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Bunji Garlin performing at One Famalay 2019. Photograph: Bampson

Trinidad Carnival 2023, get familiar with the music


With the Trinidad Carnival season now in full swing, there’s no shortage of new music to fuel the festival fun.

The Spirit is one of the latest releases from the king of soca, Machel Montano. He is joined by other soca heavy hitters on the Spirit of Carnival project, such as Kes with Mental Day, while Bunji Garlin urges listeners to “shelter yuh self” with Umbrella. Dyam Ting by Super Blue and Nessa Preppy is arguably one of the most talked about recent collaborations.

For many, Blaxx’ One Life To Live is a poignant reminder that he is no longer with us to participate in this first post-COVID Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago – and that we should live our lives to the utmost.


Although by no means an exhaustive list, take note of the following songs as you should have them on heavy rotation as you prep for Carnival 2023:

Lyrikal: Look Back

Bunji Garlin: Hard Fete, Lift, No Gal Can’t Take Yuh Man, Bottle

Fay-Ann Lyons: Upgrade, Get Low

Destra: Easy


Preedy: No Regrets, Doh Judge Me, Nine To Five

Skinny Fabulous: No Relationship, Sauce, Front, Behaviour Nothing

College Boy Jesse: Signal, Rum Punch, Woman, Hold Yuh Gal, Ignition

Nailah Blackman: Calypso Baby, Not Yuh Gyal, Something in The Water, Teknique, Wine Low & Come Home.

Mical Teja: Hall of Fame

Mical Teja and Freetown Collective: MAS

Patrice Roberts: Sugar Cake, Feeling It, Soft Man, Say Yuh Say

Voice: Long Live Soca

You can listen to more of the latest releases at socanews.com/music

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