Controversial calypsonian Cro Cro (Weston Rawlins) has failed to make into the semi-finals of this year’s Calypso Monarch competition.
The four-time monarch was notably missing from the list of 40-semifinalists released yesterday the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) who will compete in Calypso Fiesta at Skinner Park, San Fernando, next Saturday.
The Tobago Zone of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (Tuco) has won its lawsuit against the Tobago House of Assembly and Tobago Festivals Committee (TFC) chairman George Leacock.
Justice Jacqueline Wilson on Thursday ordered the THA and Leacock to meet with officials of Tuco’s Tobago Zone to finalise budget proposals for the Carnival season.
The THA has been given until February 19 to disburse funds to the calypso body.
Four-time Calypso Monarch, Cro Cro has made good on his promise to a release a song about an incident where he was recorded reportedly using obscene language towards a driver.
Two weeks ago, a video emerged of the veteran calypsonian, real name Weston Rawlins, arguing with another motorist. It was claimed that he was caught using his cell phone while driving. CEPEP, where Rawlins works as a Regional Coordinator suspended him and revoked the use of their company van, pending the outcome of an investigation.
The Mighty Composer (Fred Mitchell) was given an intimate traditional African funeral attended by close family, friends and a few former politicians on Monday.
Dressed in African garbs and referred to by his African name — Awise Olu Sino Amono Ifayomi — the late calypsonian was remembered as a man of wisdom who desperately wanted to uplift his Afro-Trinidadian brothers and sisters by getting them out of the social conditioning of slavery.