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Calypsonians gearing as much as face judges next week

The road to the Courtesy Garage Pic O De Crop Finals intensifies from next Saturday, July 9. That’s when the primary of the six calypso tents will face the Pic-O-De-Crop judges for a probability to make it to the finals of the final word kaiso battle at Kensington Oval on Friday, July 29.

Seventeen finalists will compete with reigning 2019 Monarch Classic for a probability to walk away with $100,000 or a fully-loaded Nissan Leaf due to Courtesy Garage.

The National Cultural Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer Carol Roberts-Reifer thanked Courtesy Garage for coming on board again this 12 months.

“We sincerely thank our corporate partner Courtesy Garage for again coming on board and investing within the Festival and by extension the kaiso art-form. It’s all the time a pleasure to work with the team at Courtesy. We encourage Barbadians to return out and support the tents after which take that very same energy to Kensington Oval on July 29 for the Pic-O-De-Crop Finals,” Roberts-Reifer said.

The primary tent to face the judges will likely be Super Gladiators on Saturday, July 9 on the Barbados Museum, The Garrison, St Michael. They will likely be followed by Payce Digital/COB Credit Union All Stars on Sunday, July 10.

Next up is C.O. Williams House of Soca who will face the judges on Wednesday, July 13 while the next night, Thursday, July 14, will likely be Stray Cats’ turn. First Citizen/Digicel De Big Show will likely be judged on Friday, July 15.

On Sunday, July 17, Carter’s Shining Stars will likely be the last tent to evaluate. At the moment, the names of the 17 finalists to face Classic will likely be announced after the judges deliberate.

When the Pic O De Crop registration closed on Monday, June 6, there have been 90-plus calypsonians who had registered.

Music Officer Kevin Moore stated that the NCF is looking forward to staging one other exciting Final.

“The National Cultural Foundation is elated to have the opportunity to provide the Pic-O-De-Crop Competition after a two-year hiatus, on account of the worldwide pandemic. This 12 months’s competition guarantees to be yet one more exciting one, with many artistes indicating their intention to compete through their various tents. We expect the identical quality music that we have now grown accustom to on Final’s night,” he said.

Patrons desirous of taking in some tent motion and some other event for this Crop Over Festival can go surfing to:

• NCF Barbados on Facebook and Instagram

• Lovecropvoer.bb on Instagram

• Barbados Crop Over Festival on Facebook and;

• www.ncf.bb  (PR)

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