The 2020 Trinidad & Tobago carnival season is done, but it has left us with lots of wonderful memories.
As we get ready to fly back to Montreal with winter still lingering, Carnival tabanca will stay with us for a little time still.
This time of the year, Montrealers are craving a “lil” taste of the 2020 carnival soca vibes.
Fortunately, I’m looking forward to sharing and showcasing all the music and experiences that I’ve picked up during my time here in T&T, the mecca of all carnivals at my welcome back event “JUNIOR FETE” on Saturday, March 14.
But first an update on the season for those who have been waiting. Here’s the results for the various musical competitions that occurred during the Carnival season in Trinidad.
Soca Monarch Groovy and Power competitions saw 23 contestants in the two categories competing to be crowned the 27th International Soca Monarch.
This year’s competition was something of an upset as the two artists with the season’s most popular songs didn’t even place in either category.
Problem Child’s song “Nasty Up” was the people’s favorite power soca hit, while Soca Skinny Banton with the song “Wrong Again was the most played groovy soca song for the season.
However, in the end “College Boy Jesse” with his “Happy Song” walked away with the Groovy title and Iwer George won the Power category with “Stage Gone Bad.”
Also, in the Groovy category, Swappi placed second with “Jumbie Head” and Viking Ding Dong third with Outside. In the power category Lyrikal with Rukshun was second while Olatunji with “Thankful” was third.
It took Iwer George 20 years, but finally he copped a second Road
March title. His determination and consistency kept him in the game and finally this year with Kes Dieffenthaller, Iwer copped his second
Road March title.
The official 2020 Road March counts are: “Stage Gone Bad” was played 386 plays while “Conch Shell,” featuring Iwer George, Machel Montano and Skinny Fabulous received 95 plays, and Nadia Batson’s “FATT” placed third with nine plays.
This year, 2020 Trinidad & Tobago was an amazing experience and I think I owe it to Montrealers to bring back some of the vibes to Montreal on Saturday March 14th at “JUNIOR FETE” at the MCSO Hall in LaSalle. This year we feature Riggo Suave from New York City, who’s Skinny Fabulous official DJ.
Dj Riggo Suave who drew inspiration for playing music at a young age from watching his father thrill crowds as an MC and DJ.
Riggo started doing his thing when he was just 7 years-old. He stands out by the music he plays and his ability to move the crowd with his captivating voice. Not only is he a favorite at events in New York City, but he also travels regularly to Miami, Trinidad, Bermuda and Barbados “nice-ing” up events.
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