In a chat with Boom Entertainment, he said, while it may appear that some carnivals are outdoing T&T’s Greatest show on earth, he refuses to believe that. “Some countries are really paying attention to their carnival product and as a result of that, Soca music is growing, but I still believe T&T is the Mecca of Carnival.”
The energy of Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival is already bubbling up. Several artistes have unleashed new music ahead of the season. “My only wish is that the market is opened up a bit more to include the music of other artistes. To have a whole carnival season with just six songs?” he queried, echoing the sentiments of other well known entertainers like Benjai and Bass, who’ve called for the industry to be more accommodating to all artistes, rather than just a select few.
Over the past few years, a handful of artistes have maintained strong presence, touring year-round, outside of Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival. Some suggest that marketing plays the most vital role in these artistes’ prominence on the carnival circuit, however, others suggest otherwise.
Mr. Bessor has released a single called, “Brighter Days” alongside M1. The track was originally produced by Kes Keys of the Asylum Vikings, before being reworked and co-produced by Kyle Phillips who is well known for his production skills in the industry. Mr. Bessor says the song has received no major airplay across Trinidad and Tobago’s airwaves since its release.
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