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CHARLES KONG SOO
Eleven-year-old double title
holder Aaron Duncan is aiming
for the Big Yard to take on who-
ever is wearing the Calypso
Monarch crown and to dethrone
the Soca Monarch when he is eli-
His goal is to take calypso and
soca to the Grammys just like his
song Grammy Awards, which won
him the Trinbago Unified Calyp-
sonians Organisation Junior Calyp-
so Monarch crown on Monday.
The defending champion has
back-to-back victories, also retain-
ing his title for a third time as the
Schools National Chutney Soca
Monarch champion on Wednesday
at the Queen's Park Savannah,
Speaking to the Sunday
Guardian at his Trinity Junior
School, Melbourne Street, Port-
of-Spain, on Thursday, Duncan
said, "I feel very nice and like the
experience. I'm thankful to the
Almighty for granting me to win
four times in Junior Calypso
Monarch and three times in Chut-
ney Soca Monarch.
"Gregory Ballantyne (GB) wrote
Grammy Awards for the calypso
competition and Joseph La
Jeunesse wrote In Remembrance,
which paid tribute to the forefa-
thers of chutney soca."
When asked about people com-
paring him to soca superstar
Machel Montano and who were
his role models, he replied, "I look
to Sparrow as a role model in the
calypso world. Yes, I look up to
Machel in the soca world, but I
don't want to be just like him, I
want to be as much a success like
Duncan said his parents, Lydia
and Sylvester Duncan, were
responsible for his stage presen-
tations, concepts and skits, such
as him coming out of a white
stretch limousine and surrounded
by paparazzi photographers por-
trayed by his classmates during
his calypso performance.
He said he likes to play football,
basketball and video games on his
PlayStation 4 and Xbox, and one
of his favourites was the Fifa foot-
Duncan said in academics he
was doing very good, he came sec-
ond in term test this year, obtained
92 per cent in mathematics, 92
per cent in languages and 100 per
cent in creative writing. He said
mathematics was his favourite
subject. He said Fatima College
was his school of choice. He is in
Standard Five and will be doing
SEA in May.
Duncan said he also wants to
be in the Big Yard, to slug it out
lyrics for lyrics with the big guns
and take soca beyond the local
arena to the Grammys.
...Aaron Duncan eyes the Big Yard, Soca Monarch title
Eleven-year-old Aaron Duncan of Trinity Junior School performs his winning
calypso Grammy Awards, during the National Junior Calypso Monarch
competition at Queen's Park Savannah, last Monday. PHOTO: SHIRLEY BAHADUR
Trinity Junior School principal Judith Rodriguez said the staff and pupils were proud of
Duncan's achievements. She said he was consistent in all his competitions and they did not
affect his school work negatively, his parents made sure of that.
Rodriguez said his classmates and other children were very happy and supportive of him, even
the little infants were all behind him.
She said his classmates were happy and eager to be part of his stage presentations and skits.
Rodriguez said Duncan was a delightful boy, very pleasant, and she thanked him and his
parents for representing the school and wished him all the best in his future endeavours.
Duncan's mother, Lydia, said she was very proud of him, God had blessed her with a gifted and
She said Duncan was just naturally talented, blessed from the Almighty, when he goes on
stage it's like a different person.
Lydia said it was hard to believe that it was the same person when they saw him in his school
uniform looking quiet and cool, it was like a totally different person who transforms on the stage
when he is in his zone and all kinetic energy.
She said it was so amazing to see that sometimes Duncan doesn't rehearse, he makes up
lyrics spontaneously and that's what she admires about him.
Lydia said most people didn't know that Duncan's musical range wasn't confined to calypso,
chutney and soca, but he could also extempo and sing various other musical genres such as rap,
rock and roll, pop, country and gospel.
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