January 1, 2024,” he said.

Thanks are extended to Ciga Promotions for their generous sponsorship, enabling the continuation of this beloved cultural tradition. Their commitment to supporting local talent and preserving our cultural heritage is commendable, the release stated.

The St. Croix Calypsonians United looks forward to welcoming the community at the Island Center for the Performing Arts on Jan. 1 for an evening of outstanding performances and the crowning of the next Calypso Monarch, it said.

For further information, contact Dean Baptiste at 340-277-8308.

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