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'Bring back Junior Calypso' - Eustace 'Boss' Freeman

August 3rd, 2017 | Tags:
Sherwood Charles, a student of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School, at the 2017 Calypso Competition held on August 2, 2017. Photo: VINO
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Mr Eustace "Boss" Freeman is set on working towards re-introducing the Junior Calypso Competition in the Virgin Islands. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - The Sterling performance of young Sherwood Charles, a student of the Althea Scatliffe Primary School, at the 2017 Calypso Competition on August 2, 2017, affirmed the position taken by Mr Eustace "Boss" Freeman for the reintroduction of the Junior Calypso competition in the art form.

Freeman strongly shared that view during an interview with reporters, moments after he was crowned Calypso Monarch 2017.

Freeman made a winning return to the Calypso art form after an absence for approximately five years. It was the first time he has won the Crown but recalled coming very close one year when he took the first runner-up prize.

While lost for words as he was overwhelmed with his victory, he remained very assertive about what he intends to do during his reign.

"What I would really love to see, is the Junior Calypso come back and let the next generation take up the torch and run with calypso..... if we could only get youths more involved it can only help in the overall growth in calypso."

The Calypso Monarch said that he is not going to be one to only be of talks as it regards his suggestion. He said he will lead by example.

"I look forward to championing that whole campaign and getting into schools under my reign and hopefully get a turn around," said Mr Freeman while adding that this would be a priority for him between now and Festival 2018.

Leaving a Legacy

Further, Freeman said that winning this year meant more to him than anyone can think. "This means a lot to me because it's all about leaving a legacy behind in terms of, I have kids I want them to be able to say my father did this, my father did that, and hopefully they will follow in my footsteps."

Recently, Freeman headed a group which successfully staged an Inter Primary School Cheerleading competition which saw some eight schools putting on a high quality battle. The Willard Wheatley school team was the first Champion.

Freeman is also very popular as a Physical Education tutor and as the Head and Lead Singer of the Showtime Band. In addition, as a newly installed member of the Lions Club of Tortola, he spearheaded a campaign march and concert called ‘Stop the Crime’.


6 Responses to “'Bring back Junior Calypso' - Eustace 'Boss' Freeman”

  • Just saying (03/08/2017, 17:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Pure politics
    • Street reporter (03/08/2017, 19:48) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      The young guy who song was really good.. That's a big tune he had...A local band should re do that song...That's how Eddie and the Movement / Jam band get popular. They redo a song a young Calypsonian did call "Back Bone" That was big. Hit all over the world.
  • Still Sleeping (03/08/2017, 19:43) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Boss is going to make that happen. Its a great idea. All we need for a start is 3 to 4 young Calypsonians then it will grow and once the damxxn show start on time we have both shows on the same night..Let the youth start Their show first with just one song....Yea man..really like the idea.. Make it happen
  • fish (03/08/2017, 21:38) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bring back the VIP too
  • one eye (03/08/2017, 23:56) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Is it just me, or are others concerned about the rise of the lack of interest in these events?

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