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Thora Best: proud calypso ‘mama’

FLASHBACK: Thora Best beams with her Hummingbird Medal (gold), awarded for National Development and Public Service at the National Awards ceremony held on Republic Day 2017. Photo: Elmo Griffith.

By Lara Pickford-Gordon, lpgordon.camsel@rcpos.org

Thora Best, the current chair of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) Junior Calypso Committee describes herself as a “proud mama” for the young men and women going on to shine in the national calypso monarch competition having graduated from the junior event.

In the VIP Lounge of the Queen’s Park Savannah January 23, at the launch of the TUCO/First Citizens’ National Junior Calypso Monarch Competition, Best related when 2018 reigning monarch Helon Francis sang backup for his sister, the St Theresa’s RC calypso monarch, he did so reluctantly as he was shy. Best said before performing he would say he did not want to sing, and once hid under a table.

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