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Wow! It has been a good while since I was able to write again for this music blog. I really would like to apologize, but to be honest Christmas in Trinidad is a very busy time for everybody. I hope you don't mind that I tell you about my Christmas experience, a little belated. But, what makes Christmas time here so busy? On the one hand, it's the festive preparation for the celebration days, on the other hand also, many would like to have their home looking fantastic on Christmas, so they decide to paint over their house, or make a proper clean from the inside or even invest in some Christmas lights and decoration of their home. While taking a ride in a maxi taxi or a regular car in the evening time you would be thrilled by the look of bright and colorful blinking Christmas lights in all colors all...

Explainer - by Carver Thompson


/*! elementor - v3.7.4 - 31-08-2022 */ .elementor-column .elementor-spacer-inner{height:var(--spacer-size)}.e-container{--container-widget-width:100%}.e-container>.elementor-widget-spacer{width:var(--container-widget-width,var(--spacer-size));-ms-flex-item-align:stretch;align-self:stretch;-ms-flex-negative:0;flex-shrink:0}.e-container>.elementor-widget-spacer>.elementor-widget-container,.e-container>.elementor-widget-spacer>.elementor-widget-container>.elementor-spacer{height:100%}.e-container>.elementor-widget-spacer>.elementor-widget-container>.elementor-spacer>.elementor-spacer-inner{height:var(--container-widget-height,var(--spacer-size))} REMEMBERING AN ICON OF SOCA & CALYPSO MUSIC LIVE CONCERT + REVIEW /*! elementor - v3.7.4 - 31-08-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Recently the soca and calypso artist Explainer passed away. In honor of his work, I am sharing with you this 20 minutes long concert piece, recorded at the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians' Association (TUCO) in 2010. Let me give you a small review and some background information about the artist. The mini concert series was hosted by the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago and held in the frame of the 'Calypso History Month' celebrated each October. Just tune in to the concert and continue reading. Explainer in Concert Length: 22 mins /*! elementor - v3.7.4 - 31-08-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=".svg"]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} First of all my condolences to his family and friends, who have always been on his side. He was dealing with diabetes for...

Gospel Meets Reggae - Jaron Nurse


/*! elementor - v3.7.4 - 31-08-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} The Lion Twins, two true twin brothers, waving the flag of reggae high in Trinidad and Tobago. Their concert series "Pull Up Episodes" (already in the third season) is very well put together in visuals and audio, featuring local talents in a different setting. While they provide the beat in a mix, the artist "freestyles" on the riddim. I can recommend all videos on their YouTube channel, for real. But today I am sharing the very special performance of Jaron Nurse with you. With his soul's voice, he is fusing gospel in an incredible way with classical reggae riddims like the love bump riddim and lavaground riddim. Jarons lyrics are more than deep, they go under your skin. Lion Twin Music Length: 14 mins /*! elementor - v3.7.4 - 31-08-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a img[src$=".svg"]{width:48px}.elementor-widget-image img{vertical-align:middle;display:inline-block} /*! elementor - v3.7.4 - 31-08-2022 */ .elementor-testimonial-wrapper{overflow:hidden;text-align:center}.elementor-testimonial-wrapper...

Sugar Aloes & Baron - 100 years of Calypso Tents - Event Performance


/*! elementor - v3.7.4 - 31-08-2022 */.elementor-column .elementor-spacer-inner{height:var(--spacer-size)}.e-container{--container-widget-width:100%}.e-container>.elementor-widget-spacer{width:var(--container-widget-width,var(--spacer-size));-ms-flex-item-align:stretch;align-self:stretch;-ms-flex-negative:0;flex-shrink:0}.e-container>.elementor-widget-spacer>.elementor-widget-container,.e-container>.elementor-widget-spacer>.elementor-widget-container>.elementor-spacer{height:100%}.e-container>.elementor-widget-spacer>.elementor-widget-container>.elementor-spacer>.elementor-spacer-inner{height:var(--container-widget-height,var(--spacer-size))} CALYPSO HISTORY LIVE CONCERT + REVIEW February 13, 2021 | 7:00 pm Queen's Hall, Port of Spain (Trinidad) Length: 2:20 hours I stumbled over an incredible piece of history, that I would like to share with you today together with my review of the concert performances and settings. It is a virtual concert, well-recorded and put together, recorded at Queens Hall in Port of Spain. The event celebrates the history of calypso and the first commercial calypso tent in Trinidad and Tobago, which opened its doors in 1921 initiated by Chieftain Douglas. In the article about calypso music of the virtual music archive TT Music Library, you can read in detail, why these tents are important for the music genre to this day. You can watch the complete concert here: HISTORY OF CALYPSO The concert is a collaboration between the Ministry of Tourism Culture & the Arts and the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Oganization...