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February 19, 2009

A cappella banned

Dominica News (Dominica):

The Dominica Calypso Association (DCA) has warned calypso finalists that they should not perform a cappella during their performances at this year's Calypso Monarch competition.

Public Relations Officer of the DCA Alex Bruno is hopeful that this decision will be adopted in the future.

“The association has taken a decision to submit that accapella or singing without musical accompaniment is not allowed in the calypso competition, and the guilty party will be penalized ... if you understand melody you’ll know melody comes with voice, music, band everything so you will lose melody and you will lose 35 points immediately,” Bruno said at a press conference this morning.

Personally I'd love to hear some Calypso a cappella. We did recently find this totally cool all a cappella album by Harry Belafonte.

Posted by acapnews at February 19, 2009 12:00 AM

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