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  1. madsuya

    madsuya New Member

    Jun 10, 2008
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    7 finalists for Extempo
    Dion Diaz, Black Sage, Lingo, Contender, Myron B, Hezekiah Joseph and Brian London emerged out of a pack of 20 on Monday and challenge Lady Africa for the Extempo crown in 2013......
    The preliminary round of the Extempo competition came off at Kaiso House, Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain on Monday night before an appreciative audience.....
    Recently crowned San Fernando Extempo Monarch Abebele did not make the cut while the man he beat to win the title (Hezekiah Joseph) qualified for the national final......
    There were 5 newcomer in the original 20- Wendell Goodridge, Omari Ashby, Fedor Honoure, Colin Lawrence and Christopher Mc Williams......
    They all performed four verses to topics like "It Better to have a Wife", "Plenty Security but No Security", "Designate a Driver for Carnival", "The Judges can't Judge", "Skinner Park-the Acid Test", "THA Elections", "Carnival is Bacchanal", "All Men fraid Horn", "Woman on Top" and "Wayne Kublalsingh".

    In the first round Black Sage had it easy as he picked "The Extempo Crown is Mine", also doing well was Dion Diaz with "The Judges can't judge" and Abebele with "Same—Sex Marriage".
    The hit or joke of the night was Colin Lawrence who chose the topic "Wayne Kublalsingh". From the onset he said he did not know anything about the topic and had to go back and read the newspapers.

    Lawrence showed guts and grit and finished his four verses to loud cheers from the audience. Several singers missed or did not understand the topic they chose and went down flat.
    12 singers were chosen for the second round......But it was Black Sage and Abebele who had the audience in stitches with their topic "A Deputy Essential".

    The Extempo final comes off on February 4 at the Queen's Park Savannah.

  3. madsuya

    madsuya New Member

    Jun 10, 2008
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    Extemporaneously Singing

    Brother Resistance
    Lord Pretender
    Leroy "BIG B" Birch
    Mark "Contender" John
    d Phillip "Black Sage" Murray
    Joseph "Lingo" Vautor-Laplaceliere
    Kizzie Ruiz
    Kurt Allen
    Heather MacIntosh
    Mark John
    Karene Asche
    Devon Seale
    Kizzie Ruiz
    Heather MacIntosh
    Duane O'Connor
    Joanne "Tigress" Rowley
    Myron "Myron B" Bruce
    Roger Mohammed
    Jean Lewis
    Victor McDonald
    Kenroy Smith

    When WINSTON PETERS was a boy growing up in his seaside village of Mayaro, Trinidad, people called him "Gypsy" because he seemed hyperactive. His mind was always clicking, as it is said, and it's that quickness which he used to become a successful Calypsonian and Extempo king.

    The art of Extempo singing takes knowledge of words, quick thinking and wit in order to create rhyming sentences to respond extemporaneously to an opponent. The tenor of the exchange is always in a good natured, jovial criticizing manner in which one vocalist is trying to put down the other.

    Gypsy has earned a reputation as the man who has won the most Extempo crowns since the 1980s. He was unchallenged for three consecutive years in the National Extempo competition. On March 2, 2000, at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain, Trinidad, he won his seventh Extempo crown in a duel with Lady Africa. Gypsy also has the distinction of being crowned Calypso Monarch of Trinidad and Tobago.
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