Ganja, guns and girls, is the cynical response in verse from rapso artiste Ataklan to the proverbial question: What runs the world? The Morvant-born chantuelle, Ataklan (Mark Jiminez) has never shied away from opining on local society throughout his near three decades in music.
Chutney soca artiste Nishard M is living his best life. The back-to-back Chutney Soca Monarch (CSM) won his second consecutive title alongside Neval Chatelal with “Fyah” at Carnival 2019. Since then he has been selected along with Chatelal as the official musical ambassador of the biannual regional cultural showcase of the Caribbean Festival of the Arts (Carifesta). And he broke new ground in June as the first chutney soca act to perform at Atlantic City carnival in New Jersey, United States.