PRESS RELEASEThe Honourable Marcella Liburd and the Department of Culture joins the calypso fans in St. Kitts and Nevis mourning the loss of two popular calypsonians and expresses condolences to the family of the late Andrea ‘Singing Angie’ Walters and Fred ‘King of the 29 Fellows’ Doyling.
Singing Angie, one of the long standing female calypsonians has the distinction of being the first female to win the ‘Best of the Rest Calypso Competition’ and the Green Valley Calypso King Competition. A regular participant in the Legends Tent, she provided back up vocal accompaniment to many other calypsonians.
A late comer to the Calypso arena, King of the Twenty Nine Fellows while in his 70’s was able to win over the hearts of calypso fans through his unique style of presentation, on stage performance and musical lyrics which always told a story about his life and love of women. King of the Twenty Nine Fellows was well respected by his younger calypso compatriots and at the height of his career earned the reputation of always being the star of the calypso tent.