Trinidad and Tobago: CIRC briefs on the Road March

Trinidad and Tobago: While sharing the post, the Carnival Institute stated, “On Throwback Thursday, we reminisce on the “Taste of Carnival 2022” and throw a light on one of the most important titles/ competitions – the Road March.

Trinidad and Tobago: CIRC briefs on the Road March, Image Courtesy: Facebook
Trinidad and Tobago: CIRC briefs on the Road March, Image Courtesy: Facebook

Trinidad and Tobago: While sharing the post, the Carnival Institute stated, “On Throwback Thursday, we reminisce on the “Taste of Carnival 2022” and throw a light on one of the most important titles/ competitions – the Road March. This competition took place online in 2021 and was won by Darryl Henry, “Farmer Nappy”, with his song “Backyard Jam”. For Carnival 2022, there was no street parade; however, there were Concert fetes.”

It further stated that one interesting phenomenon did occur during the “Taste of Carnival” 2022. Quietness departed the Carnival City venue to return hours later on Thursday, 24th February 2022. The audience came to life in what could only be described as some sort of euphoria, an induced musical turmoil; Aaron St Loius’s “Voice” graced the stage.

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It also informed that this song literally opened the floodgates, and wild enthusiasm quickly turned into an impenetrable mixture of sing-alongs and non-stop energy by both the artiste and his fans, who screamed continuously. After such an energy-draining experience and the airwaves still echoing, the satisfied fans slowly left the venue. We are sure they will return to chant the infamous “causing trouble” if this event were to recur in the morning.

“Judging from crowd attendance and responses to the three major and hyped soca concerts for this “Taste of Carnival” 2022, it may be fair to label Aaron St. Louis’ (Voice) as the Road March King with his rendition of “Out and Bad” as being reminiscent of Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts) 1977 classic Road March, “Brooklyn Woman”,” it stated.

Additionally, it mentioned that this song had a bit of everything that speaks Carnival: life, love, horn, bois, rhythm, and the bacchanal of what happens in the barrack yard in his composition. Well done, Voice; you are a true griot and son of the soil.