Calypso Legends King Socrates of St.Kitts and Mighty Hunter of Dominica are expected to be the guest performers at the British Association of Calypso Tents AND Calypso Monarch Finals being staged in the UK at the at the Tabernacle, Powis Square.
The Calypso Tents kicks off tonight August 7th and continues weekly on August 14th, 21st and culminates on August 28th with the Grand Calypso Finals. Socrates and Hunter are down to be the events special guest performers.
Along with the Tent guest performances King Socrates has also been invited to give a special performance to mark the official launch of carnival. The launch is being hosted by His Excellency Dr. Ernest Hilaire, High Commisioner of St. Lucia, on Thursday, 13th August.
The BCA organized Calypso Tents is London’s premier cultural precursor to the annual Notting Hill Carnival. Confirmed dates for events are:
- 7th August 2015 – Opening Night (Live Music) featuring King Socrates (St.Kitts)
- 13th August- Nottinghill Carnival LAUNCH featuring King Socrates (St.Kitts)
- 14th August 2015 – Calypso Spectacular featuring special guests (Live Music)
- 21st August 2015 – All New Groovy Soca Night featuring the freshest UK talent (plus special guests)
- 27th August 2015 – Calypso Monarch Final plus special guest – Hunter (Dominica), King Socrates (St.Kitts) and Shirlaine Hendrickson (Trinidad) (Live Music)
- 28th August 2015 – The People’s Choice (the audience votes for their performer of the season) (Live Music)
- Tickets:- £10 in advance or £12 at the door
King Socrates has now become a regular at the annual London Calypso pre nottinghill carnival scene. This would be third year running that he has been invited to perform at the Calypso Tents. This is Hunter’s first invitation.
Socrates is a multi-time St.Kitts-Nevis, Leeward Islands and Legends Calypso Monarch. He is widely regarded as one of the best St.Kitts-Nevis and Leeward Island Calypsonians of all time.