Carnival 2010


REAL NAME: Kurt Allen
PLACE OF BIRTH: ..., Trinidad
EDUCATION: Curepe Junior Secondary School
CAREER:                                     Allen's first calypso composition was in 1982 while he was a student at Curepe Junior Secondary School. He began singing calypso professionally in 1983 and made the 1992 semifinals in the National Calypso Monarch Competition with "Sub-consciously." He went on to make the finals in 1994, 1995, 1997, 2008, 2011, 2012, and 2018 and won the 2010 Calypso Monarch title with "Too Bright." Shortly after winning the 2010 title, he opened The Office of The Calypso Monarch in Barataria which is dedicated to keeping the memory and the work of past Calypso Monarch winners alive. He placed 2nd in the Calypso Monarch competition three times: 2012, with "Long Live Calypso" and "When Will It End"; 2013, with "Political Sin-Phony" and "Black Stalin Say," and 2014, with "Sweet Sizzling Summer" and "The Lost Psalm Of King David." His other calypsoes include:
  • 2011 - Do So; Where Are They Now; Change; Give Them a Chance; Pan Bad John; Tribute to Attila the Hun
  • 2015 - King #2
  • 2016 - Pot Of Gold
  • 2018 - Circle Square Science
  • Also: Stampede; Sexy Body
Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit