in demand: Chutney Soca Monarch Raymond Ramnarine chats with Southex promoter George Singh, right, and Douglas Henderson, Global brands director at Carib, during yesterday's luncheon at Normandie Hotel in honour of the new monarch. —Photo: AYANNA KINSALE

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Kumar Sanu and Raymond for Chutney Brass tonight

Indian superstar, Kumar Sanu will perform in concert tonight at the 2013 Chutney Brass Festival taking place at Guaracara Park, Pointe-a-Pierre.

Promoter Randy Glasgow said Sanu is expected to come on stage around 7.30 p.m. , to be followed around 10.30 p.m. by Chutney Soca Monarch Raymond Ramnarine.

The legendary playback singer and his orchestra will along with the nation's top chutney bands and artistes perform on what Glasgow promises will be the largest and most elaborate stage erected in the Southland to date.

Since its inception the Chutney Brass Festival has grown into the biggest event of its kind attracting in excess of 15,000 patrons at its peak. These are not only Trinidadians, but people have come here from Tobago, Suriname, Guyana, New York, Toronto, Ontario, London, Amsterdam, Sweden, Germany and other countries to attend the event.

Sanu and his band flew in last night

Chutney Brass 2013 will also feature performances by Dil-E-Nadan with Ramnarine, Derek Seales and Imran Beharry as well as Ravi B, Nisha B and Karma. Also scheduled to perform are; BMRZ, Melobugz, D Rampersad Indie Arts Orchestra and KI with 3Veni. The most sought after solo chutney and chutney-soca artistes will also be featured.

The main field at Guaracara will accommodate the thousands expected to attend and parking for over 4,000 vehicles will be facilitated at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, while PTSC will provide shuttles from various locations, Glasgow said.

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