Calypso artists and groups

Country : Trinidad and Tobago

Artists or Bands

Black Truth Rhythm Band(1)  -  Byron Lee & The Dragonaires(66)  -  Calypso Rose(4)[text]  -  Ernest Ranglin(13)  -  King Fighter(1)  -  Lord Kitchener(4)[text][video]  -  Mighty Sparrow(11)[text]  -  Neville Marcano aka "The Growling Tiger"(2)  -  

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News : Calypso artists and groups

Soft Tune Riddim by Great Zeee (

28th Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards

One of the longest running awards ceremony in the world that honors reggae and world beat music, the 2009 IRAWMA took place at the state-of-the-art York College Performing Arts Center in Queens, New York on Sunday, May 3, 2009. It was a star-studded affair, emceed by Copeland Forbes and Tony Rebel. The audience was entertained all [...] (

Tara - The way you

Listen to the new song by Tara - “The way you”, produced by Great Zeee/Hysyanz Recordings. Listen/download (zshare) (

Poirier - Soca Sound System DJ Tour

Ghislain Poirier, producer and dj who recently released his ep, is now touring Europe. Poirier is representing “nova soca”, a mixture of heavy bass music and Caribbean soca music. Soca Sound System DJ Tour pt.2 / EU May 5/14 - LUXEMBOURG - Dqliq 5/15 - GRAZ (Austria) - Absolutely Free Festival - Joanneum 5/16 - BRISTOL (UK) - Ruffneck Diskotek [...] (

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-03 (

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Against great odds: Carnival in Jamaica

Neither the death of its greatest supporter, nor the financial problems and the official cancelation, nor the highjacking of an airplane at the same weekend were able to stop Jamaicans to celebrate a colourful mas with lots of soca music last weekend. Bacchanal Jamaica took place against great odds - it seems like the spirit [...] (

Rose, Calypso Diva

A new documentary film features the legendary singer Calypso Rose. She made musical history by becoming the first female Calypso Monarch and winning the Road March, too, being the first person holding both titles. The now 69 year old resident of New York was born in Tobago and spends every Carnival season in Trinidad. Not even [...] (

New Destra album “Hott”

Soca artiste Destra is about to release her new album. Destra Garcia unveiled it earlier this year with a Trinidad release in February, in time for the annual Trinidad Carnival celebrations. Now the soca icon will launch the album internationally in Manhattan, on Saturday, April 25 at the famed live-music venue, SOB’s. “I am really excited [...] (

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-04-19 (

Jamaica Carnival 2009 Cancelled

The Jamaica Carnival 2009 is the latest victim of the global financial crisis: the cancelation of the event that was about to happen next weekend (April 17-19) is now confirmed! According to the organisation committee, 80% of Jamaica Carnival events depend heavily on sponsors and financial support. Due to the financial crisis it proofed impossible to [...] (

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-04-12 (

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Problem Child & Skinny Fabulous - Drinks reach (Video) (

Maddzart - Don’t Stop The Carnival (

Soca Monarch contestants receive cut price money

Caribbean Prestige Foundation for the Performing Arts (CPF) is today holding the nation’s soca artistes who performed in its Carnival 2009 competitions to ransom, by withholding their cash prizes until they sign over a percentage to the organisation. The contestants in the bmobile International Soca Monarch Competition and the National Lotteries Classic Groovy Monarch have [...] (

Video: Blaxx “Tusty”

Video of one the biggest road tunes of T&T Carnival 2009 (

Mad Decent blog with Soca mix

Soca is getting more and more attention from the outside world. Diplo / Mad Decent featured a Carnival 2009 mix on his wide-read blog by Double L and LP of the G13 crew. Go grab it. (

Video: Crossovah - Test d foundation (Coconut Tree Riddim) (

Tribe mas camp pictures by photographer Lyndersay

Photographer Marc Lyndersay sent us the photoset to Tribe’s production for the 2009 band “Birds of a Feather”. See the full set here. Enjoy! Also available a essay in the Trinidad Guardian including Lyndersay’s pictures. We already featured Mr Lyndersay last year. (

Mas Domnik 2009 results

Here are the results of this years’ Mas Domnik in Dominica. Calypso Monarch 1. King Karessah Songs: ‘Pastor’s Rod’ and ‘Calypso too patriotic’. “Best Stage Presentation” Award 2. Observer Songs: ‘Shut up legislation’ and ‘EIO’ 3. Tarina Songs: ‘Endangered Species’ and ‘Gwayé’ Junior Calypso Monarch Sheldon Alfred / De Professor Soca Monarch Chester Letang/Daddy Chess (full article see also here Road March “Carnival is Colour” — Lloyd [...] (

Video: Ghislain Poirier feat. Mr Slaughter - Get mad (

R.I.P. Tito Lara (Lara Brothers) (

Grenada Carnival Photos

Here is a link to a photo gallery of the Carnival in Grenada. From the Carriacou Soca Monarch, J’ouvert, Dimanche Gras to the Carriacou Pageant… have a look and enjoy! (

Daddy Chess is Dominica Soca Monarch 2009

Soca Monarch 2008 Chester Letang aka Daddy Chess defended his crown with an explosive performance of his tune “Ready or Not”. 2nd: Clint “Clinty” Henderson - We Jumping Up 3rd: Wayne Benjamin aka Mr. Benji - Fire Find more videos like this on Source: Dominica Weekly | video taken from Islander Technorati Tags: soca monarch dominica [...] (

Four biggest kanavals from Haiti 2009

Here are four of the biggest tune for Haiti Carnaval 2009.. this year we have seen a great season with some nice kanavals. Check out these videos by Kreol La (La Ri A Cho), Sweet Micky (Lage 2 Gidon), Carimi (Zandolit), Krezi Mizik (Vinn Pile’l). I love them all four, but I have to say [...] (

Trinidad Carnival Band Winners 2009

Children’s Bands Mini Jr. Band of the Year- Sunny – Rosemary Perkins Small Jr. Band of the Year – The Rainbow Cycle – Spence Productions Medium Jr. Band of the year – Heighten – Classic Productions Large Jr. Band of the Year – National Pride – Rosalind Gabriel and associates Adult Bands Monday Queen of the band – First [...] (

Road March 2009

Below are the final results for the Road March, Trinidad Carnival 2009: 1. Faye-Ann Lyons (Meet Super Blue) - 420 plays 2. Destra Garcia (Bacchanal) - 76 plays 3. Blaxx - Tusty Congratulations to Faye-Ann for her triple success! Source: NCCTT | Article about Fayanns victory in Trinidad Express | Trinidad Guardian (

Fayann leads Roadmarch - will she walk out with triple?

Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez is the first woman to win the Soca Monarch crown and thousands of masqueraders yesterday made her their queen of the road, prancing to her hit “Meet Superblue” and setting the stage for her to win her third Road March. The results are to be announced today, but if the frequency with which Lyons-Alvarez’s [...] (

Carnival Photo Sets

Is there any better photo opportunity in the world than Carnival in Trinidad & Tobago? I doubt it! Beautiful people, spectacular costumes, beaming smiles, great atmosphere, sunshine… you name it. No wonder there are thousands of photographers lining the streets of Port of Spain and thankfully many of them share their pictures with all of [...] (

Chalkdust is Calypso Monarch (

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