Tasha P Makes Calypso History: First Female Monarch in over 50 years

first_img Sharing is caring! Share LocalNews Tasha P Makes Calypso History: First Female Monarch in over 50 years by: – March 6, 2011 Tasha “Tasha P” Peltier has made history becoming Dominica’s first female calypso monarch in more than 50 years of the existence of the calypso competition. Tasha P was crowned in the early morning of Sunday 06 March 2011 at Carnival City proving the authenticity of one of her calypsos “Woman Time” part of which states “Now we have conquered, Yes we have risen, and have taken our rightful place.” An emotional Tasha P told reporters, “it’s woman time, I’m just so happy and I feel so honoured to be blessed with the opportunity to be what I want to be.” “I did not expect this, I know I worked hard and it is an experience I will never ever ever forget.” she said.The calypso competition this year marked the second one for Tasha P, a Dominica State College student, who came two places short of the crown in 2010. Added to her history-making calypso monarch title, she also won the Stardom Monarch of the Tent and the Calypso Queen events preceding the calypso final. She also sang “Let Children Be Children” on her way to the throne.Dice, who was looking for a fifth crown, was placed second, but that did not stop him from congratulating Tasha P. Dice was spotted applauding the new female monarch while on stage. 2010 calypso monarch Karessa placed third and Checker, who’s been part of the calypso competition for close to thirty years now, placed fourth. Peter Pros’ attempt to make up for his first round blunders in his second appearance on stage, was not enough to get him in the top four. Soul Puss a more experienced calypsonian was not able to secure a top position though patrons were eyeing him as a strong contender; but he was awarded “Most Improved Calypsonian for 2011, and got the Best Song for 2011 award with “Be not afraid”. Sye, Leandra, Mighty Lugars and Explosion were the others in the race. Tasha P’s victory comes ahead of International Women’s Day Tuesday 08 March, a time when Dominica will join the rest of the world in reflecting on the struggles and achievements of women over the years.[nggallery id = 14]Source: DBS NewsPhotographs by: Abigail Antoine Tweetcenter_img Share 156 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img

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