Trinidad Road March Contenders 2023

Photo ©
Fete and feting is the word for Trinidad & Tobago carnival 2023. After a two-year hiatus because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we are back and can call it the start of a new normal. It is time to fete and get on 'wassy'... and that means we have to know the new music. New Soca songs came in a rush in January and left many of the steelpan arrangers hustling to get their songs arranged. A few of the new songs made it to Panorama but the parties (fete venues) have all the new music. Now we have to ask the question, 'which songs are tearing up the fetes'? In other words, which songs are being drilled into people's heads, or which are the most requested to date?

Nailah Blackman and Skinny Fabulous' offering entitled, "Come Home" is very popular, and everyone seems to know the song. The thing is, I don't like the introduction to that song which feels like a ballad but then it erupts into a carnival villain. On the other hand, there is my favorite guy tearing up fetes, Bunji Garlin with "Hard Fete" and "Umbrella". Hard Fete is the one that I love; it is aggressive and will mash up the road for carnival 2023. Yes, I must admit that a popular party song doesn't make for a Road March contender but I have a feeling that, as the season unfolds, "Hard Fete" will take over!  Just to be fair to the rest of the contenders, we selected the list below from Dre's post from TriniJungleJuice. Oh, and people, don't sleep on that song from Machel Montano and Patrice Roberts, "Like Yuhself" could also sweep! What do you think about this song list and which songs do you think are missing?

  • Shake The Place - Machel Montano x Destra Garcia
  • Like Yuh Self - Machel Montano x Patrice Roberts
  • My Stage Now - Voice x Lil Natty & Thunda 
  • The Return - Voice x Alison Hinds
  • The Ambush - Lyrikal x Lil Natty & Thunda
  • Stage Is Yuh Name - Fay Ann Lyons Alvarez
  • A.T.S.A. (Aross The Stage Again) - Ian Alvarez aka Bunji Garlin
  • Hard Fete - Ian Alvarez aka Bunji Garlin
  • Come Home - Nailah Blackman x Skinny Fabulous
The most important remarks of Dre's (TriniJungleJuice) video log were made concerning the songs that the masqueraders cross the stage with that will determine the Road March winner. The Road March winning song is a people's choice song. However, the mas bands, in collaboration with Soca artists & producers, will play what they want to cross the stage not the masquerader's requested song or songs. Pay attention to those comments at the end of the video because that is exactly what he is referencing.

Dre's list of Road March Contenders, along with two other players of past road marches from 'back in the day', are posted below (three YouTube players). The second player of past road march winners was compiled by mrprofessor18 and posted to YouTube. Below the player with three players we added a player with the full-length tracks of the current contenders for 2023. Tell us what you think...

Let's take our culture places:
Our goal is to help promote the music and culture of our Caribbean artists. The singers, musicians, producers, songwriters, and all those involved in the creative process. Together we can promote and spread the culture by sharing these posts on all Social media platforms. 
We are on FacebookTwitterYoutubeInstagram and Soundcloud. All our posts are available on FeedBurner/feeds, and via Email Subscription: Get Sokah2Soca delivered by Email. Thank you in advance.

For Promotional Use Only

Please be advised that the music is presented here for your listening pleasure and for promotional purposes only ("Fair Use" Musical Content Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976). No copyright infringement is intended! We don't own the rights to this music: and, it is presented here for promotional use only. We encourage you to promote the artists and their music; please don't download and share the music and rob the artists of needed income! Music for sale should be purchased while music distributed for promotional purposes should be treated as such and not shared!
♫Please press the music player button below to listen now (small triangle in the Music player/TV Frame).
Full Lenght Tracks YouTube Music Videos Trinidad & Tobago Road March Contenders 2023

Post a Comment

Your comments can also become a Post!