Monday, January 26, 2015

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  • PAN

    PAN! Our Music Odyssey, the film by Kim Johnson and Jean Michel Gibert, is like a real Panorama piece; carefully arranged with peaks and valleys, rhythm, crescendos, good theatre and cinematography, runs, bouncing bass and a flag woman wining on the side. Read More »

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  • ‘Take Some’ All Rounder

    Back in 2011 when calypsonian All Rounder (Anthony Hendrickson) released his ever popular hit “Body Wine”, both his fans and detractors knew the ageing veteran calypsonian still had the energy to keep up with his younger counterparts. Read More »

  • The soca supremacy battle begins

    Well it is all settled, Machel “Monk Montae” Montano will defend his International Power Soca Monarch title and Kerwin DuBois is sitting out the Groovy Soca Monarch competition and will not defend, leaving the door open for anyone to step through and take the title. Read More »

  • Single pan bands battle in all quarters

    After four gruelling nights of listening to 62 single pan steel orchestras for the 2015 National Panorama Single Pan competition from the various regions of Pan Trinbago, the finding of judges Kenrick Noel, Vorbin Corbin, Tommy Critchlow and Joanna Shortt were revealed on Tuesday morning at City Hall, Port of Spain. Read More »

  • NWAC queens Excel

    Nineteen of the nation’s top female calypsonians on Monday at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s squared off against one another in the finals of the 2015 NWAC National Calypso Queen final. The quality of songs rendered by the women was quite impressive with people commenting that the men will have a hard battle at the National Calypso Monarch competition should even a couple of these women make it through to that battle. Read More »

  • Injunction filed to stop ‘traditional’ category

    THE newly-introduced Traditional Chutney category in next Friday’s Chutney Soca Monarch finals may be in jeopardy as an application for an injunction filed by the National Chutney Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago (NCFTT) to have the category stopped, is set for hearing at the Hall of Justice in Port of Spain next Wednesday. Read More »

  • Calypso through the years

    Nothing will ever surpass the great calypso and soca music of the years gone by. Those magical melodies coupled with poignant lyrics that had you dancing while being edified and educated, have stood the test of time, remaining relevant and refreshing to this day. They just don’t make them like that anymore and sadly, radio does not play them that much either. Read More »

  • 15 RANDOM FUN FACTS ABOUT Stuart Silva

    Writer’s Note: Starting this Carnival season, we are introducing a new feature that highlights 15 random fun facts about (maybe) your favourite upcoming or established artiste. It’s sometimes a little titillating to get some insight into the ‘other side’ of personalities, even if they are some of their quirky factors. Read More »

  • Denise Belfon a no-show at NWAC Queen show

    Some of the nation’s top female calypsonians squared off in the finals of the 2015 NWAC National Calypso Queen final on Monday at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s. Read More »

  • Rikki Jai, Ravi B top chutney soca semi-finals

    A collaboration between two former Chutney Soca monarchs, Rikki Jai and Ravi B, topped the semi-final round of the 20th anniversary Chutney Soca Monarch competition. Read More »

  • Ife is National Calypso Queen

    Reigning Calypso Stars of Tomorrow monarch Ife Alleyne has added another title to her resume, having also won the NWAC National Calypso Queen title at the competition’s final on Monday at Queen’s Hall, St Ann’s. Alleyne performed “Child Of Liberty”, in which she declared that in spite of the hardships and oppression endured by African people, they continue to survive and excel. Read More »

  • Sweet pan in the East

    Another enthusiastic crowd of pan music lovers flocked the Arima Velodrome on Saturday evening to hear the offerings of 18 Single Pan steel orchestras from the Eastern Region of Pan Trinbago. Read More »

  • Griffith wins Junior Calypso Monarch

    Jerod Griffith is San Fernando’s Junior Calypso Monarch 2015. Read More »

  • Me disrespect Tobagonians? Never!

    Asked about a report in the Express on Monday that he had used obscene language onstage while performing at the annual “Soca Spree” event in Tobago and a Facebook post which claimed he had “disrespected Tobagonians”, Montano again went into detail to explain his history with the event and his close relationship with the sister isle. Read More »

  • Doing it ‘like a boss’

    Four-time Power Soca Monarch Machel Montano will be defending his title on “Fantastic Friday”, February 13, at the Hasely Crawford Sta­dium in Port of Spain. Read More »

  • 'Going for Gold' earns $.175m

    Government’s $5 million invest­ment in the Going for Gold 50th Independence anniversary project produced by Machel Montano has thus far yielded a profit of $175,000, Planning Minister Dr Bhoe Tewarie told the Senate yesterday. Read More »

  • The Frenzy... the Euphoria... he is taking us to CLOUD 9

    It was the perfect fete scene. The frenzy, the energy, the euphoria... Popular soca artiste Lyrikal (Devon Martin) was on stage at the Massy Carnival fete singing his hot Carnival 2015 release “Cloud Nine” to the delight of patrons. Read More »


    Knowing that she desires being a formidable force in the music industry, Adana Roberts, who tip-toed into the limelight as “Princess Adana”, has begun to evolve. She has rebranded and will now be simply known as “Adana” as she searches for her niche. Read More »

  • SWISS-based make-up artist Zalina Walchli to provide Carnival Glamour

    Carnival masqueraders and partygoers are in for a treat as Swiss-based make-up artist Zalina Walchli will be in Trinidad and Tobago to share her talent. Read More »

  • Security agencies out in force for Carnival

    Increasing the complement of law enforcement officers and ensuring trucks and masqueraders are properly registered with the National Carnival Commission (NCC) are two of the interventions for Carnival 2015, which is scheduled for February 16 and 17. Read More »

  • The Last Badjohn goes solo for 2015

    For Carnival 2015, The Last Badjohn of Calypso (Kurt Allen) will present his offerings before the judges as an unattached calypsonian as he vies another year to win the Calypso Monarch title. Read More »

  • Kerwin not defending Groovy title

    Reigning Groovy Soca Monarch Kerwin Du Bois has decided not to defend his International Soca Monarch (ISM) title because he wants to make way for the next “Kerwin, Machel Montano and Destra”. “Some say there are none coming up behind us and probably it is because they are intimidated by us,” Du Bois said through his publicist Adanna Asson. Read More »

  • Variety galore in the Karavan

    Opening night at the Kaiso Karavan calypso tent was as delightful as a real Trini Sunday lunch that offers a variety of culinary selections. There was a delicious taste of almost every local musical fare available on the menu from social and political commentary to humour, pan songs, vintage kaiso, a little chutney and a sampling of groovy soca. Read More »

  • Machel hurls expletives at audience

    Soca Spree 2015 an annual fete in Tobago, celebrated ten years last Friday, however there were some drawbacks, causing some patrons to leave the venue before the beach party ended. Read More »

  • A taste of pan, kaiso and more this weekend

    While for some Carnival is going to fete after fete after fete and frolicking through the streets in their bikinis and shorts Monday and Tuesday, others look forward to the music of the steelbands competing in Panorama and the calypsoes being performed in the tents across the nation. Well, the lovers of these music forms will from this weekend begin to have their fill of kaiso and pan with the opening of more calypso tents and the kick off of the National Panorama championships. Read More »

  • Soca at sunrise

    Saturated, satisfied patrons greeted the sunrise on the Chaguaramas peninsula last weekend, as The iUP committee hosted “iUP – Soca and Sunrise” at Pier 1, Chaguaramas. Read More »

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