ABOVE: Patrice Roberts. PHOTO: PATRICE ROBERTS
In the latest edition of Talk ‘Bout Us, Franka presents the fourth installment of our Carnival 2019 series, The Re-release.
Our featured performer started in the calypso arena, winning the national Junior Calypso and Junior Soca Monarch titles in 2001.
By 2006, she was part of the band Xtatik and became the youngest Road march winner with the song Band of the Year featuring Machel Montano.
Now a solo artist and a mother, this once shy girl from Toco is one of the most consistent and sought after soca artistes on the scene.
With songs like A Little Wine, Old and Grey, Big Girl Now, Sweet for Days and this year’s Like It Hot, Patrice Roberts is certainly a fan favourite.
When I caught up with Patrice she had just performed more than 20 of her hits in an energetic live session on the WEFM Breakfast Party. I told her it’s been quite a joy watching her grow up.
Talk Bout Us is produced by Franka Philip and Ardene Sirjoo for Trini Good Media.
Theme music by Lyndon Livingstone, Razorshop Productions.
Special thanks to Partice Roberts, Adanna Assoon and 96.1WEFM.
We also want to say thanks for the feedback to our Carnival 2019 series, the rerelease. People are asking if we’re continuing it after Carnival and whether we’re exploring other genres. We didn’t originally plan to but based on your response it’s definitely something we’re going to think about so watch this space.
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