Saturday, January 30, 2016

2016 Calypso Fiesta - Order of Appearance

1. Ife Alleyne
2. Steve ‘Ras Kommanda’ Pascall
3. Duane O’Connor
4. Sean ‘The Psalmist’ Daniel;
5. Tameka Darius
6. Karen Eccles
7. Selvon ‘Mistah Shak’ Noel
8. Myron ‘The Incredible Myron B’ Bruce
9. Karene Asche
10. Michael ‘Protector’ Legerton
11. Vivian ‘Young Poser’ Lockhard
12. Heather Mac Intosh
13. Alana Sinnette Khan
14. Dianne ‘Lady Wonder’ Hendrickson
15. Kurt ‘The Last Badjohn of Kaiso’ Allen
16. Devon Seale
17. Henson ‘Calypso Prince’ Wright
18. Morel ‘Luta’ Peters
19. Joanne ‘Tigress’ Rowley
20. Kizzie Ruiz
21. Hammond ‘Slick’ Bruce
22. Eulith ‘Macomere Fifi’ Woods
23. Brian London
24. Stephen Marcelle
25. Sandra ‘Singing Sandra’ Des Vignes Millington
26. Marsha ‘Lady Adanna’ Clifton
27. Hollis ‘Chalkdust’ Liverpool
28. Helon Francis
29. Georgia ‘The Messenger’ Mc Intyre
30. Winston ‘Gypsy’ Peters
31. Stacey Sobers Abraham
32. Victoria ‘Queen Victoria’ Cooper- Rahim
33. Joanne Foster
34. Tammico ‘Spicey’ Moore
35. Alicia Richards
36. Lesley Ann Ellis
37. Michelle Henry
38. Kerine Williams
39. Gilbert ‘Happy’ O’Connor
40. Weston ‘Cro Cro’ Rawlin

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

2016 Panorama Finalists

SINGLE PANS
1. San Juan East Side Symphony - "No, No We Eh Going Home" - 276 points

2. Marsicans - "Say Say" - 272 points 

2. T&T Defence Force - "Don’t Stop This Party" - 272 points

4. Woodbrook Playboyz - "Free-Up" - 271 points

5. Newtown Playboys Symphony - "On The Road" - 267 points

6. T&T Fire Services - "Rebecca" - 266 points

7. Platinum - "Unknown Band" - 265 points

7. Pan Jammers - "Somebody" - 265 points

7. Uni Stars - "The Jammer" - 265 points

7. Gonzales Sheikers - "Like Ah Boss" -  265 points

11. Trinidad East Side Symphony - "Total Disorder" - 261 points

12. Trinidad Nostalgic - "Gimme More" - 260 points

13. Shades In Steel - "No, No We Eh Going Home" - 259 points

14. D Original Woodbrook Modernaires - "On The Road" - 258 points

15. Nu- Pioneers Pan Groove - "Teaser" - 257 points

16. Arima All Stars Steel Orchestra - "Kaka Roach" - 255 points 

16. Pan Stereonettes - "Pan In Danger" - 255  points


SMALL BAND CATEGORY
1. Arima Golden Symphony - "D’Greatest Invention" - 267 points

2. Laventille Serenaders - "Pan Jumbie" - 266 points

3. Fascinators Pan Symphony - "Like Ah Boss" - 265 points

3. Five Rivers Modern Symphony - "Pan In Danger" - 265 points

5. Pandemonium - "My House" - 264.5 points

6. Our Boys - "Gimme More" - 264 points     

6. Tornadoes - "Mash It Up" - 264 points

8. La Horquetta Pan Groove - "Raising Dust" - 263 points

8. Tamana Pioneers - "De Mystery Band" - 263 points

10. T&TEC New East Side Dimension - "Both Ah Dem" - 262 points     


MEDIUM BAND CATEGORY
1. Pan Elders - "Me Eh Fighting For No Man" - 272 points

2. Petrotrin Katzenjammers - "I Don’t Mind" - 267 points

3. NLCB Buccooneers - "Bass On Fire" - 263 points

4. Curepe Scherzando - "Madness" - 262 points

5. NGC Steel Xplosion - "Wanted Dead or Alive" - 260 points

5, Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille - "The Ganges And The Nile" - 260 points

