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Fiery final to Talent Expression 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017
Veteran vocalist Lystra Nurse

It’s home stretch time for Talent Expression 2017, the premier talent contest in the South, hosted by the Southern Marines Steelband Foundation. The semifinal of the 16th edition of this sustained community effort is done and dusted, held last weekend, and the smart money is looking to the final on Sunday, November 19 beginning at 7 pm at the Southern Marines Pan Palais, Marabella.

Contestants who made the final 11 (there was a tie for the tenth spot) are in for the race of their lives; in a race to the finish, with no clear favourite showing.

Led by the veteran vocalist Lystra Nurse, the field contains two young dynamic pan players, two all female dance groups with different styles, a father and two sons, all vocalists, the two sons singing calypso, the Maco Media Comedy trio, the indomitable Bernard Brereton singing a soca, his own composition and, Keisha Cobham, deep in rhythm and blues.

Talent Expression 2017 promises to be a thoroughly entertaining evening and admission is just $100. Tickets are available at the Pan Palais and from members of the Southern Marines Steel Orchestra.


Talent Expression 2017 finalists
• Lystra Nurse
• Tyeesha Alexander
• Kumasu Cultural Performers
• Deryck Hinds
• Caleb Hinds
• Joshua Hinds
• Neeshana Dance Academy
• Bernard Brereton
• Maco Media Comedy Trio
• Keisha Cobham
• Akeem Cyrus