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Carnival Ends in T&T, Montano Captures Road March

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Port-Of-Spain, March 5:      Soca star Machel Montano’s “Ministry of Road” – MOR – is the Road March tune of the 2014 Trinidad & Tobago Carnival which ended yesterday.  Montano has the titles of 2014 Road March champion and 2014 International Power Soca Monarch.  (Photo of masquerader in yesterday’s carnival: TDC)

Machel Montano

Machel Montano 2014 Power Soca Monarch and Road March winner

The Road March is the tune played most frequently and masqueraders and revelers dance to during the carnival parade.

At most locations across Trinidad and Tobago where the tunes are scored and costume bands judged, most DJs played “Ministry of Road” selected by masquerade bandleaders. “Ministry of Road” – MOR was played 374 times.

Trailing way behind were Farmer Nappy’s “Big People Party” played 59 times and Benjai’s “Come Out To Play” the DJs blasted Benjai’s hit only 39 times.

BAND OF THE YEAR: “De River Come Down”  has won the Downtown Band of the Year. It was produced by Ronnie & Caro.

All results of Trinidad & Tobago carnival 2014 competitions – Costume bands, soca, calypso, panorama and Road March are listed below on the day after each event.


Port-Of-Spain, March 3:  Grenada born and Trinidad & Tobago raised, Dr. Conrad Murray who spent years in prison for causing the death of Michael Jackson, is playing mas in Trinidad & Tobago Carnival. Dr. Murray usually play in a masquerade band on Carnival Monday and Tuesday.

This is his first carnival in Trinidad & Tobago since the Michael Jackson tragedy.

Murray and his family arrived in Trinidad over the weekend.  He will be in the large mas band, Bliss, on Carnival Tuesday.

Although Dr. Murray can no longer practice medicine in the U.S., he is free to resume his career in Trinidad & Tobago.

Dr. Conrad Murray is part of the Rush family in Grenada but carries his stepfather’s name.

The famed doctor is one of many global celebrities in Trinidad & Tobago for carnival.

Usain Bolt will be dancing across the Queens Park Savannah on Tuesday. Will the band he is in capture the title of Band of the Year?

Port-Of-Spain, March 3:  Shortly after 1am, Eastern Caribbean time, former Miss Universe Janelle Penny Commissiong-Chow and former Olympian Ato Bolton came on stage at the Queens Park Savannah at the conclusion of the Dimanche Gras show to announce the 2014 National Calypso Monarch of Trinidad & Tobago.

Chucky – Roderick Gordon

2nd – Kurt Allen

3rd –   Selvon Noel – Mistak Shak

The new monarch prize is TT$1,000,000, approximately, a little less than US$250,000

Port-Of-Spain, March 2: In the wee hours of this morning, Carnival Sunday in Trinidad & Tobago, the results of the 2014 Panorama finals were announced. Phase II Pan Groove in the large bands category and Pan Elders in the medium size category.

The competition started Saturday evening at the Queens Park Savannah.

Petrotrin Phase II Pan Groove got 287 votes with the tune, “Jump High,” arranged by the icon, Len “Boogsie” Sharp. Sharp and Pan Groove retained the championship.

Neal & Massey Trinidad All-Stars lost by one vote. It got 286 points after an excellent performance of “Excitement,” arranged by Leon Edwards.

BP Renegades place third with 283 points.

Pan Elders dethroned last year’s champion, Buccooneers Steel Orchestra of Tobago.

The National Calypso Monarch is this evening, a part of the Dimanche Gras show.

Port-Of-Spain, March 1: Early this morning the soca monarch competitions for T&T Carnival 2014 ended and the results given. Machel Montano retains International Power Soca Monarch title. The new Groovy Soca Monarch is Kerwin Du Bois.


1. Machel Montano:  Ministry Of The Road”

2. Hollice “Mr Kill@” Mapp:  “Rolly Polly”

2. Neil Iwer George : “Mama Oye”

2. Destra Garcia:   “Mash Up”


1. Kerwin Du Bois:   “Too Real”

2. Machel Montano:  “Happiest Man Alive”

3. Darryl “Farmer Nappy” Henry:   “Big People Party”

4. Destra Garcia:   “First Time”

Machel Montano

Machel Montano 2014 Power Soca Monarch

kervwin DuBois

Kerwin Du Bois – 2014 Groovy Soca Monarch of Trinidad & Tobago

It is the first time in the young history of the soca competition on Carnival Friday Night a three-way tie for 2nd place was proclaimed.  It is also the first time a non-Trinidadian placed very high. Mr. Killa@ is from Gouyave, St. John’, Grenada.

