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A Lawyer into Trinidad’s Chutney Soca Monarch semis

Attorney Sunil Rishi Nowbutt has been selected for the semi-finalists of the 2020 edition of Chutney Soca Monarch.

He would compete against 45 artistes at Space, Gulf View, La Romaine next week Saturday.

Nowbutt, a part-time lecturer and radio announcer, said it was his first time entering…

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Added by Icom on January 19, 2020 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Skinny Fabulous rejects Khan’s soca comments

Vincentian soca artiste Gamal "Skinny Fabulous" Doyle came to the defence of fellow performer Hollice Mapp aka "Mr Killa," denying claims that soca music contributed to gender-based violence or objectifying women.

Speaking with Newsday after his appointment as brand ambassador for Martell cognac in Macoya, Doyle responded to comments from Barataria MP and former Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan who suggested…

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Added by Icom on January 19, 2020 at 12:33pm — No Comments

FORMER HEALTH MINISTER STARTS TRIVIAL TOPIC. SOCA LOVERS UP IN ARMS

Former Health Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Fuad Khan has infuriated a sea of Soca music supporters this week, his statements on the influence of soca’s lyrics on the minds of would-be domestic violence perpetrators, causing mass hysteria.

Whether they have a right to be angered or not, his statement has hit hard, giving many a contentious topic to weigh in on. His comment comes…

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Added by Icom on January 15, 2020 at 9:46am — No Comments

‘Queen of Soca’ crowdfunding

Producers of the film “Queen of Soca” being shot in Trinidad and Tobago are now crowdfunding to complete the movie. The movie is said to be 85 percent completed and the plan is to release it in cinemas nationwide by the middle of this year.

According to the producers “This is your opportunity to be part of it. We are raising $15,000US to complete the film. No, we are not asking you to give us $15,000. We…

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Added by Icom on January 12, 2020 at 11:24pm — No Comments

Fay Ann back at the helm of Soca Monarch

The annual International Soca Monarch is on, says one of the franchise’s directors, Geoffrey Wharton-Lake. He spoke exclusively to Newsday via phone on Wednesday.

He also confirmed that soca artiste Fay Ann Lyons-Alvarez will once again be the annual competition’s chairman.

While he promised to provide further details about the competition and its launch in a…

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Added by Icom on January 12, 2020 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Politicians to blame for domestic violence not soca

MSJ political leader David Abdulah slammed Barataria/San Juan MP Dr Fuad Khan for blaming domestic violence on soca in a media conference at the MSJ's Lord Street, San Fernando office on Sunday.

Pointing to what he called a "ridiculous" story in a leading newspaper during his first press conference in the new year, Abdulah said the blame fell squarely on members of Parliament.…

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Added by Icom on January 12, 2020 at 11:18pm — No Comments

Caribbean Fever: Top 10 Afrobeats 2019

Welcome to the Caribbean Fever Afrobeats Top 10 of 2019. This is a compilation of the top 10 Soca songs from charts from all over the world, song that you party to in the night club, and download and stream from the internet.

10. Dis Love - DJ Spinall // Tiwa Savage // Wizkid

9. Risky - Davido //…

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Added by DJ Trends on January 12, 2020 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Caribbean Fever: Top 10 Soca 2019

Welcome to the Caribbean Fever Soca Top 10 of 2019. This is a compilation of the top 10 Soca songs from charts from all over the world, song that you party to in the night club, and download and stream from the internet.

10. Nasty Up - Problem Child (St Vincent)

9. Wrong Again - Skinny Banton…

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Added by DJ Trends on January 12, 2020 at 9:27pm — No Comments

30-plus new events for Carnival 2020

OVER 30 new events have been added to the Carnival events calendar for 2020.

Among those new events are Soka with Her Concert, a Randy Glasgow Production that comes off on February 7, at the Hasley Crawford Stadium and Escape Cooler Cruise that leaves from the Port of Spain Waterfront harbour on February 21 at 10 am.

These new events are just some of the 200 –…

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Added by Icom on January 3, 2020 at 11:47am — No Comments

KI, Neval team up for Carnival show

A new event will occupy the Carnival Wednesday slot this year. Described as a mega “fetecert”, the event will feature KI and Neval Chatelal in KI-Neval (prononced Kahnival).

The show being put on by Randy Glasgow Productions will feature other chutney and soca artistes at the Naparima Bowl, San Fernando, from 8 pm on February 19.

