Will Machel Montano defend his International Soca Monarch title in 2015? This just might be the question on every person’s lips in Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean right now. The question arises as the International Soca Monarch committee last evening issued a statement indicating that the defending champion in each category of the competition is no longer...

Iwer George might be many things, but a sore loser he isn’t so there’s no question that his decision to bow out of the International Soca Monarch following the show in 2014, wasn’t about his loss to Mr. Killa and Monk Monty as Machel Montano’s now calling himself. He told ETCETERABUZZ that he thought his kids would be ready to take on the...

Machel Montano who is going by the sobriquet, Monk Monty these days, is returning to Army Fete in 2015, after 10 years. Machel Montano is making his comeback to what many consider to be Trinidad and Tobago’s most anticipated carnival fete, Army Fete- this after 10 years. A media release issued yesterday, noted that the ‘Pop A Bottle’ singer will...

Posted on Dec 31 2014 - 11:40pm
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Bunji Garlin made it to BET’s 106th and Park twice in 2014. The past year was an epic one for many of Trinidad and Tobago’s entertainment professionals. It was a year of firsts for many and it certainly proved to be the year of Soca music’s pivotal step into the global music industry. This past year saw Bunji Garlin make inroads into the mainstream...

Today marks eight years of wedding bliss shared between soca music’s royal couple, Bunji Garlin and Fay-Ann Lyons so amid an online smorgasbord of comments from both Machel Montano and Garlin, in addition to fans and entertainment gurus who are weighing in on all that’s going on, Bunji Garlin and his wife are basking in the love they share as one, in beautiful...

The Sunset Festival hosted by Major Lazer’s Diplo, Walshy Fire and Jillionaire in Trinidad on the weekend, may very well go down as the biggest EDM festival to date, in this part of the world- but beyond that, what fans of that genre and the Soca genre, may remember for decades to come, is the moment when musical competitors, Machel Montano, Fay-Ann Lyons and Bunji...

Montano walks through Boissiere House where 33 years of his memorabilia is being exhibited. Seems like his power isn’t just felt on stage when it comes to the arts and culture of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean. Machel Montano is proving that his influence has the power to reach even the ears of government officials. This was realized yesterday with the...

Posted on Dec 17 2014 - 12:32pm
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Dev says he would like to team up with Patrice in the future. You’ve heard of his barbershop, haven’t you? Yes, Dev’s barbershop in Cocoyea, Trinidad. Seems like the spot’s almost as popular as 51 Degrees, believe it or not. According to the owner, Dev, the barbershop is where it all goes down- the fun that is.. and clean fun at that, he promises....