Connect with us

Ebuzz News

Giselle The Wassi Is Miami Carnival’s MVP. Carnival Ambassador Pours Endless Vibes Wherever She Goes.

Published

on

It’s been 31 years since she began putting her heart and soul into the Miami Carnival excitement and never has she regretted the decision. With the Miami Broward Carnival committee celebrating 32 years of hosting the annual event in 2018, Giselle The Wassi One has been on the journey for 31 of those years, a fact that puts it all into perspective, making her undoubtedly the Most Valuable Player in the game, by all accounts.

Wassi atop her truck on Saturday with Caribbean entertainers Teddyson John and Voice.

When it comes to revelry and turning up the vibes, nobody does it better than this lone female MC who’s run the route, from carnival to carnival, around the world, for many years. In Trinidad and Tobago, Wassi’s voice is synonymous with fetes like Army and the now defunct, Fire Fete. She has been a part of the T&T carnival landscape for over two decades, but in Miami, she runs the route.

On Saturday morning at the Central Broward Regional Park where J’ouvert was the order, Wassi, standing proudly atop her truck, briefly stopped amid the thrill to point out her adult son, who she told  revellers, had shared her with them for his entire life. She thanked him for loving her and the mas continued. One day prior, Giselle, along with Soca DJ, Back To Basics, had hosted an event called Rise and Shine- a beach party that’s now into its 10th year. She told Ebuzztt.com that she would love to bring the concept to Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival in the years ahead. It was indeed a great party with everyone wearing white, and the music – a mixture of Caribbean genres, along with the beach front venue, delivering a Caribbean fete everyone could enjoy. The artistes too, many of whom are friends of the female MC, came out to vibe and enjoy the fete, among them, Shurwayne Winshester, Ricki T, Problem Child, Teddyson John and Iwer George. One of the event’s hosts, Jamaican heavyweight, Jabba, had at one point during his set, pointed out how many people from New York had made their way to Miami for the festival. The party was great, to say the least and with Wassi a the helm, there’s no doubt that Rise and Shine will see many more years of success.

Today, as the Miami Carnival’s curtains come down, Giselle and her team will be on the road for the parade of the bands. Her celebration of 31 years on the road in Miami will be highlighted in her band’s presentation of ‘Timeless- the theme unveiling to spectators, exactly what makes the Wassi Ones (Giselle’s team), legendary. Last week, they celebrated victory at the annual Kiddies Carnival, as her children’s band, Wassi Babes, had stolen the show and taken home the first prize. “They made me cry. They picked their songs and practiced all year long,” she’d said of the Junior Queen of Carnival’s presentation, Royalty.

Giselle The Wassi One is the ultimate Carnival ambassador. Her passion for delivering the very best in carnival entertainment, while at the same time, teaching newcomers about the enjoyment of the festival, is unparalleled. For that reason, we know that no matter what the future brings, the name Wassi, will always hold with it, high merit and respect, by thousands around the world who’ve also made this industry, their own.

 

 

Ebuzz News

‘A Team’ Keeps The Fire Burning. They’re Gearing Up for A Whirlwind 2019.

Published

on

Every entertainer wants to be a superstar but it’s pretty extraordinary to find a team of individual artistes and musicians whose sole aim is to ignite the hearts of the masses, treating each player in the Soca game with an equal amount of respect and not to mention, wishing them all great success. The A Team Band is that team. 

Ms. Kerlz on stage with The A Team Band. 

Lead singer, Eddie Charles has been a part of the Caribbean’s entertainment fraternity for some time.

From the 90’s to today, Eddie’s style of stage delivery has been unique, making him stand a part from the rest, each time. He’s joined on stage in frontline position by sole female vocalist, Ms. Kerlz and the pretty talented, Abbyshi Jackson.

What’s unique about the A Team Band is their appreciation for all artistes and the varying sounds and styles they bring. We recently had a chat with them, and here’s how they responded to some of the questions asked. 



Continue Reading

Ebuzz News

Patrice Roberts Wows Nailah’s Sokah Origins With Slammin’ Hot Bod.

Published

on

Photo Credit: Jermaine Cruickshank

Patrice Roberts is kicking all the haters to the curb. Well, that’s if she has any. Truth be told, everyone seems to be a huge fan of the ‘I Like It Hot’ singer who, in 2018, was present at almost every carnival fete, including Machel Montano’s Machel Monday. 

In 2019, we suspect Patsy’s gonna be a runaway horse, leading the pack with a level of confidence, many’ll just have to be in awe of. On Saturday night, in South Trinidad, the Toco native, threw all inhibitions out the door, donning a lengthy braided hair extension, complete with a body fitted ensemble that drew attention purely to her curves. 

Patrice’s body has been a topic of much debate over the years. She’s addressed public concerns as to whether she’s had work done, in the past, saying she hasn’t. In a 96.1WEFM interview in 2014, Roberts told Kim and Olatunji Yearwood that she’d simply been training very hard in the gym, getting her butt tightened as many had observed. Fast forward to 2018 and the mom of one is owning the attention, leaving tongues dragging and making even ladies, stare. 

Roberts has released a slew of soca tracks already, heading into Carnival 2019. We foresee an amazing season for the once-upon- a- time HD frontline vocalist who was mentored by the King of Soca himself, Machel Montano. She has teamed up with Sekon Sta on a single called, “My Side”. Beyond that, Patrice has given us several other great Carnival singles, all worthy of applause. 

Patrice at Sokah

Continue Reading

Trending