PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, March 6, 2019 (CMC) – Singer Machel Montano secured his 10th Road March title, today, after a tune, featuring Caribbean artistes, won the competition, here, during the Carnival celebrations that ended yesterday.
The Trinbago Unified Calypsonians’ Organisation (TUCO) said that the tune “Famalay”, featuring Montano; Bunji Garlin, who, in 2013, won the Soul Train Award for Best International Performance; and St. Vincent and the Grenadines singer, “Skinny Fabulous”, outplayed Kees Dieffenthaller’s “Savannah Grass” during the two days of revelry.
The song was produced by Dominican, Krishna “Dada” Lawrence, featuring the island’s local music, called “Bouyon”.
“It’s important that my productions have a Bouyon sound, because I’m from the island of Dominica … and it’s imperative that my sound reflect my culture. This Bouyon sound is what sets Dada Muzic apart from the rest in this Soca industry,” he said, in an interview, published prior to the Carnival celebrations here.
Meanwhile, National Security Minister, Stuart Young, has hailed the Carnival as the safest in years, telling a news conference “I can say now, without fear of contradiction, that Carnival 2019, from a national security point of view, was the safest, if you use the statistics as our measurement, in many years”.