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Featured Blog Posts – February 2017 Archive (21)

Chutney Soca Monarch and World Ultimate Chutney Challenge Results | Trinidad and Tobago 2017 {VIDEO}

The Show went into the early hours of Sunday and when the results came it there was a sigh... it was a tie for first place. Omardath Maraj and Ravi B tied for first place with last year's winner, KI Persad, in third place.

Omardath Maraj sang his very popular 'Ramsingh' at position number nine while Ravi B sang his sing entitled 'Budget' at number seven. Last year's winner KI Persad sang in position…


Added by omar on February 28, 2017 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Carnival chaos: Samba float collapses crushing Rio dancers in second horror accident in two days leaving almost 40 people injured

A performer from the Unidos da Tijuca samba school is carried into an ambulance

  • At least 17 people have been injured in the most recent accident involving a float
  • Top of the float buckled during Rio de Janeiro's iconic parade early on Tuesday
  • Six of the 17 injured were taken to hospital - one person with serious head trauma
  • One of Paraiso de Tuiuti samba school's floats crashed…

Added by omar on February 28, 2017 at 6:06pm — No Comments

CHALKIE 9 TIMES {VIDEO} Sparrow's National Calypso Monarch record broken


Ninth time National Calyspo Monarch winner Hollis Liverpool “Chalkdust” copped the first place in the Calypso Monarch competition with his composition “Learn From Arithmetic” at the…


Added by omar on February 28, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

Trinidad & Tobago Carnival 2017 Crowns Its King and Queen

Gloria Dallsingh portrays “Glamour Queen” for the band Kallicharan Carnival. Photo by Damian Luk Pat, used with permission.

Trinidad and Tobago Carnival prides itself on its …


Added by omar on February 28, 2017 at 3:28am — No Comments

After Carnival Fetes in Trinidad

Here's a list to cool you down after Carnival Tuesday:

Wednesday March 1st, 2017

 Candy Coated Wine Down Cruise - Tobago - 1pm-6pm 

 Baewatch Cooler Fete - Chaguaramas - 4pm-11pm 

 Au Revoir - BlackJack Marina, Chaguaramas - 12pm-5pm 

 Wassy Wednesday Boatride - Coral Vision Cruise Ship, Port Of Spain - 12pm-5pm

 After Blast - Salybia Nature Resort -…


Added by Icom on February 28, 2017 at 12:59am — No Comments

‘Leave Me Alone’: Trinidad’s women find a rallying cry for this year’s Carnival

Every year, an onslaught of high-octane soca music is released ahead of Trinidad’s pre-Lent Carnival. The songs are new, but the themes are well-worn: Rum. Partying. And the allure of a woman’s gyrating body, preferably backed into a man’s grasp.

So it’s a little surprising that one of this year’s most popular Carnival tunes is a jaunty ballad performed by the 76-year-old music legend Calypso Rose and titled…


Added by Icom on February 26, 2017 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Be Aware of Traffic Changes for Trinidad Carnival

Citizens and visitors are advised of traffic restrictions throughout Trinidad and Tobago for the Carnival holiday.



Added by Icom on February 26, 2017 at 8:03pm — No Comments

Massy Trinidad All Stars crowned Panorama champions

Massy Trinidad All Stars were crowned the winning Large Band of the year at the 2017 Panorama finals.…


Added by omar on February 26, 2017 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Usain Bolt parties up a storm at Trinidad Carnival

Usain Bolt bumps and grinds with a bevy of twerking woman at carnival in Trinidad {VIDEO} Bump and grind: The fastest man in the world, 30, was seen grinding on a party of pretty women as they partied up the storm

He landed himself in hot water following last year's post-Olympics partying. 

But Usain Bolt didn't let that stop him having a whale of a time at the Trinidad carnival over the weekend.

The fastest man in the world, 30, was seen grinding on a party of pretty women as they partied up the storm.

Scroll down for video…


Added by omar on February 26, 2017 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Voice repeats as “Soca Monarch” champion {VIDEO}

Far from finished: Aaron "Voice" St Louis captured his second International Soca Monrach title in succession when he defeated a strong field at the national Stadium, Port of Spain, on Friday.

