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TTPS: No drones in Port of Spain for Carnival

The public is reminded that the use of camera drones in Port of Spain and other no-fly zones is prohibited.

In a statement, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) said that the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority has designated specific no-fly zones as per Regulation 19 of the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority Regulations for general drone operators.…

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Added by Icom on March 1, 2019 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Iwer George Clarifes Beef With Machel Montano On Instagram

After going back and forth with Machel Montano on record and getting dissed by Machel on stage. Iwer George has taken to Instagram to explain the history of his long running beef with Machel Montano and the "Soca Mafia". Check out the posts below.…

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Added by DJ Trends on February 24, 2019 at 9:33pm — No Comments

This Grammy Singer Is Set For This Caribbean Carnival

A Grammy-winning singer is set to be part of the Carnival celebrations on one Caribbean island this month.

Singer Ashanti, known for songs like “Always on Time” and “What’s Luv?,” is set to perform in Trinidad and Tobago on Feb. 25th at soca star Machel Montano’s Carnival Monday event.

The event, themed ‘We Are The Greats,’ is set for the Hasely…

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Added by Icom on February 19, 2019 at 10:16am — No Comments

Machel Monday ‘promotes love’

This year's Machel Monday will feature Calypso Rose, Patrice Roberts, Super Blue, Skinny Fabulous, Nessa Preppy, US-based artistes Motto, Ashanti, and Cuban sensation Cimafunk.

This was announced at the media launch on Wednesday, hosted by Carnival City at the Queen's Park Savannah, which gave the soca veteran an opportunity to express the intention behind Machel Monday 2019.…

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Added by Icom on February 19, 2019 at 10:06am — No Comments

Grenada Culture Minister: Foreign ISM winner will be good for T&T

Grenada’s Culture Minister Norland Cox believes that if a foreigner wins the International Soca Monarch (ISM) it would be a win for Trinidad and Tobago.

Hollis “Mr Killa” Mapp – the best known of the local artistes for the big show in TNT carnival.

Cox, who was in T&T ahead of last Sunday’s semi-final round of the ISM, told a local media outfit in TNT that…

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Added by Icom on February 18, 2019 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Machel releases G.O.A.T his 45th album

Soca artist Machel Montano has dropped his new album, G.O.A.T (The Greatest Of All Time Is Now) which includes his 2019 Trinidad Carnival Road March contender, entitled Release. The launch took place at a special listening party on Thursday 31 January at the Residence Restaurant & Bar, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

G.O.A.T features 20 songs, with various artists collaborations such as Dance with Jacob Desvarieux (Kassav), Young Boy…

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Added by omar on February 10, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

International Soca Monarch semi-finals artists and performance positions

Coverage of the 2019 Play Whe International Soca Monarch semi-finals starts from 5pm Trinidad time (9pm GMT)

You can view the semi-final coverage at…

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Added by omar on February 10, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

A Team Band brings a new sound to Carnival

Although it is no longer the band that backs the artistes in the International Soca Monarch competition, the A Team Band remains the band of choice at other major events. The 14-member band has continued to gain traction within the music industry with lots more on the horizon for the Carnival season and beyond.

“Our very first engagement I remember was at Carnival City in Gulf City Mall in San Fernando,”…

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Added by Icom on February 10, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Who will win Trinidad & Tobago Carnival's 2019 Road March?

When revelers take to the streets each year for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, they do so with a soundtrack. Their playlist is always an energetic mix of that year's hottest soca music hits, but the Road March — the song that is played the most at specified judging points along the parade route — is a title that comes with both a valuable prize package and the prestige of being part of a proud history.

For…

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Added by Icom on February 10, 2019 at 3:28pm — No Comments

Machel, “I’m Not Gay.” Artist Calls Out Media for Misuse of Platforms



Soca heavyweight, Machel Montano put to rest, rumors that have circulated for many years, regarding his sexual preference. The “TocoLoco” singer who recently teamed up with international RnB singer Ashanti on a brand new soca track, appeared on Slam 100.5FM with hosts Jason Williams and Blaze. “I’m not gay,” Montano asserted as he addressed the topic of homosexuality and personal choice, particularly among members of the LBGTQ…

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Added by Icom on February 7, 2019 at 12:09am — No Comments

Do's & Don'ts of Eating During Carnival

There are some sim­ple dos and don’ts that every­one should fol­low when drink­ing. Fol­low­ing these tips won’t on­ly make you have en­er­gy all through the night but, it’ll def­i­nite­ly ease the blow of the morn­ing af­ter hang­over. Our ar­ti­cle in­cludes sim­ple tips that in­volve know­ing your body, sci­ence and a lit­tle bit of com­mon sense.…

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Added by Icom on February 7, 2019 at 12:00am — No Comments

New generation of soca artistes go Brave with Road March contender

The new generation of soca artistes are known for producing sweet, singable songs steeped in consciousness, social commentary, history and fun, enjoyable lyrics.

