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Trinidad and Tobago Says ‘Hell No’ to Local Dancehall in Carnival.

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Fans of Soca are up in arms over one artist’s demand that local dancehall acts be included in the Carnival lineup. Trinidad Killa spoke out on the issue during a radio interview on Wednesday morning in Trinidad, saying that Trinidad and Tobago’s people are being hypocritical.

Over the past week, there has bee much debate on air and online, as to whether there should be a general acceptance of what has been coined “local dancehall” at carnival fetes. The uproar has been denounced by radio personality, Tim Tim of Red 96.7FM. He doubles up as an artist and a promoter, hosting his children’s event, DizWeLand, annually. Speaking on the issue, he said while he has no problem with the local dancehall movement, outside of carnival, the culture of Trinidad and Tobago is and always will be Soca and Calypso music, and as such, the focus in carnival should ultimately remain on these globally unique genres.

Comments online have condemned the artist’s statement.

Interviewed on Boomchampions 94.1FM on Wednesday morning, Trinidad Killa said Soca music is losing its essence and argued that soca artistes are afraid to lose their ground. He said it was hypocritical of society to denounce local dancehall and ask him not to sing ‘Gunman in She Hole’ at fetes. “Sometimes I does lie down in my bed and cry,” he said, when asked about how he feels when promoters demand that he resort to singing only his Soca track, “Dyy Zess.”

Today, in an online poll conducted by Power102FM, on the hot topic, over 2000 people have voted against ‘Local dancehall’ being played by DJs or sung by artistes at Carnival fetes. One person commented, “Do they play Soca in Reggae Sunsplash? NO!!!” Another person said, “Who want dancehall during OUR carnival season could go Jamaica! Caribbean Airlines available to them.”

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  1. Fabian Mitchell

    9th January 2020 at 1:46 am

    Trinbagoian have lost there mind let push our soca, until these soca artist start sing some good soca music with substance they want to sing dance hall in the carnival that so dumb. Trini2dbone

  2. Lyn Williams

    9th January 2020 at 10:24 am

    I agree you cannot go to Jamaica whit our soca.so leave the dancehall out of we carnival

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New Groom, Machel Montano Performs at Army Fete Tonight.

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Social Media is abuzz as news continues to spread of soca star, Machel Montano’s marriage to Renee Butcher in Port-of-Spain, today. The two, in what appeared to be a very simple and quaint ceremony at the Red House, were caught by unofficial paparazzi, happily enjoying the moment.

Machel Montano and wife, Renee Butcher.

Machel is the headline act at tonight’s blockbuster carnival fete- Army Fete, a carnival event that is a major staple annually. Montano is known to deliver a high energy, impactful show and we can only assume that the new groom will be on his best tonight when he hits the stage at Army.

Today’s ceremony at the Red House saw Machel and Renee flanked by family members inclusive of Montano’s parents, Elizabeth Montano and Winston Montano. Machel’s brother, pilot, Marcus was also among the guests.

Army Fete takes place at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port- of- Spain from 9pm. On Monday, Machel’s annual Machel Monday concert event, which has been aptly themed, ‘The Wedding’, takes place at the Hasely Crawford Stadium. Machel has told fans this will be the final instalment of the Machel Monday concept.

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Newspaper Report Misleading. Mr. Killa Will Not Perform at International Soca Monarch In Trinidad.

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Despite reports yesterday that Trinidad and Tobago’s crowned 2019 International Soca Monarch King, Grenada’s Mr. Killa would be performing at the competition next week Friday, there is word today that this is totally untrue.

The artist whose real name is Hollice Mapp, officially withdrew from the competition last week, citing several issues that were left untreated by the organizing committee at ISM. To date, Ebuzztt understands that both parties have met, however sources close to Mr. Killa told us that the artist has no intention of performing at the competition.

On Thursday, the Newsday newspaper in Trinidad and Tobago, reported that the artist would in fact be performing. The Caribbean Prestige Foundation and ISM have since issued the following statement:

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