The highly-anticipated The Prophet Cro Cro in Concert brought
out a large crowd to the Jean Pierre Complex at Mucurapo,
Port-of-Spain, on Saturday night.
A mini-play, featuring the notoriously controversial yet well-loved
calypsonian Weston Cro Cro Rawlins and a star-studded
roster of his contemporaries, was at the core of the show.
The play was based on the ongoing legal wrangling surrounding
Chief Justice Satnarine Sharma, and featured several popular
calypsonians as the main characters in the real-life drama.
The mini-play, with a calypso soundtrack, starred Cro Cro
as Chief Magistrate, Cardinal as Chief Justice, Pink Panther
as the Attorney General, Sprangalang as the Prime Minister,
and Super Blue as the Peacemaker.
The script tackled the dramatic events of the CJs legal
troubles. As the singers delivered stinging commentaries,
patrons listened attentively for the references to Sharmas
Mba, Johnny King and Protector provided additional musical
entertainment, while Sprangalang pulled double duty as cast
member and MC for the night.
The most anticipated part of the show, however, was the calypso
skit performed by Cro Cro and a cast that was unknown prior
to the show.
The audience was given a treat as Super Blue made a rare and
memorable appearance. As the former Road March winner performed
a few of his popular selections, he repeatedly got emotional
He thanked the cast and shows organisers for his appearance.
Yesterdays history, tomorrows a mystery,
but tonight Im here. Thank you, said Super Blue
while on stage.
He has been out of the limelight during recent times, but
was well-received by Saturdays audience who even called
for an encore.
Saturdays concert followed last Octobers well-received,
Cro Cro and Sugar Aloes in concert.
Sugar Aloes was not on the roster this time around, as he
was in Antigua, recovering from surgery for an undisclosed
The cast made repeated mention of the calypsonian, and expressed
their wishes for his speedy recovery.