Trinidad calypso monarch will be one of the headliners at the Calypsoca Extravaganza


Rondell Donawa, Macomere Fifi, Helon Francis and Connector

Helon Francis, the Trinidad 2018 calypso monarch, and Rondell Donawa who placed third in the competition for the coveted crown, will be the headliners at the Calypsoca Extravaganza to be held at the St.Peter and Paul Banquet Hall in Scarborough on Sunday July 29.

Among the leading local artistes who will be appearing at the show are Connector, the reigning calypso monarch of  Toronto, and Macomere Fifi, six-time calypso monarch.

For Francis and Donowa, it will be their  first performance in Canada.

In telephone interviews from Trinidad, both of the Trinidadian artistes said they  were looking forward to their visit to Canada.

Francis,24, is one of the youngest artistes to win the Trinidad calypso monarch competition in which he was  vying against six former monarchs, including Chalkdust (Hollis Liverpool) who won the crown nine times.

Donawa, a young lawyer, started singing calypso at the age of four. He plays several musical instruments and like Francis, he has won  many local calypso competitions.

The Calypsoca  Extravaganza is organized by OCPA ( the Organization  of Calypso Performing Artistes).