In both soca events hot soca artists from Barbados, Dominica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada made it into the finals.


Soca and Calypso with Usain Bolt Trinidad & Tobago

Port-Of-Spain, Feb. 28:  Carnival parades and reveling in the streets of Trinidad & Tobago, Rio, Dominica, New Orleans, Haiti and Carriacou are Monday and Tuesday, March 3 & 4. In Trinidad & Tobago and Dominica, calypso and soca competitions, integral components of carnival, begin tonight.

Today is  “Fantastic  Friday” here in Trinidad & Tobago. It begins the final countdown of Trinidad & Tobago Carnival 2014. The premiere event tonight is the Soca Monarch competition. It determines the International Power Soca Monarch and the Groovy Soca Monarch. 

The National Calypso Monarch finals is scheduled  for Sunday as part of the Dimanche Gras show.

In Trinidad & Tobago the winner of the International Power Soca Monarch gets TT$2 million. It is US$500,000-$600,000.

Machel Montano defends both titles.

Soca artists from Grenada, Barbados, St. Vincent and Dominica are in the competition. (PHOTO: Tal Pree of Grenada who is performing in the Groovy Soca competition. He performed at last year’s Mother Day Saturday Concert in Brooklyn.)

Celebrities arriving in Trinidad & Tobago for the climax of the Carnival-Calypso-Steelband and Fete season include the world’s fastest human being Usain Bolt of Jamaica and actor Damien Dante Wayans.

Bolt is in the carnival as an ambassador for Digicel; he has been photographed partying in many fetes and drumming in a Tassa Band.

Here are the finalists in the Power Soca, Groovy Soca and National Calypso Monarch competitions in Trinidad & Tobago.

ORDER OF APPEARANCE AND SONG:  International Groovy Soca

1. Ravi B  (Bread)

2. Mr Famous  (Play More Local)

3. Erphaan Alves  (Contagious)

4. Skinny Fabulous  (Behaving the Worst)

5. Denise “Saucy Wow” (Belfon Chuku Chuku)

6. Biggie Irie  (Need A Rhythm)

7. Destra Garcia  (First Time)

8. Tallpree  (Jab Nation)

9. Farmer Nappy  (Big People Party)

10. Cassi (Man In Yuh House)

11. Kerwin Du Bois  (Too Real )

12. Machel Montano  (Happiest Man Alive)

ORDER OF APPEARANCE AND SONG:  International Power Soca Monarch

1. Ann-G  (We Love Carnival)

2. Snakey  Dhoti Short)

3. Nadia Batson  (Rated R)

4. Patrice Roberts  (Feting Di Most)

5. SuperBlue  (Carnival YoYo)

6. Iwer George  (Mama Oye)

7. Lyrikal  (Lockdown)

8. Devon Matthews  (Level It)

9. Destra Garcia  (Mash Up)

10. Mr Killa  (Rolly Polly)

11. Machel Montano (Ministry of Road )

ORDER OF APPEARANCE: National Calypso Monarch (Sunday, March 2)

1 Pink Panther

2 Cro Cro

3 Queen Victoria

4 Mistah Shak

5 Bodyguard

6 Chucky

7  Myron B

8 Kurt Allen

9 Chalkdust

10 Skatie

11 Brian London

12 Alana Sinette

National Calypso and Soca Monarch Finalists

Cro Cro

Port-of-Spain, Feb. 23:  Trinidad & Tobago carnival climaxes this weekend. The 12 finalists who are competing on Sunday, March 2 for the title of the National Calypso Monarch of Trinidad & Tobago has been determined. A panel of judges selected 11 from 40 artists in last Saturday’ semifinals. The 11 represent various Calypso Tents.  The 2014 National Calypso Monarch will win a cool TT$1,000,000 approximately US$155, 785.59 and a brand new car.

