Workshop for youth interested in participating in Junior Calypso Monarch Competition

Young people who are interested in participating in the Junior Calypso Monarch Competition in March this year will get a chance to sharpen their skills this weekend.

Coordinator of Culture, Herman “Cupid” Francis says a workshop is being organized to help the young and aspiring artiste prepare.

Mr. Francis says the workshop will be held at the Old Salem Primary School at 4 o’clock this Saturday afternoon.

The 15th annual junior calypso monarch competition, organized by the Montserrat Union of Teachers, provides an avenue for young people to showcase their talent.

13-year-old Montserrat Secondary School student, Khari Irish, is the reigning Junior calypso Monarch.

The competition is normally held during the St Patrick’s week of activities scheduled for March 8th to 17th this year.

The St. Patrick’s Festival will introduce three new events to be produced along with the traditional offering that have defined the week of activities. 

 The new innovations this year – the International Fishing Tournament, the Montserrat-Ireland Restaurants Festival known as ‘A Taste of the Two Emerald Isles’, and the Skits and Short Plays Festival that extends the tradition of local theatre performances.