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Can we pick the winner of this unpredictable World Cup?

Who is going to take home the Fifa World Cup trophy in 2018? Talk ‘Bout Us asks for predictions from investigative sports journalist Lasana Liburd, founder of popular website Wired868. He looks to the form guide to pick a winner of this year’s unpredictable tournament. Lasana and Franka also discuss the future of Trinidad and […]

Vaughnette Bigford

In Trinidad, jazz is an adjective

Above: Vaughnette Bigford performs at Jazz Artists on The Greens in 2017. Photo by Stuart Patrick, courtesy Production One Ltd.    On the weekend when Trinidad & Tobago’s most popular female jazz vocalist, Vaughnette Bigford hosts her first solo show in the capital Port-of-Spain, Franka and Ardene explore the ‘jazz economy’. Music analyst and concert […]

An offset pressroom.

And in today’s news

Above: An offset pressroom. Photo by Borabajk/DepositPhotos By Nicole Duke-Westfield The late Caribbean journalist, George Radcliffe John, in his book Freedom and Responsibility: The Dean Speaks, recounts the 1995 statement by Appeal Court Justice Sat Sharma when he accused the media of “pandering to sensationalism to ensure their circulation swells”. Justice Sharma was at the […]

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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 […]

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 […]