Six-time monarch heads Professionals’ cast

Macomere Fifi joins newcomers at the Professional Calypso Tent.
Macomere Fifi joins newcomers at the Professional Calypso Tent.

Six-time Canadian Calypso Monarch Macomere Fifi (Eulith Tara Woods) and veteran Dick Lochan, the two lone original members, head up the Professional Calypso Tent cast for the ninth calypso season with a mix of a returning veterans, two newcomers and a couple of young, rising calypso stars.

This year’s cast will again include Panman Pat (two-time monarch), the Web (two-time Montreal king), Connector (Soca King), Mr. Wonderful and Sada, 12, Canada’s youngest calypso tent artist, now in her second year.

This cast sees the return of former monarch Luv Bug (Herbert Tyson) after a lengthy sabbatical from the local scene and the debut of Grenadian-born artist Kenny C (Kenny Caliste) and Elijah (Alexander, 14).

The Professionals Calypso, run by three strong women – namely Judith Thompson, Frances Lochan and Gail King – is in its ninth year and has been touted as Toronto’s Top Calypso Tent.

The Professionals Calypso Tent will once again be backed by a live band, SHAK SHAK, led by Chris Wilson, with Lochan as MC.

The tent kicks off on Saturday, June 20, and runs for the next three consecutive Saturdays (June 27, July 4 and 11) at the usual venue Calypso City, Steelworkers Union Hall, 25 Cecil St. in downtown Toronto.

For tickets and information contact Gail at 647-856-7996, Frances at 416-284-4021 or Judith at 416-769-7888.