PM Drew congratulates Karissa Willette for winning National Calypso Monarch

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Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis: The Prime Minister, Dr Terrance Drew, congratulated Queen Independent Karissa Willett for winning the title of National Calypso Monarch.

It is to be noted that PM Drew took to his official Facebook handle to extend his wishes for Willett.

“Join me in a resounding applause for the outstanding achievement of QUEEN INDEPENDENT, Ms Karissa Willett, for her exceptional performance in defending the title of National Calypso Monarch! Your talent and dedication shine brightly, inspiring us all”, he wrote.

Further to this, the prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis expressed his delight to the newcomer, Issa Kamal, as she secured the position of 1st Runner-up.

Notably, the esteemed veteran, King Hollywood, clinched the spot of 2nd Runner-up.

“I extend heartfelt congratulations to the remarkable newcomer, Issa Kamal, for securing the 1st Runner-up position, and to the esteemed veteran, King Hollywood, for securing the 2nd Runner-up spot”, PM Drew stated.

Noting this, the leader of St Kitts and Nevis lauded all the competitors of the competition. This competition raised the art of Calypso music.

“A special round of applause goes out to all the competitors who participated. Let’s celebrate their incredible contributions to the art of Calypso music”, the prime minister added.

Calypso Icon- Denyse Plummer

Additionally, T&T remembered and paid tribute to its calypso icon- Denyse Plummer-Boocock, who was laid to rest on September 6.

The National Archives celebrated her life with some snippets from its Newspaper Collection, showcasing her 2001 win at the National Calypso Monarch.

Notably, following the footsteps of legendary Calypsonians Calypso Rose and Singing Sandra, she became the third woman to secure the National Calypso Monarch title.

As per the reports, Plummer broke barriers when she first emerged on the calypso scene during the 1980s. She mostly faced criticism onstage during her early performances as a female calypsonian in what has traditionally been seen as a male-dominant field.

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