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Valentine’s Ladies Night Out draws ‘largest’ crowd

‘Queen of Bakanal’: Destra Garcia performs for patrons on Friday night.

One of the largest crowds within recent times for a show of this kind attended the Ladies Night Out concert held on Friday evening at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

Organised by Randy Glasgow Productions and billed as a Valentine’s treat for the ladies, the show featured the talents of Jamaican…
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Added by omar on February 20, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Machel talks Mambazo, Boyz II Men collaboration (Song Below)

In his continued bid to push soca music beyond the West Indian diaspora, Machel Montano has teamed up with two major international entities for his 2013 album.

Possessed, which Kerwin DuBois wrote, features the vocals of South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Montano flew to South Africa at…
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A Decade Of TRIBE...

After nine years of mas, mayhem and a multitude of colour, Tribe has sought to incite revellers yet again with its 2014 presentation, Tribe 10, in celebration of its tenth anniversary.

Being one of the first all-inclusive Carnival bands in Trinidad and Tobago, Tribe prides itself on bringing all of the “bells and whistles” you can find from any fancy holi­day resort and translating it to our local Carnival experience.…

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Kris KI Persad Crowned Chutney Soca Monarch AGAIN..... (Video Below)

Kris "KI" Persad created history as the youngest artiste to be crowned Chutney Soca Monarch in 2012. 



And he has done it again.



Persad, 28, was named winner of the 2014 Chutney Soca Monarch at Skinner Park, San Fernando, on Saturday night.



Performing in 19th position the lead vocalist of JMC 3Veni band delivered what was…

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Carnival Copyright War Brews

The TT Copyright Collection Organisation (TTCO) is accusing the National Carnival Commission (NCC) of owing it millions of dollars as copyright royalties for three years.

In a letter to NCC chairman Allison Demas, attorney Asha Watkins-Montserin on behalf of TTCO’s chief executive Richard Cornwall claimed his organisation was owed in excess of $1 million for each of the three years 2009 to…

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SPARROW THRILS

The show was billed “Doctors on Call” featuring the Mighty Sparrow (Dr Slinger Francisco), the Mighty Chalkdust (Dr Hollis Liverpool) and the Black Stalin (Dr Leroy Calliste), and for one hour, the man who a packed De Nu Pub came out to see, had them fully entertained.

Sparrow, 78, dressed in a dark blue suit and sitting on a stool, opened with a moving rendition of “The Lord’s Prayer” that he ended…

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EYES ON THE MAS

The security for this year’s Carnival activities at the Queen’s Park Savannah (QPS), Port-of- Spain has been beefed up with the installation of 18 surveillance cameras around the landmark open space.

Most of the cameras are in an area which is the venue for many Carnival events including the Parade of the Bands on March 3 and 4.



“The security of masqueraders,…

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SEYCHELLES CARNIVAL MOZAMBIQUE JUMPS UP AS MAURITIUS BREAKS DOWN

Mozambique has become the latest country to sign up for Seychelles’ Carnaval International de Victoria.

The east African country’s tourism minister, Carvalho Muaria, agreed on 4 February to send a group to the Indian Ocean’s premier tourist spectacle, which has established itself as the ‘Carnival of Carnivals’.



Mozambique, a former Portuguese colony, has indoor events…

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MAS DOMNIK 2014 {VIDEO+PICS}

Dominica’s annual carnival Mas Dominik got underway with its 2014 launch on Wednesday 8th January followed by its official press conference on Wednesday 15th January. This year’s theme is ‘Nou Konnet Viv’ (We Know How to Live) and the Dominica Festivals Committee, who hosted the press conference, also launched this year’s concomitant theme song featuring Rah of the original WCK Band.



Dominica…

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Body Art for Carnival 2014

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James Paul of JMP Graphic Concepts is a Premier Visual Artist of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean, Featured in Magazines and TV Shows throughout the Caribbean Recently worked on Caribbean’s Next Top Model and Trinidad’s Next Top Model, working with names like PETER ELIAS, CALVIN FRENCH, MACHEL MONTANO, DESTRA GARCIA, RED HOT FLAMES, KROSS FYAH, CARIB, DIGICEL, WESTPORT, TRIBE,BLISS, FANTASY, YUMA, LEGACY, ISLAND PEOPLE, HEARTS,PASSION the…

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Added by omar on February 14, 2014 at 6:21am — 2 Comments

Bunji Garlin releases Carnival Tabanca Videomentary

Carnival Tabanca Bunji

Despite releasing a music video for Carnival Tabanca back in August 2013, Bunji Garlin teamed up with Beach House Entertainment to produce a follow up ‘Videomentary’ for the track. The video was shot on the Brian Lara Promenade downtown Port of Spain, where Bunji serenades the onlookers. He even took time to sign autographs and mingle with his fans during the shoot. Check out the video below!

