Guyana Prize-giving ceremony for the 2021 National Song Competitions

Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport – Guyana Prize-giving ceremony for the 2021 National Song Competitions
PRESS RELEASE:
The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport on Friday, 16th April,2021 hosted the prize-giving ceremony for the 2021 National Song Competitions at the National Culture Centre.
This year the competitions were held in four areas, namely, Steel Band, Calypso (Junior and Senior), Soca (Junior and Senior) and Chutney. It was the first time that the competitions were held virtually as part of the Ministry’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe, Be Entertained, We are One Guyana” Series and the success of the events were resounding.
The performances by the participants were impressive, the production was spectacular and the viewership – both online and over the networks – was huge. The Ministry would like to congratulate all of the participants and thank the public for its support.
The winners of this year’s competitions are as follows:
𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐝
Junior Soloist Category
Andrew Charles 1st place
Chris Blake 2nd place
Hadassah Lewi 3rd place
Senior Soloist Category
Detroy Dey 1st place
Michael Smith Jr. 2nd place
Jovanka Williams 3rd place
Pan Duet Category
Don Johnson & Jovanka Williams 1st place
Adrian Benjamin & Andrew Charles 2nd place
Donwin Stuart & Doneceya Sullivan 3rd place
Pan Jazz Category
Kunjaz Steel Ensemble 1st place
Parkside Steel Orchestra 2nd place
National School of Music 3rd place
Fantastic 7 3rd place
𝐂𝐚𝐥𝐲𝐩𝐬𝐨
Senior Calypso Monarch
Faith Corrica 1st place and Best Newcomer
Roger Hinds 2nd place
Wilber Levans 3rd place
Quincy Lacon 4th place
Junior Calypso Monarch
Osei Clarke 1st place and Best Newcomer
Ulex Henry 2nd place
Akeem Alexander 3rd place
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Senior Soca Monarch
Samuel Medas 1st place and Best Newcomer
Diana Chapman 2nd place
Tennicia DeFreitas 3rd place
Jumo Primo 4th place
Junior Soca Monarch
Osei Clarke 1st place and Best Newcomer
Relon Summer 2nd place
Akeem Alexander 3rd place
𝐂𝐡𝐮𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐲
Kevin Singh 1st place and Best Newcomer
Chait Singh Mohanlall 2nd place
Paramdai Willie 3rd place
Roger Hinds 4th place

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