Michael Mondezie

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Burning questions over hot wings.

That’s the viral hit concept Tempo Networks founder Frederick Morton is bringing to T&T with the launch of the official Caribbean franchise of Complex Network’s hit show Hot Ones.

At 75-years-old Mungal Patasar is determined as ever to pick his sitar into new musical frontiers.

Patasar hit the three-quarter century mark on February 13. The Avocat Village, Fyzabad-born legendary fusion master says, however, his mind and body feel a fraction of that age. He revealed his days are mostly spent in isolation, practising his instrument and writing new music.

Finally. After decades of dreaming and hard work Farmer Nappy’s soca crops have come to harvest in 2021.

Farmer (Darryl Henry) cherry-picked the two most coveted titles in soca music, the International Soca Monarch and Road March titles, during the recently concluded virtual Carnival.

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A taste of the moon.

That’s the celestial proposition pastry chef Darius Campbell is offering guests at the newly opened Luna restaurant at the Falls at Westmall, Westmoorings.

Chef Campbell has created the restaurant’s signature Luna Goddess dessert. The intriguing and equally delightful treat features a caramel mousse with a caramel insert, almond Florentine layer and a brownie layer, dipped in a white chocolate and almond dip and plated in the middle of a midnight chocolate sauce.

Brothers Imran (GI) and Saleem (Master Saleem) Beharry have always dreamt of winning the Chut­ney Soca Monarch title.

Last Saturday, the Beharry boys made history by becoming the first siblings to finish in the top two positions of the competition. The 2021 edition, CSM26, was held last Saturday at the Southern Academy for the Performing Arts (SAPA), San Fernando.

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“You know me, I’m no quitter.”

Those words belied a pained and somewhat defeated smile from iconic musician Roy Cape when he sat with the Express in the dining room of his Oropune home just over a week ago.

There is so much to love about soca music’s youngest veteran, Preedy

( Akeem Chance).

At just 28 Preedy is already an experienced campaigner on the genre’s global circuit. The Maloney-born crooner’s impressive vocal ability, astute songwriting technique and on-stage pizzazz has endeared him to audiences across the region and throughout the North American and European parts of the Caribbean Diaspora.

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Machel Montano is enjoying life in lockdown.

Just over a month after soca’s biggest star said “I Do” to long-time girlfriend Renee Butcher in February last year, the country, much like his love life, went into to complete lockdown. But Double M professes that he is basking in the slow life. Grounded and opting to “return to the land” in Toco the soca Monk says he is at complete peace.

“Well, ah really eat meh way into de business, eh!”

That explanation from Shivanand Ramjagasar, about his start in the doubles trade, brought a smile to everyone within earshot of his doubles van, last Monday morning, in Maraval.

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The indefatigable Soca Elvis is back, this time with a message of love.

Michael “Zoom” Salloum made his name on the calypso and soca circuit during the 90s with his Caribbean-influenced impersonation of American rock icon Elvis Presley.

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