Queen On the Horizon
Submitted by Old Onions Bag
…a child shall lead them…
Have you all been listening attentively to some of these calypsos coming out for Crop Over this year? If you have, then I am sure that you would agree with me. There is a most effervescent and future repository rising star on the horizon; a now so called ‘guardian of calypso’ by her own making, that has easily out shone most of her seasoned contemporaries. A sizzling first timer to the adults competition, having just achieved her elevated status from Junior Monarch. A fresh and most destined spirited lassie by the name of Aziza that will be kicking butt this year.
I say this with no reservation having listened to both the Junior Monarch Finals and the Pic of the Crop semi finals that given the calibre of rendition and diction exhibited by some of the juniors, they have definitely out shone their masters. The Junior Monarch show was a better place to be on the night and that is no idle boast. Why I can recall only a few seasoned boast like Crystal Cummings-Beckles, Blood, TC Serenader, (Symphony in C minor) AC and Ian Webster that stand a chance of really pulling a rabbit out the hat on the night of the finals, now that this young lady is seemingly exploding on the airwaves and more importantly the stage.
Given that the so called shareholders (Gabby, Bag, John King) have decided unceremoniously to give it a rest, this year’s finals is up for grabs and Aziza has a great chance of taking it. Everywhere you go whether in Bridgetown or other social gatherings people are speaking highly of this lass and her fantasia. As always we know the crown will be decided on the night of the Finals but as long as this young lady performs with class and panache to which we are now accustomed, it shall be…All Hail Queen Aziza!
Again I will not hold back when I say the lyrical composition of some of these palliassed offerings this year have fallen way short of the standards to which we are accustomed. Crop Over 2013 will go down as the year when many were called but few chosen……as some never really came with any formidable game nor tunes. Certainly was not a bumper season and I mean using the correct word meaning.