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If you are living away from Trinidad and Tobago and still yearn for the life you left behind, we are about to make you cry and reminisce about the "Ole Time Days". I just gave you a cheap plug to remember Nappy Myers' song, which tends to make emigrated Trinis cry. Today is a new day and with it comes another reason to shed a tear for the life you left behind. Today we present you with a tearjerker written and sung by legendary steel pan musician, composer and arranger Ray Holman; the song is entitled, "Sweet Island Memories". This nostalgic song, along with nine other tracks, comes from the album "First Love."
 
Our goal is to bring back sweet memories. It is not meant to cause sadness but to help you recall all the pleasant memories growing up in Trinidad and Tobago created. This feeling and memory will be better appreciated by those who grew up in Trinidad during the 60's, 70's and 80's. Times have changed and the fun of hanging out with friends in any neighborhood is now fraught with unknown danger lurking and waiting to create sadness. This song, presented here today, will surely make you smile and even shed a tear.  Definitely one to repeat. Enjoy!
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Song Title: Sweet Island Memories
Written by: Ray Holman
Artist/Performed by: Ray Holman
Produced by: Tom Miller
Record label: Ramajay Records
Album: First Love 
 
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Bonus Track - First Love

Sunday afternoons are always special, especially in the Caribbean. Relaxing on a Sunday afternoon under the shade of a mango tree in a back yard in sweet Trinidad and Tobago is very normal. It gets even better with the sweet soothing sound of the national instrument. Today, Mr. Desmond, while hosting on WACK Radio 90.1 Visual Radio, played two steelpan tracks that forced me to reminisce about home. In spite of the fact that I live in New York City, the two steelpan tracks made me feel like I was home, enjoying that sweet tropical breeze that we take for granted so often. 

 
For those of us living abroad, it brought back sweet memories and captured a time well spent under that shady tree in our beloved homeland. The songs selected for this musical segment felt really good prompting this post. 'Oye Como Va' played by Pamberi Steel Orchestra and 'If I Never See You Again' by Robert Greenidge are just wonderful selections. We think you will love it... Deso's 'barrel' selections were superb!
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Post Title: Barrel on WACK Visual Radio 90.1 FM
Radio Personality: Mr. Desmond
Featured Songs
Oye Como Va 
If I Never See You Again
Played by
Pamberi Steel Orchestra
Robert Greenidge
 
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Steelpan music is a beautiful thing indeed. Pan in the 21St. Century creates the scenario for steelpan music arrangements to blow people's minds! Forget what you know about the steelpan and Carnival arrangements. The creative geniuses of steelpan music arrangers will shine brightly for this competition leading to the creme de la creme of steelpan music. Today we feature with is going on with SanCity Steel Symphony and their music selection, "Best Part" by H.E.R.

 
San City Steel Symphony is a steel band based in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago. It was founded in 1990 by employees of the San Fernando City Corporation. The band is housed at the City Corporation compound located at their Carib Street complex in San Fernando. San City Steel Symphony is a training institution for youths in San Fernando and environs. The band has participated in several steel band competitions, including Panorama. In 2009, San City Steel Symphony placed second in the Small Band category of Panorama. The band has also qualified for the Small Band semifinals four times and the Pan in the 21st Century Competition final once.
 
San City Steel Symphony is a popular steel band in San Fernando and has a large following of supporters. The band is known for its high-quality playing and its commitment to community service. San City Steel Symphony is a valuable asset to the city of San Fernando and to the steel pan community in Trinidad and Tobago.
 
Here are some of the band's achievements:
  • 2009: Second place in the Small Band category of Panorama
  • Qualified for the Small Band semifinals four times: 2005, 2006, 2009, and 2013.
  • One final in the Pan in the 21st Century Competition
  • The band is led by arranger Aquil Arrindell. Arrindell is a well-respected arranger in the steel pan community and has worked with several other bands, including Phase II Pan Groove and Renegades.
San City Steel Symphony is a vibrant and active band that is committed to promoting steel pan music in Trinidad and Tobago. The band performs regularly at concerts and festivals throughout the country. San City Steel Symphony is a valuable asset to the steel pan community and to the city of San Fernando.
 
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Production Notes/Music Credits:
Video 1: SanCity Carib Street Pan Yard
Video 2: H.E.R. - Best Part | Lollapalooza 2020
 
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! Music for sale should be purchased while music distributed for promotion purposes should be treated as such and not shared!
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Top: SanCity PanYard...  Bottom: Best Part by H.E.R. 
North America is heating up with the change of weather, literally and figuratively! Today we are keeping you up to date with one of your favorite Soca artists and one of the more popular carnival bands, 'Revellers'. Get ready for some Caribbean carnival heat!
 
This year, Toronto Carnival is celebrating 56 years of carnival celebrations. This is one of, if not the biggest, West Indian-style carnivals away from the Caribbean basin. A visit to the Toronto Caribbean Carnival webpage will give an indication of how big the festival has grown. There are fifteen bands to join if you want 'to play mas'! This post highlights the mas band "Revellers" and is for fans of Patrice Roberts wanting to be a part of the celebration. 
 

Patrice Roberts will be "On D'Road" with Revellers on Carnival Day 

Revellers Mas Band is one of the largest and most popular carnival bands in Toronto. The band offers a variety of costumes to choose from, including traditional Caribbean costumes, as well as more modern and creative designs. Revellers also offers a variety of other services, such as transportation, food, and drinks, to make your carnival experience as enjoyable as possible.

 

The Revellers Mas Band will be participating in the 2023 Toronto Caribbean Carnival, which will take place on July 29-31. The parade will start at Exhibition Place and end at Nathan Phillips Square. The band will also be hosting a number of pre- and post-carnival events, including a costume launch party and a beach party.

 

If you're looking for a fun and exciting way to experience Toronto Caribbean Carnival, then Revellers Mas Band is the perfect choice for you. With a variety of costumes to choose from and a wide range of services, Revellers will make sure that your carnival experience is unforgettable. For more interesting content, please visit our official blog @Sokah2Soca

Here are some of the details about the Revellers Mas Band Toronto Carnival 2023:

 

  • Dates: Band Launch 04/08/2023 to Carnival Day 08/05/2023
  • Check Website for list of events for this Mas Band: https://torontorevellers.com/calendar
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Costumes: A variety of traditional and modern Caribbean costumes to choose from/Show Time 
  • Services: Transportation, food, and drinks

 

To learn more about the Revellers Mas Band Toronto Carnival 2023, please visit their website: https://torontorevellers.com/

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Our goal is to promote Caribbean culture, artists and music producers. Become the proverbial culture vulture and share this post with your peers and on all social media platforms. We are on FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagram and Soundcloud. All our posts are available on FeedSpot, and via Email Subscription. Thank you in advance.
 
Production Notes/Music Credits:
Video: Toronto Revellers Band Launch 2023
 
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! Music for sale should be purchased while music distributed for promotion purposes should be treated as such and not shared!
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