‘Daddy Slim’ retains Road March title
After a brief hiatus Bob “The Man Bob” Morgan came back and reclaimed the title of Calypso King at the 2015 ‘Best of the Best Calypso and Road March Competition’ Saturday night.
Morgan’s song “Man”, which blamed mankind for all the world’s troubles, scored him 239 points and US $3,000 in prize money.
Irving “King Topo” Riley with his song “Confusion,” which focused on the outcome of Saba’s constitutional status following 10- 10-10 scored him 219 points and the first runner-up position. He received $1,000 in prize money.
George “Georgy Boy” York placed second with 213 points for his song “Where do we go from here,” which was reminiscent of the island before the constitutional changes. He won an airline ticket and hotel stay.
With a dominant beat and catchy lyrics Cirilio “Daddy Slim” Martin instantaneously maintained his title of Road March King, scoring 242 points for his song “Carnival is you,” and winning $2,000 in prize money.
This first night of the 2015 Carnival season saw a large turnout and much audience participation as St. Maarten Calypsonian “Ricky da Foxx” hosted the evening. The evening was filled with impressive stage performances, including fireworks.
Source: The Daily Herald.