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Originally posted on the blog Sokah2Soca (www.sokah2soca.com). We bring you only the best new music, while Islandvbye Radio rocks it live on the air!!

 
The "National Single Pan Steelpan-Finals" is the first Steelband Panorama competition for Carnival 2024. This competition takes place in November and December of 2023. The competition took place at the Grand Stand, Queens Park Savannah, in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. The venue is well known as the "Big Yard" for most major steel band competitions.
 
This year showcased the individual and collective talents of so many non-musically trained citizens of Trinidad and Tobago. Amazingly, our creativity flourishes with astounding musical arrangements and talented instrumentalists. Just think about making music and the use of the steel pan as a part of our school syllabus. We would move ahead of the world just because our people intuitively learned to play the instrument. We no longer "beat pan"; instead, we play a musical instrument that is recognized worldwide and was created by our own people. Oh, the possibilities!
 
Today we present the results of the recently concluded competition with the winning performance courtesy of PanTrinbago's Facebook Page. We will update this post with the actual performances as they become available. Please come back to this post for audio or YouTube video recordings. 
 
Here are the results of Trinidad and Tobago's Carnival 2024 National Panorama 2024 Single Pan Finals Competition. Twenty bands were competing to be crowned champion. For this competition, the first-place winner, Chord Masters, playing Doctor Cassandra by Gabby, romped home to win it all. Congratulations from Sokah2Soca!

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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Competition Title: National Panorama Single Pan Finals
Organization: Pan Trinibago
Origin: Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Venue: Queens Park Savannah ( De Big Yard)
Genre: Steelband
Year: 2023/2024 for Carnival 2024
 
Winning Performance by Chord Masters
Song: Doctor Cassandra
Singer: Anthony "MightyGabby" Carter (Barbados)
Song Year: 1995
Managed and led by: Richard De Couteau
Arranged by: Andre White
Drill Master: Akua Leith
Pans Tuned by: Desmond "Mappo" Richardson
 
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Originally posted on the blog Sokah2Soca (www.sokah2soca.com). We bring you only the best new music, while Islandvbye Radio rocks it live on the air!!

 
Well, well, well... it's Iwer again, and this time he found himself in a water-drenched situation because of the use of the national anthem for his latest music endeavor titled "Happy People." This song was released on November 17, 2023, for the upcoming 2024 carnival celebrations. "Happy People" is a production of KMC (Ken Marlon Charles) and written by KMC and Iwer. 
 
It goes without saying that the audience was bound to be outraged by his use of the national anthem to open his song. But according to the national publication, Trinidad Express, things got interesting, leading to the Prime Minister commenting on the song. The news outlet reported that the Prime Minister of the country, Dr. Keith Rowley stated: "I would rather the national anthem not be treated that way.”
 
Iwer and his production team must have known that using the anthem would have created a controversial situation, and would negatively impact many in the general public and then some. Well, well, well, he got the message and re-released the song without the anthem. Good for Iwer, and now we move on and await his next 'Water' song.
 
The rest is up to you. The voice of the people will determine the outcome—the success or failure—of the much-talked-about song by KMC and Iwer. Love it or hate it. What is your opinion?
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Happy People
Written by: Ken Marlon Charles & Neil "Iwer" George
Artist/Performed by: Iwer George
Produced by: KMC (Ken Marlon Charles)
Origin: Trinidad & Tobago
Genre: Soca
 
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Above: Anthem Version (lyric video) | Bottom: New Version (Non Anthem)

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Carnival is a time of fun and having a good time. As the festival approaches, many plan ahead and daydream of their party time to come. Patrice takes us on that journey—time to pretend and imagine what is to come.
 
“Let’s Pretend” by Patrice Roberts is a whimsical and enchanting song that invites listeners to escape into a world of imagination and playfulness for carnival. With its gentle rhythm and evocative lyrics, the track encourages us to let go of reality and embrace the magic of make-believe while on the road, whining and having a good time.
 
As the music dances like a breeze, we’re reminded of the joy that comes from pretending—whether it’s imagining fantastical adventures or reliving cherished memories.
 
Patrice Roberts’ vocals carry us on this delightful journey, and the song becomes a delightful soundtrack for moments of wonder and daydreams. Phew, that video! That, my friends, is what daydreams are made of—time to pretend!
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Let's Pretend
Written by: ***
Artist/Performed by: Patrice Roberts
Produced by: ***
Mixed & mastered by: ***
Origin: Trinidad & 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, and it is presented here for promotional use only. We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't download and share the music 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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Originally posted on the blog Sokah2Soca (www.sokah2soca.com). We bring you only the best new music, while Islandvbye Radio rocks it live on the air!!

 
Today we present a new song from Olatunji produced by De Red Boyz; this song has potential. In Olatunji's CalypSoca song "Inventor," there is an interesting build-up, but there is a catch: the music loops back to the beginning at 1:26, and the ending is a letdown! 
 
This song has serious potential... I really like what I heard and will still recommend it... it is that good. I don't get it, these guys are professionals. How could they allow something like this to happen? It is unbelievable that De Red Boyz would allow an unfinished production to be distributed by JuliansPromos. I am flabbergasted!
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Inventor
Produced by: De Red Boyz
Written by: Olatunji Yearwood and Jason "Shaft" Bishop
Music composed by: Scott Galt and Michael Hulsmeier
Additional keys by: Jason "Shaft" Bishop
Trumpet by: Kevyn Lynch 
Trombone by: Jomo Slusher
Guitar by: Barry "Barman" Hill
Backing vocals: Olatunji Yearwood and Llettesha Sylvester-Charles
Pan by: Judah Goddard
Mix and mastered by: Andrew Denny @ Drew's Crib
Executive producer: RBZ Records Inc, Olatunji Yearwood and Jason Bishop
Origin: Trinidad/Barbados
Genre: CalypSoca
 
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, and it is presented here for promotional use only. We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't download and share the music 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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