Ladies Night Out 2016

On Saturday 23rd January, 2016, Randy Glasgow Productions (RGP) hosted their 13th annual Ladies Night Out Mega Concert at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Mucurapo. For this year’s concert, RGP featured two specially invited guest performers, namely Jamaican reggae artiste Jah Cure and Cuban-American balladist Jon Secada.

Kaiso Karavan Calypso Tent Judging Night 2016

On Friday 22nd January, 2016, TUCO’s east zone calypso tent, Kaiso Karavan, was visited by the National Calypso Monarch judging panel for the preliminary round of judging. A cast of twenty-two calypsonians vied for a place in the semi-final round of the competition. This event took place at the tent’s seasonal home base in the Eric Williams Auditorium, La Joya Complex, Eastern Main Road, St. Joseph.

Divas Calypso Cabaret International Judging Night 2016

On Thursday 21st January, 2016, the all-female calypso tent, Divas Calypso Cabaret International was visited by the National Calypso Monarch judging panel for the preliminary round of judging. A cast of fifteen calypsonians vied for a place in the semi-final round of the competition. This event took place at De Nu-Pub (Mas Camp Pub), Ariapita Avenue and French Street, Woodbrook.

Icons Calypso Tent Judging Night 2016

On Wednesday 20th January, 2016, the Icons Calypso Tent was visited by the National Calypso Monarch judging panel for the preliminary round of judging. A cast of twenty-six calypsonians vied for a place in the semi-final round of the competition. This event took place at the tent’s seasonal home base, the Ambassador Hotel, Long Circular Road, St. James.

Generation Next Calypso Tent Judges Night 2016

On Tuesday 19th January, 2016, the Generation Next Calypso Tent was visited by the National Calypso Monarch judging panel for the preliminary round of judging. A cast of about twelve participants vied for a place in the semi-final round of the competition. This event took place at the tent’s seasonal home base, National Union of Government and Federated Workers’ (NUGFW) building, Union Hall on Henry, Port of Spain.

Kaiso House Calypso Tent Judging Night 2016

On Monday 18th January, 2016, TUCO’s central executive calypso tent, Kaiso House, was visited by the National Calypso Monarch judging panel for the preliminary round of judging. A cast of twenty-three calypsonians vied for a place in the semi-final round of the competition. This event took place at the tent’s seasonal home base, Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

Kaiso Showcase Judging Night 2016

On Friday 15th January, 2016, TUCO’s south zone calypso tent, Kaiso Showkase, was visited by the National Calypso Monarch judging panel for the preliminary round of judging. A cast of twenty-three calypsonians vied for a place in the semi-final round of the competition.

Memorial Service for Asami Nagakiya

Asami Nagakiya, a thirty-year-old professional musician from Japan who had been coming to Trinidad for seven years to play the steelpan, was murdered during the 2016 Carnival celebrations. Her body was discovered on Ash Wednesday in the Queen’s Park Savannah near the Queen’s Royal College.

Desperadoes 2016 Victory Celebration: ”Nobody Badder Than We”

On Sunday 14th February, 2016, the 2016 National Panorama champions of Trinidad & Tobago, WITCO Desperadoes Steel Orchestra, proudly presented their trophy to Laventille residents during a motorcade throughout the community starting from Picadilly Street. This band now has eleven Panorama titles making it the band with the most titles in the history of the National Panorama Competition. This year also marked the fiftieth anniversary since the band’s first victory in 1966.

Kalypso Revue Tent Judging Night 2016

On Saturday 16th January 2016, the Kalypso Revue Tent Judging Night was hosted at the Seamen and Waterfront Workers Trade Union (SWWTU) Hall on Wrightson Road, Port of Spain. The tent, which is managed by veteran calypsonian Michael “Sugar Aloes” Osuna, was filled with enthusiastic lovers of the calypso art form.

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