Calypso “love fire” is set to reignite today at Calypso Fiesta in Skinner Park, San Fernando.
Veteran calypsonian The Black Stalin (Leroy Calliste) first issued the call to “Burn Them” 31 years ago with his National Calypso Monarch title-winning 1987 hit. And while the venerable bard continues his recovery from a stroke the onus will be on a young calypso debutant to carry on the pyrotechnics.
Reigning back-to-back Soca Monarch Voice (Aaron St Louis) wasn’t even born when Stalin first burned down colonialism and political corruption. The prolific 25-year-old will be hoping, at the very least, to light a clear path to next Sunday’s marquee Dimanche Gras final with his 2018 love fire anthem “Year for Love”.