Musical producer

The producer supports the return of Pic-O-De-Crop

“Half a loaf is better than no loaf at all,” says music producer John Roett of the changes to Crop Over Festival.

Speaking to local media recently, Roett, a member of the former Party Monarch Band, showed his support for the return of Pic-O-De-Crop, the only calypso competition to be held this year.

On Tuesday, Senator Dr Shantal Munroe-Knight, Minister for Culture, announced for 2022 that there would be no Soca Monarch or Bashment Soca Monarch contests.

Roett said that “the government and the NFC [National Cultural Foundation] walk a tightrope”. As the Pic-O-De Crop finale approached, the Barbadian producer hailed the format of a 2019 song. With $100,000 or an electric vehicle up for grabs, he thought more suitors would come to battle.

“The Pic-O-De-Crop finale is good. I don’t know how many guys are in the studio right now, I know Mikey is sure, but given that it was announced. I’m pretty sure that by the time the Pic-O-De-Crop arrives guys join him.

“I think it’s a good thing because we need the economic stimulus, the artists need the outlet and the change to earn even a minimum income and it will impact next year if we don’t do that. not,” Roett said.