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Zion Is Blessed. Young Act Releases New Music With Video Ahead of C2K19.

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Ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival 2019, multi-talented artiste Zion is gearing up to motivate the masses with his early Soca release for the upcoming season entitled ‘I Am’. The song and its accompanying music video have already been receiving record attention since their recent release.

Zion (centre) on set with fashion designer Heather Jones (left) and other cast members during the music video shoot for ‘I Am’.

The new mid-tempo Soca tune ‘I Am’ was written by Kezel Cruickshank (whose vocals also feature on the song), produced, mixed and mastered by Nikholai Greene and includes live guitars from Jeremy Mc Intosh.

According to Zion, “This latest track is all about completely embracing the one life we are given to live on this Earth. No matter what adversities we may face in life we can’t let those hold us down; we need to pick ourselves up and fully live our one shot at life to the maximum.”

The song, its catchy melodies and positive lyrics have been resonating with Soca fans and music lovers alike both on and offline.

Within just two days of the infectious production’s release, ‘I Am’ has positively engaged a massive following and has gained over 90,000 views on social networking site YouTube. The track has also garnered Zion tremendous social media buzz and praise from DJs and fellow music industry professionals.

The music video for ‘I Am’ showcases several scenic locations in T&T, features cameos from local personalities such as fashion designer Heather Jones and also showcases Zion’s acting and dancing ability. Zion has been performing since the age of 8 and is a classically trained singer, actor and professional dancer. He is a final year student at The University of Trinidad and Tobago where he is pursuing a diploma in Performing Arts. The young artist considers himself to be a true all-round entertainer who takes pleasure in making people laugh. He remains humble as he continues to ascend the ladder of the challenging Soca music industry.

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The Bassman – The Mighty Shadow Passes On.

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Another legend has left the earth. The Mighty Shadow, one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most unique calypsonians passed away at hospital this morning. He was 77 years old.

Word of his death has since spread like wildfire on social media as many send their condolences to family, friends and members of the cultural fraternity in Trinidad and Tobago.

Shadow was well admired for his unique style of vocal and stage execution. Always donning black, the veteran artist would wow crowds with simple theatrics and a bounce that many will forever know as “The Shadow”.

A former Road March King of Trinidad and Tobago, Winston Bailey contributed many carnival anthems during his career. In 1974 he had stolen the Road March race with a song called “Bassman” and in 2001 he did it again with “Stranger”. But beyond that, Shadow’s delivery of songs like “Poverty is Hell” spoke to the psyche of the nation’s people. EBUZZTT has learnt that the calypsonian was due to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of the West Indies this week. He is said to have died this morning at the Mt. Hope Hospital after suffering a stroke on Saturday.

 

 

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Machel Montano Emerges to Find T&T Drenched Following Weekend Floods.

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Flood waters have devastated many across East and Central, Trinidad. Photo Credit: Rishi Ragoonath. 

One of Trinidad and Tobago’s most idolized soca artistes had been off radar for the past four days. Machel Montano has since re-emerged, having switched on his mobile phone and reconnected with the world. He says he had been on a four day retreat and had no access to his phone or any outside media. What he found upon reconnecting with social media was that his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago had suffered massive flooding and devastation.

Like many other entertainers, the Road March title holder immediately extended a message of hope to those who’ve been affected.

“This morning I was overwhelmed by the amount of messages of concern, prayer and well wishing. I was saddened to learn of the devastating floods that hit home in Trinidad and Tobago and my heart goes out to all those who are affected.”

The Siparia native who now resides in Los Angeles, explained that Trinidad and Tobago is a nation of great resilience and further saluted those who’ve helped during and in the aftermath of of the flooding. “Thank you for all the prayers and to all those who will continue to support the relief efforts,” he said on Instagram.

 

 

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