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Latest gossip headlining the social sphere of Caribbean music.

Can't Stop Carnival 

Despite not having an actual Carnival Parade for the second consecutive year, many of the organisers and Mas Bands kept their creative juices flowing with mini documentaries.

Check out the latest one from one of our Sponsors Carnival Slayers alongside Cant Stop Fashion, as they showcase some london's finest designs that would have been on the road for 2021

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Kassav Legend 

Last weekend we lost an absolute legend in the French Caribbean community, Jacob Desvarieux who was an pioneer of great Kassav band. 

I personally wasn't able to see the band when they made their first UK tour in 2018 in many years but i've been a fan of this band and their live vibes. See below as a sample of why he was so adored.

 

 

Local Girl Power Release 

With Bacchanal Promotions (BP) releasing their second riddim of the year, this one is called Sovereign featuring the Queen of the Caribbean Alison Hinds, Ms, Desire, Sundivas and Chenelle.

The levels of quality with the pool of talent residing right here in the UK, is definitely improving and we can only see greater things from our artists. Check out the sample below:

De Stan Home Party - Special  

We was privileged to witness two great Bajan bands showcasing their talents for fans from past and present.

If you have never experienced their talents, then all there is left to say is cowblen!!

Lil Bitts - Talawa Doc Series 

Shivonne "LIL' BITTS" Churche tells her unapologetic story on how she came into the music business. Shares her music collection to her faithful fans and gives back to those who remember the real Bitts.

Virtual Road March Winner 2021 

Like the year 2020, Soca music continues invent new ways to keep the culture alive. With no actual live Carnival happening in Trinidad, the organisers and Artists have put on exceptional shows throughout the season.

There was also a virtual road march competition, different from normal requirements of radio play and promotion, but this was solely down to voting for your favourite song of the season via text.

I suspected there might have been one major song that would sweep the nation and fans across the scene and that was Farmer Nappy's "Backyard Jam" hit single. Congratulations to him as he bagged the prize money as well as taking Soca Monarch title last week Friday.

Read Full Story: Newsday TT 

The Monarch Finals  

Last night we was treated by 11 contestants competing for the virtual crown of Soca Monarch 2021.

Highlights courtesy of TV6

 

The results were as follows

1st - Farmer Nappy - Backyard Jam

2nd - Olatunji - Drunk History

3rd - Viking Ding Dong & Mical Teja - Hornin First

 

Congratulations to all those who took part and made history in its first type of event due to the pandemic.

 

ISM Presents - The Monarch 2021  

Despite not having an actual Carnival road experience in Trinidad, we are excited by the prospect of a Soca Monarch that will be taking place on Fantastic Friday 12th February. Check out the final contestants and their entry for The Monarch 20201.

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Times:

8PM - PORT OF SPAIN (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO)

7PM - NEW YORK (USA)

12AM - LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)

01AM - BERLIN (GERMANY)

11am - SYDNEY (AUSTRALIA)

03AM - MOSCOW (RUSSIA)

09AM - TOKYO (JAPAN)

 

LIVE LINK TV6

TO VOTE FOR ARIST (LOCAL / REGIONAL) CLICK HERE

The Finalists (11 contestants)

AARON DUNCAN - DOUBLE TROUBLE

BLAXX - SAME WAY

FARMER NAPPY - BACKYARD JAM

MELLY ROSE - SHINE PON ME

OLATUNJI - DRUNK HISTORY

PREEDY - GOOD TIMES

ROME - ALL NOW

TRINIDAD GHOST - WICKED GYAL

TRINIDAD KILLA - FREEDOM

TURNER - I'M A MAN

VIKING DING DONG & MICAL TEJA - HORNIN FIRST

 

A Queen Of Calypso Passes 

We lost a great Queen of Calypso and to many set a presidency for many leading Soca artists to pave the way we are seeing now. Many of us took time to show our love and appreciation and i'm sure this will continue. We say thank you for your contribution Sandra DesVignes-Millington, better known as Singing Sandra.