Posted On: Wednesday, 25 April 2012
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Basseterre, St. Kitts, (Wednesday 25th April, 2012)-Calypso fans in St. Kitts are today, (Wednesday ), joining family members in expressions of shock and sorrow over the sudden death of one of the country’s top female calypsonians, Singing Angie.
Angie is reported to have died shortly after arriving at the Joseph N France General Hospital in Basseterre, where she was taken after complaining of feeling unwell.
The mother of three children was 41.
During her career in the calypso arena, she had developed a reputation for producing outstanding lyrics that were belted out with her melodious voice, entertaining audiences in local village competitions and on the national scene.
Angie placed her stamp of authority on the Green Valley Festival, in Cayon, when in 2011 she made history by becoming the first calypsonian to “three Peat” in that contest, winning the crown three consecutive years, from 2009-2011. Her winning song in 2011 was titled, “One Song”.
She was also a force to be reckoned with in the Senior Monarch Competition, making it to the Finals and Semi Finals. In 2008 Angie became the first female to win the Best of the Rest Calypso Competition, held amongst those who were not successful in gaining a place in the Finals of the Senior Calypso Show.
No details have been provided about the cause of her death, but she was recently battling an illness that had been the source of some medical concern for her and her family.
It was only earlier this week that she was advertised to appear as one of the artistes for an upcoming calypso show, being organized by the People’s Action Movement, PAM, as part of its May Day/Labour Day celebrations.
Her voice and rhythmic movements on stage will be missed by many calypso fans in St. Kitts.
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