The Soca Community has been on an emotional roller coaster  couple weeks ago Social media.
From witnessing the Soca wedding of the  decade to the passing of a legendary calypso icon.
On October 13, world-renowned Soca Dj International Stephen married the love of his life, St Lucian mas bandleader and attorney, Zinaida McNamara.
The two got engaged last year  aboard the Uber Soca Cruise while Soca artist Kes serenaded them. Their wedding was dubbed carnival/Soca royalty.
It took place at the Biltmore Resort in Coral Gables, Miami and was attended by so many celebrities of the international Soca fraternity such as the best man “Lyrikal”, reigning  Soca monarch King of Trinidad and Tobago, Aaron ‘Voice’ St. Louis, Nadia Batson, St. Vincent’s Skinny Fabulous, St. Lucia’s Teddyson  John, Mr. Killa of Grenada and Antigua’s Ricardo Drue and the list goes on.      International Stephen will be in Montreal for the first time on  Saturday, November 10, at the Touch Of Red 6 event.
International Stephen, born in Trinidad and Tobago WI. Stephen has won  and Shared countless awards, such as, the Annual Atlanta Soca DJ Rama  Competition three years in a row (2003, 2004, &2005).
Best DJ on the  Road in Houston CaribFest for three years (2003, 2004, and 2006. He  has also Won 2009 , 2010 and 2015 International DJ of the Year,  through his outstanding voter support at the International Soca  Awards.
He won and shared Best Dj on the Road at one of the world’s most  popular carnivals, “Miami Broward Carnival” 2004 with DJ Maestro and  Most Recent 2014 with Dj Eternal Vibes & Giselle The Wassi One. His  biggest achievement so far, was accompanying Bunji Garlin on His  History Making appearance on BET’s 106 & Park Show in May 2014. He was  also the official Tour DJ for the king of Soca MACHEL MONTANO.
Remembering Shadow
On October 23,Legendary calypsonian Winston ‘Mighty  Shadow’ Bailey died at the age of 77. Shadow, who  had been ailing for some time, suffered a stroke and his  family confirmed that he died in hospital in the early hours of  Wednesday Oct 23rd morning, days before he was set to receive an  honorary doctorate from the University of the West Indies for his  contributions as a composer.    Among his hits were “Bassman”, “Pay the Devil”, “Poverty is Hell” and “Yuh Lookin’ For  Horn.” Trinidad and Tobago has surely lost a unique voice.”
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