Around the Region: Voice Gives Thanks on “Far From Finished”
Around The Region is a weekly feature highlighting what’s hot around the Caribbean form our brothers and sister.
It’s still early days, but Voice might have a solid defence to his crown with “Far From Finished” – produced Fisherman Project. More pensive than the jubilant “Cheers to Life”, which made him the youngest person to be crowned International Soca Monarch, Voice takes us from his days of hardship til his success today. “Sometimes I does siddung and I can’t believe,” he ad libs. The ditty of gratitude (“Jah jah bless me with the opportunity to fly country to country/Now I could drink champagne when ah thirsty”), also rejects the notion of being caught up in ego and materialism, making it one of the stand out songs of Trinidad Carnival so far.
Kabaka Pyramid – Kabaka vs Pyramid
Nadia Batson x Olatunji – Geelay
“Control dah bumpa like de one Pele,” Olatunji sings on the funky, afro-soca collaboration with Nadia Batson, “Geelay.”
Uncle Ellis – I Doh Mind
Yuh want speed?
Kerwin Du Bois x Teddyson John – New Day
Kerwin and Teddyson encourage you to find “somebody to love up” with “New Day.” Expect a lot of hugging during Carnival.
- Reasoning With The Ranks: [Boomshots]
- Vybz Kartel speaks from behind bars: [Rolling Stone]
- Why Soca Is Poised To Go Mainstream, According To Machel Montano: [The Fader]