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The Upstage Xperience, home of the National Calypso and Ragga Soca Monarchs, is preparing early for Vincy Mas 2014.

The tent says it will hold s general meeting on Jan. 31 to assess and finalise its cast, the launch date and tent shows for the new Carnival season.

The first show for the 2014 season is tentatively set to return to Nutmeg House in Mesopotamia and organizers say they are hoping to visit at least one other rural venue this year.

In addition, there are plans a presentation at a new venue in Kingstown, in keeping with the tent’s objective of presenting professional and diverse performances in a people-friendly setting.

The Upstage Xperience has pioneered the fusion of young and experienced calypso, ragga soca, and soca artistes, and says it is inviting those interested in developing their skill to attend the meeting or to apply for membership.

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Members of the tent won the top three places in the Calypso and Ragga Soca competitions and two of the top three positions in the Soca contest. The tent also captured third place in the Calypso category of the New Song competition.

The band Rage will again provide music for the tent in 2014.