First timer into the Chutney Soca Monarch finals

Carolyn Kissoon Carolyn.kissoon@trinidadexpress.com Having conquered Indian classical singing and then Bollywood film songs, Veejai Ramkissoon wanted to test the waters in chutney soca. It was his first time entering the Chutney Soca Monarch. And with little effort, Ramkissoon made it through to the final round of the competition recording the...

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QRC Fete Royal 2018 – Cheers to 5!

The Queen’s Royal College Old Boys’ Association (OBA), The QRC PTA and the Management Team of the College will be hosting the 5th edition of Fete Royal on Saturday, January 27th, from 6:00 pm to 1:00 am on the college compound. The annual event is the biggest fundraiser on the...

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Carnival kicks off in Tobago

TOBAGO’S Carnival 2018 was officially launched on January 12 with a street procession in Scarborough. On display for spectators were various Carnival characters and flamboyant costumes, as well as entertainment from steelbands and other musical performances. Tobago’s Carnival will be run by the newly installed Festivals Commission, headed by chairman...

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Soca Monarch scaled down: $300,000 for first prize

After weeks of negative speculation, the fate of the financially-troubled International Soca Monarch franchise has been decided and was announced at a press conference yesterday. The 2018 Play Whe International Soca Monarch finals will be held on ‘Fantastic Friday’, February 9, at Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain, and the...

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Ultimate Rejects to Invade ‘Army’

Nigel Telesford REIGNING Road March champions, The Ultimate Rejects will definitely be performing at the annual Army Fete come Friday, February 2 at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain. A spokesperson for ‘the safest fete in Carnival’ assured the media earlier this week that ‘the people’s champions’ would ‘always...

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Chutney Soca Monarch cancelled…no $$

The 2018 NLCB Chutney Soca Monarch has been cancelled due to lack of Government support. This was announced by Southex chief executive officer, George Singh, in a press conference on Thursday. The decision to cancel the 23-year-old event came one day before Southex was expected to launch the 2018 Chutney...

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Another “mudda’ song

IT seems nobody’s mother is off-limits this year. Ian Alvarez, better known by his stage name Bunji Garlin,has released a brand new song for Carnival 2018 titled ‘Go Ask Yuh Mudda’. With a head-bopping beat, mixed and mastered by Andrew Denny and YTM Recordz, Garlin delivers the song with his...

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