Chatelal is the reigning joint…

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Added by Icom on January 3, 2020 at 11:45am — No Comments

I Love Soca Unloads ‘Caution’ Theme - Party Gets ­Largest Patronage On ­Boxing Day

I Love Soca has certainly grown into its purpose and objective – to create an experience that ­exceeds that of a soca fête. It has now ­become akin to a festival. The ­spacious venue – the cricket grounds of Sabina Park – was transformed into a ‘construction site’ with the signature black-and-yellow tape drawn across scaffolding and ­machinery such as a backhoe and excavator for photo ops bringing its ‘Caution’ theme to life.…

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Added by Icom on December 30, 2019 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Griffith angry at criticism of partying as murders rise

Po­lice Com­mis­sion­er Gary Grif­fith is dis­miss­ing crit­i­cisms of a video cir­cu­lat­ing on so­cial me­dia show­ing him and a so­ca artists danc­ing at his End of Year event.

The video has re­ceived mixed re­spons­es with some peo­ple be­ing crit­i­cal of the par­ty­ing while the mur­der rate re­mains at close to record lev­els, while oth­ers say he is hu­man and al­so…

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Added by Icom on December 30, 2019 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Sekel levels up - Junior soca monarch ready to defend crown

REIGNING 2019 Junior Soca Monarch, Sekel McIntosh, 10, was drawn to soca music because of its energy and rhythms. Now he looks forward to following in the footsteps of Machel Montano, Ras Shorty I and Superblue, and use his music to contribute to the positive development of TT.

His pending 2020 soca release Level Up, which he hopes will help him defend his Junior Soca Monarch crown (primary schools), is an…

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Added by Icom on December 30, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

THERE’S NO CHRISTMAS LIKE A TRINI CHRISTMAS. HERE’S WHY.

When it comes to Christmas, Trinidad and Tobago may very well be atop the list of big celebrators. From the pre-Christmas cleaning, where house painting is almost a priority on the list, to refreshing the indoor decor- new curtains, new furniture and appliances and whatever else, the people of Trinidad and Tobago are traditionally Christmas lovers.

Now, for those who many not be aware,…

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Added by Icom on December 25, 2019 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Cricketing world extends greetings to fans on Christmas

December 25 is celebrated as Christmas Day, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas Day is a public holiday in most nations across the world.

December 25 was fixed as the birth date of Jesus Christ in the early-to-mid fourth century by the Western Christian Church. For Christians, the belief is that God came into the world in the form of man to atone for the sins of humanity, rather than the…

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Added by Icom on December 25, 2019 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Boogie B unveils his ‘Big Long Thing’

Former Grenadian Soca Monarch and Road March Champion Boogie B is gearing up to create an impact during the highly anticipated Trinidad and Tobago 2020 Carnival season with his latest up-tempo offering entitled, “Big Long…

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Added by Icom on December 25, 2019 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Ace wants to be Carnival King

Damian “Ace” Oliverie was once a member of 3Suns, the popular ragga soca band known for hits such as Carnival Darling, Dat Eh Nuttin and Hot Gyal.

The trio met in Northeastern College, Sangre Grande, realised they had a mutual affection for music and 3Suns was born out of that.

After disbanding in 2011, his band mates, Sherwin “M1” Jeremiah and Olufemi “Crym”…

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Added by Icom on December 22, 2019 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Leon Coldero flows from Christmas to Carnival with soca

Leon Coldero, famous for his perennial Christmastime hits like Sokah Chutneey Parang and La Sapa, is back on the local music scene big time with two new songs, Scrap Iron and Dais Meh People.

The sprightly 57-year-old told Sunday Newsday he is back with passion and anticipating one of his best years in the soca business.

Coldero has been recording music for…

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Added by Icom on December 22, 2019 at 10:11pm — No Comments

HoodCelebrityy brings Gifts

Childhood memories of a Jamaican Christmas inspired Gifts, a song by deejay/rapper HoodCelebrityy. Released by KSR/Epic Records, the single is part of that company's EP, A KSR Christmas.

According to the Portmore-reared artiste, Gifts was an opportunity to reflect and appreciate a time of year when families bond.

“My thoughts about…

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Added by Icom on December 20, 2019 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Don’t Sleep on Lyrikal. ‘Rukshun’ Is A Monster and The Artist’s Coming Hard.

The players are lining up. There’s no fear, no holding back. Already, Lyrikal has touched down in Trinidad and Tobago ahead of T&T Carnival 2020 and he’s come prepared to give carnival lovers exactly what they want. Several tracks in the bag already, the Brooklyn based soca star is preparing for one of his best seasons yet, and he’s only just beginning. …

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Added by Icom on December 20, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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