St. John’s, Antigua: The Calypso Fever is spreading rapidly as we gear up for Antigua’s Carnival Calypso Tent season. The Ministry of Education, Sports and Creative Industries, in collaboration with the Calypso Sub-Committee, is pleased to announce the opening of the Calypso Tent season commencing from June 2nd 2023.
Creative Industries is officially partnering with two (2) Carnival Tents for the 2023 Carnival Season:-
- The Mason Brothers commence on Friday, June 2nd
- Sweet Benna Soca on Saturday, June 3rd
- Both will be operated out of Julees on Cross and Tanner Street.
Meanwhile, Calypsonians desirous of participating in this year’s Calypso Monarch competition are required to register with the Ministry and MUST register with one of the official Carnival Tents for eligibility to participate in Calypso Quarter and Semifinals.
This year’s Tent season will operate for four (4) weekends, with each weekend being Adjudicated. This will give the Calypsonians four (4) opportunities to be (4) Adjudicated with their best two (2) scores used to qualify for the Semifinals.
Therefore, aspiring competitors should note that it is mandatory to commence performance from the first weekend of June 2nd and 3rd in order to comply with the pre-requisite Judging process.
The Ministry is urging Calypsonians to prepare to bring the bacchanal, commentary, politics and vibes to the Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival’. For registration for the Tents with Mason Brothers, contact Oneil Mason at 7722400 or Junie for Sweet Benna at 7740416.
It’s Calypso, Kaiso and Bacchanal, the warm-up for Mas, Music and Creativity, Antigua Carnival 2023.
MUSIC MINUTE is here get to know the Artists and music for Antigua Carnival 2023! Tune in every Wednesday and Saturday for new music releases and exclusive interviews with our local Soca and Calypso Artist.
Antigua Carnival stated, “We’re officially in the Carnival Zone! So for this year’s Carnival 2023, we’re bringing something new and exciting, “Music Minute “Hosted by Leanda-Ann Norville. Where you’ll find the hottest and new release of 2023 songs from our Soca and Calypso Artists.”