Toronto masman getting ready for Canada’s 150th birthday

Toronto masman getting ready for Canada’s 150th birthday

After ” high scoring ” successes as designer and builder at Trinidad Carnival 2017, Toronto veteran masman  Marcus Eustace is getting ready to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and the 50th anniversary of Toronto’s Caribbean carnival. And he is planning to get the celebrations ” on the road in fine style” with his 2017 mas’ presentation […]

Chalkdust crowned 2017 calypso monarch

Chalkdust crowned 2017 calypso monarch

Chalkdust delivers his triumphant performance during the 2017 Dimanche Gras show at the Queen’s Park Savannah on Sunday. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  -Veteran calypsonian Chalkdust (Dr. Hollis Liverpool) broke the record which he held with the Mighty Sparrow ( Slinger Francisco) when he won  the calypso monarch 2017 competition at the Dimanche Gras show at […]

Breath of fresh air with female power

Breath of fresh air with female power

The Trinidad Calypso Monarch 2017 competition By Carlton Joseph The ladies dominated Dimanche Gras 2017 and although Chalkdust won the Calypso Monarch title, the evening was a statement of the power of the female calypsonians, their consciousness, artistic development and overall rise in a once male-dominated genre. Interesting that this rise seems to be in […]

Attorney will be among the finalists at the 2017 Trinidad-Tobago calypso monarch competition

Attorney will be among the finalists at the 2017 Trinidad-Tobago calypso monarch competition

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  – Rondell Donowa, a 30-year old attorney, is one of the 15 finalists who will be vying for the crown  in the Trinidad and Tobago Calypso Monarch competition at the Queen’s Park Savannah here on Sunday. Donowa who hails from South Trinidad, said that being in the final was the fulfilment […]

Calypso Rose wins the Victoire accolade

Calypso Rose (McCarta Linda Sandy-Lewis) has won the coveted Victoire accolade- France’s version of the Grammys – for her platinum-selling album Far From Home. The Victoire accolade is awarded by the French Ministry of Culture to the best musical artistes of the year. Calypso Rose’s album went platinum in France late last year, an achievement […]

Calypsonian Dick Lochan dies at 68

Calypsonian Dick Lochan dies at 68

By Oscar Walloo              Calypsonian Dick Lochan, popularly known onstage as D’Juiceman, died on Thursday  night at the Princess Margaret hospital in Toronto after a lengthy battle with leukemia. He was 68. The news of Lochan’s death shocked the local calypso fraternity as most were not aware that he had been seriously ill. Lochan […]

‘Jamaica now has the same vibe as Trini carnival’ – Patrice

‘Jamaica now has the same vibe as Trini carnival’ – Patrice

KINGSTON, Jamaica  -Trinidadian soca artiste Patrice Roberts was the headliner of  Bacchanal 2017  New Year fete  and band launch at at Mas Camp, St Andrew, on Saturday. Her 30-minute performance ran the gamut of new 2017 material, like Big Girl Now, to her more popular hits such asOld & Grey and A Little Wine. Commenting […]

Canadian team for T&T training camp

Canadian team for T&T training camp

  Canadian team, Club Aquatique Montreal (CAMO), has chosen Trinidad and Tobago as its winter training base. A team of 13—inclusive of two coaches—is  scheduled to take part in  a “packed training  program ” in Central Trinidad. The Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SporTT) is partnering with the Tourism Development Company (TDC) to facilitate […]

First black-owned barber shop in Scarborough closing

First black-owned barber shop in Scarborough closing

Scarborough’s first black-owned  barber shop will close its  doors for the last time  on Saturday December 31. ” It’s   going to be a very sad day  for me and for so many of my loyal clients,”  sighed Worrell Molligan, in announcing the closing of Conrad’s Barber shop at 3601 Lawrence Avenue East. The Trinidad-born barber […]

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