Published on March 17th, 2009 | by carnivalnetwork0
Trinidad Carnival 2009 Wrap Up
Well weâ€™ve come to the conclusion of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Season. In all the glee you might have missed which band one band of the year, who won King and Queen of the bands, and most importantly who claimed the road.
Who says you canâ€™t work in your third trimester of pregnancy? Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez defied all odds when she claimed the Groovy Monarch Title with her song â€œHeavy T Bumperâ€, Power Monarch Title with her song â€œMeet Super Blueâ€ as well as road march title with â€œMeet Super Blueâ€ which played on the road 410 times. Fay-Ann showed the world this year who really is the boss by working hard taking on criticism while delivering stellar performances.
On the road she did not perform but that didnâ€™t stop many revelers from showing their support each and every time her song came on. Rags, flags, hands, beers, powder you name it something was in the air every time the intro started â€œHands upâ€¦Hands upâ€¦Hands upâ€ Fay-Ann truly won the road and took Trinidad by storm. She leaves this Carnival season by being the first female artist to win Power Soca Monarch. In all the glee Destra Garcia came in second with her song â€œBacchanalâ€ which played 76 times on the road.
And now we get down to what many of you have been waiting for 2009 mas results. For The childrenâ€™s Mas we have four categories Mini band, Small band, Medium band and large band. For 2009 The Mini Jr. Band of the year title goes to Rosemary Perkins with their portrayal of â€œSunnyâ€. Small Jr. Band of the year title goes to Spence Productions with their portrayal of â€œRainbow Cycleâ€. Medium Jr Band of the year title goes to Classic Productions with their portrayal of Heighten. The winner of the Large Jr. band of the year title goes to Rosalind Gabriel and Associates with their portrayal of â€œNational Prideâ€.
Surprisingly for the adult Band of the year winners were names of bands most people new to Trinidad Mas are not familiar with. There was no Tribe, Island People in the top 4 slots. The winners for the 2009 band of the year title went to; Mini band of the year went to Henry Ramdin and Associates with their portrayal of â€œRed Indian Daysâ€. Small Band of the year title went to Dâ€™Midas with â€œEmpires of the Sunâ€. Medium band of the year title went to Ronnie and Caro mas band with their portrayal of â€œBacchanalâ€. And the Large band of the year George Bailey Award went to Brian Mac Farlene and Associates with their presentation of â€œAfrica, her people, her glory, her tearsâ€. This band won with 1378 points.
With the world wide economic crisis people still flocked to Trinidad and Tobago mother of Carnival. While lent is in full swing some are repenting for the mischief they committed this past carnival season. While others think of what mischief they could commit for the Carnivals to come. Carnival season now start and I hope all of you are geared up for Jamaica, Vincy Mas, Crop Over, Antigua Mas, Grenada Mas, St. Lucia mas right back up to the states. Traveling to the Caribbean is becoming easier everyday. See you there.