Chrending launches weekly events for the Carnival season

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The Chrending platform went live from Wednesday with a series of events designed to keep those in the entertainment sector busy. The website, founded by Fay Ann Lyons-Alvarez and her husband Ian “Bunji Garlin” Alvarez, aims to provide a platform for the region’s artistes to showcase their talents while the entertainment remains shuttered due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Lyons-Alvarez told Loop … Read More

International Soca Monarch presents The Monarch for Trinidad Carnival 2021

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The current health pandemic has changed the course of many events this year including Trinidad’s annual Carnival and one of the main competitions in the calendar, The International Soca Monarch (ISM). The competition this year will be known as The Monarch and will have just one winner. Simon Baptiste, Creative Director for ISM told Loop TT “I think at this … Read More

36 selected for Chutney Soca Monarch semis

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Thirty-six singers have been selected for the semi-final round of this year’s Chutney Soca Monarch. The 36 were selected from a total of 65 artistes who registered for the 26th edition of the competition. CSM said of the 65 registered artistes, 13 applications came through their agents in Canada, USA and Guyana. The semi-final round will be pre-recorded and packaged into … Read More

Movie on Notting Hill Carnival founder Claudia Jones in the works

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Source: LOOPTT.com The pivotal role played by British-Trinidadian journalist and activist Claudia Jones in launching the world’s largest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival, is the focus of a new Canada-UK co-production. Leading the production is acclaimed Canadian director Frances-Anne Solomon (Hero: Inspired by the Extraordinary Life and Times of Mr. Ulric Cross). The film will be produced by Solomon’s CaribbeanTales … Read More

Umi and Scrunter team up for new Parang Soca

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Umi Marcano Scrunter Parang

Source: LOOPTT.com Touch Entertainment Ltd released the latest single for the 2020 Christmas season entitled, “We Parangin” performed by Umi Marcano featuring Parang Soca King Scrunter. It all started when Umi felt the need to pay attention to the impetus inside him that kept saying “do a Parang” however, he didn’t want to do the traditional Parang style. He wanted to … Read More

Ola says Don’t Stop the Carnival in new single

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SOURCE: LOOPTT.com Olatunji’s Don’t Stop the Carnival is a remake of Lord Invader’s famous song of the same name.   Olatunji Yearwood says don’t stop the Carnival. That’s the gut-wrenching plea from the energetic singer in the face of the postponement and possible cancellation of Carnival 2021. Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley put every masquerader on high alert when he recently … Read More