De Soca-Lypso Re­vue to host Kweyol Event

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

De Soca-Lypso Re­vue is pre­par­ing to host its 4th an­nual An­nou Manjé, Dansé, Chanté en Kweyol event.

The event has been placed on the of­fi­cial cal­en­dar of events in ob­ser­vance of Kweyol Her­itage Month and will take place on Fri­day Oc­to­ber 24th, 2015 at the Na­tional Cul­tural Cen­tre.

This year the event has taken on a new twist: it will be a Song Com­pe­ti­tion fea­tur­ing var­i­ous gen­res of mu­sic with the win­ner tak­ing home a cash prize of EC$5,000. The 2nd run­ner-up will re­ceive EC$3,500 and 3rd run­ner-up, EC$2,500.

In ad­di­tion, a spe­cial award will be given to the Best Writ­ten Piece.

In prepa­ra­tion for this Song Com­pe­ti­tion, De Re­vue hosted a very suc­ces­ful writ­ers’ fo­rum on Wed­nes­day Septem­ber 24 at the Cen­tral Li­brary. This hour and a half ses­sion was aimed at bring­ing to­gether writ­ers wish­ing to sub­mit ma­te­rial for judg­ing, giv­ing them an op­por­tu­nity for de­lib­er­a­tion and en­hanc­ing their craft. De Re­vue also in­vited Dr. Ken­try Jn Pierre, as a re­source per­son to as­sist in the writ­ing of cre­ole, which is im­por­tant for sub­mis­sion of the writ­ten pieces for judg­ing. Writ­ers were also privy to the draft judg­ing cri­te­ria for their in­put.

De Soca-Ly­pos Re­vue is ask­ing all artistes and song­writ­ers in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing in this year’s Kweyol Song Com­pe­ti­tion to register early. The dead­line for reg­is­tra­tion is Wed­nes­day 30th Septem­ber, 2015. Reg­is­tra­tion forms are avail­able from the Cul­tural De­vel­op­ment Foun­da­tion (CDF) and have to be ac­com­pa­nied by a reg­is­tra­tion fee of EC$ 20 and a CD with the com­pe­ti­tion song.

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