If there was an award for the Soca song produced for Trinidad and Tobago Carnival with the most positive message and music video, it would go to Kerwin Du Bois. Three weeks since it was released on YouTube, and the official video for 'Right for Somebody' has amassed in excess of 77, views and garnered over 2, likes. This song has touched people in a way that was not anticipated and in return I attempted to embody all the emotions that I have felt and those that have been shared with me by friends, family and fans. Remember to share love and to be true to yourself at all times.
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The song — one of Destra's offerings for Trinidad and Tobago's upcoming Carnival season, which has been viewed over , times on YouTube — generated quite a few memes and sparked a lot of lighthearted conversation online. Released on November 24, , the video features a provocative dance scene between Destra and Pakistani American cricketer Ali Khan , who has become a sensation in Trinidad and Tobago since he began to play for its Knight Riders cricket team in the annual Caribbean Premier League CPL. While Khan did not specify exactly why they were unhappy with the video, many netizens assumed it was because of the suggestive dancing. In an interview with the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday , Garcia said she wanted Khan in the video because of his local popularity. But once Khan made a public apology, the initial lighthearted banter sparked by the video soon gave way to larger discussions around cultural norms, gender and race relations in Trinidad and Tobago. Another netizen on Twitter insisted Ali Khan must have been aware of the consequences of his actions:. Ali Khan father vex and is Destra's fault?
Erphaan Alves born November 23, is a Trinidadian soca recording artist and songwriter. He initially gained full recognition in the soca word when he successfully qualified as a finalist in both Groovy and International Power Soca Monarch Finals with the songs "In your Eyes" and "Terrible". Erphaan Alves was born on November 23, in Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago , where he grew up with his parents and brother. George's College, Barataria where he participated in several competitions, and was the lead male vocalist of the school's parang group. Soca originated in Trinidad and Tobago and was created by Trinidadian Garfield Blackman , who felt calypso was fading away. Soca artist records, releases and perform continuously during carnival season to ensure a chance of winning Carnival Road March song and the Soca Monach. Erphaan's success can be owned by the strong support system he had from family, friends, and St George's College, the secondary school he attended. This music fund falls under the umbrella 'tEAm' a larger organization formed by Alves and friends to do more in his community. I have a platform now to shed light on everybody and in turn as we grow together they shed light on me," Alves explains tEAm. Erphaan is very active on social media with Twitter, Facebook and Instagram profiles.
Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. Destra Garcia, known as The Queen of Bacchanal, is the leading female soca artist of this decade. Her sexy musical persona, fiery personality, high energy and mastery of calypso has pushed her to the top of the soca charts and made her one of the most notable artists to ever come from Trinidad. Throughout his career spanning over 30 years, Montano has given the Caribbean hits for every carnival season and is noted as one of the most successful soca acts in history.