With new album, Kes the Band seeks to broaden soca’s appeal

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LAURA DOWRICH-PHILLIPS CREATED : 8 SEPTEMBER 2020ENTERTAINMENT Kees Dieffenthaller, lead vocalist of Kes the Band On August 31, while American R&B stars Monica and Brandy gave the Verzuz platform its highest number of views on Instagram — 1.2 million—Kes the Band was entertaining soca fans from Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean and around the world. The soca band drew over 500,000 … Read More

SOCA MUSIC playlist picks- A DECADE OF HITS | 2010s

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LISTEN NOW! |  fetenet.com/LISTEN  *** *** The very best of Soca Music Hits from 2010 to 2019  *** *** | | Curated by fetenet ||  • SOCA MUSIC |  audio playlists • SOCA MUSIC |  official video playlists • SOCA MUSIC |  chronicles • SOCA MUSIC |  experiences | @fetenet | fetenet.com | WHERE SOCA MUSIC LIVES | Est. 1998     #coachella #soca … Read More

‘Stage Gone Bad’ takes 2020 Road March title

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Iwer Kees Stage Gone Bad

Kes and Iwer’s Stage Gone Bad has taken the 2020 Road March title. In a statement, the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) congratulated Neil “Iwer” George and Kees Dieffenthaller on the win. The tune was the obvious favourite on the road, being played 386 times. Machel Montano, Iwer and Skinny Fabulous’ Conch Shell took second place. It was played 95 times. Nadia Batson’s Fatt was … Read More

Hot in 2019: Kees touches souls, Trini dancehall rises

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Source: LOOPTT.com | LAURA DOWRICH-PHILLIPS CREATED | 30 DECEMBER 2019 The soca in 2019 was considered some of the best in years. Grenadian artistes stamped their presence as never before and for the first time in years, the Road March was too close to call. But soca wasn’t the only genre dominating the musical landscape of Trinidad and Tobago in … Read More


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KES THE BAND IN D PARK Monday October 14th, 2019 Central Broward Regional Park (3700 NW 11th Place, Ft. Lauderdale) Performances by: Kes The Band, Raymond & Dil E Nada, Patrice Roberts, Stitchie, Lyrikal and more artists…


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MIAMI CARNIVAL CONCERT Sunday October 13th, 2019 Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds (10901 Coral Way, Miami, Florida) Performing live: Kes The Band, Dil-E-Nadan Band, Farmer Nappy, Nailah Blackman, Nadia Batson, Mr. Killa, Julien Believe, Swappi, Stitchie, 5Star Akil, Teddyson John, Kiprich, King Bubba FM, Mikaben, Stacious, Veekash Sahaded, Christy Delves, Ezzy Rattigan, Claudette Peters, Wendi, Dennis Roberts Music by: DJ Dorenzo, DJ … Read More


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1ONE FETE Saturday October 12th, 2019 Mana Wynwood (318 NW 23rd Street, Miami Fl.) Performances by: Kes The Band, Skinny Fabulous, Farmer Nappy, Patrice Roberts, Motto, Nessa Preppy, Mr. Killa, Swappi, Nadia Batson, Raymond Ramnarine, Lavaman, Stitchie, V’ghn Doors open 9pm


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2019 Soca Music Essentials - Trinidad Carnival

SPOTIFY: http://bit.ly/FeteNet_2mluMrU Enjoy the sounds of Trinidad Soca Music for 2019, including releases for Trinidad Carnival. Curated by fetenet | @fetenet | fetenet.com  | “WHERE SOCA MUSIC LIVES” @5starakil @aarondeboss123 @destragarcia @lifeofboi @Ashanti  @MachelMontano @nadiabatson @[email protected] @calypsorosediva @djspider411 @turnerofficially @[email protected] @erphaanalves @farmernappy @fayannlyons1 @fayannlyons @[email protected] @juby_cox @kerwindubois @kesthebandofficial  @Shenseea @lfsmusic @[email protected] @iamlyrikalace @micalteja @motto_ilovesoca @mrlegzht @[email protected] @olatunjimusic @patriceroberts1 @ilandboy_preedy @rcity … Read More


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ONE LOVE SOCA FETE Saturday August 31st, 2019 Downsview Park (35 Carl Hall Rd.) performing live: Kes The Band, Bunji Garlin, Patrice Roberts, Fay-Ann Lyons, Mr. Killa, Nessa Preppy