Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Ladies of Fiesta


Lornette “Fya Empress” Nedd Reid was dressed for the part in delivering her rendition “Judge”. —Photo: INNIS FRANCIS

Mark Fraser

 There was picong, ‘ole talk’ and good kaiso at last Saturday’s ‘Calypso Fiesta’ at Skinner Park in San Fernando. The competition saw 40 contestants singing for a spot into the final 11 for a chance to dethrone reigning calypso monarch Eric ‘Pink Panther’ Taylor and a chance to win $1 million on Sunday at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. The women did not fall short in terms of delivering stinging commentaries and humorous offerings and in some cases outshone the male competitors in delivery. Here are a few of the ladies in action at the event.