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Ave Calypso Gets Bigger

Show time at Ave Maria
Image of the panel of judges.
The panel of judges.

THE students of the Ave Maria Girls School put on a calypso show on Friday which drew in the crowds as their third annual Ave Clash continues to grow in popularity.

The show featured three segments: Calypso, Soca and Groovy, with 16 girls altogether vying for three crowns.

The event was well attended by students from other schools, parents and family members of the singers.

Image: Show time at Ave Maria
Show time at Ave Maria

Some of the featured performances included music from the reigning Junior Calypso Monarch, the winner of the RC Jam competition and local artistes including Soca artiste Mysterio.

Teacher at the all girls school, Charlene Faucher-Joseph said: “We try our best to keep the girls involved in the arts whether it’s dance or calypso especially now that the season is around.”

Faucher-Joseph said the school’s music teacher, Keitje Greaves has a deep passion for music and that passion exudes and is passed on to the students.

Some of the contestants
Some of the contestants

According to the teacher, the response from the students to the event has become increasingly overwhelming with many girls wanting to take part.

Faucher-Joseph said the teachers are hoping that the girls will learn some fundamental lessons from the experience especially if they have interest in pursuing music in the future.

Winner of the R.C. Jam
Winner of the R.C. Jam

Some of the vital lessons in that sense include writing their own music and developing the skills needed to get them onto the big stages like some of their much loved local, regional and international artistes.

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