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Joy & Sorrow by Shurwayne Winchester

By Published March 23, 2024

Originally posted on the blog Sokah2Soca ( We bring you only the best new music, while Island Vybe Radio rocks it live on the air!!

Sometimes, as we sit and reminisce, we remember times that evoke emotional responses that cause us to smile, sigh, or just shrug off the emotional response. Having said that, while listening to music from Trinidad's just-concluded carnival, I had the opportunity to listen to "Joy & Sorrow" by Shurwayne Winchester. I realized that I did not post the song! So today, it is my pleasure to post the song and say a few words about it. 
As we reminisce, meaningful music can stir feelings that may surprise us. Music has an extraordinary ability to evoke emotions, transport us to distant memories, and connect us across cultures. We conclude that “Joy & Sorrow” by the talented Trinbagonian artist Shurwayne Winchester is one of those songs that meets that criterion. Indeed, we believe that this song has a soul-stirring melody that evokes suppressed emotions, so listeners beware!
“Joy & Sorrow” is a vibrant blend of Soca rhythms, heartfelt lyrics, and Shurwayne’s unmistakable vocal prowess. Released in December 2023, the track immediately caught the attention of music enthusiasts worldwide, but sadly, we missed out because we were not attentive enough. We fixed that today. Its infectious beat invites listeners to sway, while its poignant lyrics resonate deeply.
“Joy & Sorrow” transcends language barriers. As the chorus swells, listeners feel the bittersweet dance of emotions. It’s a celebration of life’s highs and a comforting embrace during the lows. Whether on a crowded dance floor or in quiet solitude, this song resonates.
In the intricate layers of “Joy & Sorrow,” we find our shared humanity. Shurwayne Winchester and his collaborators have gifted us a timeless melody—one that reminds us that joy and sorrow are two sides of the same coin. So, let the music play, and let your heart sway to its rhythm. This song is not just "a concept by Chinese Laundry', it is all about our relationship with someone we love and cherish. How we manage the relationship is what leads to joy and sorrow, love and pain, and back in love again!
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
A Concept by : Chinese LAUNDRY
Written by: Anthony Chow Lin On & Keelan Callender
Produced by: Azikiwe “ZZ” Kellar, Chinese LAUNDRY & Kernal Roberts
Background Vocals: Shurwayne Winchester & Natalie Yorke
Mixed and Mastered by: Rishi Mahato at Maha Productions
Dolby Atmos Mix: Maha Productions
Recorded at: Next Level Studios & Chinese LAUNDRY Music
Executive Producer: Chinese LAUNDRY Music
Origin: Tobago, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Genre: Soca 
Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! We don't own the rights to this music; it is presented here for promotional use only. We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't download and share them and rob the artists of needed income! I, nor this blog, make any claims of ownership over any of the videos, songs, photos, or graphics used for this post because they all belong to their respective owners.
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