Music Engineer Linden Lestrade responds to accusations of ‘sabotage’ at the 2016 Calypso Finals
Music Engineer at the Calypso Finals, Linden Lestrade, says the lack of a sound check on the night of the calypso show contributed to the poor sound quality, and the technical distortions on the night of the show.
Speaking on Q95's Hot Seat Wednesday, Lestrade denied claims that he made comments to the effect that he was going to ‘mess up’ young calypsonian Janae Jackson on the night of the show.
In a letter to the President of the Dominica Calypso Association (DCA), Jackson's Manager and Father, Ian Jackson, claims an injustice was meted out to his daughter, in terms of the quality and clarity of the sound system, while she was performing her first song in round number one of the competition, because the sound system returned to a state of normalcy immediately after she sang. He has called for an investigation to be carried out by the DCA.
Lestrade responded by saying that he had no reason to sabotage Janae, or anyone else.
Meanwhile, Lestrade is recommending that for a show of such a magnitude, a dress rehearsal be convened a day before the competition.
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