West London All Stars wins section 1 in minstrel competition

West London All Stars from Athlone, winners of Section 1 in the Kaapse Klopse Karnival Association competition.

West London All Stars take first place in Section 1 at the Kaapse Klopse Karnival Association (KKKA) competition.

Philadelphians Minstrels from Grassy Park, who have been out of competition for eight years, took second place and Exquisite Golden Gate Entertainers took third place.

Athlone Stadium hosted the final round on Saturday January 27, where teams participated in the last few categories such as Juvenile Combined Chorus, Adult Coon Song, Best Band and Group Song.

Philadelphians Minstrels from Grassy Park placed second.

Troupes went the extra mile in their performances to entertain supporters and most importantly, the judging panel.

Philadelphians Minstrels kick off the Best Band Category.
West London All Stars perform their Best Band item.
Exquisite Golden Gate Entertainers performs a medley in the Best Band Category.
Hanover Park’s Seawind Entertainers in competition in the Best Band Category.
Carnival Boys perform in the Group Song category.
West London All Stars in the Group Song Category.
Exquisite Golden Gate Entertainers performing their Group Song. GG took first place in this category.

The five-week-long competition comes to an end on Saturday February 3, where Section 2 finals will be hosted at Athlone Stadium. The categories to be adjudicated this weekend are Juvenile Combined Chorus, Adult Coon Song, Best Band and Group Song.