Topic Tag: Machel Montano

Embark, Music, Reviews

Playlist (May/June 2019) | Music reviews

This month’s listening picks, with reviews of the latest by Machel Montano; Reginald Cyntje; M.R.I.; and Ronald “Boo” Hinkson

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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 2020 — 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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Immerse, Business, History, Literature, Trinidad and Tobago

The Beat goes on: Caribbean Beat turns 25

Caribbean Beat marks its 25th anniversary In early 1992, passengers boarding BWIA planes across the Caribbean, South and North America, and...

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Embark, Festivals and Events, Film and Television, Literature, Music

Word of mouth (November/December 2016)

Get the story Ray Funk explains how an annual storytelling festival captures the imaginations of Caymanians At the end of November each...

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Embark, Music, Reviews

Caribbean Playlist (May/June 2015)

Parallel Overtones — Garvin Blake Brooklyn-based steel pannist Garvin Blake at long last follows up his 1999 debut album Belle Eau Road...

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Culture, Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

How Machel Montano is misunderstood

Like a Pied Piper, Machel Montano pulls a crowd. He only has to utter his signature “Yeah yeah” for fete patrons to drop their geera...

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