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Bouyon Monarch winner & competitors awarded

by: - March 6, 2017
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Bouyon Monarch, Carlene XP being crowned by Larry Cambran of the Bouyon Monarch Committee

The winner and participants of the second annual Bouyon Monarch competition have been awarded.

The winners and competitors were during a prize giving ceremony held on Friday 3 March 2017 at the Joval Terrace, Upstairs Bullseye Pharmacy on Federation Drive, Goodwill.

Carlene XP, who won the crown for the second consecutive year on 18 February 2017, took the grand prize of ten thousand EC dollars, while Richard ‘Beno’ Christmas placed first runner up and received five thousand EC dollars.

Anwar placed second runner up and received three thousand dollars, while Fetty Mark took the position of third runner up and received two thousand dollars.

Anwar placed second runner up and received three thousand dollars, while Fetty Mark took the position of third runner up and received two thousand dollars.

The other competitors were Clint H, Giovanni, Tete Garcon, Soca Johnny, Sick berry, Sa Sa Sammy, Ti Cout, Benz and Mr. Gwada, and they each received a cash prize of one thousand and five hundred dollars.

“This year was a great show, but we want everyone to know that next year will be bigger, grander, louder, there will be more bouyon, everything. You can look at it as a Bouyon festival, because that is the level of grandeur that we are trying to achieve,”
Member of the Bouyon Monarch Committee, Larry Cambran said.

“This year we had fifty percent more artistes than last year, and we are expecting one hundred percent more artistes next year, and we expect to see it growing,” Cambran stated.

The Bouyon Monarch Competition, which seeks to transform Bouyon; not by replacing any existing Bouyon styles, but by adding depth to an already dynamic genre, is open to all artistes.

“So any bouyon artist can enter; it is not a band competition, but any artist, any lead singer of a band or group, any upcoming artist, as long as you are a solo artist of the bouyon genre, you are welcome to the competition,” Cambran explained.

He also noted that while the competition is local, the organization is looking forward to growth that will open it up overseas competitors.

“For now, we are keeping it localized so that we can grow the culture of the bouyon in the country and we look forward to having it growing to have people come into the country to compete, as it grows even to the extent of Soca Monarch,” he further noted.

Meanwhile, Carlene XP and Triple Kay Global also received tokens for winning the Bouyon Road March for their songs ‘Bouyon Calling’ and ‘Roll that Boom Boom’ respectively.

Cambran said that there were not enough registered artists for the bouyon road march competition for there to be an official winner, with Carlene XP being the only registered artist, while Triple Kay was unregistered.

He stated that many of the artists were unaware of the bouyon road march competition, and that next year every contestants will have to register to be considered for the title, and the winner will receive a substantial monetary prize.