July 24, 2015

Grenada Soca Monarch Finalists | Spice Mas 2015

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These are the finalists for the Grenada Spice Mas Soca Monarch finals. The listing was obtained from the official SpiceMas website. The link to the site/page is here: Spice Mas/Soca Monarch Finalists 2015.
Name of Singer
Elimus Gilbert
Javis Cuffie
Keishron Hazzard
Jalon Olive
Shem Bernard
Damion La Pompe
Dinga Henry/Myclon Williams
Finbaer Andrew
Shem Hastick/Sheldon George
Dave Peters
Evlyn Alexander
Kelvin Celestine
Jermaine Simon
Rowan Alexander
Kennedy Mapp
Sherwin Paul (Stand By)
Sobriquet
Inspector
Muddy
Squeeze Head
Boyzie
Terra Kidd
Pappy Boi
Little Natty & Thunder
Short Pree
Loose Cannon
Buggy B
Zingo
Otis
Superstar
Original Rhythm Mix
Kennedy Mapp
Mr. Walkie
Song
Stop & Search
Cronial Disease
Call the police
Batallions
We that start it
Ressurection
Wuss Mass
Bundle ah wood
Sick JB
Turn up the heat
The Jab Jab banana
Shake it Down
Amazing fetters
More jab
We want more
My area

 
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Jab On Sesame Street | Grenada Carnival 2015

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This is new music released for Grenada Carnival 2015. The track was produced by Mr. Roots of Wiz Records and is performed by the artist known as Synnah.

Grenada is the home of Jab Music and with so many jab music releases coming year after year the tracks can sound monotonous at time. However, one has to give credit to Synnah and his writing team. The lyrics to the track makes you pay attention. As a result the jab beat even though it is very noticeable falls in the background. Credit to the writing team for its creativity on this very fun track.

Take a listen to the song and let us know what you think about it. Is this one that you will love to hear for the carnival or do you consider it a novelty track? Please leave your remarks via the comment feature of this posting. 

Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Jab On Sesame Street
Performed by: Synnah
Written by: ***
Produced by: Mr. Roots of Wiz Records
Mixed and Mastered by: ***

Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! .  We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't share the music and rob the artists of needed income!
♫Please press the music player button below to listen now (small triangle in circle).

 
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July 23, 2015

Saint Vincent & the Grenadines Summer Play List | 2015

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Saint Vincent's Carnival may be over but the music lives on. Compliments of Julian Promos we have a play-list of the most popular songs for the just completed festival. 


 
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July 20, 2015

Front Yard Wet | Skinny Banton | Carriacou/Grenada 2015

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Jab lovers this one is for you. This is new music from Trinidad born/Carriacou native Shirlan "Skinny Banton" George. The vibe is right and lovers of this riddim and vibe will surely find favor with this song. Take a listen and let us know what you think.

Do you think that it is a ground breaking track or just another regurgitation of a very repetitious riddim? Maybe you are of the opinion that this is an awesome vibe and should do well across the region. Everyone has an opinion.... what is your point of view?

Music Release Notes: 
There is nothing sweeter than the revelry and escape that a person experiences when they are painted or oiled up for J'Ouvert. This euphoric feeling cannot be achieved without the pulsating riddim of Jab Jab Soca.

Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Front Yark Wet
Riddim Name: Chook It Up Riddim
Performed by: Shirlan "Skinny Banton" George
Written and Performed by: Shirlan "Skinny Banton" George
Produced by: Lester "Mack" Iroha of 4th Dimension Productions
Mixed and Mastered by: Keron "Scratch Master" Hector

Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! .  We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't share the music and rob the artists of needed income!
♫Please press the music player button below to listen now (small triangle in circle).

 
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July 19, 2015

International Panorama Competition T'dad | Foreign Bands

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Here is the list of Overseas bands that will participate in the International Panorama Competition in Port-of-Spain Trinidad on August 9, 2015.

This list was forwarded to Sokah2Soca/Zagada by Mr. Kenny Phillips or Wack Radio 901 FM based in San Fernando, Trinidad. Wack radio will provide a live broadcast of the show. There will be small and very reasonable fee charged for live Video broadcast.
Country
01. Canada
02. Canada
03. England
04. France
05. Jamaica
06. Japan
07. St. Lucia
08. St. Martin
09. St.Vincent/Grenadines
10. United States/Maine
11. United States Bk.
12. United States/Virginia
International Band
Pan Fantasy
Salah's Steelpan Academy
Ebony Steelband
Calypaonciation Steelban
UWI Panoridim Steel Orc
Panorama Steel Orchestra
Pantime Steel Orchestra
Gunslingers Steelband
Starlift Steel Orchestra
Pan Coalition
Brooklyn Steel Orchestra
Mosaic Steel Orchestra

Local Partner
Couva Joylanders
Sforzata
Valley Harps
Pamberi
UWI (Creative Arts Center)
Pandemonium
Melodians
Southern Mariners
Arima Angel Harps
Starlift
Skiffle
S Grande Cordettes
Zone
SO/Central
East
West
East
East
North
East
South
East
North West
South
East


 
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Pic-O-De Crop Finalists | Crop Over 2015

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Here are the finalists for Barbados (Kadooment) "Pic-O-De Crop" Calypso competition for Carnival 2015. The finals are scheduled to take place at the Kensington Vova, Fontabelle, St. Michael at 8:00 pm on August 1st. 2015.

