Kara shines like a Dymon
July 2, 2004
Kara shines like a Dymon

Kara Johnson, a 15-year-old third former at the Intermediate High School, shocked rivals to take the 2004 Junior Soca Monarch title. Going under the name Dymon, the slimly built singer unleashed a buoyant performance to propel her to royalty last Monday evening.
This is Dymon’s third year in the entertainment arena. She hardly suppressed her excitement when the announcement was made.{{more}}
“I can’t believe it,” Dymon stuttered minutes after the crowning. She paid homage to musical arranger Junior Sutherland and confessed to being encouraged by Sutherland while he was her teacher at the C.W. Prescod Primary School.
Dymon now resides at New Montrose, away from her home village of Sion Hill on the other side of capital city Kingstown.
She admires former National Calypso Queen Bridgette “Joy-C” Creese, and did justice to Joy-C’s commanding style with another appearance last Tuesday. That time it was in the Junior Calypso competition. But Dymon did not repeat the glory of the previous day.
The contenders she shrugged off in Monday’s rocker highlighted her triumph. In second place was Rohan ‘Mint’ Martin, with his number ‘Bad with yo rag.’ Last year’s monarch ‘D Man Hans’ John placed third with ‘Can’t stop we.’
Ivy ‘Little D’ Charles placed fourth with ‘The slogan. Garret ‘Icon’ John ‘Coconuts’ battled to fifth. Malcolm ‘Moses’ Matthews did ‘Play soca music,’ placed sixth.
Others were Kenvil ‘Shaman’ Horne: ‘Jump and wine,’ Kenroy ‘Pusaz’ Jacobs: ‘Shakin,’ Alexis ‘Peaches’ Green: ‘Vincy carnival,’ Delroy ‘Splendid’ Bentick: ‘Move out the way,’ and Christopher ‘Stunna’ Grant, ‘Break away.’
They were accompanied by the band Grade Six, a coordination of Junior Sutherland on brass keyboards, Desmond ‘Dap’ Arthur Rhythm Keyboards, Earl ‘Kitten’ Martindale guitar, Adrian James bass, Keslon ‘Taffa’ Wilson drums, and Johnny ‘Rebel’ Hall vocals.