January 20-21, 2016
Aruba is gearing up for the most important musical event on their annual calendar: the Caiso and Soca Monarch contest, beginning with three nights of pre-finals tonight. The contest, traditionally known as the Calypso and Roadmarch, will result in the Roadmarch King or Queen, and the song that will become the anthem for the remaining carnival parades. Calypso is a musical form focusing on political and social commentary in its lyrics, often humorous, but always timely and with a significant message. Venue: Carnival Village in San Nicolas at 8 p.m.