Costume Mas Bands – Jamaica Carnival 2017

Are you going to Jamaica Carnival?   Are you playing Mas?  You should be! 2017 promises to be a wonderful spectacle of costumes for Jamaica’s annual Road March being held on Sunday, April 23.  The premiere of two new mas bands stock full of veteran mas designers and pretty costumes have entered into the Jamaica…

Jamaica Carnival

Beginning as early as the first years of the University of the West Indies, (UWI) in Jamaica, the seeds of Carnival were planted. Students from other Eastern Caribbean islands and especially students there from Trinidad and Tobago, in keeping with their own national traditions brought a modified version of their elaborate Carnival festivals to the…

Fay Ann Lyons Album “Break the World”

Fay-Ann Lyons  has been on the soca music scene for quite some time.  She is married to fellow  artist   Bunji Garlin (Ian Alvarez) and they have a daughter, Siri. Fay Ann was born in Point Fortin, Trinidad to parents Austin Lyons (sobriquet Superblue/SuperBlue, formerly known as Blueboy) and Lynette Steele (sobriquet Lady Gypsy). Fay-Ann…

Trinidad Carnival 2017 Competition Results and Winners

Carnival Season has been amazing. Now comes the time when we track back to see who has won what! I will make individual posts with my commentary on the various competitions. Parade of the Bands Large Band of the Year Ronnie & Caro  “Fearless 10” -Band Leader Ronnie McIntosh – 1242 Points The Lost Tribe…

Calypso Monarch Finalists 

This Sunday the annual Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organization Calypso Monarch finals will be held in Queens Park Savannah Port of Spain.  The Finalists coming out of the Semi-Finals this weekend in Skinner Park are: 1. Cro Cro 2. Gypsy 3. Queen Victoria 4. Terri Lyons 5. Sasha Ann Moses 6. Rondell Donowa 7. Chunky 8….

Panorama 2017 Finalists – Trinidad Carnival 2017

On Saturday, February 25, 2017 14 Large Steel Orchestra bands will take to the stage to compete for the title. On Sunday, February 12, at the Queens Park Savannah the semi-finals competition took place into the wee hours of Monday Morning. Emerging from the 18 hour stretch of Trinidad’s musical treasure as the Finalists are:…

More New Soca Music – Trinidad Carnival 2017

I’ve been drafting this post for about over a month now. Every time I think I have included every song I’d like to recommend and compel you to listen to, another bomb drops. I love the years when there are more than one epic song, and this year is one of them. In addition to…

Chutney Soca Monarch Winners – Carnival 2017

Chutney Soca Monarch Finals were held last night Saturday, February 11th at Skinner Park in San Fernando Trinidad.  The final competition hosted  twenty of the nations biggest Chutney Soca artists. Congratulations to the shared first place 2017 Chutney Soca Monarch Winners Ravi B with his song “Budget” and Omardath Maraj  with his song “Ramsingh” and…

International Soca Monarch Finalists 2017

The Lotto Plus International Finalists have finally been announced! The semifinals were held this past Sunday, February 5. The Finals will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017 also dubbed Fantastic Friday. The Finalists for 2017 are: Asten Isaac – Rum Friends Blaxx – Rankin Ting Devon Matthews – D Journey (Make It) Farmer Nappy…

Scorch Music App!

  “Lifestyle: ‘the way in which a person or group lives’. Even though SCORCH started off as a magazine it has evolved into a lifestyle brand. The first thing SCORCH accomplished was proudly owning its identity, being patriotic and opinionated in everything it did. The crew shows up, shows out and does it with no…

Maxine Richards and Friends Presidential All Inclusive Carnival Fete 2017

Maxine Richards and Friends will be hosting their Presidential Carnival Fete on the 19Th February 2017, 3 to 10pm at the Pier 1 Williams Bay Chaguaramas. Over the past 20 years the fete’s proceeds has been geared towards various children’s charitable organizations is an annual fundraiser for the benefit of the Children Ark among others…