PRESS RELEASE – September 26, is the proposed deadline date for receiving entries into the annual “Annou manjé, dansé, chanté en kweyol” event hosted by De Soca-lypso Revue.
This year, the event has a new twist: it will be a Kweyel SONG Competition to be held on Friday October 24 at the National Cultural Center.
On Wednesday September 24, De Revue hosted a successful writers forum in preparation for this upcoming prestigious event on the calendar of activities in celebration of Creole Heritage Month.
Close to a dozen writers converged on the Central Library to for discussions and information of the upcoming event.
Dr Kentry Jn Pierre former FRC Executive Director was a featured speaker providing guidance to the writers on the writing creole.
This was particularly important as there is a special award as part of this event to the “Best Written Work”. This award will be judged separately prior to the night of competition.
It is clearly understood that the winner of this award, will not necessarily be the winner of the competition on the night.
The writers also spent some time discussing and fine-tuning the draft judging criteria presented.
The discussions were animated sometimes, but at the end, a complete document was agreed to.
A panel of judges versed in music, the creole language and theatre and arts will be chosen for judging all parts of this event:
Stage 1: Elimination via CD to be judged by 3 persons
Stage 2: The submitted written work to be judged by a panel of 3
Stage 3: Finals to be held on Friday October 24 at the NCC to be judged by a panel of 5
Interest in the “Annou manjé, dansé, chanté en kweyol” Song Competition is growing and the organizers anticipate that this event will feature quality performances by well-prepared artistes on the night.
Rehearsals for this event is expected to begin the second week of October, backed by an all-star band under the baton of Deland St Jules.