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The 2019 Soca surge and Mr. Killa

Contact Staff Visitors to Trinidad and Tobago for the 2019 carnival were gifted with what has been loosely described as “a bumper crop” of Soca and calypsos. Yep, this year, many agreed the music was nice, especially hits like ‘So Long’ and ‘Hookin Me,’ two masterpieces penned by the erstwhile Nadia Batson, which she and her friend Farmer Nappy turned into party anthems for the season. In both songs, which were released very early in the season, Batson was able to capture the nuances of life-situations in T&T and packaged them in some sweet, sweet melodies and people jumping. Among …

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Move out the way

Carnival 2018: Young stars take their place at the top Egbert Gaye Veteran calypsonian Austin “Super Blue” Lyons teamed up with Soca’s most seasoned superstar, Machel Montano, to make an indelible mark on Trinidad and Tobago’s 2018 carnival celebrations with a decisive win in the Road March competition with their mega hit Soca Kingdom. The victory marked Blue’s tenth win in the competition for the most popular carnival song, and Montano’s ninth. However, even as these two veterans asserted their dominance on the road, the signs are clear that a new guard of stars is emerging to take Trini carnival …

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HOME FOR CARNIVAL

It’s a ritual that draws dozens of Montrealers every single year: the annual trip to Trinidad and Tobago Carnival. This year, the event was celebrated on February 7 and 8, but Montrealers were there for the long haul enjoying family, friends, foods and frolicking in what is acclaimed as one of the most lively nation in this hemisphere. Here they are, faces aglow with the excitement of being HOME FOR CARNIVAl. Photos submitted by Frank Junior Gordon. Look for more photos in our March 17issue.

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Montrealers in T&T: for carnival or what?

Contact Staff Ask anyone of them and they will tell why they were really in Trinidad for Carnival 2015: it was not only for the non-stop partying (some All-Inclusives ranged from $500-$3000-TTdollars) at Machel Monday, Girls Night Out, Battle of The Sexes and Bacchanal Wednesday. It wasn’t just to join the over 30,000 revelers at Soca Monarch, or to be getting on bad in the North Stands for Panorama or the Demarche Gras Show. Or to lanai on the streets for old-time mas, children’s carnival, J’Ouvert, Monday Day Night mas or the two big parade days. Oh yes, they ate …

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