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Shorty – The man who united a musical movement

 In this bonus episode of Talk ‘Bout Us, Franka speaks to children of the late musical pioneer Garfield Blackman, the man who created two musical genres in his lifetime. As Lord Shorty, the sexy, charismatic calypsonian, he is credited with inventing soca in the 1970s – which he originally called sokah. Soca music is […]

Patrice Roberts at Bring It cooler fete in January 2018.

Hot stuff in Feteland

Above, Patrice Roberts entertains the crowd at Kairi People and Fatima Old Boys Association’s cooler fete, Bring It at Playa del Este, Salybia in January 2018. Photo courtesy Ken Sambury.   After some hitches, Talk ‘Bout Us is finally able to present Part Two of the review of Carnival 2018. We apologise for the podcast’s […]

Is Carnival a bacchanal?

In Part One of the Carnival 2018 review on Talk ‘Bout Us, Franka and Ardene are joined by radio broadcaster Sterling Henderson for what turns out to be a pretty feisty discussion. Henderson has been covering pan, calypso and mas on Trinidad radio station i95.5FM for more than ten years and has some strong views on […]

Blue Devil onstage with Etienne Charles and band. Photo: Maria Nunes

Etienne and his Devils

In this special episode of Talk ‘Bout Us, Trinidad & Tobago’s leading jazz musician Etienne Charles talks to Franka about his latest work Carnival – The Sound of a People 2.0, his love of devil characters in Trinidad Carnival and his 2018 Carnival band. Read Franka’s review of the concert here. Subscribe to Talk ‘Bout […]

Aaron "Voice" St Louis

Can Voice do it again in 2018?

We’re here! Welcome to Trini Good Media and our first podcast, Talk ‘Bout Us! We thought as we were launching in January, we’d take a look back at some of the entertainment industry highlights of 2017 and peer into our 2018 crystal ball. In the episode Looking Into Our 2018 Crystal Ball, we got three […]