Connect with us

Ebuzz News

Could Beyonce Be Wildin’ Out In Trinidad for Carnival 2018?

Published

on

Neal Farrinah, Beyonce’s hairstylist who is Trinbagonian, says he’s been working on getting the international music icon to experience carnival in T&T. 

Her hairstylist is Trinbagonian native, Neal Farinah of the popular Neal Farinah Salon in New York City. He’s world traveled and has the link to several of the music industry’s top celebs, chief among them, Beyonce Knowles. Last night, in a pretty matter of fact kind of way, Farinah told EBUZZTT that he’s been working on getting Bey to visit T&T for Carnival. How awesome would that be!? Farinah also told us that Beyonce really wants to come, and her sister Solange, too.

International music makers and top celebrities have, in the past few years, been seeking that Caribbean fire. They’ve been using samples of the Caribbean’s sound in their records and there’s no doubt that big names like DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj have aided in this sudden craving for what’s hot about the Caribbean by these international top guns. Farinah says he’s been “working on it”, when asked whether he’d be getting Beyonce to visit for Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival.

Beyonce performed in T&T in February 2010, mere days after that year’s carnival festival. The concert appearance was organized by state owned telecommunications company, TSTT and was in fact frowned upon by many carnival event promoters who simply felt that the state owned company should have spent the sizable investment on the sponsorship of carnival related events instead. Whether we’ll see JayZ’s wife and maybe the notorious Brooklyn born rapper too, we’ll just have to keep our fingers crossed and wait and see. Maybe Neal will come through for us!

 

Ebuzz News

The Bassman – The Mighty Shadow Passes On.

Published

on

Another legend has left the earth. The Mighty Shadow, one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most unique calypsonians passed away at hospital this morning. He was 77 years old.

Word of his death has since spread like wildfire on social media as many send their condolences to family, friends and members of the cultural fraternity in Trinidad and Tobago.

Shadow was well admired for his unique style of vocal and stage execution. Always donning black, the veteran artist would wow crowds with simple theatrics and a bounce that many will forever know as “The Shadow”.

A former Road March King of Trinidad and Tobago, Winston Bailey contributed many carnival anthems during his career. In 1974 he had stolen the Road March race with a song called “Bassman” and in 2001 he did it again with “Stranger”. But beyond that, Shadow’s delivery of songs like “Poverty is Hell” spoke to the psyche of the nation’s people. EBUZZTT has learnt that the calypsonian was due to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of the West Indies this week. He is said to have died this morning at the Mt. Hope Hospital after suffering a stroke on Saturday.

 

 

Continue Reading

Ebuzz News

Machel Montano Emerges to Find T&T Drenched Following Weekend Floods.

Published

on

Flood waters have devastated many across East and Central, Trinidad. Photo Credit: Rishi Ragoonath. 

One of Trinidad and Tobago’s most idolized soca artistes had been off radar for the past four days. Machel Montano has since re-emerged, having switched on his mobile phone and reconnected with the world. He says he had been on a four day retreat and had no access to his phone or any outside media. What he found upon reconnecting with social media was that his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago had suffered massive flooding and devastation.

Like many other entertainers, the Road March title holder immediately extended a message of hope to those who’ve been affected.

“This morning I was overwhelmed by the amount of messages of concern, prayer and well wishing. I was saddened to learn of the devastating floods that hit home in Trinidad and Tobago and my heart goes out to all those who are affected.”

The Siparia native who now resides in Los Angeles, explained that Trinidad and Tobago is a nation of great resilience and further saluted those who’ve helped during and in the aftermath of of the flooding. “Thank you for all the prayers and to all those who will continue to support the relief efforts,” he said on Instagram.

 

 

Continue Reading

Trending