Topic Tag: Lord Kitchener

Immerse, Music, Trinidad and Tobago

Every Trinidad Road March ever — and our top 10

Of the 80+ songs that have won the official Road March title at Trinidad Carnival, some are little remembered, some have become “back-in-times” favourites, and a few are considered landmarks — whether for their musical qualities or for trends they ushered in. Here are all the recorded Trinidad Carnival Road March winners from 1930 up to the present — and our picks for an all-time Road March top 10

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Immerse, Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad’s Road March | Backstory

Trinidad & Tobago’s Carnival is full of rivalries and competitions, and none is more fierce than the annual Road March battle. Mark Lyndersay traces the history of the musical title that reflects the will of masqueraders on the street — and we dare to share our picks for the top ten Road March songs from the 1930s to the present day

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Music, Reviews, People

Upbeat (May/June 2000)

PICK OF THE MONTH 2000 Young to Soca Machel Montano (JW Productions, JW 198 CD) Trinidad and Tobago’s Prince of Soca announces...

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Culture, Music, Arts, Jamaica

Nothing’s taboo for Tanya Stephens

Every few years, someone comes along on the music scene whom I can’t get enough of. The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Aretha; Bob Marley,...

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Culture, History, Caribbean Diaspora

London is the place for me

Caribbean immigrants in London “The past is another country,” wrote LP Hartley, and perhaps never was this much-quoted dictum more...

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Culture, Music, Trinidad and Tobago

Take Ten (part 2): the greatest calypso and soca singers of all time

As I promised — or should that be threatened? — at the end of my last column, I’m about to embark on another list. The previous one...

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Culture, Music, Reviews

CD Reviews – March/April 2012

Radio Jumbo Cameron Pierre In the cover notes of Radio Jumbo, Cameron Pierre’s most recent French-Caribbean-inspired CD, the...

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