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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Cleopatra cups the London Groovy Soca Monarch Title


She came, she sang, she conquered, London has a new groovy Soca Monarch in the shape of Cleopatra (Cleo Guiste).

Cleopatra is a Trini blessed with a combination of good looks and a beautiful voice. A versatile singer and stage performer, she has performed with bands such as Tropical Brass, Sound Revolution and Ruption.

Asked about her musical influences, she cites Calypso Rose and Singing Francine. A regular performer with the ABC since 2002, she was a runner up in this same competition last year.

Also performing at the competition was Trinidad Rio and the ABC’s guest artists, 2009 Toronto Calypso Monarch – Redman.

The competition which took place last night at the Carnival Village, Powis Square is the first of two competitions hosted by the London Calypso Tent. The next one to be held on Notting Hill Carnival Thursday 26 August, is for the title of London Calypso Monarch.


1. Cleopatra
2. Rev B
3. Helena B