Conversation with the Scholar
Scholar, 36, a teacher at McDonald's College in Sauteurs,
St Patrick's, is the reigning monarch of Grenadian
calypso. In fact, the man who is affectionately known as
"The Schols" has been crowned King of Grenadian
Calypso on four separate occasions since his 1993 debut.
bard was Grenada's representative in the 2006 CARIFESTA
CALYPSO MONARCH COMPETITION, where he copped the fifth
berth in a star -studded field that included
Destroyer , Luta, Sandra, Cro, Cro and Sugar Aloes; the Kittitian
Destroyer walked away with the top prize.
Scholar ( Findlay Jeffrey) was born in the village of
Chantimelle on July 12, 1970 to small farmers Rita and
Henezie Jeffrey. Father Henezie has his very own
claim to celebrity, for he is widely acknowledged as the
last great chantwell ( lead singer) of the Short knee
bands of Chantimelle. The Short knee, a character in
Grenada's annual Carnival, is a synthesis of European,
African and Caribbean masquerade and festival
traditions; Short knee songs tend to be moralising
commentaries in the tradition of what professor Gordon
Rohlehr calls the performance of "blame"
Potato always follow the vine. Dasheen doh bear punkin
and coconut doh fall far from the tree-- Scholar is the
son of a chantwell!!!