Sanell Dempster

Sanell Dempster, Snakey (Heaven Charles), Anna Assing and Burt Marcellin.

Big brass soca music is set to make a return to the spotlight at today’s launch of Carnival 2020. Burt Marcellin and his Brass to the World (B2W) big brass soca band have been selected to perform at the National Carnival Commission (NCC) official season opener this evening at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

Today’s performance brings full circle a recent tour of performances that saw the band travel to Montreal in Canada and Boston, USA. Marcellin said it also gives credit to their overall mission to return big brass to the heart of mas in T&T.


The term sexual harassment has several legal connotations, depending on which jurisdiction a victim lodges a report. General Recommendation 19 to the Uni­ted Nations Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) defines sexual harassment as including, “such unwelcome sexually determined behaviour as physical contact and advances, sexually coloured remarks, showing pornography and sexual demands, whether by words or actions. 

The city of San Fernando is about to undergo one of the biggest urban renewal plans in Trinidad and Tobago. The San Fernando Waterfront Redevelopment Project will not only change the landscape of the country’s second-largest city, but enhance its economic, social and cultural vitality.

Parang music can help take the unique sounds of these island beyond regional shores says calypso entertainer The Incredible Myron B. Myron B (Myron Bruce), who was born in Maraval, West Trinidad, is the ultimate local cross-genre performer.

Parang music returned and echoed through the borough of Arima last weekend as DJ Sensational Sammy (Herbert Marcelle) and the Sensational Sammy Sound Company hosted the third Annual NLCB “Baila Baila” Parang Event at Jenny’s Ranch on Demarara Road, Arima.