Dis n Dat dethrones Astro to win 11th Culturama calypso title

Before the show, many kaiso pundits and enthusiasts placed him in front of the others, as they thought “he had what it takes to win Back-to-Back”. But on the night of the show, held the evening of 29th July 2016, with all of eight kaisonians bringing their A-game, things quickly changed.

After two rounds of lyrical and exciting performances, it was Dis n Dat who was named the winner of the 2016 TDC Senior Kaiso competition. Dis n Dat, whose birth name is Keith Scarborough, comfortable added his 11th crown to his Culturama stock. This came on the heels of him being awarded with an MBE for his contribution to the art form and culture.

In the first round Dis n Dat sang ‘De Solution’ in which he joined with the everyday voices to speak on the crime issue that is plaguing the island. For his second song he aptly called it ‘MBE’ and sang on being awarded the title of honour. He amassed a total of 816 points

Astro who is also the National Carnival King had to settle for the 1st runner up spot with his tunes ‘Blame Game’ and ‘Pass it on’. He received 785 points.

2011 Culturama Kaiso king, Hollywood was named 2nd runner up. He sang ‘My Preference’ and ‘Proud Ambassador’. For this spot he received 752 points.

The other calypsonians were Pupa Wheeler, Daddy Nature, Irwin, Nutsie and Enforcer.


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