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Former Trinidad Calypso Monarch Singing Sandra has passed away

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Added by omar on January 31, 2021 at 7:24am — No Comments

Jus' Buss: Machel Montano drops a refix, MX Prime says jam at home

With all the soca being released it feels like there is a Trinidad Carnival looming but alas there isn’t and the content of the songs reflects that. From Machel Montano to MX Prime, soca is finding a way to make us reminisce and long for the day when we can enjoy a fete again. For now, however, you just need to visit your favourite streaming platform to get your soca fix.

Here are the songs that Jus…

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Added by Icom on January 25, 2021 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The pandemic killed Trinidad & Tobago's 2021 Carnival, but soca music keeps the spirit alive

Ever since it was announced that Trinidad and Tobago's 2021 Carnival celebrations would be cancelled because of COVID-19, enthusiasts of the national festival have been feeling a tad maudlin.

This feeling of longing for what's been lost—usually in cases of unrequited love—is what Trinbagonians call tabanca, and there are few things they love more than their Carnival. Enthusiasts are already feeling the…

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Added by Icom on January 25, 2021 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Soca Monarch Replaces Carnival 2021

There is no Carnival 2021 in Trinidad, but there will be a Soca Monarch. A version of the competition will be held online, according to creative director for International Soca Monarch (ISM) Simon Baptiste, Trinidad and Tobago’s Sunday Newsday reported on January 17.

In a telephone interview with Sunday Newsday, Baptiste confirmed the competition is on with the management team seeking sponsorship for…

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Added by Icom on January 25, 2021 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Calypso Rose: Lioness in the Jungle will roar in Tokyo this April

Calypso Rose: Lioness in the Jungle a film that depicts the life and times of Calypso Rose (McCartha Linda Sandy-Lewis) is set to be screened in Tokyo from April 23rd this year and other cities thereafter.

The film which showcased at the 64th Cannes Film Festival in 2011 is directed by Pascale Obolo and produced by two French production companies, Maturity Productions and Dynamo Productions,…

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Added by omar on January 20, 2021 at 3:00am — No Comments

Carnival Fever is real

I do not need to live on campus, my character does not need building, it is definitely already formed thank you, I said to my friend. This was the night I made my grand entrance on the Sir Frank Worrell Halls of Residence at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies in Barbados.

I was no spring chicken, I was over the hill, and any other played out cliché you could think of.…

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Added by omar on January 20, 2021 at 2:30am — No Comments

Acoustic Concert Review – Teddyson John’s Caribbean Moscato

Teddyson John’s acoustic concert was brought to audiences worldwide on YouTube on Sunday 22 November 2020 to showcase the 11-track project, Caribbean Moscato. Before he started, Teddyson made sure he welcomed his audience and band members, who were already serenading us with soothing rhythms and harmonies to match the natural surroundings of Saint Lucia. As this concert was held at Hotel Chocolat, with the Piton mountains in the background,…

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Added by omar on January 20, 2021 at 2:00am — No Comments

Woman is the latest soca release from three times International Soca Monarch Voice

A physical Trinidad carnival may not be on the cards, but artists are still releasing music, this we are happy to see/hear.

One such artist is three times International Soca Monarch, Voice (Aaron St Louis), who provides us with another soulful tune in the form of Woman.…

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Added by omar on January 20, 2021 at 1:43am — No Comments

Nailah Blackman x Sammy Jo - Farmer (Official Music Video) | 2021 Soca

Farmer‘ is the title given to the song by super talented musician who is known all over as Nailah Blackman x Sammy Jo on stage.

Nailah Blackman x Sammy Jo goes solo on this catchy sound which is out for public consumption. In mp3 format with the best quality, Nailah Blackman x Sammy Jo on this song ‘Farmer‘ was recorded with a…

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Added by omar on January 19, 2021 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Bajan soca artists Statement believes In This

Added by omar on January 19, 2021 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Carnival fetes and concerts go virtual in 2021

There may be no parades or actual fetes happening in Trinidad and Tobago for Carnival 2021 but the annual festival will be celebrated in the virtual space thanks to COVID-19.

From fetes to concerts, private events will continue in 2021 across various virtual platforms.

Iwer George raised the curtain on the virtual Carnival on Boxing Night launch and he plans to…

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Added by Icom on January 13, 2021 at 2:14pm — No Comments

T&T Calypso Monarch on for 2021

The Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO) is currently in talks with online service providers to virtually stage the various Calypso Monarch competitions in 2021.

This was confirmed to Soca News by Lutalo ‘Brother Resistance’ Masiba during an interview.

He said there had been great feedback from Calypsonians, who already had contributions to…

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Added by Icom on January 13, 2021 at 2:11pm — No Comments

First-class show at Sekon Sunday

Aaron “Voice” St Louis possibly echoed what a lot of people were feeling when they looked at this year’s Sekon Sunday when he said, “Yuh know how long I ain’t feel so boy.”

The annual Carnival event was held on January 10 at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s, and merged the virtual and the live audience, following restrictions caused by the covid19 pandemic. While many events have been kept to the virtual realm – with…

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Added by Icom on January 13, 2021 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Carnival stakeholders say DOMA’s call comes too late

The Downtown Owners and Merchants Association’s (DOMA) president Gregory Aboud’s suggestions for a scaled-down Carnival is a case of too little and too late, according to Carnival stakeholders.

Carnival stalwart and promoter of pioneering Carnival events like Coca Cola Youth Fest and Ladies Night Out, Randy Glasgow, said while he commended Aboud for thinking about the industry, Carnival was a massive…

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Added by Icom on January 13, 2021 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Kes - WIADCA Brass Fest (New York Carnival 2020) | Virtual Performance

Added by omar on January 8, 2021 at 1:38am — No Comments

Caribbean Fever Top 10 Afrobeats Songs Of 2020 {VIDEO}

10. Beamer - Rema (Nigeria)

9. Suzanna - Sauti Sol (Kenya)

8. Abule - Patoranking (Nigeria)

7. FEM - Davido (Nigeria)

6. In My Maserati - Olakira (Nigeria)

5. Vibration - Fireboy DML (Nigeria)…

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Added by DJ Trends on January 2, 2021 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Caribbean Fever Top 10 Soca Songs Of 2020 {VIDEO}

10. If I Was To Married - Trinidad Madman (Trinidad)

9. Bottle Over Head - Triniboi Joocie (Trinidad)

8. Nasty Up - Problem Child (St. Vincent) // Rukshun - Lyrikal (Trinidad)

7. Stage Gone Mad - Iwer & Kes (Trinidad)

6. Ba Ba Ben - DJ Cheem (Barbados)…

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Added by DJ Trends on January 2, 2021 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Despite the physical lockdown of Carnival 2021, many organisations and artistes are working around covid19

Despite the physical lockdown of Carnival 2021, many organisations and artistes are working around covid19 restrictions and hosting virtual concerts and fetes.

And similar to any other year, the party is starting right after Christmas.

For example, there were at least three virtual concerts on Boxing Day including Kes the Band, Neil “Iwer” George,…

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Added by Icom on December 29, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A New Journal For Carnival Arts

Studying Carnival arts will never be the same again. Research will be so much easier after a new academic journal dedicated to the subject has launched later this year.

The International Journal of Carnival Arts (IJCA) represents a new approach to writing about and recording our core Carnival artforms – steelpan, calypso and mas.

The IJCA is not…

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Added by omar on December 7, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments

No Mas Domnik for 2021 as Dominica cancels Carnival

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Added by omar on December 7, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments

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