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Three-way battle for Road March

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Machel Montano’s “Soca Kingdom”, Iwer George’s “Savannah”” and Kes’ “Hello” were the choice of songs by masqueraders who crossed the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, stage yesterday.

The popular 2018 calypsoes were played repeatedly on the trucks during the presentation of the Parade of the Bands at the Savannah, which had a poor attendance of patrons and tourists in the North and Grand Stands.

First to cross the stage at 10 am were the traditional bands comprising of jab jabs, Indians, blue devils and fancy sailors. Most of the masqueraders in these bands favoured Kes’ infectious song “Hello.”

However, large bands such as Tribe, Lost Tribe and Passion opted for Montano’s “Soca Kingdom” and George’s “Savannah” both of which have been favourites for the entire Carnival season. When the first large band-Passion with its presentation-Pandora the Secret Within hit the stage at 1.15 pm their choice of song on the music truck was Montano’s Soca Kingdom, as its masqueraders enjoyed themselves to the hilt.

They were followed by Lost Tribe’s presentation Seven who opted for both Montano and George’s hit as they pranced on stage in their colourful and skimpy costumes.

Following behind with its presentation Once Upon a Dream was Tribe who enjoyed Montano and George’s songs to their delight.

In all, 79 mini, small, medium and large bands were expected to cross the stage yesterday.


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