This Friday, Feb. 28, the Groovy Soca Monarch and the International Power Soca Monarch will be held and each winner will walk away with a purse of TT$2,000,000.

Here are the finalists for each category:


Cro Cro

Queen Victoria

Mr. Shak

Body Guard


Myron B

Kurt Allen



Brian London

Alena Sinette Khan

Pink Panther (2013 Monarch, defending his title)

The National Carnival Commission has released the results from yesterday’s Calypso Fiesta.

The show at Skinner Park San Fernando got off to a late start yesterday, but the performances that followed were able to ease the dissatisfaction of the audience.

The following calypsonians have qualified for Calypso Monarch Finals at Dimanche Gras on February 2 and will Challenge reigning Monarch Pink Panther.

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Cro Cro

Queen Victoria

Mr Shak



Myron B

Kurt Allen



Brian London

Alana Sinette

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1 Mr. Killa
2 Iwer George
3 Destra
4 Snakey
5 Devon Matthews
6 Patrice Roberts
7 Nadia Batson
8 Ann-G
9 Lyrikal

2013 co-monarchs Machel Montano and Super Blue will defend.


1. Farmer Nappy
2. Kerwin Du Bois
3. Destra
4. Saucy
5. Skinny Fabulous
6. Cassi
7. Biggie Irie
8. Tallpree
9. Mr. Famous
10. Erphaan Alves
11. Ravi B

Defending 2013 Groovy Monarch Machel Montano will defend his title.

Trinidad calypsonians at New York Village Vanguard in the 1940s

Trinidad calypsonians at New York Village Vanguard in the 1940s


Once Trinidad & Tobago Carnival and Calypso-Soca season ends next Tuesday focus will be in North America, England and the Caribbean where many artists will perform in concerts and calypso tents.

The first major2014  Calypso-Soca concert in New York is the EVERYBODY’S Mother’s Day Saturday Concert at  Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets are on sale at Brooklyn Center for  the Performing Arts Box office and online from EVERYBODY’S Magazine.

EVERYBODY’S Calypso & Soca Festival & Tent is scheduled during the week of Brooklyn’s Carnival, last week in August.




  • Carlton Cordle
  • Cassiano Sylvester
  • Cecil Wilt Cambridge
  • Darryl Henry
  • Denise Belfon
  • Destra Garcia
  • Erphaan Alves
  • Gamal Doyle
  • Junior Noel
  • Kerwin DuBois
  • Ravi Bissambhar

Stage Name/Sobriquet

  • Biggie Irie
  • Cassie
  • Tallpree
  • Farmer Nappy
  • Saucy Wow
  • Destra
  • Erphaan Alves
  • Skinny Fabulous
  • Mr. Famous
  • Kerwin
  • Ravi B

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  • Carlton Cordle
  • Cassiano Sylvester
  • Cecil Wilt Cambridge
  • Darryl Henry
  • Denise Belfon
  • Destra Garcia
  • Erphaan Alves
  • Gamal Doyle
  • Junior Noel
  • Kerwin DuBois
  • Ravi Bissambhar

Stage Name/Sobriquet

  • Biggie Irie
  • Cassie
  • Tallpree
  • Farmer Nappy
  • Saucy Wow
  • Destra
  • Erphaan Alves
  • Skinny Fabulous
  • Mr. Famous
  • Kerwin
  • Ravi B

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2014 Calypso & Soca Season Begins in Trinidad & Tobago

While most Americans will be looking at the Superbowl this weekend played in New Jersey, thousands of soca fans residing in Trinidad & Tobago will be preparing for the Groovy Soca Monarch Semifinals and the International Power Soca Monarch Semifinals.

The list of artists competing in both Groovy Soca Monarch and Power Soca Monarch Semifinals is listed below.

Calypso and Soca provide the oxygen for carnival. Without calypso and soca there is no carnival. Trinidad & Tobago 2014 carnival season is in progress. It will climax on March 3 and 4 in a sea of color, glitter and women in scanty costumes dancing to the most popular calypso and soca tunes of 2014.


All calypso tents are opened. Performers in the Kalypso Revue Tent managed by Sugar  Aloes include Sexy Suzie and Dr. Witty; artists in Kaiso House Tent include Singing Sandra who is already booked for the Mother’s Day Saturday Caribbean Concert at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Lani-K and Brown Boy; Kaiso Karavan Tent boasts of Scrunter, Kurt Allen and other popular artists.

