Topic Tag: Mighty Sparrow

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, Culture, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Diamonds are forever

It was during the Carnival season of 1954 that a shy but ambitious sixteen-year-old kid from Rio Claro made his way into Port of Spain to...

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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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Music, People, Trinidad and Tobago

Winsford Devine: ‘I can’t stop writing’

I come from South Trinidad, a village called Morne Diablo. I used to play pan, and one day Mervyn “Bolong” Ross, a fella from town,...

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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

Here’s to the great survivors of Caribbean Music

One of the saddest things involved in writing this column has been paying tribute to the great musicians who have left us over the years....

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Music, Culture, People, Barbados

No Eclipse for the Mighty Gabby

Gabby sat beside a swimming pool under an eclipsing moon on Bayley’s plantation, remembering the first day he met the owner, the...

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