Chairman of the Antigua and Barbuda Festivals Commission, Maurice Merchant has announced that the 2019 Wadadli Beer Calypso Monarch Competition will be renamed in honour of veteran calypso writer and lover, Sir Prince Ramsey who died recently.
In making the announcement at the launch of Carnival 2019, Merchant outlined that the competition will be renamed the Sir Prince Ramsey Wadadli Beer Calypso Competition in honour of Sir Prince who penned some of the most patriotic and social commentary calypsos of the 21st Century.
“Sir Prince was calypso and this was demonstrated in the numerous calypso classics that he penned and the number of competitions won by artistes who rendered his songs in competitions in Antigua and Barbuda and other parts of the region. The artform has lost a prolific calypso writer and lover,” Merchant said.
Sir Prince died on the 3rd of May after a short period of illness. He will be laid to rest in an Official Funeral with Full Military Honours on Tuesday 21st May. (Ends)