arts/culture

Garlin knew about Canadian politician using Differentology

Soca Artist Ian 'Bunji Garlin' Alvarez believes his Differentology (Ready Fi Di Road) song being used on Canadian politician Jagmeet Singh's Campaign trail is a good thing and thinks it can positively change people's lives. 

"I guess is the message in the song they hold on to," Alvarez said. 

Broth­er Re­sis­tance: Local artistes struggling to find spaces

Even as the Trin­ba­go Uni­fied Ca­lyp­so­ni­ans' Or­gan­i­sa­tion (Tu­co) kicked off its month-long cal­en­dar of events yes­ter­day in cel­e­bra­tion of the 18th an­nu­al Ca­lyp­so His­to­ry month, lo­cal artistes are still strug­gling to find spaces to per­form and to have their mu­sic played on lo­cal ra­dio sta­tions.

Carnival web series coming

Lo­cal and in­ter­na­tion­al car­ni­val lovers will have an op­por­tu­ni­ty to get a be­hind the scenes look at the re­cent­ly con­clud­ed Car­ni­val in the world's en­ter­tain­ment cap­i­tal, Hol­ly­wood, Cal­i­for­nia

En­ter­tain­ment Lawyer Car­la Par­ris and her team re­cent­ly re­turned from Hol­ly­wood and have pro­duced a web se­ries, “The Busi­ness of Car­ni­val” that promis­es to pro­vide au­di­ences unique in­sight in­to what Hol­ly­wood Car­ni­val is all about.

Through the chapters of our legacy

We all know what mov­ing feels like. It en­tails mak­ing new friends, per­haps chang­ing jobs and gen­er­al­ly adapt­ing to a new en­vi­ron­ment. But it’s even more chal­leng­ing when that move in­volves cross­ing shores to an en­tire oth­er na­tion, a na­tion that may not speak your lan­guage and may not un­der­stand or even ac­cept your cul­ture.

Petition launched for People's Choice Road March

An on­line pe­ti­tion has been cre­at­ed call­ing for the au­thor­i­ties to es­tab­lish a Peo­ple's Choice Award for next year's Car­ni­val in light of Kees Di­ef­fen­thaller's Sa­van­nah Grass not win­ning this year's Road March ti­tle.

This year's Road March was won by the trio of Machel Mon­tano, Bun­ji Gar­lin (Ian Al­varez) and Skin­ny Fab­u­lous (Gamal Doyle) af­ter their song Famalay was played across judg­ing points 346 times.

Sa­van­nah Grass came sec­ond af­ter it was played 207 times.

Pages