Friday, April 12, 2024

Once upon a wine

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It was a night that veterans teamed up onstage and sang some of their hits, when the second Cavalcade was held at the Checker Hall playing field in St Lucy last Saturday.
Young and old reminisced as past calypso kings, including Mighty Gabby, Red Plastic Bag, Grynner and Adrian Clarke, as well as popular entertainers Mr Dale and Biggie Irie, took them down memory lane on a night of vintage kaiso.
Performing first was Adrian Clarke who sang Marry Me by Michael Thompson and Faith by Sir Cliff Richards.   
Just as he raised the tempo with his own Having A Nice Time, the lights went out but they quickly came back on. He later sang a Ras Iley hit Spring Garden On Fire.
Biggie Irie sang Nah Going Home and Cyaan Be Ovah.
Dressed in a bright yellow jacket, matching hat and shoes, Mr Dale appeared on stage and wowed the crowd. He teamed up with Gabby for an energetic performance of the song Dr Cassandra.
Gabby returned to the stage to present his humorous Needles And Pins, which even brought laughter from children on hand as he showcased the antics of the two women at loggerheads in the song.
Gabby also sang his popular Boots, with many joining him in marching.
Red Plastic Bag started with Something In De Music before teaming up with “ragga ragga boss” Mac Fingall in yet another crowd-pleasing performance, with Fingall bogling and “Jonesing”.
RPB, the 2011 Sweet Soca King, then sang the popular Something’s Happening, following up with Once Upon A Wine.
Closing off the show was Grynner, who too showed that he was still very energetic.
He started with I Remember, then sang Mr T, Wait For Me and Leggo I Hand. (CAT)

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