Junior Calypso Monarch.

The Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch competition takes place during Barbados' largest annual national festival, Crop Over. Hosted by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), the event also serves as a developmental programme, where participants are exposed to more than just the competition aspect of the programme. They benefit from mentorship and vocal training through scheduled workshops, allowing them to receive guidance and sharpen their craft, and also understand the intricacies of calypso, its roots and legacy. The coaching sessions also highlight the elements of performance, songwriting skills, costuming, stage presentation and stage lighting, to name a few.

NCF has demonstrated its commitment to stimulating and facilitating the development of the country's rich culture and Scotiabank (Barbados) Ltd is proud to be a partner for more than 20 years, enabling young children to unlock their potential and become well-rounded individuals.

2022 Junior Calypso Monarch

In the 2022 edition of the Junior Calypso Monarch, held in July, participants were exposed to financial planning workshops where they learned the importance of saving, budgeting and investing. 

At the final competition, the titles were copped by 2 talented young ladies: 18-year old Yahandje Daniel won in the Calypso category, while 14-year old Shonate Alleyne-Clarke won in the Soca category. 

We congratulate all of the participants, and look forward to the 2023 competition. 

A young participant entertains the audience at the 2022 Junior Calypso Monarch.

JCM winners

Winners of the 2022 Junior Calypso Monarch, Yahandje Daniel and Shontae Alleyne-Clarke.

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Cindy Mohammed          

Manager – Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility