In an interview on Power 102.1FM, Mr. Masimba said the show in its entirety falls under the purview of the National Carnival Commission, however the calypso competition on Dimanche Gras night, is managed and produced by TUCO.
He said this year’s format will see 16 Calypsonians vie for $800,000 TTD.
Each artiste will sing only one song, this year- a decision made after discussion among the membership.
He said the members felt that more people should be given the opportunity to compete.
Meanwhile, on the issue of marketing the show to allow for better attendance, the TUCO President said new strategies are needed.
He explained that the National Carnival Commission is charged with the responsibility of producing the Dimanche Gras show and as such, marketing and promotional techniques must be employed by the carnival body.