7. Melodians - "Fete" - 259 points

8 .NGC Couva Joylanders - "Come With It" - 258 points

9. Carib Dixieland - "Soca Baptist" - 256 points

9. West Side Symphony - "Dead Or Alive" - 256 points


LARGE BAND CATEGORY
1. Phase II Pan Groove - "Madd Music" - 274 points

2. Super Novas - "Breakthrough" - 272.5 points

3. Massy Trinidad All Stars - "Leave We Alone" - 271 points

3. Desperadoes - "Different Me" - 271 points

5. Caribbean Airlines Invaders - "Take Dat" -270 points
  6. bp tt Renegades - "Music Inside Meh Head" - 269 points

6. RBC Redemption Sound Setters - "No,No We Eh Going Home" - 269 points

8. PCS Nitrogen Silver Stars - "Panoramic"- 264 points

8. Skiffle - "How She Like It" - 264 points

10. NLCB Fonclaire - "Bass On Fire" - 263 points

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Friday, January 22, 2016

My 2016 T&T Carnival playlist

Hi readers,

T&T Carnival is just around the corner!  I'm so excited that this year I have the opportunity to head home for all the festivities.  Even though I'm in Trinidad all the time I haven't actually been home for Carnival since 2011. 

Here are the soca releases that are on constant replay on my iPod: 

Machel Montano - Temperature



Kes - People



Olatunji: OH YAY 



Fay-Ann Lyons ft. Stonebwoy: Block The Road



Bunji Garlin: Take Over Town



RR Riddim Mix - Blaxx, M1, Orlando Octave, DunDeal, Salty ft Tron & Brass



Farmer Nappy - BamBilamBamBilamBilamBam



Third Bass - Bum Bum



KI - Same Gyal Twice



In We Blood (Official Audio) - Machel Montano



FLIPO - OH GOSH


Ricardo Drue - Bet



Lyrikal - Dip & Roll



Sekon Sta X Nadia Batson - Magic 



Kimba Sorzano - SORRY, No Second Chances


Rikki Jai - Leh We Fete



GBM Nutron Feat. Fay-Ann Lyons - Scene (Official Remix) 



Shal Marshall - Party


Erphaan Alves - Intentions (Wine and Touch)



Voice - Cheers To Life



Machel Montano ft. Badjohn Republic - Waiting On The Stage



Wednesday, January 20, 2016

2016 Chutney Soca Monarch Finalists


Hi readers,

Here are the 2016 finalists for both the Traditional and Soca Monarch categories.  The finals take place this Saturday, January 23, 2016.

TRADITIONAL CHUTNEY CATEGORY
Rakesh Yankarran
Asha Kamchee
Rawytee Ramroop
RT Butkoon
Shiva Lackhan
Kavita Maharajh
Rasika Dindial
Rooplal G
Drupatee Ramgoonai
Heeralal Rampartap

CHUTNEY SOCA CATEGORY

Ravi B
Kenneth Supersad
General Imran “GI”
Adesh Samaroo
Omardath Maharaj
Rick Ram
Veekash Sahadeo
Nishard M
KI Persad
Rikki Jai

2016 International Soca Monarch Finalists

Hi Readers,

Here are the finalists for the 2016 International Soca Monarch Finals to be held on Fantastic Friday - Friday, February 5, 2016.


1. AARON ST.LOUIS - VOICE 


2 . ADRIAN HACKSHAW  - THIRD BASS


3. AKEEM CHANCE - PREEDY


4. AKIL BORNEO -  5 STAR AKIL 


5.  DAMIAN ETIENNE - HYPASOUNDS 


6. DARRYL HENRY - FARMER NAPPY


7. DEVON MARTIN - LYRIKAL


8. DEXTER STEWART - BLAXX 


9. JASON PHILLIP, PRINCE ANDREWS, SHAQUILLE JONES, KEVIN CUDJOE  - CLOUD 5


10. NESTA BOXILL - SEKON STA


11. PATRICE ROBERTS 


12. RICARDO BARRITEAU - RICARDO DRUE 


13. RONNY BOYCE - PTERNSKY 


14. SAMRAJ JAIMUNGAL - RIKKI JAI 


15. SHURWAYNE WINCHESTER


16. STEPHENSON MARSHALL - SHAL MARSHALL 


17. TEDDYSON JOHN


18. OLATUNJI YEARWOOD - OLATUNJI (DEFENDING MONARCH)



NLCB WILDCARDS
There are two spots left to be filled in the finals! This will be done via the Wildcard. The Wildcards are selected from the order of merit list from the Semi-Finals held on January 17th, 2016. They are therefore the next four artistes with the highest points. These Wildcards will compete via public voting to gain a spot at the Finals on Fantastic Friday. This competition is sponsored by NLCB. 
The Wildcard artistes are as follows:
1. KERNAL ROBERTS - KERNAL ROBERTS 
2. PETER WIGGINS - PETER RAM 
3. SHERWIN JEREMIAH - M1 aka MENNACE 
4. TERRIN CALLENDER - JAIGA

THE CARIB BREAK OUT ARTISTES OF THE YEAR 
The winning prize of the Carib Breakout Artiste of the year is sponsored by Honda City and SLAM 100.5 FM. The winner would receive one hundred thousand dollars cash compliments Honda City. Two artistes were selected based on their scores from fan votes which ended at midnight on Sunday 17th January, 2016. These artistes would have an opportunity to perform on Fantastic Friday. A fresh round of voting would begin right after this announcement for these two selected artistes and will end on Fantastic Friday February 5th, 2016 at 6:oo p.m. 

