Calypso Monarch Competition to be renamed in honour of Sir Prince Ramsey: Merchant

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The 2019 Wadadli Beer Calypso Monarch Competition will be renamed in honour of veteran calypso writer and lover, Sir Prince Ramsey, chairman of the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission Maurice Merchant has announced.

Sir Prince died recently.

Merchant says the competition will be renamed the Sir Prince Ramsey Wadadli Beer Calypso Competition.

He made the announcement at the launch of Carnival 2019.

Sir Prince penned some of the most patriotic and social commentary calypsos of the 21st Century.

“Sir Prince was calypso and this was demonstrated in the numerous calypso classics that he penned and the number of competitions won by artistes who rendered his songs in competitions in Antigua and Barbuda and other parts of the region.  The art form has lost a prolific calypso writer and lover,” Merchant said.