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Tiny Montserrat to choose its first national song

July 18, 2013

BRADES, Montserrat (AP) — The tiny eastern Caribbean island of Montserrat is searching for a national song to call its own.

The government is asking the public to vote for one of six finalists that would be sung at festivals, school assemblies, churches and elsewhere.

The British territory currently uses the U.K. national anthem for all events.

Officials with state-owned Radio Montserrat said Thursday that people are voting online and filling out forms to choose a song. The winning song will be announced during a July 27 cultural event.

The island first launched a national song search in 1992, but the process was never completed.

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