ZIZ News — Reigning National Calypso Monarch Richie Buntin is the new Leeward Islands Calypso King.
Listeners to ZIZ Radio were able to hear Saturday night’s keenly contested Leeward Islands Calypso Competition in Anguilla.
ZIZ offered live streaming that was particularly welcomed by nationals of St. Kitts who heard why reigning calypso king Richie Buntin was able to walk away with this year’s title after singing his two tunes “Saving Grace” and “Leave Them in the Dust”
Buntin arrived in St. Kitts on Sunday and Minister of Culture, the Hon. Marcella Liburd, congratulated him on his win.
“We’re proud that you were able to bring the crown back to the Federation of St.Kitts and Nevis. We want you to know that you have our fullest support in that competition and we’re not totally surprised that you were able to do this for yourself, for your community, and for your country,” she said.
Buntin said he dedicated the win to his brother Lord Anything.
“My brother…my younger brother vied for the crown in Anguilla for so many years in Anguilla and never got it. And finally I went and even got the bigger one/. I actually dedicated the win to him. I asked for a moment of silence in his honour. So this is Lord Anything’s crown,” he said.
The United States Virgin Islands’s King Soulja secured the first runner-up position while Anguilla’s King Repeater placed second runner-up.
Nevis was represented by Culturama Calypso King, Dis ‘n’ Dat.