Carnival Checklist: Seven Things You Must Do at Anguilla Summer Festival

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7. Leeward Islands Calypso Monarch
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Calypso Monarch King Konris of St. Kitts

This calypso monarch competition, now in its 17th year, is an international event bringing together the best calypso talent from across the Leeward Islands; St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, St. Croix, Tortola, Montserrat and Anguilla. Only the reigning calypso titleholders from each of these islands are eligible to participate in the competition.

This event is interactive because people from across the Leeward Islands will be present in the crowd and, if you know calypso music, everyone has their opinion. As a listener, you will hear about politics and current events throughout the Leeward Islands, giving you a great sense of the essence being in the region. This year’s event will be held on Aug. 10, the penultimate day of festival.