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Jan 27, 2015

2015 International Soca Monarch Finalists Announced

After a full day of competition on Sunday for the semis, the list of the finalists was released today. Congratulations to the following Finalists, who will compete on Fantastic Friday (February 13) at the International Soca Monarch Finals at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in the Groovy and Power Soca Monarch Categories! (Note: Although Machel will be defending the Power Soca title, Kerwin Du Bois has bowed out of the Groovy Monarch competition.)

Jan 12, 2015

Soca Monarch Semi-Finalists Announced for 2015

Over 350 hopefuls performed in the preliminary round of the International Soca Monarch competition 2015. After the competition, the field was narrowed to 35 competing for the Lotto Plus International Power Soca Monarch Title and 45 competitors for the Digicel International Groovy Soca Monarch.
Carded to compete at the Semi Finals to be held in The Greens, Queen’s Park Savannah Port of Spain, on January 25th are:

Groovy Category:
Preedy, 5 Star Akil, Biggie Irie, Darnella Simmons, Farmer Nappy, Saucy, Destra Garcia, Lyrikal, Dev, Blaxx, Crazy, Erphaan Alves, Faith Antoine, Skinny Fabulous, Jahmoun, J Angel, Jojo , Zan , Chow Chow, Keriz, Kitch, Tim Tim, Young Voice, Nadia Batson, Iwer, Sekon Sta, FaddaFox, Ola, Orlando Octave , Oscar B, Saddis & Leadpipe, Patrice Roberts, Ravi B, Ricardo Drue, Benjai, Chucky, Patch, Sasha, Menace, Lil Bitts, Shurwayne Winchester, Syo, Shal Marshall, Makamillion & Umi and Tallpree.

Power Category:
Preedy, Andrew Hitz Phillip, Ann G/ Incredible Myron B, Squeezy Rankin, Super Blue, Cj, Saucy, Destra Gacrcia, Prophet Benjamin, Devon Matthews, Blaxx, Eddie Charles, Erphann Alves, Skinny Fabulous, Snakey, Mr. Killa, Jangel, Jelani, KMC, Kitch, K.I., Fya Empress, Swappi 4D & Duceman, Nadia Batson, Iwer George, Sekon Sta, Granny, Patrice Roberts, RicardoDrue, R.K.G., Skinny Banton, Shurwayne Winchester, Shal Marshall, Jaiga TC and Pelf Buh Boy.

Kerwin Du Bois and Machel Montano,  the defending Groovy and Power Champions respectively, do not have to perform until the Finals on Feb. 13th in their categories. (Machel is NOT slated to be entering Groovy Monarch for 2015. update: Kerwin Du Bois has announced that he will not be defending his Groovy title for 2015)

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Jan 11, 2015

POWER SOCA 2015 (and @ThisIsJester in studio)

Not quite 2 weeks into 2015 and we are bombarded with massive POWER Soca tunes for the season. So much so, the entire first hour of the show will make you jump up and wave!

DJ Majesti and Drew Atlas bring the best of the 'Groovy' tunes for the 2nd hour and the crew are joined in studio, toward the end of the program, by Toronto's DJ Jester. 

Jester talks about how his genre-bending remix with Bunji Garlin and A$AP Ferg for 'Truck on D Road' came about, plus he makes the crew 'wheel' Kerwin Du Bois again....and again!

Jan 10, 2015

Lyrikal calls Edmonton the most surprising response for 2014

For years we've repeatedly mentioned that if there's a fete in Edmonton (especially during Cariwest) you should get in your car and drive the 2hrs to experience it.

Earlier this week, Soca star Lyrikal was interviewed on Trinidad's 96.1 WE fm and asked if there were any places he had performed where he was surprised by the response. Without hesitation Lyrikal mentioned his performance at Edmonton's Cariwest festival in August

The CalgarySoca crew is happy to have been a part of that presentation alongside DJ Soca Sweetness and, the man behind the event, Evan Rutherford of ETR Events.
Check the interview at the link below. Lyrikal goes on to talk about his upcoming plans and then breaks into a vibrant studio performance.

Jan 6, 2015

Get Ready for F.F.C 2015!

Get ready for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2015 with CalgarySoca's annual FFC fete. Don't miss out as the crew gets you up to speed with ALL the big songs impacting the world's most influencial Caribbean Carnival.

ADVANCED TICKETS will get the EXCLUSIVE 2015 CalgarySoca MIx with ALL the big tunes for the season!

Mark the date and start stretching from now! FFC 2015 returns to downtown as the party comes to Vagabond on Sat. Feb. 7th 2015

Jan 4, 2015

New Year, New Soca!

We start off 2015 as we get familiar with more of the latest releases for Trinidad Carnival. Both Drew Atlas and DJ Majesti each deliver a hot hour of new music. Enjoy!