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Sunday, January 25, 2015

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The Kommanda in chief

Calypsonians many times verbalise what the grassroots people want to say, but are often afraid to. Through their songs the calypsonians have through the years helped put governments in office and in the same turn led to them being booted out. Calypsonians have given voice to the voiceless and served as the poor man’s newspaper. Their calling is to inform, educate, edify and entertain. Read more »

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The story behind Paddington’s calypso songs

The director of the new Paddington movie explains how the film’s soundtrack came to include classic calypso songs. Read More »

The making of ‘The Glamour Boyz Again’

It will be 13 years ago next month that our production team for the feature-length documentary Calypso Dreams made its way to the Hilton rooftop overlooking Port of Spain to film what would, ultimately, become an iconic acoustic performance by two of calypso’s greatest legends, the Mighty Sparrow and Lord Superior—a performance that would provide the body for our latest film, The Glamour Boyz Again. Read More »

Clay J’ouvert a mud mas band

CLAY J’ouvert is a traditional Mud Mas band coming out of Woodbrook, Port of Spain. Read More »

A new-look Chucky for 2015

Reigning National Calypso Monarch Chucky (Roderick Gordon) has a fresh new look for Carnival 2015. Read More »

Kindling a ‘New Fire’

NEW FIRE is an exciting new concert series which features the best of Trinidad and Tobago’s diverse Read More »

ncc hosts one-day security workshop

The National Carnival Commission (NCC) hosted a comprehensive workshop for over 100 members from the Security Industry, including local security companies, various heads of mas band security, and security supervisors, at its VIP lounge, Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah last Tuesday. Read More »

Jennifer Lopez talks of time ‘my life was falling apart’

The time surrounding Jennifer Lopez’s movie Gigli in 2003 might have been the worst in her life, she said. Read More »

All Stars sails to France

Ships Ahoy at a French Festival is the 2015 Carnival presentation by reigning band of the year champs Massy Trinidad All Stars. Read More »

Lorde disses Diplo after insulting Taylor Swift

After the leader of the Major Lazer Soundsystem, Diplo tweeted that someone should make a kickstarter to get Taylor Swift a booty, he felt the wrath of Swift’s army of fans — and now he’s biting back. Read More »

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 »

Remembering Raoul

HADEED: I WARNED ROBINSON ABOUT 1990 COUP ATTEMPT Two days before the Friday July 27, 1990 coup attempt against the then government of prime minister ANR Robinson, Robinson was warned that there might be an attempt to overthrow his government on that day and he was asked not to go to Parliament, or to have the scheduled sitting postponed. Read More »

‘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 »

Sexy sounds at the Mas Camp

The Sexy Suzie and Karene Asche 2015 Launch planned for the Mas Camp Pub last Wednesday came off despite Asche’s non appearance due to illness. Read More »

The new star of tomorrow

Ife Alleyne is the new star of tomorrow. Alleyne won the Stars of Read More »

2015 Tobago Jazz to launch in Trinidad

the 2015 Tobago Jazz Experience scheduled to take place in April is estimated to cost approximately $3m. This was revealed by Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Secretary of Tourism Tracy Davidson-Celestine. 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 »

Kan Kan the signature sound of C2K15

It’s by far the most influential drum cadence in the land. Two of its offerings are already clear favourites for the International Groovy Soca Monarch title. And remarkably the Kan Kan Riddim continues to grow in popularity, on its unstoppable march towards Carnival 2015. Read More »

Welcome the Divas

The Divas Calypso Cabaret International opened its 12th season on Thursday evening at the Little Carib Theatre, White and Roberts Streets, Woodbrook. Read More »

The sexy soca battle is on

The “Battle of the Sexes” is one of the signature events of Carnival, offering the thrill of artistes seeking to better each other on stage as well as the fun of them doing so all in good natured fun. The 2015 edition of “BotS” takes place at the Jean Pierre Complex, Port of Spain on January 24 from 7.30 p.m. Read More »

Mr Pump to turn up vibes at DigiBurn

Fitness enthusiasts and Digicel Carnival Burn junkies will be back to the Queen’s Park Savannah for five weeks, starting from tomorrow to get their bodies back in shape and Carnival pump going. Read More »

Iwer ready with ‘Red’

One of the most unexpected musical marriages in the soca world was tied recently between the popular Neil Iwer George and songwriter/composer Anthony “Lexo” Alexis. Read More »

Corporation hosts week-long activities

The Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Corporation will be having an interfaith service and military parade today at St Joseph RC Church from 7.30 a.m.-2 p.m. This will be followed by a Family Fun and Sports Day from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. at Constantine Park, Macoya. This is first of many events planned on their list of week-long activities which runs from today to Saturday. Read More »

Film series to honour calypso veterans

The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is starting off its tenth anniversary celebrations on a high note with its fifth annual Carnival Film Series (CFS). Over the past four years, the CFS has presented diverse and unusual representations of Carnival on film and screen. Read More »

Machel returns to Army

Machel Montano is set to return to the stage of Army Fete in 2015. Organisers of the event have excitedly booked the soca megastar to perform at the major Carnival blockbuster event on February 6—this as Montano also celebrates his 33rd year in the soca music industry. The event is being hosted at the Queen’s Park Savannah and already plans are underway to ensure this year’s event is the safest, biggest and best ever. Read More »

‘Glamour Boyz’ director named Artiste of the Year

Dr Geoffrey Dunn, the award-winning filmmaker and bestselling author who has spent much of the last 15 years working on the Calypso Dreams Documentary Film Project in Trinidad and Tobago, has been named 2015 Artiste of the Year for his region in Northern California. Read More »

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