BENJAI AND THE BAND: The A Team accompanies Benjai during his performance for Trinidad and Tobago’s “Country Night” presentation at Carifesta XIV two weeks ago. –Photo courtesy the A TEAM

The music band known as the A Team will tomorrow get up close and personal with soca fans at the Fiesta Plaza, MovieTowne, Port of Spain. The versatile band, fresh off a successful post-Carnival international tour, promises a full-on concert experience, reflecting their journey over the past 12 months, when they hit the stage on Saturday. Showtime is 7 p.m.

“It will be A Team in concert and it is going to be memorable. The band is on fire. The sound is tight. The chemistry is unbelievable. I mean you saw what we did with Iwer at T&T country night at Carifesta,” A Team manager Zarin Morean said about tomorrow’s performance.


WHOEVER thinks calypso is a dying art form need only look in the direction of emerging stars like Sharissa Camejo. The 18-year-old took home her second National Junior Calypso Monarch title on Monday following a convincing performance of her nation-building song “Everything We Can”. She won her first Junior Calypso Monarch title at the age of 14.

Terri Lyons roared twice on Thursday.

The combative entertainer first bared tooth and nail to dominate the competition with her potent offerings “Obeah” and “Meghan My Dear” at the National Calypso Monarch final, at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

For many years, it has been hailed as Fantastic Friday, but that is now quite debatable since some people consider the International Soca Monarch (ISM) of today to be a lacklustre version of what the competition used to be.