Carnival…

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POWER and GROOVY Soca Monarch Competition 2014 Finalists

ISM 2014

POWER

1 Mr. Killa

2 Iwer George

3 Destra

4 Snakey

5 Devon Matthews

6 Patrice Roberts

7 Nadia Batson…

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Singing Sandra Comes Real Again With Youthful Production of 2014's Mankind





The year 2014 has been dubbed the year of evolution for one of Trinidad and Tobago’s foremost calypsonians- a woman who has stood firmly for the people, annually delivering strong messages and showing heart each time she makes her presentations to the world. Sandra De Vignes- Millington, best known by her stage name, Singing Sandra, is preparing to unleash a musical monster in the calypso arena, a song both she and her producers believe will…

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Added by omar on February 14, 2014 at 5:33am — No Comments

Trinidad Carnival: 7 Things To Know Before You Go

Trinidad likes its Carnival wild and wotless, its revelers unabashed and its partying nonstop. Carnival, or more accurately pronounced, cahneeval, translated loosely means a farewell to flesh, or meat. It marks the last chance to celebrate with abandon before a period of restraint for the 40 days of Lent. This year, the festivities take place Feb. 11 and 12, but the Carnival season begins as early as July when masquerade bands start launching the…

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Added by omar on February 14, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Another Soca Band On the Scene In TnT. O.M.G. The Band Promises New & Unique Experience





They’ve got the physical appeal, the talent and not to mention, the energy to draw audiences to them and they’re making their debut in Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival 2014 season. O.M.G The band is brand new to the carnival circuit but they’re certainly ready to deliver. Comprising some new faces and voices, blended with some very experienced musical masterminds, O.M.G The Band has even managed to see one of its frontline vocalists through to…

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Added by omar on February 14, 2014 at 5:10am — No Comments

Denise Belfon Speaks Up - Says Carnival As A Product Must Be Perfected

Each year Denise Belfon- known best as ‘Saucy Wow’, creates a stir with her stage show and not to mention the lyrics she usually concocts. This year is no different and as Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival heats up, the wining queen as she has been called, is readying herself to please audiences across the country more than ever before.



The semi finals of the International Groovy and Power Soca Monarch…

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Added by omar on February 14, 2014 at 5:03am — No Comments

Pan Splash brings ‘Boogsie’ to tears: ‘Nobody cares about steelpan’

Workers set up bleacher facilities at the Queen’s park Savanna, Port-of-Spain, yesterday, in preparation for this weekend’s PanTrinbago National Panorama Semi-finals. However, a plan to use a pool (inset) as part of the attraction in the The Greens which has incensed panmen.

Panmen yesterday knocked PanTrinbago’s decision to allow Pan Splash at Sunday’s National Panorama…

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Added by omar on February 14, 2014 at 4:49am — No Comments

Super Blue Launches J'ouvert Band "BLUE ANGLES"

Reigning Soca Monarch and Road March champion Austin “SuperBlue” Lyons has thrown his hat into the J’ouvert band arena with the launch of his own band, “Blue Angels”. The launch took place at The Nu Pub, formerly The Mas Camp Pub in Woodbrook on Monday.

To mark the occasion SuperBlue invited a few of his fellow artistes to share the stage with him. These included Composer (Fred Mitchell), Brother…

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Added by REDD on February 5, 2014 at 10:02pm — No Comments

CHUTNEY SOCA BATTLE

Forty-three artistes in the soca and chutney soca arena mounted the stage at Rienzi Complex, Couva in a musical battle for a place in the finals of the 2014 Lotto Plus Chutney Soca Monarch competition.

Accompanied by back-up singers and dancers, these artistes each gave tremendous performances in a show that began at 8 pm, on Saturday, ending early yesterday morning.…



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Added by REDD on February 3, 2014 at 9:23pm — No Comments

Bandleaders VEX Over Junior Parade....

Junior bandleaders belonging to the local Carnival Bandleaders Association (TTCBA) stood up to be counted in a vote against a proposed route for the 2014 Junior Parade of the Bands.

At a TTCBA meeting held Thursday…

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Added by REDD on January 25, 2014 at 11:41am — No Comments

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