Roots at Forty

On Saturday 9th January, 2016, loyal supporters of the band formerly known as Charlie’s Roots and the Rapso band 3Canal joined Soca music giant, Pelham Goddard and Roots, in celebrating their fortieth anniversary in the music business. This event, themed “Roots at Forty: Their Carnival Story”, was produced by JVMP (Junior, Vonrick, Malcolm, Pelham) Promotions in collaboration with Hotel Normandie. It was held Under the Trees at Hotel Normandie, St. Ann’s Port of Spain, from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. The artistes featured included David Michael Rudder, Roger George, 3Canal, Moricia Cagan and Nigel O’Connor.

TUCO Calypso Gala 2015

On Thursday 29th October, 2015, the Globe cinema, located on the corner of Park and St. Vincent streets, Port of Spain, was teeming with calypsonians both young and old, musicians, their guests and lovers of the calypso art-form for the TUCO Calypso Gala 2015.

TUCO Boat Cruise – A Touch of White

The Trinbago Unified Calypso Organisation (TUCO) hosted its cooler boat cruise themed “A Touch of White” on board the Coral Vision on Sunday 31st October, 2015, as part of its Calypso History Month celebrations. Guests were asked to wear white…

President’s Annual Calypso Reception 2015

On Tuesday 27th October, 2015, President Anthony Carmona hosted a cocktail reception for calypsonians and others involved in the industry, at Queen’s Hall, St. Ann’s, Port of Spain, as part of the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation’s (TUCO) Calypso History Month celebrations which runs from October into November.

Launch of Chinese Photographic Exhibition at Piarco International Airport

The Chinese Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago held a photographic exhibition to commemorate forty-one years of diplomatic relations between China and Trinidad and Tobago on Friday 12th June, 2015, at the Piarco International Airport. This photographic exhibition consisted of images depicting the establishment of ties between China and Trinidad and Tobago including H. E. President Xi Jinping’s first state visit to Trinidad and Tobago in 2013…

Photographic Exhibition of Chinese Medical Team in Trinidad and Tobago

On Friday 5th May, 2015, the Chinese Embassy in Trinidad and Tobago in league with the National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS) launched a photographic exhibition of the Chinese medical team who are currently working in the medical field in the country.

NWAC National Calypso Queen Competition 2015

On the 19th January, 2015, the National Women’s Action Committee held its annual Calypso Queens Competition, most fittingly, at the Queen’s Hall in St. Ann’s. As guests arrived decked in their finery, the artistes prepared to battle on the stage for the title of Calypso Queen 2015.

Kaiso House Calypso Tent Judging Night 2015

The atmosphere in Kaiso House on 27th January, 2015, was electric. Patrons swarmed to their seats in the cooled confines of the auditorium, and as the sound men checked the system, singers psyched themselves up for the evening of competition ahead.

N.A.C.C. Young Kings Calypso Monarch Competition 2015

On the 2nd February, 2015, the Grand Stand in the Queen’s Park Savannah filled with kaiso enthusiasts who vied for the best seats from which to view the Young King’s Calypso Competition 2015. The show was dedicated to late culture activist and NJAC stalwart Brother Bankole and banners were hung on the stage blazed with the words “In Tribute to Brother Bankole.”

Klassic Ruso Calypso Tent Judging Night 2015

On Thursday 22nd January, 2015, the cry of “Kaiso Kaiso!” rang out in the auditorium of Issa’s Restaurant and Pub as the Klassic Ruso Calypso Tent opened its doors to thirty competitors in the calypso arena. As the artistes readied for the show, some of the patrons took the time to share their personal experiences and enjoyment in the tent over the years.

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