On July 30, 2017, Bushy Park in Barbados will be the site for seasoned and up-and-coming soca stars, as they compete for some of the major music titles of the Crop-Over festival season, as Barbados Today reports:
Two first-time finalists, three former monarchs and two veteran calypsonians are among the group heading to Soca Royale for the Party Monarch Finals come July 30. The finalists were announced just before 5 this morning at Phenomenal Friday which was held at Kensington Oval.
Faith and newcomer to competition Saffiyah will be heading to Bushy Park for the first time. Former Party Monarchs Mr Blood, Mikey and Peter Ram are also in the mix. Veterans Ras Iley and Grynner are also in with a chance to take the crown.
The full list of finalists in alphabetical order are Faith, Mikey, Mistah Dale, Mr Blood, Peter Ram, Rameses, Ras Iley and Grynner and Saffiyah. The reserve is Kirk Brown.
They will be hoping to dethrone reigning monarch, Lil Rick [shown above].
For full article, see https://www.barbadostoday.bb/2017/07/08/party-monarch-finalists-announced/
For more on Crop-Over 2017, see http://www.ncf.bb/