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Destra, Nadia, Patrice, Bubbles, Leonce – The Hottest Females of T&T Head South on Saturday. MX Prime’s Coming Too!



Leonce says she is ready to hit the stage at SocaSoakHer.

One of the biggest events to hit Trinidad and Tobago prior to what is likely to be another epic Carnival season, will be SocaSoakHer. The event goes down at Guaracara Park, in South Trinidad on Saturday night. Promotion leading up to the mammoth outdoor fete, which will see some 1000 women enter the venue FREE, has been powerful and  truly energetic. Leonce – one part of the frontline of New York City’s Request Band has flown in for the weekend and already she’s amped. In a chat with EBUZZTT.COM earlier, the “Touch De Road” singer said she’s beyond excited to perform at SocaSoakHer.

A number of top notch females are billed in the lineup. Destra with her full band, Patrice Roberts, Nadia Batson and SASS and Denise Belfon will form the female powerhouse lineup, however, not to be outdone, the likes of entertainment sensations, Bubbles, Cardi Gray, Sasha Melody, Tobago’s Adana, Jo Jo, Krystal Khayne, Leonce, Nenita, Jadel and Nelly Cottoy, will bring added heat to what the organizer is promising, will be a memorable water event. Ticket prices have been set affordably with women even having the option to couple up and enter on one ticket. Their male counterparts pay just $200 to enter. John Michael Alibocus, the man best known as Makamillion, known for his ability to truly promote massive events in the Southland, told Ebuzztt that this showcase of the best female acts in T&T, will deliver to patrons, a good look at what these women are truly capable of executing. He however assured that the party will not be an exclusive Soca fete. “We have to remember that we’re still in the crossroads between Christmas and Carnival. The aim is to just give patrons a memorable event so we’re not boxing it in. We’re delivering fun, good vibes, a secure environment and non stop entertainment across the board on show night. This is not an event to miss. We’ve also organized shuttle buses from various points so people can come out, flex, enjoy and not have to drive home after drinking. We want everybody to be safe,” said Alibocas.

On Thursday, Destra Garcia was among a promo contingent making the rounds. Earlier in the day, photos emerged of the Soca hit maker stepping confidently on her ankle, giving us some assurance that she would be near perfect for the stage, come Saturday night. The SocaSoakHer event is the first of what is expected to be an annual pre-Carnival showcase of the Carnival hitmakers and the DJs and radio personalities who take the season to its full glory by the month of February. The lineup will also include MX Prime- the reigning Road March King, Kes The Band, Orlando Octave, Kerry John, Swappi, Farmer Nappy, Dev, S Carter, Yankey Boy, Voice, Iwer George, Jahmel and Makamillion himself. The show will be hosted by well known radio personality turned artist, Smooth.

This is not an event to miss. We’ve also organized shuttle buses from various points so people can come out, flex, enjoy and not have to drive home after drinking. We want everybody to be safe.   – Makamillion


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DJ’s Being Paid for Play? Comedian and Radio Personality POWERFULLY States Her Claim.



Rachel Price is never to be toyed with. She’s a tough one when it comes to the business of entertainment in the Caribbean and while her words can be as stinging as her comedic expressions when she hits the stage, the proclaimed Queen of Caribbean comedy is often fearless when she has the proof to back her words. This morning, on the airwaves of urban frequency, RED 96.7FM, Price excitedly pounced on the topic of the Road March contenders and the race to the finish, suggesting that a competing frequency has been pushing its own agenda in playing Machel Montano’s music more than the music of the other competing artistes, and even going as far as to suggest that DJs at many radio stations were enjoying payment for airplay.

Patrice Roberts’ “Sweet For Days” has been a refrain for weeks. PHOTO CREDIT: Jermaine Cruickshank 

Calling for the people on the ground to be given the opportunity to decide on the Road March, Price said while she had no problem with the music receiving widespread rotation, she was bothered by the unfairness of the present situation. She noted that on the weekend when Montano’s song was released, the radio in her vehicle had been on the competing frequency, where for an extended period of time between driving to complete various errands, she had heard the song unceasingly wheeled and played.

