Marlon Rampersad, of the band Ivan Kalicharan (Beats) with his winning King of the Band portrayal of the piece "Sweet Soca and Chutney".
Scenes from Pre Dimanche Gras, Skinner Park, San Fernando
Express Photographer Dave Persad
CALYPSONIAN and attorney Rondell Donawa has retained his title as Calypso Monarch of the San Fernando Pre-Dimanche Gras.
The competition was held at Skinner Park, San Fernando, on Wednesday night. Donawa, PNM councillor for the Cocoyea/Tarouba district, sang his way to victory with his tune "Yes We Can".
The titles for King and Queen of Carnival (South) went to a mother and son duo, who both represented the band Ivan Kallichan.
Gloria Dallsingh won the Queen of Carnival (South) crown with her portrayal of "We Beat Pan Music", while her son Marlon Rampersad copped the title King of Carnival (South) with his presentation "Sweet Soca and Chutney".
Denesha Jennings of the band Jennings Mas and Associates placed second on the queen category with her piece Indeera (Mother India). Third place went to Laura Rampersad of the band Ivan Kallicharan. She portrayed "African Drum Dancer". Rampersad is the wife of Marlon Rampersad.
In the king category Lionel Jagessar Jr from the band Lionel Jagessar and Associates placed second with his piece "So-Son-Dowa-God of the Hunt and Protector of the Natives". Zainool Mohammed of the band Zinool Mohammed and Associates placed third with "Madiba - The Heart of a Warrior".