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Kees Tells The Powers That Be, “Give The People What They Want.”

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Kees has always been one of Soca music’s most loved entertainers. His success in the Groovy category of the International Soca Monarch competition with the hit single, “Wotless” some years ago, pretty much cemented his name among the big guns in the arena. Fast Forward to 2019 and he’s proving that he’s a mainstay to the season of revelry in Trinidad and Tobago. Carnival 2019 is here and Kees and his band are present! “Savannah Grass”- his hit for the season, is also proving a force, as many argue it’s the perfect Road March anthem, despite its less exhaustive tempo.

Each year, the Road March race heats up and usually there are just a few contenders. Many DJs often make the call pretty early on to tell the truth, and when masqueraders hit the streets, they aren’t left with much options when it comes to the music that’s played for them to jump up to.

Machel Montano is the Reigning Road March champion. In 2019, the soca heavyweight who recently delivered a 20 track album called G.O.A.T, has released at least three Road March contenders, among them a hit called “Famalaay” with Bunji Garlin and Skinny Fabulous. The song, though collaborated on with a St. Vincent national, is eligible to be registered for the Road March race, however Skinny Fabulous will not be credited, should it win the Road March in T&T.

In an interview after his performance at UWI fete on the weekend, Kees told social media influencer and photographer, David Wears that he hopes the people are heard loud and clear in 2019. He even suggested that a separate category be considered for the “street” as this is the area where masqueraders often get to hear all the songs they love and possibly enjoy themselves most during the two day parade.

Take a look at David’s interview with Kees and let us know if you agree with him or not, by leaving a comment below.

#KesDieffenthaller gives us his thoughts on the status of Soca in T&T after an emotional end to his performance at #UWIFete2019.Take a listen and share his views.Thanks Carolyn Pasea-Pogson and the management of #KesTheBand for the opportunity.#C2K19

Posted by David Wears on Sunday, February 3, 2019

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Buju Celebrates First Birthday Post Release in A Major Way. VIDEO INSIDE.

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Mark Myrie, the Jamaican reggae and dancehall giant the world knows best as Buju Banton, has been enjoying his freedom. He was released from US prison, having served a 9-year sentence, in December 2018 and since that time, the artiste’s spirit has been nothing short of triumphant.

On Monday night at the AC Hotel by the Marriott in New Kingston, Jamaica, the artiste celebrated his 45th birthday. He made a grand entry, showing gratitude with hearty smiles at the event which would mark his first official birthday celebration post release. Like fine wine, Buju assented to his 45th birth milestone and even with his simple and humble ways, fans of the artiste could tell that the best was yet to come.

The all white affair saw a number of well known Jamaican friends of the artiste in attendance, among them Sean Paul, Jamaica Deejay and personality Jabba and Romain Virgo. Buju’s Long Walk to Freedom Tour has seen him take stages around the Caribbean including Trinidad and a Tobago and Guyana shows hosted by High a Frequency Entertainment. Most recently, Buju crossed international waters, taking the stage in Amsterdam. His presence on stage, each time, has been nothing short of momentous, and some may say, near spiritual. At his Birthday “get together” on Monday, prior to engaging in chit chat with his friends and family, Buju prayed. It would be a symbol of his gratitude and love to the Most high God for all that he has gotten him through.


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Nadie Hits Em With ‘Fatt.’ Now, They Can’t Stop Lookin’.

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She’s a thicky and she ain’t afraid to show it off. Nadia Batson’s made no qualms of her heavy set physical attributes, these days showing off what she’s got like nobody’s business, making it abundantly clear that she’s comfortable in her skin. The gorgeous Caribbean vocalist recently unleashed a spankin’ new single that’s got everyone talking and believe it or not, the track’s title is ‘FATT.’

Nadia Batson captured by @chrisbehave on Instagram.

Batson’s been touring the world in the aftermath of the success of her 2019 hit single, ‘So Long’. In recent weeks, the SASS band leader made her presence felt in places like Dominica, St. Kitts, Petite Martinique, St. Vincent, New York, St. Lucia and Toronto. She’s even won an award for her contribution to the culture and music of Trinidad and Tobago from Montreal, Canada.

Batson’s physique has proven engrossing to patrons over the past few years, the artiste never shying away from showing skin when she hits the stage. Her latest track, ‘FATT’, on the Caution Riddim, produced by International Stephen and Vibez Productionz is seemingly a ode to the thick girls. She’s been getting that much required nod of approval from the radio personalities in T&T, making it very possible that this single will find its way sailing sweetly into T&T’s carnival 2019.

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