On Saturday 16th January 2016, the Kalypso Revue Tent Judging Night was hosted at the Seamen and Waterfront Workers Trade Union (SWWTU) Hall on Wrightson Road, Port of Spain. The tent, which is managed by veteran calypsonian Michael “Sugar Aloes” Osuna, was filled with enthusiastic lovers of the calypso art form.
On Saturday 21st November, 2015, students from the Diamond Vale Government Primary School jumped, hopped and skipped their way to victory winning the grand prize of five thousand dollars and a challenge trophy in the Yoplait, Vita Coca Jump Rope Open Championships themed “Fix it with Tricks”.
On the 19th January, 2015, the National Women’s Action Committee held its annual Calypso Queens Competition, most fittingly, at the Queen’s Hall in St. Ann’s. As guests arrived decked in their finery, the artistes prepared to battle on the stage for the title of Calypso Queen 2015.
The atmosphere in Kaiso House on 27th January, 2015, was electric. Patrons swarmed to their seats in the cooled confines of the auditorium, and as the sound men checked the system, singers psyched themselves up for the evening of competition ahead.
On the 2nd February, 2015, the Grand Stand in the Queen’s Park Savannah filled with kaiso enthusiasts who vied for the best seats from which to view the Young King’s Calypso Competition 2015. The show was dedicated to late culture activist and NJAC stalwart Brother Bankole and banners were hung on the stage blazed with the words “In Tribute to Brother Bankole.”
The Crowning of Miss La Reine Rive, part of the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition, took place on November 20, 2009, at Queen’s Hall, P.O.S. Apart from the cultural extravaganza which featured choirs and dance groups from across the country, were the final two segments of the competition: Parade of Queens in Evening Gown and Queens’ Self Expression.
Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition 2009 – Folk Dance and Music with Local Interpretative, Calypso, French influenced, African influenced with Limbo and drumology. – November 14, 2009
Miss Trinidad and Tobago Universe 2010 in pictures
The National Ballroom Dance Association of Trinidad and Tobago (NBDATT) in conjunction with the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs presented the first National DanceSport Championships on November 07, 2009. This event, held at the U.W.I. Sports and Physical Education Centre, featured competitions for junior and senior competitors which included several forms of ballroom dances as well as line dancing for the younger competitors. Check out the album for scenes from the competitions including those who were awarded for their victories.