Top performers fail to appear as patrons party in the rain… Confusion reigns at Big Bad show

By Nigel Telesford A FEUD seems to be brewing between the two promoters responsible for the ‘Big Bad Soca’ event at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy car park, Tarouba, on Wednesday night, as many disappointed patrons sought answers for obvious disorganisation, confusion backstage and the non-appearance of several billed acts....

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Aaron cops 5th chutney soca crown

AARON DUNCAN left the Junior Chutney Soca stage yesterday like a king. The 14-year-old pupil of St George’s College won his fifth Junior Chutney Soca Monarch title in the secondary schools’ category of the National Carnival Schools Intellectual Chutney Soca Monarch Competition, at the Grand Stand, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port...

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Machel’s search for new soca royalty

Michael Mondezie A SUCCESSOR to the throne. That’s what soca King Machel Montano went in search of on Monday night as he brought his Soca Kingdom to theatrical life, during his Machel Monday showcase at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo. Montano opened the Soca Kingdom with its title song and...

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Road March campaign continues

Nigel Telesford THE 2018 Road March title is still up for grabs if one were to judge from the reactions of the crowd assembled at the annual Army Fete last Friday night. The fete attracted thousands to the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, and the Road March contenders all...

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Building a Musical EMPIRE

By Michael Mondezie MEET the young architects of Soca Kingdom. It’s takes a legion to forge an empire. Even one built of soca. And while soca generals Machel Montano and SuperBlue (Austin Lyons) stand on the frontlines instructing their soca armies to ‘charge ahead’, their young strategists behind the ‘Soca...

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T&T Red Cross thanks loyal sponsors… 35 kiddies bands cross Savannah stage

BY CAMILLE HUNTE camille.hunte@trinidadexpress.com The Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross yesterday expressed gratitude to several sponsors for continuing to support the annual Children’s Carnival despite economic challenges. The event, which took place at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain, saw 182 children and 35 bands displaying their costumes...

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Voice passes Skinner Park test

BY MICHAEL MONDEZIE REIGNING International Soca Monarch (ISM) Voice (Aaron St Louis) endured a baptism by fire yesterday afternoon at Calypso Fiesta, Skinner Park, San Fernando. Almost everything went wrong on stage for the San Juanborn soca crooner at the National Calypso Monarch semi-final round. The backing Errol Ince band...

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