St Kitts and Nevis: The first in a series of Adjudication Workshops started on Sunday, October 8 with a concentration on Calypso in St Kitts and Nevis.
Current and aspiring judges gathered at the Carnival Secretariat Extension in the first of six (6) sessions to be conducted by Nubia Williams, CEO of Aibun Industries Co. Ltd.
Williams is not only a Music Educator but also a Steelpan Examiner, Pannist and highly expected Adjudicator for Steelband, Calypso and Soca Competitions. Some of these competitions include The International Soca Monarch in Trinidad and Grenada, the Calypso Monarch Kings and Queens as well as the National Panorama Competition in Trinidad and Antigua.
These events are complemented by others such as Borough Day celebrations, Steelband Music Festivals and an array of pan, calypso and soca competitions that span across school, national and regional levels.
She is one of the first two graduates of the B.A. in Musical Arts program at the University of the West Indies. Her dedication to music education has spanned across all levels, from primary to secondary and even tertiary education.
In addition to her academic achievements, Williams has served on the Association for Caribbean Music Educators as an elected representative.
Williams brings a wealth of expertise to our sessions, with an illustrious career spanning an impressive twenty-seven years of judging music both in her hometown of Trinidad & Tobago and on the international stage.
Her extensive experience includes teacher training, adjudicating and managing gifted artists. Additionally, Williams serves as the Trinidad and Tobago delegate to the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children.
Topics to be covered in the Calypso Adjudication Workshop include, Judging Calypso using five descriptors, Literary devices in Calypso, Elements of Music Reviewed, Adjudication and Cognitive Bias and Measuring and Comparing.
The Calypso sessions end on Monday, 9th October and will be followed by Soca on Wednesday, 11th and Thursday, 12th October. Aspiring judges for this year’s Panorama will join Williams for their training on Saturday, 14th and Sunday, 15th October.
To register for these sessions, please visit the National Carnival Secretariat in the EC Daniel Building on Cayon Street, call 466-0058/0057.
St Kitts and Nevis National Carnival- Sugar Mas
St Kitts and Nevis is all set to host Sugar Mas 2023 from December 15, 2023 to January 2, 2024. It will feature several exciting activities such as calypso monarch, Miss Teen St Kitts and Nevis, Ties and Tiaras Family Gala and Electrifying Live Performances and many more.
The calendar of the carnival will enhance the travel and tourism experience of the performers.
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