Show Down Mas Camp tent was launched on Thursday 17th January 2019.
There will be 14 calypsonians competing from the Mas Camp tent this year.
The competing calypsonians will include: The Bobb; Dice; Sye; Checker; Judgement; Sound Proof; Trinity; Prince Of Peace; Vigilante; The Lion; Predictor; Triumph; Mass Eruption and Pick Lock.
Among the 14 calypsonians there are three new competitors: Prince of Peace; The Lion and; Predictor.
The reigning monarch King Bobb will compete with two songs this season with his opening song being titled “Who they love, they love”.
The Show Down Mas Camp Tent is sponsored by: DEXIA; Val Ferry; Gentle Rest Funeral Home; Caribbean Paradise Realtor; Continental Store; Springfield Trading Ltd; Tonge Group of Companies and; Neo Expressions.
The 2019 Mas Camp tent was endorsed by the President of the Dominica Calypso Association and member of the Stardom Tent Davidson Victor (aka Observer).
During the official launching ceremony the Observer called out to the corporate community for sponsorship to the Mas Camp Tent.
The executive of the Showdown Entertainment Development plans to reintroduce the Educational Series which is three workshops that is open to all calypsonians. These workshops will include; song writing training; judging training and; a camp for young writers and people interested in the composition of calypso.
In addition the Mas Camp executive are to host activities through out the year (in and out of season).
The Showdown Mas Camp and Stardom tent collaborates this year by supporting each other despite their competitive rivalry. “We are all in this kaiso business together” Observer declared.
The first tent performances will be Friday 18th January at the Old Mill Cultural Center at 9 p.m.
The color code for this opening show is white. The entrance fee is $25.