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KAISO : BITS AND PIECES

BENO AND JANAE LAUNCHES MUSIC VIDEOS HAVE YOU SEEN BENOS MUSIC VIDEO OF LATE ? WELL ITS A FIRST TIME FOR THE ARTIST , JUST AS IT IS HIS FIRST TIME INTO THE CALYPSO FINAL WITH A GLOBAL SONG PROMOTING A NEW PEACE IN THE WORLD. THIS SONG WAS COMPOSED BY MICHELE HENDERSON-DELSOL AND BENO WITH HIS WONDERFUL VOCAL ABILITY HAS TAKEN IT TO THE KAISO FINALS. APART FROM THE SONG BEING WELLEXECUTED AND ARRANGED THE VIDEO SCRIPT PRESENTS A HISTORICAL ELEMENT TAINTED IN BLACK AND WHITE FOR EFFECT REMINICENT OF THE MID 50s TO 70s WHEN THE WORLD WAS FACED WITH TYRANTS, WARS, FAMINES AND THOSE ENGAGED IN THE LIBERATION STRUGGLE AS BLACK HEROES MALCOME X ,MARTIN LUTHE, MARCUS GARVEYR FOUGHT FOR THE EMANCIPATIONS OF MILLIONS. BENO IS FOUND IN THIS DILEMMA OF RELAYING THE STORIES AS GUNS EXPLODE AND PERSONS PROTEST AMIDST HUNGER AND WARFARE. IT INDEED PRESENTS SOMETHING CLASSY AS ONE REFLECTS ON HUMANITY AND THGEIR STRUGGLE WITH OBTAINING THAT ELUSIVE PEACE. A WEK LATER JANAE JACKSON UNLEASHED HER VIDEO PROMOTING CONVENT RULE DURING THE SCHOOLS 156 ANNIVERSARY. A SONG THAT MANY CONVENT STUDENTS AND GRADUATES LOVE AND ONE THAT OTHER FOR OBVIOUS REASONS BEGRUDGE. WHATEVER, IT IS A SONG WHICH PROMISES TO BE AN ANTHEM OF SOUGHTS AS IT HIGHLIGHT CONVENT AS A LEARNING INSTITUTION SECOND TO NONE IN THE ISLAND HAVING SPWENED OUT EXCELLENCE AS IN PEARLE CHRISTIAN, DR SHILLINGFORD RICKETTS, DAME MARY EUGENIA CHARLES, PAHO DIRECTOR DR CLARRISSA ETTIENNE AS A FEW OFR THE SCHOLARS AS WELL AS PROMINENT CARNIVAL QUEENS LEANDRA LANDER, SAMMANTHA DOCTROVE, DIAN FRANCIS ETC. THE SAID VIDEO IS NOW ON U TUBE AND CAN BE FOUND ON JANAES FACEBOOK PAGE JANAE4MUSIC@GMAIL.COM. THIS VIDEO IS ONLY THE SECOND BY A JUNIOR MONARCH , THE FIRST BEING BY THE REIGNING JUNIOR MONARCH THE IRISH KID JUNIOR CALYPSO MONARCH THE LATTER, IRISH KID, IN HIS 4TH YEAR OF COMPETITION EXIBITED GROWTH WHEN HE GOT THE NOD OF THE JUDGES ON FEBRUARY 20TH 2014 AT THE HARLEM PLAZA. WHILE I CONGRATULATE THE YOUNG TALENT IT IS WITHOUT FEAR OF CONTRADICTION THAT I HASTEN TO SAY THAT IT WAS ONE OF THE GREATEST INJUSTICES EVER IN DOMINICAN CALYPSO. NEVER HAS BEEN A PERFORMER SO DOMINANT IN EVERY CATEGORY SAVE ONE AND WAS GIVEN 2ND PLACE. JANAE WHO IS HARD TO BEAT AT HER LEVEL IN PRESENTATION, DICTION AND RENDITION WAS EVENTUALLY BEATEN BY A YOUNG MAN WHO SANG FLAT AND OUT OF TUNE AT TIMES AND WAS FOUND WANTING IN DICTION. I WAS AS DISTRAUGHT AS HUNDREDS WERE PARTICULARLY AS I REFECTED ON COMMENTS MADE BY MINISTER DOUGLAS IN THE OPENING OF CARNIVAL WHERE HE SAID EVERYTHING IN FAVOUR OF CROWNING THE IRISH KID. IS THERE A CONNECTION I ASK IN TERMS OF THE RESULT? BUT I QUICKLY DISMISSED IT ON GROUNDS OF INCOMPETENCE AS THERE WARE NO MUSICIAN ON THE JUDGING PANELHOW WERE THEY TO DISTINGUISH SUCH SUBTILITIES AS BEING FLAT OR OFF KEY. MOREOVER JANAE WON TWO TITLES IN TWO MONTHS; CHRISTMAS SONG AND FEMALE CALYPSO QUEEN. MAY BE THAT WAS ENOUGH FOR HER OR SOME WANTED TO SHOW THAT IN FACT CONVENT DID NOT RULE. ALL I CAN SAY WE MUST NOT

