Saint Lucia to host 2nd annual Papa Kaiso Corner St Cecilia awards

The contributions of five (5) Saint Lucians will be honoured at the ๐Ÿ๐ง๐ ๐€๐ง๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐๐š๐ฉ๐š ๐Š๐š๐ข๐ฌ๐จ ๐‚๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ซ ๐’๐ญ. ๐‚๐ž๐œ๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐š ๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐๐ฌ ceremony to be held Live on Saturday, November 19th 2022, at 8:00 p.m. on MBC, TV. Hosted by veteran calypsonian Ignatius "Invader" Tisin.

Saint Lucia to host 2nd annual Papa Kaiso Corner St Cecilia awards
Saint Lucia to host 2nd annual Papa Kaiso Corner St Cecilia awards Pic Credits: Cultural Development Foundation Facebook Page

Castries, Saint Lucia: The contributions of five (5) Saint Lucians will be honoured at the ๐Ÿ๐ง๐ ๐€๐ง๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐๐š๐ฉ๐š ๐Š๐š๐ข๐ฌ๐จ ๐‚๐จ๐ซ๐ง๐ž๐ซ ๐’๐ญ. ๐‚๐ž๐œ๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐š ๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐๐ฌ ceremony to be held Live on Saturday, November 19th 2022, at 8:00 p.m. on MBC, TV. Hosted by veteran calypsonian Ignatius “Invader” Tisin.

๐–๐‘๐ˆ๐“๐„๐‘ – Truscott “Soukou” Augustin for long and meritorious services in the areas of songwriting and musical production and administration of the calypso product.
๐€๐ƒ๐Œ๐ˆ๐๐ˆ๐’๐“๐‘๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ – Lorna Lubrin โ€“ for long and meritorious Service in the administration of the Saint Lucia calypso product for having served as the President of the SLCA for most of the 80′ s and early 90′ s.

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๐๐‘๐Ž๐ƒ๐”๐‚๐„๐‘ – Ron Louis โ€“for long and meritorious Service in the area of recording and producing for many of some of our most popular calypsonians, in addition to his work in developing the music product in the village of Laborie.

๐’๐„๐‘๐•๐ˆ๐‚๐„๐’/๐ˆ๐๐…๐‘๐”๐’๐“๐‘๐”๐‚๐“๐”๐‘๐„ – John Michel โ€“ Michel’s Electricals โ€“for long and meritorious Service in providing infrastructure for the improvement and development of the St. Lucian musical product. Long serving sponsor of the calypso Artform.

๐Œ๐”๐’๐ˆ๐‚๐ˆ๐€๐ – Charles “Charley” Augustin โ€“ for long and meritorious Service in helping develop the St. Lucian musical product in the area of folk music.

The Cultural Development Foundation is a proud sponsor of the Literary and Music Awards and congratulates recipients for their contribution towards furthering and sustaining Saint Lucia’s music ecosystem.

๐’๐ญ. ๐‚๐ž๐œ๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐šโ€™๐ฌ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฒ (๐…๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐š๐ง๐ฌ) ๐ข๐ฌ ๐œ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐›๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ง๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐จ๐ง ๐๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ง๐.

Registration for the CDF’s ๐€๐ง๐ง๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐…๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ โ€“ ๐‹๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง under the theme “๐˜ผ ๐™‰๐™š๐™ฌ ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™œ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฃ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ: ๐™‡๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š, ๐™‡๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™‹๐™š๐™–๐™˜๐™š
๐‚๐€๐“๐„๐†๐Ž๐‘๐ˆ๐„๐’: Traditional, National and Contemporary/Modern
Entry is open to ๐‰๐ฎ๐ง๐ข๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ (17 years and below) – $๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“.๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ ๐‹๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง and ๐’๐ž๐ง๐ข๐จ๐ซ๐ฌ (18 years and older) – $๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“.๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ ๐‹๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง.

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Monetary Prizes are awarded for each category. Overall, Lantern Winner receives a monetary prize of $1500.00.

Individuals interested in enhancing their lantern-making skills are invited to register for the training sessions from November 9th โ€“ 29th, 2022, at the CDF Facilities. Seniors $30.00, Juniors $20.00.

๐‘๐„๐†๐ˆ๐’๐“๐‘๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐‚๐‹๐Ž๐’๐„๐’ ๐จ๐ง ๐๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ๐ญ๐ก, ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ. Preliminary judging and Finals are scheduled for December 2nd and 3rd, 2022, at the National Cultural Centre, 2:00 p.m. on both days.

The Lantern Competition will set the stage for CDF’s Festival of Lights celebrations in December. Link on the registration link to view Criteria and sign up https://forms.gle/XT8fpfTbcdSjPpwRA. Contact the CDF at (1758) 457-9021 for additional requirements for the competition.