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Trinidad: Calypso Fiesta to attract younger people

GENERAL manager of Calypso Fiesta Ltd, Lennox London, said the hosting of this annual festival at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy next year is an opportunity to rebrand and improve the show to make it more attractive to younger audiences.

Skinner Park has been home to Calypso Fiesta since 1974. It has also been home to the chutney/soca competition for the past 24 years, but Southex promoter George Singh said he has had no consultation with anyone in authority about his show.

At a news conference last week to announce a $150 million upgrade of the park, plans to shift the semi-final leg of the national calypso competition was also revealed. London said the decision is not yet cast in stone as final discussions are still pending.

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