Sandra, a tent veteran and a former National Calypso Monarch, hopes to take the crown in 2014; she will be on the 2014 Mother’s Day Saturday Concert in Brooklyn
(TOP) Sexy Suzie, a veteran in Kalypso Revue Tent.
Lani-K, a rising calypsonian, is at Kaiso House.

Another major tent is the International Divas Calypso Cabaret featuring Many young and veteran female artists such as Lisa John and Sharon Alexis.

New York Calypso Tent manager Count Robin is singing at Kaiso Showkase in San Fernando.

There are more calypso tents across Trinidad & Tobago where more than 200 artists are performing almost each night. One of them will become the National Calypso Monarch of Trinidad & Tobago on March 2, 2014.

Shadow, Road March winner, Soca Monarch and National Calypso Monarch is one of the veterans at this year's Mother's Day Saturday Concert in Brooklyn
Shadow, Road March winner, Soca Monarch and National Calypso, Monarch is one of the veterans at this year’s Mother’s Day Saturday Concert in Brooklyn

Meanwhile in frigid Toronto, New York, London and other cities, promoters are quietly organizing calypso-soca concerts and calypso tents that will be held during spring, summer and autumn. Many soca and calypso stars of Trinidad & Tobago carnival will be performing in those cities.

The first major concert in New York will be EVERYBODY’S Magazine Mother’s Day Saturday Caribbean Concert — artists already booked include Shadow, The Mighty Sparrow, Singing Sandra, Calypso Rose and King Short Shirt. More artists will be included. Tickets are already on sale and selling briskly. Tickets are at Brooklyn Center Box Office and online at

Many artists and their agents are frequently calling EVERYBODY’S Magazine to be included in its New York Calypso & Soca Tent, August 26-September 1 at Tropical Paradise Ballroom. “The biggest challenge we have is choosing the 30 to35 calypsonians for the tent from Trinidad & Tobago,  other calypso islands including the USVI,” says Associate Tent Manager Michelle Young.



1 – 5 Star Akil (To Meh Heart)
2 – Chucky (Blazing)
3 – Tallpree (Jab Nation)
4 – Olatunji (Wining Good)
5 – Austin “SuperBlue” Lyons (Spanking)
6 – Fya Empress (Ah Ketch It)
7 – Cassi (Man in Yuh House)
8 – Benjai (Lick it In)
9 – Kurt Allen Sweet (Sizzling Summers)
10 – Erphaan Alves (Contagious)
11 – Lyrikal (Conquer Meh)
12 – Nadia Batson (Bad Influence)
13 – Mr Famous (Play More Local)
14 – Skinny Fabulous (Behaving the Worst)
15 – Syo (In de Air)
16 – J Angel (Nah Leaving)
17 – RKG (Multi Pumpin)
18 – Patrice Roberts (Doh Rough Meh)
19 – Jo Jo (Shake Dat)
20 – KRich (Go Down)
21 – Shal Marshall (Feel to Wuk)
22 – Preedy (Wining Champion)*
23 – Mr Renzo (Take Control)
24 – Amrika Matroo (My Business)
25 – Tasha (Keep Them Waving)
26 – Baron (Irie Party)
27 – Jahmoun (Party Non-Stop)
28 – Saucy (Chuku Chuku)
29 – Kerwin Du Bois (Too Real)
30 -M1 (Big People Ting)
31 – Biggie Irie (Need a Rhythm)
32 – Destra (First Time)
33 – Johnny King (Doh Over Expose)
34 – Ricardo Drue (Socaholic)
35 – Blaxx (Feting Away)
36 – Santeney (In de Mood)
37 – Devon Matthews (Greedy)
38 – Farmer Nappy (Big People Party)
39 – Ainsley King (Wau Jalguy)
40 – Ravi B (Bread)
41 – Lil Bitts (Roll It)


