The Chinese calendar may say that 2009 is the year of the Ox, but calypso fans everywhere speculate that this might be the year of De Karessa.
Fans agree that Karessa has given us a string of well written, well performed songs over the last few years.
In addition, it seems almost impossible to turn on the radio today and not hear his high-spirited performance of “Doh Play with the Pastor Rod“.
Despite his successes though, the coveted prize of Calypso King seems to have eluded the seasoned performer, whose stage persona and charisma is often compared to that of The Mighty Sparrow. So can Karessa do it?
With King Dice bowing out of this year’s competition, and Daddy Chess’ attention focused on Trinidad, has this cleared the path for Karessa to emerge as victor?
Does he have what it takes to carry the Crown? Check out the video clip of “Pastor Rod” and be the judge. As Karessa’s own words say (and one of my all time favorite calypso indicate) “We Go See…“