January 29, 2010

Upstage Xperience auditions begin next week

The Upstage Xperience Tent will be conducting its auditions for the 2010 Carnival Season on Saturday, February 6.

Prospective and current members are expected to contact registering officers Stephen Huggins, at 457-1687, or Ann Miller, at 454-8962, for placement in the auditions.

Upstage Xperience, which burst on to the Calypso scene in 2005, has boasted some twenty-two semifinal spots in its five years of competition.

Members of the tent making the Big Yard on Dimanche Gras night have included GC, Ron B, Brother Ebony, Skarpyon, Bomani, and Poorsah.{{more}}

Upstage Xperience has featured a unique blend of traditional Calypso, Soca, and Ragga Soca artistes in its line-up that has also included Kijahgani, former Junior Calypso Monarch Shaunelle McKenzie, Soca Monarch Skinny Fabulous, Abby, D Lanlord, Ragga Soca and Soca Monarch MaddZart, and Zolah.

The tent continues to be in the forefront of shaping the Calypso product to rebuild interest in the art form that has been a critical and valuable component of the nation’s premiere cultural festival.