The two qualifying artistes are JADEL and SALTY.

Monday, January 11, 2016

2016 International Soca Monarch Semi-Finalists - Order of Appearance

The 2016 International Soca Monarch Semi-finals take place on January 17, 2016.  

Here are the semi-finalist in order of appearance:

1 DILLON CHARLES - SALTY

2 AUSTIN LYONS - SUPER BLUE 

3 AKEEM CHANCE - PREEDY

4 STEPHENSON MARSHALL - SHAL MARSHALL

5 SHIVONNE CHURCHE-ISAACS - LIL BITTS

6 KEVON HEATH - YANKY BOY

7 NESTA BOXILL - SEKON STA

8 MICHAEL JOHN - MOTHER NATURE

9 IAN WEBSTER - IWEB

10 NICHA BYRON - NICHA B

11 NICOLE NATHANIEL-CLARKE/TIMOTHY WATKINS - GRANNY & BARON

12 TOBAGO

13 SASHA ANN MOSES - SASHA 

14 DENISE BELFON - SAUCY

15 RICHARD TRUMPET - RICHARD TRUMPET

16 EDWIN CHARLES - EDDIE CHARLES

17 KRIS PERSAD - K.I

18 DEXTER STEWART - BLAXX

19 KENNETH RICHARDS - K RICH

20 ROGER JOSEPH - PATCH

21 AKIL BORNEO - 5 STAR AKIL

22 JARDINE LEGERE - JADEL

23 DEVON SAMUEL - PROPHET BENJAMIN

24 ASTEN ISAAC - ASTEN ISSAC

25 ADRIAN HACKSHAW - THIRD BASS

26 GAMAL DOYLE - SKINNY FABULOUS

27 DEVON MARTIN - LYRIKAL

28 CARLTON CORDLE - BIGGIE IRIE

29 ADAM ELIAS - KING BUBBA

30 KERNAL ROBERTS - KERNAL ROBERTS

31 PATRICE ROBERTS - PATRICE ROBERTS

32 JASON PHILLIP/SHAQUILLE JONES/PRINCE ANDREWS - BIG RED/ CLOUD 5

33 JALON OLIVE - BOYZIE

34 PETER WIGGINS - PETER RAM

35 RODERICK GORDON - CHUCK GORDON

36 TOBAGO

37 AARON ST.LOUIS - VOICE

38 JEROMY RODRIGUEZ - JEROMY RODRIGUEZ

39 KRIS KENNEDY - KRIS KENNEDY

40 RONNY BOYCE - PTERNSKY

41 DARRYL HENRY - FARMER NAPPY

42 ADANA ROBERTS - PRINCESS ADANA

43 RAVI ISSAMBHAR/ABBYSHI JACKSON - RAVI B & ABBYSHI

44 JAHMOUN MENDOZA - JAHMOUN

45 HEAVEN CHARLES - SNAKEY

46 RICARDO BARRITEAU - RICARDO DRUE

47 ROSSI GRAY - RKG

48 RODELL CUMBERBATCH - RO'DEY

49 COREY MC KENNA - KENNA T

50 DEVON MATTHEWS - DEVON MATTHEWS

51 FIMBER ANDREWS - SHORT PREE

52 SHERWIN JEREMIAH - M1 AKA MENACE

53 TEDDYSON JOHN - TEDDYSON JOHN

54 NEIL GEORGE - IWER

55 COLLIN JACKMAN/CHEVON MESSIAH - MR DIESEL & TWIST

56 MICHAEL SALLOUM - SOCA-ELVIS

57 SAMRAJ JAIMUNGAL - RIKKI JAI

58 TERRI LYONS - TERRI LYONS

59 JUMO PRIMO - JUMO

60 TERRIN CALLENDER - JAIGA

61 TOBAGO

62 SHURWAYNE WINCHESTER - SHURWAYNE WINCHESTER

63 SHAQUILLE MARK - CHINGEE

64 ANGELLA GUISTINI - ANN G

65 DAMIAN ETIENNE - HYPASOUNDS

66 WINSTON BAILEY - SHADOW

67 ERPHAAN ALVES - ERPHAAN ALVES

68 SHRADAH MC INTYRE - SHRADAH

69 KEIRON BOODOOSINGH - TIM TIM

70  JELANI HARLEY - JELANI

Three spots have been left open, pending the announcement of the final three Tobago soca artistes to make it to semi-finals.      

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