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Editor’s note:This post was written by Simone Senhouse of caivideos – YouTube, Dominica Style.

The question on everyone’s mind this Carnival season is will calypso survive without the talents of Daddy Chess, Dice and Pat Aaron. By now we have all heard that Daddy Chess will be representing Dominica in Trinidad during our Carnival season. There is also much talk about Dice and Pat Aaron not participating in this year’s calypso competition.

Will calypso survive without the talents of two of our top Calypsonians? Is this the beginning of the end of the high caliber of song writing and performance we have gotten used to? If you are like me, you were already in high anticipation of hearing the new songs. With at $20,000 grand price going to the winner, the expectations for this year’s competition was definitely high.

Well maybe this is not all bad news. The opportunity may now be ripe for up and coming composers and performers to come out of the shadows and display their talents. This might also be a good time to provide incentives to these talented people to encourage them to step out of the shadow and to make their mark.

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