Now playing

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

 
The First Citizens Supernovas Steel Orchestra delivered a stellar performance at the Panorama preliminaries last night, playing Johnny King’s Wet Me Down, arranged by Amrit Samaroo. Last night, the band—led by captain Amrit Samaroo—exhibited their musical talent with a stellar performance. Their lively and energetic rendition of the classic calypso song "Wet Me Down" is one to remember. 
 
The band, hailing from Surrey Village, Lopinot Road, Arouca, was the first to perform in the Eastern Region of the large category preliminaries. They faced tough competition from other bands such as Harmonites and Exodus, but they did not let that deter them from giving their best.
 
The arrangement by Amrit Samaroo, son of the legendary Jit Samaroo, featured a variety of dynamic and rhythmic changes, as well as creative harmonies and melodies. The band also displayed a high level of coordination and synchronization and a clear and balanced sound. The band’s performance impressed the audience in attendance, which earned them a standing ovation and loud applause.
 
The band is confident that they will make it to the semi-finals, and they are looking forward to improving their performance even more. They are grateful for the support of their sponsor, First Citizens, and their fans, who have been with them throughout their journey. They are also proud to represent their community and culture and hope to inspire the next generation of pan players.
 
To conclude, those tenor pans were amazing; the bass section shared the stage, and the middle pans evened things out. As a result, one can only say, that First Citizens Supernovas orchestration shone brightly at the 2024Panorama preliminaries with Wet Me Down!
 
Let us promote the culture of the Caribbean diaspora:
Our mission is to advance music producers, performers, and Caribbean culture. Take up the role of the cultural vulture and disseminate this article among your acquaintances and on all social media channels. We are on FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram, and SoundCloud. All our posts are available on  FeedSpot/RSS FeedInnoreader/RSS FeedThreads, and via Email Subscription. Thank you in advance.
 
Production Notes/Music Credits:
National Panorama 2024: Large Category Preliminaries, Eastern Region
Band: First Citizens Supernovas Steel Orchestra
Tune of Choice: Wet Me Down
Arranger: Amrit Samaroo
Drill Master: Ben Jackson
Genre: Steelband
 
Original Song Credits:
Song Credits:
Composed by: Johnny King
Artist/Performed by: Johnny King
Arranged by: Frankie McIntosh
Year: 1988
 
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.
♫Please click the music player button below to listen now (a small triangle in the Music player/TV Frame).

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

 
Republic Bank Exodus Steelband, one of the most popular and successful steel orchestras in Trinidad and Tobago, delivered a stunning performance of "Long Time" by Arrow at the National Panorama 2024 large bands' preliminaries on Monday, January 22. Long Time is a classic Soca tune that is beloved in the Caribbean region and a favorite for steelbands to play.
 
The band, based in St. Augustine, East Trinidad, showcased their musical skills and versatility with a dynamic and energetic rendition of the song. "BJ" Marcelle's arrangement was appreciated and received a standing ovation from the band's adoring fans.
 
As noted in a previous post, this competition will be very difficult to judge. One would hope for less tied scores and, most of all, to see Exodus move on to the next round of competition. We wish them continued success.
 
Let us promote the culture of the Caribbean diaspora:
Our mission is to advance music producers, performers, and Caribbean culture. Take up the role of the cultural vulture and disseminate this article among your acquaintances and on all social media channels. We are on FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram, and SoundCloud. All our posts are available on  FeedSpot/RSS FeedInnoreader/RSS FeedThreads, and via Email Subscription. Thank you in advance.
 
Production Notes/Music Credits:
National Panorama 2024: Large Category Preliminaries, Eastern Region
Band: Republic Bank Exodus
Tune of Choice: Long Time
Arranger: Terrance 'BJ' Marcelle
Origin: St. Augustine, Trinidad, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Genre: Steelband
 
Original Song by: Arrow
Arranged by: Leston Paul
 
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.
♫Please click the music player button below to listen now (a small triangle in the Music player/TV Frame).

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

 
Trinidad and Tobago may be on a musical bull run for Carnival 2024, but just as the Twin Island Republic celebrates Carnival 2024, there is another carnival with the same dates. Carriacou, the sister island of Grenada, also hosts a pre-lenten carnival. Today we present a mix tape by Dj GlaJ that features some of the music for Kayak Mas 2024.
 
The music for Kayak Mas is very different from that of Trinidad and Tobago. Yes, Soca is the music, but they present a different musical style familiar to those who enjoy Jab Soca music. The music is fast-paced, ranging in speed between groove and power soca. This is all about carnival energy, and the people of Carriacou are always energized for Carnival. Let the music play on. Enjoy!
 
Let us promote the culture of the Caribbean diaspora:
Our mission is to advance music producers, performers, and Caribbean culture. Take up the role of the cultural vulture and disseminate this article among your acquaintances and on all social media channels. We are on FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram, and SoundCloud. All our posts are available on  FeedSpot/RSS FeedInnoreader/RSS FeedThreads, and via Email Subscription. Thank you in advance.
 
Production Notes/Music Credits:
Mix Tape Title: Kayak Soca Mega Mix
Curated and mixed by: Dj GlaJ
Origin: Carriacou 
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.
♫Please click the music player button below to listen now (a small triangle in the Music player/TV Frame).

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

 


Last night, the Nutrien Silver Stars Steel Orchestra played their hearts out for their adoring fans. The band played Olatunji's "Inventor" for the preliminary judging of the large steel bands for Panorama 2024.

 
Considered underdogs in this category, they are focused on victory with their rendition of Inventor by Olatunji, a song that celebrates the creativity and innovation of the pan. The song was written by Olatunji Yearwood and Jason “Shaft” Bishop and produced by De Red Boyz, a Barbadian production team (a Trini and a Bajan) that has worked with many Soca stars.
 
Inventor is a catchy and upbeat tune that showcases Olatunji’s vocal skills and lyrical prowess. Nutrien Silver Stars’ arrangement of Inventor was done by Ojay Richards and Kersh Ramsey, two young and talented musicians who have been working with the band since 2019. The band delivered a stellar performance for the preliminary judging of the Large Steelbands 2024, held at their panyard on Tragarete Road, Port of Spain. They played with precision, energy, and enthusiasm, impressing the judges and the audience alike.
 
 We wish Nutrien Silver Stars all the best in their quest for the Panorama title, and we look forward to hearing more from them in the future.
 
Let us promote the culture of the Caribbean diaspora:
Our mission is to advance music producers, performers, and Caribbean culture. Take up the role of the cultural vulture and disseminate this article among your acquaintances and on all social media channels. We are on FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram, and SoundCloud. All our posts are available on  FeedSpot/RSS FeedInnoreader/RSS FeedThreads, and via Email Subscription. Thank you in advance.
 
Production Notes/Music Credits:
National Panorama 2024: Large Category Preliminaries, Northern Region
Band: Nutrien Silver Stars  Steel Orchestra
Tune of Choice: Inventor
Arranged for the Steelpan by Ojay Richards & Kersh Ramsey 
Origin: Trinidad, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Genre: Steelband
 
Song Notes:
Singer: Olatunji 
Written by: Olatunji Yearwood and Jason "Shaft" Bishop
Music composed by: Scott Galt and Michael Hulsmeier
 
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.
♫Please click the music player button below to listen now (a small triangle in the Music player/TV Frame).
Inventor by Olatunji
Page 8 of 70

About

  • Catch the island vibe! Our goal is to provide an avenue to spread our island culture not only through music, but also through our people's voices. 

Contact us

Philadelphia, PA USA
(267)225-2229
islandvybe.net

Quote

  • We don't just represent one Island, we represent all Islands. For we are one.