SEEK FRUSTRATE EXCELLENCE SO AS TOP BE SYMPATHETIC TO OTHERS. UNEASY LIES THE HEAD THAT WEARS THE CROWN AND IF ITS ONLY ST JOHNS POSSE WHO FEEL HE WAS DESERVING, THEN THE AFOREMENTIONED SHAKESPEARE QUOTATION RINGS TRUE. SO MUCH FOR A YEAR THAT TRIBUTE SONGS ARE WELL EXECUTED BUT NOT REWARDED AS THEY SHOULD; NONETHELESS JANAE CAN TAKE SOLACE FROM LUGARS TRIBUTE JUST AS CONVENTS TRIBUTE WAS RELEGATED UNJUSTLY TO SECOND BEST. ALL BEING SAID I GENUINELY CONGRATULATE THE IRISH KID FOR HIS PERSISTENCE , A GOOD SONG AND FOR HIS STAGE FLAIR .

FOR EDDY
IS ME THE PAN USE TO MEK YOU JAM AND JAM IS ME DE PAN USE TO RUN TINGS IN DE LAND IT WAS PAN AND LAPO WHEN CARNIVAL START REVELLERS JUMPING TO MASS OF CLASS IT WAS ME THE PAN DOWN QUEEN MARY STREET MOVING AND GROOVING TO DE BEAT BUT NOW ITS TIME TO PLAY YOU CALLING ME PAN BY DE BAY IS ME YOU LOVING PAN BUT YOU DOE LOVE DE PAN IS ME YOU LOVING PAN , PAN PAN WHERE IS DE PAN ( BY BLAK STARLINER 1999) THE AFOREMENTION IS MY OWN LITTLE QUOTATION FOR A MAN SECOND TO NONE IN STEEL PAN DEVELOPMENT, TUNING, TUTORSHIP, AND PLAYING PARTICULAR WITH FANTA PAN STEEL WHO PASSED IRONICAL DURING THE CALYPSO SEASON. THIS COLUMN PAUSES TO REFLECT ON HIS PASSING. PAN IS EDDY ANDRE AND EDDY IS PANNUFF SAID! TENTS FIASCO WELL IT BIS SO IRONICAL THAT CALYPSONIANS ALWAYS HAVE THE MOST TO SAY AS FAR AS HONESTY, INTEGRITY AND UNITY IS CONCERNED BUT THEY CANT COME TO AN UNDERSTANDING SO AS TO COME TOGETHER TO HAVE A JOINT TENT. WE CAN HEAR THE EGOISTIC VOICES INFRONT OFF AND BEHIND CAMERAS, REALLY, OUR STANDARDS ARE HIGH REGIONALLY BUT NO ONE KNOW ABOUT DOMINICA S

CALYPSO AND THAT IS REALLY THE CHALLENGE FOR ALL THOSE WHO CALL THEMSELVES ORIGINAL DOMINICAN CALYPSONIANS OR PEOPLES KINGS. THE TRUTH IS THE TENTS COULD ALL DO WITH SOME MONEY AND INVESTMENTS FROM PRIVATE SECTOR AND IT IS CERTAIN THAT MORE CALYPSONIANS WILL BE CRYING FOUL AFTER THE SEASON ASKING FOR PART- PAYMENTS AND OTHERWISE. NO ONE IS BIGGER THAT CALYPSO AND IT IS TIME THESE DOMINICAN ALONE KNOWN ACT MORE MATURLY AND FACE THE BIGGER REGIONAL REALITY. UNTIL NEXT TIME!!!