Many are now taking to social media with their views following the weekend explosion of Machel Montano and Superblue’s “Soca Kingdom.” Many are in agreement with Price’s sentiments while others argue that Machel has the recipe for the Road March. It was also suggested this morning that the population had been brainwashed, a term that has been used to describe the Machel madness, for years.

Iwer George’s “Savannah” has suddenly been pushed back it would seem, with Montano’s weekend release. PHOTO CREDIT: Jermaine Cruickshank 

Iwer George, Patrice Roberts, Ricardo Drue and some say, Shurwayne Winchester all have tunes that are deserving of equal airplay for a chance at the coveted Road March – the song that is most played for masqueraders to cross the various judging points, on Carnival Monday and Tuesday. No airplay or little airplay would obviously equate to less than thunderous reception from the masses at fetes. When that is experienced, DJs then cast  the songs that receive little reaction to the back of the pack. FAIR OR NOT? You tell us.

Montano meanwhile, is preparing for his Machel Monday concert event he has aptly coined, “Soca Kingdom”. That takes place on February 5th with tickets being sold for $300, $600 and $1200 for General, VIP and Platinum All Inclusive, respectively. He performs at Army Fete on February 2nd at the Queen’s Park Savannah where as we understand it, every Road March contender will have the chance to show the crowd the strength of their contender prior to the Road March race.

 Ricardo Drue’s Intensity is certainly a Road March contender but airplay has been minimal. 

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Big Bean Riddim Highlights ‘Jai, Saucy, A Chutney King, Comedian FRESSHH and Others.



The Soca music catalogue’s splitting at the seams. There’ve been a number of powerful music releases for the upcoming Carnival 2018 season in Trinidad and Tobago and a new ‘riddim,’ which features the likes of Soca veterans Benjai, Tallpree and Ricki Jai, is now being unleashed for the world to enjoy.

With a no holds barred approach to the business of Soca and carnival, the Big Bean riddim is delivered at a time considered by many, as the peak period of the festive season. The mastermind behind the Project is Ziah who is a writer, artist, producer and social activist. He and his team are of the firm belief that Soca is no longer seasonal and does not solely belong to Trinidad and Tobago. He is adamant that the genre can be enjoyed year round and marketed at multiple destinations, even outside of the Caribbean.

Riding the riddim with ease is Benjai whose single, “Nah Fraid Dem” may very well be his testimony to all that he’s come up against in his life.  Benjai has been relatively quiet in recent time, but it is anticipated that this song will penetrate the soca circuit, leading to his arousal in the days ahead.

Denise Belfon teams up with Grenada’s Tallpree.

The riddim was produced collaboratively by New York based producer, Ziah and Big As Life Productions. Trinidad and Tobago’s Denise Belfon and Tallpree, who is Grenada’s cultural ambassador, teamed up on the track, “Wine Pon It”, while multiple time Chutney Soca Monarch King of Trinidad and Tobago, Rikki Jai has unleashed, “Drink De Most Rum.” The riddim is rounded up by a young artiste by the name of Julius who comes hard with a track called, “Good Oh” and it’s further strengthened by a single called, “Down Dey” sung by comedic Instagram sensation, Fresshh.

US based comedian, FRESSSH is also on the riddim.

Not particularly categorized as a Groovy Soca riddim, the music offered has the potential to engage fans from around the world. Team member, Amor Ben believes the riddim offers multicultural appeal, and with a mindset that remains committed to showing that the Caribbean offers a smorgasbord of cultural diversity, the team of musical minds, is focused on getting the music out there.

Songwriters from across the hemisphere are said to have converged to deliver these amazing singles. “We have songwriters and producers from the US, Grenada, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and St. Lucia,” said Ben, noting that it took about a month to get it all accomplished. “This riddim is simply a taste of just what Soca music has evolved to become. It demonstrates the fact that the genre is no longer owned by one island but rather, shared among the islands of the Caribbean and because of globalization, we can even say, the United States, Europe and beyond.”

| PRESS RELEASE – etceterathecompany

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