De vibes cyah done!
Since Carnival events, fetes, and Caribbean artists transitioned to cyberspace in 2020, we can now gather as a global carnival community to enjoy Caribbean culture and music no matter where or when we are. Last year brought some incredible virtual vibes (big up to Style & Vibes for gathering them all up here, in case you missed any)!
It is our Soka Tribe duty to keep you in the loop, so we’re compiling a list of Internet events you don’t want to miss, moving forward. We’ll update this post as artistes and promoters launch safe and fun events to enjoy at home, so check back often!
Feb 28 – 7pm ET – FIYAH, by Nailah Blackman and Sokah The Band
Nailah Blackman, her band, and a few soca artiste friends are getting together for some vibes. Live stream details coming shortly (but probably via Digicel’s Facebook).
Feb 28 – 9pm ET – Love From a Distance, by Beres Hammond
Feb 28 – 3pm ET – The Trench Town Experience, by the Trench Town Trust
Plenty plenty reggae, dancehall, roots, and more, live streaming from Kingston. Acts include Sly & Robbie, Koffee, Marley Brothers, Sean Paul, Errol Dunkley, and many more from around the world. Watch via Trench Town Trust Facebook, and follow @trenchtowntrust for updates.
March 1 – 6pm ET – Machel Monday: The Wedding, by Machel Montano
Did you miss the final Machel Monday in 2020? It was an incredible show with guest artists from all over the world and a truly beautiful wedding ceremony. The re-broadcast includes never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage — tune in or watch on the Digicel D’Music App.
PAST EVENTS STILL AVAILABLE TO STREAM
PRO TIP: Several past concerts are available only on Digicel’s D’Music App.
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Feb 16 – 7p ET – Road to Stage by Yuma mas band
Yuma Vibe presented a Carnival Day concert featuring Ronnie McIntosh, Nailah Blackman, Shal Marshall, Drupatee Ramgoonai, Patrice Roberts, Destra Garcia, Voice the Artiste, a tribute performance to our soca legends & calypsonians, and MUCH MORE! Watch the replay on Yuma’s Youtube.
Feb 16 – 6p ET – Carnival Tabanca: Las Lap by DJ Jel, DJ Mad Russian & Friends
On Carnival Day, some of our faaavorite soca DJs took over the @nosleepmas IG account for a virtual fete complete with giveaways, guest appearances, and bare vibes. Rewatch on @nosleepmas’ IGTV, or enjoy DJ Jel’s new Carnival 2021 mix on Soundcloud.
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Feb 14 – 6:30pm ET – LAVWAY, a film by TRIBE x Lost Tribe
On Carnival Sunday, Tribe, Lost Tribe, Ultimate Events LTD (with support from Carib Beer) present a beautiful and vibrant film on the story of Trinidad carnival. Watch the replay on YouTube.
Feb 13 – Soca Brainwash: NEXUS, by DJ Private Ryan
Feb 13 – 7:30pm ET – Iz We by Kes The Band
Kes The Band is hosted a five-concert series in Sound Forge, Trinidad, and broadcast the final installment to the world. Those with tickets will be able to access the stream for the rest of the week at KesTheBand.com.
Feb 12 – 7pm ET – Verse by Bunji Garlin & Fay-Ann Lyons
Tune in to this lit concert featuring the Vi-King & Queen, plus Jaiga, Viking Ding Dong, and Turner, streaming live from Queen’s Hall in Trinidad. Watch the replay on Chrending’s YouTube.
Feb 12 – 6pm ET – Xperience Concert Fete by Xceptional Xperience
One of the newer breakout favorite concert fetes makes its way to the virtual world. Check out the replay here.
Feb 4 – 7p ET – Chance 2021: The Origins by Preedy
Preedy & friends in concert, for his birthday! Watch the replay here.
Feb 4 – 7p ET – Edwin…I Am by Edwin Yearwood
Edwin Yearwood’s birthday concert takes you through decades of hits. Watch the replay here.
Feb 3 – Time TBD – Artform 3: A Love Note to Carnival by Nadia Batson
Nadia Batson and friends bring a beautiful Carnival-themed concert. Watch the replay on Nadia Batson’s YouTube channel.
Jan 27-31 – TUCO Kaiso & Calypso Concerts
Trinidad & Tobago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation bring their legendary calypso and kaiso tents from the Savannah to your screen. Artistes include Super Blue, Lady Aiesha, All Rounder, Cardinal, and many more. Watch on their Youtube Live Channel.
Jan 31 – Soca Dance Championships
An international dance contest! The judges are looking for de world’s greatest Winin’ King, Winin’ Queen, and Soca Squad (no, the Soka Tribe Convoy is not in the running ) …watch the preliminary contestants on Julian’s Promo Youtube Channel.
Jan 14 – Vibes with Voicey by Voice the Artiste
Voice the Artiste limin’, chatting with friends and other artistes, playing tunes Thursday nights, live on Instagram. Tune in!
Jan 10 – Sekon Sunday by Sekon Sta
Sekon Sta and friends, backed by the A Team Band, streamed live from Queen’s Park in Trinidad. Watch the full show on Youtube.
Jan 1-3 – Fatima Strive On concerts by Fatima Old Boys Association Alumni
Alumni of Fatima College in Trinidad offers a great concert series featuring some of soca’s best acts.
Jan 1 – Dil E Nadan
Jan 2 – Blaxx and the All Stars
Jan 3 – Viking Ding Dong, Preedy, and Sekon Sta