Calypsos ‘Baby Machine’ And ‘Murderer’ Commended for Defending God’s Image

Calypsonian Leona Peters, singing Baby MAchine at Mas Camp Tent

Calypsonian Leona Peters, singing “Baby Machine” at Mas Camp Tent

After putting the Carnival spirit to rest on Wednesday 5th March (Ash Wednesday), calypsos ‘Baby Machine’ and ‘Murderer’ are being commended for their lyrics in defense of God’s image.

The praise comes from the Dominica Social Justice and Peace Committee Inc and its Director, Father Franklyn Cuffy.

According to Father Cuffy, ‘Baby Machine,’ sung by Leona Peters and written by Pat Aaron and ‘Murderer,’ sung and written by Kerwin Casimir better known as Mighty Omee, address the evil Culture of Death and call for the creation of a culture of life.

Calypsonian Mighty Omee, singing "Murderer" at Stardom Calypso Tent 2014

Calypsonian Mighty Omee, singing “Murderer” at Stardom Calypso Tent 2014

For the past 21 years the committee has been observing the Catholic Church’s World Respect Life Day, which falls on January 22nd.

Some of the events for observing the day include; school assemblies, TV promotions, radio talks, debates, publications, concerts and marches.

One of the highlights during the Carnival Season is the selection and recognition of a Calypso which speaks to the defense of “God’s Image.”

Director of Dominica Social Justice and Peace Committee Inc , Father Franklyn Cuffy

Director of Dominica Social Justice and Peace Committee Inc , Father Franklyn Cuffy

According to the Committee, both calypsos did just that, however one will be selected as the overall winner.

The winner will receive a $1,000 prize and will be announced at a press conference hosted by the Dominica National Youth Council.

In his 2014 World Respect Life Day Message, Bishop Gabriel Malzaire explained the day “seeks to highlight the absolute respect, which is due to every human person and all human life. We cannot overstate our responsibility for preservation, protect, and promotion of human life at every stage of its existence. The value of this annual observance is further augmented when we see atrocities leveled against human life in any of its dimensions.”

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