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The Most Outlandish, Crude & Sexy Trinidad Carnival In History

Was This The Lewdest Carnival In History of Trinidad and Tobago?
That's what the pillars of society are telling the population in hindsight. Religious leaders, politicians and many other civic organizations have put in their two cents.

They objected to the media, both print and television for showing all the lewdness without regards for the children in the society.  Gyrating pictures of Carnival masqueraders or people in fetes, they are pictures of people "enjoying themselves" letting go of the normal inhibitions. A controversy now rages in the country.

According to the web analytics, most of the returning visitors to the Caribbean Blogger are foreigners. Many belong to the global diaspora with the highest number in the United States but they also are in Russia, India, China, Singapore and other far off lands.  As such, most of you must have missed the Carnival,

Today you can share in the controversial slice of the 2014 Carnival Celebration in Port of Spain.
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2014 Calypso Monarch - Pink Panther Loses Everything

"Chucky" Takes The Crown
Competition was hot but in the end Roderick "Chucky" Gordon took the grand prize, he is the new Calypso Monarch of Trinidad and Tobago.

He took the title from Pink Panther who ended up at 11th place. In retrospect, and to be honest, Pink Panther, last year's Calypso Monarch put up a weak fight in defending his crown. His first tune "D Richest Man"was told the audience about the difference between the death of a poor man and a rich man. His message will not be repeated here because it is what everyone already knows; dead is dead. His prop was to dress as a poor man complete with wrinkled shirt, a pair of floppy slippers, and one pant leg missing.  My question was; why didn't he choose a rich man costume?  It has only been 12 months since he won a million dollars. Bad advice, if he did get any, he was destined to lose it all as he did.

Hear The Champion...

Chucky's renditions of "Wey Yuh Think" and "Weddi…

Phase Two Beat Their Way To The Top Again In 2014

Panorama Champions Twice In A Row
They did it again, beat a tune that the judges loved.

Petrotrin Phase Two Pan Groove now holds the title in the Large Band category. in the 2014 National Panorama finals at the Queen's Park Savannah in Port of Spain, on Saturday.

All eleven finalists trilled the crowd of thousands.

The Medium Band category, Pan Elders beat out the defending champion Buccooneers Steel Orchestra of Tobago.

See the results with the scores below...

Large Band

1. Petrotrin Phase Two Pan Groove = "Jump High" - 287

2. Trinidad All Stars - "Excitement" - 286
3. Bp Renegades - "In De Minor" - 283
4. Desperadoes - "Spankin-A Tribute" - 281
5. Exodus - "Pan Is Carnival" - 279
6. Silver Stars - "The Reason" - 274
7. Invaders - "Jam It" - 271
7. Skiffle - "The Wedding" - 271
9. Fonclaire - "Big In De Dance" - 267
10. Tropical Angel Harps - "In De Minor" - 262
10. La Brea Nigh…

Groovy Soca Monarch Winners 2014

2014 Groovy Soca Monarch Winners with videos of the winners, some perormances.  Presented in order of placement in the Groovy segment... Groovy Soca Monarch 1. Kerwin Du Bois - "Too Real" 2. Machel Montano - "Happiest Man Alive"
3. Darryl "Farmer Nappy" Henry - "Big People Party"
4. Destra Garcia - "First Time"

Power Soca Monarch Results 2014

2014 Power Soca Monarch Results In Order of Placement With Videos

Hot competition this Year.  This year I opted to stay home and take it in on the TV. Bad move,  Instead of it starting at 8PM as advertised it started at 10PM and by that time my head was in lala land. Anyhow, still wanted to post the results for the foreign readers who usually check it out. Youtube videos of the winning tunes when available. 
The ResultsPower Soca Monarch First Place. Machel Montano - :Ministry Of The Road"

Second Place: Hollice "Mr Kill@" Mapp - "Rolly Polly"

Tied Second Place. Neil Iwer George - "Mama Oye"

Tied Second Place. Destra Garcia - "Mash Up"