Aaron “Voice” ST Louis repelled the challenges from a quality field mixed with veterans and breakout artistes to win the 2017 International Soca Monarch title at the National…


Added by omar on February 26, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Top 10: The Best Caribbean Carnivals

Planning a Caribbean vacation to coincide with one of the region’s many Carnivals provides a ton of added value. When Carnival is being celebrated at a Caribbean destination, the whole island hums with energy and good vibes. 

10. Crucian Christmas Festival, St.…


Added by omar on February 23, 2017 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

St. Lucian Independence 2017

Minister for Local Government and Culture, Sen. Hon. Fortuna Belrose, recently called on citizens to reflect on the significance of Independence.

“We must all be concerned about where our country is headed and the role that we each must play in keeping it on track,” she said during the launch of activities marking Saint Lucia’s 38th Anniversary of Independence. “This is a time when we put our differences aside and…


Added by Icom on February 23, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Socadrome for Carnival Tuesday 2017

February 16, 2017: The Socadrome will be back as an event stage for Carnival Tuesday 2017. In addition to showcasing the masqueraders from at least five of the biggest bands in Carnival (Bliss, Hart’s, Lost Tribe, Tribe and Yuma), this year’s Socadrome Show at the Jean Pierre Complex, Port of Spain, will feature performances by MX Prime, Chutney Soca Kings Ravi B and Omadarth Maharaj, David Rudder and “French Grammy” (Victorie de la Musiquie) album of…


Added by Icom on February 19, 2017 at 3:31pm — No Comments

Guyana Carnival, 23rd Feb 2017 [VIDEO]

Guyana's equivalent to Carnival is called Mashramani, which means "A Celebration of the Harvest." This festival takes place with steelbands playing calypso music and costumed clad revelers. It is believed that the first Mashramani happened in the bauxite mining town of Linden. The next year other towns such as Georgetown, Berbice and Bartica joined in the…


Added by Icom on February 13, 2017 at 9:26pm — No Comments

CALYPSO ROSE wins World Album of the Year at French ‘Grammys’

GLOBAL STAR: Calypso Rose (Linda McArtha Monica Sandy-Lewis) reacts after receiving the Best World Music Album award during the 32nd Victoires de la Musique, the annual French music awards ceremony, yesterday at the Zenith concert hall in Paris, France. —Photo: AFP

The first woman to win the Road March and Calypso Monarch titles, Linda McArtha Monica Sandy-Lewis, better…


Added by omar on February 11, 2017 at 1:10am — No Comments

Curacao Carnival [VIDEO]

Curaçao's Carnival is one of the largest and longest-lasting Carnival spectacles of the Caribbean and one of the best times to visit the island.

Carnival began as a Catholic rite to represent the Christian practice of “Carne Levale,” or giving up meat for Lent. In the 19th century, Curaçao continued the tradition by organizing masquerade parties and marches in private clubs. It wasn’t until 1969 that Curaçao…


Added by Icom on February 10, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

What's the difference between Trinidad and Jamaica Carnival?

Today we will be discussing a few differences between Trinidad and Jamaica carnival because ours is not exactly the same as theirs. The differences, though relatively minor, are important to know.

Theme?  What theme? 

From its inception, carnival in Jamaica has cherry picked the things important to us here locally and left the others. Mas is not in our…


Added by Icom on February 9, 2017 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Let's get this Carnival Body Ladies, there is still time! [VIDEO]

This sensible-yet-butt-kicking plan will get you in the habit of working out—and you'll love the results so much that at the end of the three weeks, you won't wanna stop

Welcome to February—the month where weight loss and fitness resolutions go to die. (No, seriously—Februray 7 is actually known as the "fitness…


Added by Icom on February 8, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Introducing Xaymaca 2017 Carnival Costumes


A new entry in the Jamaican carnival experience, Xaymaca is backed by one of Trinidad’s premier bands: Tribe, who along with a number of select partners aim to ensure a great time is had by all. Xaymaca looks to upgrade the current Jamaican carnival reality into a true road adventure. Below are photos of the various costumes on offer.






Added by omar on February 7, 2017 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Monk Meets Viking: Listen to Machel Montano + Bunji Garlin’s “Buss Head”


The biggest rivalry in soca music has come to an end. Soca’s two biggest stars have released a joint tune, which, with considering its star power alone, could very well dominate the 2017 Carnival airwaves.

Machel Montano and Bunji Garlin have ruled the soca…


Added by omar on February 7, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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