Nailah’s tribute to Steel Pan Legend Ken “Professor” Philmore

Ken “Professor” Philmore was a talented pannist, arranger, and composer from Trinidad and Tobago, the home of the steel pan. He was a pioneer of major proportions and he left a rich legacy in the wake of his death, on 30th September 2018. Steel Pan Inspiration Hailing from South Trinidad, he first played with Hatters, moved […]

Dominic Hosein shares 5 Soca songs for 2019

Dominic is a lover of Soca and Trinidad and Tobago’s culture in all forms. He’s an Instructor in Communications at University of Trinidad and Tobago in San Fernando. —– Can you feel the beat! Oh, soca music how I love thee. This year, like last year, there was no shortage of fabulous music. The riddims, […]

Machel Lauds Soca’s Global Appeal

How big is the Soca Kingdom?* It’s Machel Monday, and a trending topic is The King of Soca, Machel Montano’s bold declaration that Soca is the “music of the Caribbean.” We are not aiming to get into a disagreement with our Jamaican breathren and sistren – we just ask them to take The Monk’s word […]

Kees Prepares to Release New Album…Sans Dreadlocks!

Soca star and lead singer of Kes the Band, Kees Differenthaller has parted ways with his signature dreadlocks. The singer shocked his fans when his new look was revealed on the band’s Instagram page @kesthebandofficial last Tuesday. After growing his hair for 16 years, the singer said, “It was time to start fresh.” The band […]