1 – Sekon (Bag Ah Vibes)
2 – Lyrikal (Lockdown)
3 – Miss Alysha (On D Truck)
4 – Timel (De Soca in Meh Spirit)
5 – Snakey (The Dhoti Song)
6 – J Angel (Do Wah Yuh Want)
7 – Ann-J (We Love Carnival)
8 – Benjai (Come Out to Play)
9 – Hashim (Sittin)
10 – Jadee (Rollin)
11 – Swappi (Run to the Front)
12 – Mr Killa (Rolly Polly)
13 – Blaxx (Brok It Up)
14 – Sherrard Churche (Tizik)
15 – CC (Party Behind Meh)
16 – Skinny Fabulous (The General)
17 – Shurwayne Winchester (Raise it Up)
18 – Candy Hoyte (Paradise)
19 – Shradah (Bad Dis Carnival)
20 – Mr Famous (Hay Lay Lay)
21 – Iwer (Mama Oye)
22 – Destra (Mash Up)
23 – Kurt Allen (Mountain)
24 – Nadia Batson (Rated R)
25 – Patrice Roberts (Feting Di Most)
26 – Anselm Douglas (Broughtupcy)
27 – Devon Moses (We Want More)
28 – KI  (We Mad)
29 – Ronnie McIntosh (We Bringing It)
30 – SO King (Pace)
31 – Crazy (Original Madman)
32 – Devon Matthews (Level It)
33 – Chucky (Gyal to the Front)
34 – Erphaan Alves (Hearing Ah Talk)
35 – Prophet Benjamin (The Seamstress)
36 – Boyzie (Mas Everywhere)


KALYPSO REVUE: SWWTU Hall, Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain
National Calypso Monarch Pink Panther
Sugar Aloes
Brian London
Devon Seale
Kizzie Ruiz
Alana Sinnette
Michelle Henry
Tameika Darius
Nicole Greaves
Sexy Suzie
de Mighty Trini
Teniel Cooper
Dr Witty
Marlon Edwards
Starr George
Rex East

KAISO HOUSE: Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain
Singing Sandra
Karene Asche
Duane O’Connor
Mr Chucky
Mr Famous
Bro Resistance
Bro Valentino
Bro Mudada
Allan Welch
Brother Musa
Calypso Kerr
Dee Diamond
Bro Lasana
Lady Aeisha
Soft Touch
Brown Boy
Marvellous Marva
Bunny B
Nirkesha Logan
Black Sage
Sister Ava
Mista Shak
Sharlan Bailey
Shradah Mc Intyre

Karen Eccles Thomas
Stacey Sobers
Lyncia Morris (Black Diamond)
Crystal Charles
Kerice Pascall
Calika Grayson (Calika)
Tenaj Smith
Lisa John (Diva)
Sharon Alexis
Vornique Benjamin
Sancha Scipio
Delina Diamond
Estherlita Lomans
Angela Ramoutar
Kalita Mayers (Kalita)
Heather Guerra (Simply Heather)

KAISO KARAVAN: Eric Williams Auditorium,  La Joya Complex, EMR, St Joseph

Kurt Allen
Johnny King
De Fosto
Karega Mandela
Eunice Peters
Kenny J
Lady Paula
Young Creole
Myron B
Asha Kamachee
Sheldon Nugget
Erphaan Alves
Dirty Curty
Eric James
Singing Sonia
Black Czar
Marinda Joseph
Wolde Dawid
Jah Burke
Bro Alpha
Kid Callaloo
Anthony Johnson
Godfrey Pierre

KAISO SHOWCASE: Palms Club, San Fernando
Ras Kommanda
Lady Adanna
Abbie Blackman
El Drago
Joanne Foster
Mr Mack
Count Robin
Lady Gypsy
Queen Victoria
Joseph Adams
Kaiso Knobby
Rondell Donawa
Black Byrd
Akiel La Borde
Andre Jeffers
Liz Paponette
Young Rose
Trever B

KLASSIC RUSO CALYPSO TENT: City Hall Auditorium, Knox Street, Port-of-Spain
All Rounder
Bro Ebony
Lady Wonder
Black Prince
Dr Will B
Shirlaine Hendrickson
Marva Mc Kenzie
Nefta Kojo
Stanley Adams
Kaiso Mac
Gary Hercules
Dr Rhythm
Helon Francis
Benny J
Makeda Darius
Rasheed Latif
Smurf D Jockey
King Soul