• Observer performs at the 2009 Calypso Finals

    Kaiso, running with eyes open: A review of the Calypso ...

    Intruder's perennial persistence and his success at making the semis in 2019 after over two decade since he produced "Pull string" and "Cellular Phone" serves as a yardstick or measurement, ...

  • Wucksup

    The Kaiso Effect

    He hears the announcement on radio stations and it just jolts him as the decision he made last year- "I want to sing Calypso'. There are many things on his ...

  • Pelam Jno Baptiste, left, Pat Aaron

    New year-old challenges

    Calypso is the event which takes centre stage as we begin the New Year and so there was a scramble for songs even when no calypsonian or prospective calypsonian, even ...

  • De Nacheal performs at Junior Monarch competition

    Judging Calypso in 2019

    No one can and should underestimate the role of judges in the Calypso art form, to be treated with such little importance as seems to be the case by the ...

  • Benji of Triple Kay

    Best of the Best

    Hi fans of Spotlight, it's Best of the Best again as far as the arts is concerned and we start with the literary arts. The only novel published on the ...

  • Books on display at the Roseau Primary School library

    Last Chapter, Book Close!

    A country with only one bookstore; two weekly newspapers; where panel discussions and socio-political debates are almost non- existent; where Jaycees, Kiwanis and Lions Clubs can't get leaders in one ...

  • Man playing video game

    Video games: not always a game

    Undoubtedly, we have been appalled at the spate of killings, shooting and general violence that has gripped our island home Dominica. We have heard about escalating crime, for decades now, ...

  • Raymond Lawrence, SAH, played basketball with Dominica Grammar School in the late 1960s

    Succession planning in the arts

    When our forefathers taught us various dances, to play the drums, relayed stories via the oral traditions or even to hunt, it was their way of preserving our traditions. I ...

  • Music and Technology: Soon machines will replace musicians

    Will technology replace human's musicians or will musicians just become obsolete? This might not have been considered a few decades ago but with the advances in technology in every facet ...

  • Members of Exile One- Fitzroy Williams, top left, Gordon Henderson, top right, and Vivian Wallace

    In search of international recognition

    Now that Independence is over I can truly reflect on an area that I am commissioned to contribute to as a free-lance writer of the arts. I sometimes wonder why ...

  • NCCU Cadence-lypso competition champion Anton "White Fairy" Joseph performs at the 2018 show

    Anton & Fanatik are victorious at NCCU Cadence competition

    It would seem that what Dice is to Calypso, Anton "White Fairy" Joseph is to Cadence competitions having convinced the judges for the fourth time with "Still Striving", a reflection ...

  • Dice, Dominica's best calypsonian

    Calypso King of Kings- a mixed bag

    Whatever you call it, hard luck or inadequate preparation, the King of Kings Calypso extravaganza was a mixed bag as a show advertised for 9 pm started in earnest after ...