But while that groovy music has flourished in Trinidad and Tobago, it finds itself marginalised in other islands and on other stages outside of the country where power soca still reigns.

Tired of seeing…

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Added by Icom on February 6, 2019 at 11:28pm — No Comments

Road March 'beef’ heats up between Machel, Iwer

Soca veterans Machel Montano and Iwer George continue to hype up the Carnival fever, most recently with a photo showing the two playfully pretending to duke it out.

Montano’s long-time friend and manager Anthony Chow Lin On shared a photo to his Instagram page showing the two titans posing together.

“Talk about Bachannal this…

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Added by DJ Trends on January 27, 2019 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Trinidad soca artiste Saucy Wow in hot water over homophobic ‘dub plate’

There have been calls for a boycott and overwhelming condemnation on social media of a “dub plate” sung by soca artiste Denise “Saucy Wow” Belfon, in which she calls for the killing of a “b—-r” and a “batty bwoy.”

The 20-second video of Belfon, known for songs like Wining Queen and Bicycle Wine, was posted on the Instagram page of…

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Added by DJ Trends on January 27, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments

8 experiences you will only have at T&T's Carnival

Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival will officially culminate on March 4 and 5 and will set off another Carnival circuit throughout the Caribbean and the diaspora for yet another year. But with so many Carnivals to choose from and with all basically offering similar events, parties with the same top soca stars and costumes with the same aesthetic, Carnival lovers are spoiled for choice.  If you’re wondering if T&T’s Carnival should stay on your…

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Added by Icom on January 23, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Jamaicans fork out big bucks for Trinidad Carnival

For many Jamaicans the mesmerising pull of soca music is undeniable. It is this same hypnotic force that draws them more than 1,000 miles across the Caribbean Sea to revel in the beats, melodies and excitement that comes with Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago, annually.

“For Jamaicans, who are ardent soca fans, Trinidad Carnival is definitely a bucket list item,” said Kandi King, Director of…

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Added by Icom on January 23, 2019 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Carnival and the fashion industry

Car­ni­val is se­ri­ous busi­ness in T&T, gen­er­at­ing more than $30 mil­lion in rev­enue an­nu­al­ly.

For cre­ative en­tre­pre­neurs in fields rang­ing from mu­sic to fash­ion and art, this means op­por­tu­ni­ties to build brands and launch em­pires.

Car­ni­val al­so has an im­por­tant ex­port…

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Added by Icom on January 17, 2019 at 1:37pm — No Comments

5 Fashion Trends We’ll Be Seeing This Carnival

What’s the time Mr.Wolf? Bac­cha­nal time! Car­ni­val. A time to wear things you may not usu­al­ly be seen in at any oth­er time of year. A time to show up and show out, if you so de­sire. But, if you need some help fig­ur­ing what’s in and what’s not, then this ar­ti­cle should give you an idea on what’s trend­ing so you can in­cor­po­rate them in­to looks for this sea­son.…

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Added by Icom on January 17, 2019 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Destra back with a bang for Carnival 2019

After treading lightly for Carnival 2018 while her broken ankle healed, Destra Garcia is back with a bang.

The Queen of Bacchanal has been blazing up Instagram with sizzling photos from her recent video shoot for the song ‘Wine of the Century’.

In 2018, she did two videos for…

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Added by Icom on January 14, 2019 at 12:28pm — No Comments

FAY ANN TO OVERSEE SOCA MONARCH

Soca Vi-queen, Fay Ann Lyons Alvarez has been named to oversee this year's International Soca Monarch.

The announcement was made by her uncle, NCC Chairman Winston 'Gypsy' Peters, on Morning Edition today.

An official designation for Lyons-Alvarez has not been…

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Added by Icom on January 14, 2019 at 12:25pm — No Comments

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