Admission fees to the Crop Over 2015 "PIC-O-DE-CROP FINALS" Competition are as follows:
  • Grounds - $45.00 (Early Bird)/ $55.00 (Regular)/ $60.00 (at the Door)
  • 3W's Stand (Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Everton Weekes; if you did not know) - $60.00 (Early Bird)/ $75.00 (Regular)
  • All Other Stands - $55.00 (Regular)/ $60.00 (at the Door)
Name of Singer
  • Peter Alleyene 
  • Geoffrey Cordle 
  • Donella Nicole Weeks
  • Jude Clarke
  • Colin Spencer
  • Adrian Clarke
  • Crystal Cummins-Beckles
  • Margaret Holder 
  • Andy Armstrong (Reserve)
Stage Name
  • Adonijah
  • Bigie Irie
  • Donella
  • Hee Haw
  • Colin Spencer
  • AC 
  • Crystal
  • Enobong
  • Mr. Blood (Reserve)

 
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July 17, 2015

International Panorama Competition ICP | Trinidad 2015

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ICP Panorama Competition 2015
This is a first of its kind for the steel pan and it takes place in the country of the birth of this marvelous group of instruments. This is all about the glory of playing d'pan in a carnival setting as in the Panorama Competition. It will be on the drag and the big stage at the Queen's Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain Trinidad. "D'Drag" is the sweet music stretch where the bands complete their preparation before taking "d'stage" to compete - this is exciting stuff and a wonderful time/session for lovers of the steel pan in a carnival competitive situation.

This is the first international Panorama competition and it is just the beginning of future years of World Panorama competitions. This is going to be a stellar event... "ah cyar wait for the fun to start"! The following information was sourced from the official site for the competition.

Sourced Information:
Forged out of the civil rights and identity struggles of a young nation, the steel pan remains the newest acoustic instrument on the planet. While the music and use of this versatile and organic instrument has spread far beyond Trinidad and Tobago in the last 100 years, at home, it is still referred to as “the movement”.

The Panorama will be held on August 9 2015. The competition will bring together participants from the approximately thirty-eight (38) steel band playing countries from around the world to compete against each other for the title of ICP Champions 2015.  http://www.icptt.com/icp-panorama/

Here is the link to the rules and regulations for the competition: http://www.icptt.com/icp-panorama/icp-rules/
Thirty (30) Steel-bands shall be selected to compete in the international Panorama as follows:
  • Twelve (12) from Trinidad and Tobago
  • Five (5) from the Caribbean and Virgin Islands
  • Five (5) from North America
  • Five (5) from Europe
  • Two (2) from Asia
  • One (1) from Africa
MUSIC
6.1 – Music Selection – For the purposes of the competition, each participating steelband may select and perform any calypso or soca of their choice.

JUDGING
7.1 – Maximum Points for Adjudication 
Every steel-band shall be marked on the basis of a maximum of 100 points.

7.2 – Adjudication Criteria – Each steel-band shall be awarded points for the following categories:

  • Arrangement – a maximum of 40 points shall be awarded under this category
  • General Performance – a maximum of 40 points shall be awarded under this category
  • Tone – a maximum of 10 points shall be awarded under this category
  • Rhythm – a maximum of 10 points shall be awarded under this category.
7.3 – Procedure for Judging the International Panorama – The International Steel-band competition shall be adjudicated in the manner hereinafter outlined: 

  • There shall be a total of Eight (8) judges for the International Steelband competitions.
  • Only Seven (7) judges shall actually deliberate at the competition;
  • The Seven (7) judges to be seated shall be selected by ballot immediately prior to the start of each stage of the competition.
  • The Eighth judge shall be appointed to serve as an alternate and shall take the place of any of the seven seated judges who may be unable to function for the entire stage of the competition for which they have been selected as a judge;
  • In tallying the points earned by the Steelbands during the competition, the highest and lowest points awarded by the judges to a steelband shall be excluded and the score to be awarded shall be the aggregate points of the other five (5) judges.
The decision of the judges shall be final and binding and the International Panorama Management Committee shall not entertain any protest with regard to judging.

 
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