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Archived: Fay Ann To Release Break The World Album in March Under VP Records

Fay Ann Lyons continues to fight for global recognition, even amid continued tongue lashings by nay-sayers at home in Trinidad and Tobago. You’ll never believe what she’s doing next.

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Fay Ann Lyons releases her new album “Break The World” on March 3rd.

Fay Ann Lyons will release a brand new album in March. The singer who’s often the focus of much talk by the critics, launches her VP Records debut “Break The World” album on March 3rd.“It’s been a long time coming, this album embodies everything that I am as an artist, a mother, a wife. It incorporates my family, my travels, my world. Do not put me in a box, I am here to break stereotypes, I am here to break the world!”, she says. 

Break The World bridges Fay Ann’s roots in traditional soca music with five brand new songs that fuse diverse global sounds, all seamlessly brought together by Lyon’s songwriting ability. Opening the album is the title track, “Break The World,” a pop-leaning, girl power anthem over infectious synths. Ghana meets Trinidad on “Block De Road,” the Afro-Soca jam which features guest vocals from Stonebwoy. VP Records says:

“The songs and sounds of the album hop across continents and genres as it unfolds.” 

Her hit single “Raze”, delivered to fans in 2016, starts out with delicate vocals over buzzing synths, and gives way to pulsing Caribbean drum rhythms. On “Catch Me,” Fay Ann’s Groovy Soca Monarch and Carnival Road March Winning hit from 2014, pop music efforts are exposed.

The album is a cumulative body of work that brings together 15 years of original songwriting, versatile vocal range, and genre-defying production, says VP.

The album features production work by the likes of Richie Beretta, Stadic Sound Productions, Keron “Sheriff Mumbles” Thomas, Dwain Antrobus, Kevin Marshall, and Draien Bailey.

 

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Entertainment Professionals Make Genuine Effort, Starting with T&T’s Youth.

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It’s as easy as ABC for three entrepreneurs who aim to make a positive impact at some of Trinidad and Tobago’s most negatively impacted secondary schools. Last Tuesday, the ABC project got underway at the Morvant Laventille Secondary School. It was there that forth form pupils of the school gained insight into the entertainment industry through the personal stories of each of the initiative’s stakeholders. The project is spearheaded by media personality Hans Des Vignes, who has enlisted Montage Productions and Way Up 868 clothing Managing Director Romano Francois and BUZZconcepts founder Brendon Brathwaithe. The men urged students to remain optimistic and focused on their goals in order to succeed in life. Soca artiste, Nailah Blackman joined the project’s stakeholders in encouraging the teenagers to find balance between school and their passions before treating them to a performance.

Over the past year, Des Vignes, Francois and Brathwaithe noted with concern the negative attention some schools garnered across local media platforms. With the goal of boosting positivity in the school environment, they joined forces to create the ABC project.
“I believe if we each do something to help our country be a better place, it will be,” Des Vignes said. “This is what we are trying to do. We believe if we do our small part to impact on the lives of some young people, we will eventually impact all. Imagine if each citizen were to do their small parts,” he added.

Montage Productions and Way Up 868 clothing Managing Director, Romano Francois (second right) pose with Morvant Laventille Secondary School students who, participated in the ABC Project initiative at their school last Tuesday and, won t-shirts from his company.

ABC stands for Attitude, Belief and Consistency. Young people, the founders stated, should equip themselves with these attributes to achieve school and personal goals.“The initiative is not sponsored by corporate Trinidad and Tobago and it is a way for us to give back to our beautiful island,” the founders stated. The project targets Form Four students and hopes to provide inspiration and career guidance through interaction with the project founders and entertainers.

“Each of our stakeholders will speak on their careers and what is required to be involved in the entertainment industry. The session will also feature a question and answer segment and will end with a short performance from a top soca artiste,” the founders explained. The Project will continue  on Tuesday (January 23) at the San Juan North Secondary School.

 

“I believe if we each do something to help our country be a better place, it will be.” – Hans DesVignes

 

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Machel, SuperBlue Team Up to Cause Chaos in Port-of-Spain.

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Machel and Superblue spotted in musical conference it would seem, prior to the release of the track.

Machel Montano’s power is never to be questioned. For years, this King of the art form has proven his worth as a Caribbean musician and a revolutionary. In 2018, he has once again given Carnival lovers something to hold on to, something that would make masqueraders move with ease when the curtains are drawn on Carnival Monday. Machel Montano has collaborated with Austin ‘SuperBlue’ Lyons on a 2018 Road March contender called, “Soca Kingdom”.

The race is now for the  resilient. Prior to this song’s release overnight, the Road March race seemed to be a two man race between Patrice Roberts and Iwer George. Iwer had spoken effectively ahead of his song’s release, warning everyone who wondered, that he would be coming after the Road March crown. For a few weeks, ‘Savannah’ had been building powerfully and as the fetes erupted, Iwer was proving that he has a special secret to get the people on his side.

 

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