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Fay-Ann Lyons

There is no other entertainer in the soca arena, like Fay-Ann Lyons. Her vibe and energy is a direct personification of her father- the undisputed King of the Jump and Wave culture, Austin ‘Superblue’ Lyons.

Mother, wife, songwriter, homemaker and showstopper, Fay-Ann Lyons embodies feminine strength and shows, through her irrevocable winner’s attitude, that she can, and will do it all. The wife of fellow Soca artiste, Ian ‘Bunji Garlin’ Alvarez, the Point Fortin born beauty has commanded fetters over years of stage shows, proving that her clout in the business is heavy. At 36 years of age, Fay-Ann has won three Carnival Road March titles and in the year 2009, while pregnant with her one and only child, Syri, she stole the Groovy Soca Monarch, Power Soca Monarch and Road March titles- a feat that only a true Soca superstar could pull off.

Several accolades to her credit, including four COTT awards and several awards from the Soca Awards Organization, Fay-Ann is by all accounts, one of the Soca industry’s major success stories. Her humble beginning has afforded her the ability to understand what the people on the ground desire of her, when it comes to delivering the music they love and at the same time, her personal growth has widened her scope on life, affording travels to destinations around the world, and opportunities to hear, experience and create music, that transcends borders. For that reason, Fay-Ann Lyons has expanded her horizons in recent years, attempting to produce songs that are less Trinidadian and more global. Her 2015 single, ‘Raze’ received widespread appreciation for its global appeal and while there was much less appreciation for the video by locals, the song speaks volumes, even today.

Often time outspoken, the wife and mother is a defender of her family. She has secured her business with shrewd technique and by all accounts, there is no sign that she will step away from the helm of her empire. Lyons is best known for songs such as, “Display”, “Make A Stage”, “Break Away”, “Consider It Done”, “Start Wining” and others.

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K.I.A major part of Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival landscape, Kris Veeshal Persad, best known as KI, is one of the country’s best Chutney Soca contributors. He has won the Chutney Soca Monarch title three times- the last in 2016.

KI is the son of Trinidad’s established keyboardist, bandleader, & producer Veerendra Persad and KI himself started his career in entertainment as a keyboardist at the age of 7.

He competed and won the very first “Children of Mastana” competition and shortly thereafter migrated to Canada where he spent his formative years concentrating on his Academics and studying music.  KI continued to display his commitment and dedication to the band and was given the opportunity to be lead musician and producer for JMC 3veni. He used this experience to produce the band’s last 5 albums, and collaborated with Madmen Productions in producing the massive hit “In Front Of Meh” by Umi Marcano, formally of Machel Montano’s “HD.”

During his career in the chutney soca music arena, KI has delivered songs like, ‘Catch Meh Lovah’, ‘No More Rum Again’, ‘Same Gyal Twice,’ ‘Runaway’ and ‘Baggage’. He has toured the world and even opened for Soca star Machel Montano in Manhattan, NYC.

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Day 40 – Angela Hunte

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Angela HunteAll it took was one quick collaboration with the King of Soca, Machel Montano in 2015 for the people of her homeland of Trinidad and Tobago, along with the rest of the Caribbean, to fall in love with US based singer songwriter, Angela Hunte.

The Grammy award winner, who is internationally known for her role as contributing writer on the Alicia Keys, Jay Z single, ‘Empire State of Mind’, has certainly immersed herself in the culture of her homeland, proving that she is a Caribbean woman to the core and fully capable of representing the Diaspora with a tremendous sense of ease.

Angela Hunte’s distinct style of soca is truly enticing. Her first collaboration with Machel Montano, a song called ‘Party Done’, heard the vocal range of the Brooklyn resident in a way that immediately sold her to soca music lovers around the world. Onstage, she was the epitome of exuberance. Angela Hunte had sealed the deal and would become a committed part of the Carnival culture of T&T and those experienced around the world.

In 2016, Hunte followed up her ‘Party Done’ anthem with ‘Mon Bon Ami and ‘Like So’. Her 2017 contributions are ‘Big Drum Beat’ and ‘Make Me Go.’

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