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Still a little broken from Notting Hill Carnival, our last NTS show features a whole lot of soca to help cure the carnival tabanca. Listen back below. Full tracklist here.
This year RBMA are back at Notting Hill Carnival and are linking up with one of the best local mas bands Mangrove to bring one big bad truck to this year’s parade route. We are honoured to be part of this lineup alongside Soca royalty Bunji Garlin, Fay-Ann Lyons and Olatunji, last year’s Thre3style champion DJ Puffy and some of London’s best selectors; The Heatwave and Jus Now. Serocee will be hosting with PAs from Mangrove artists Jo Money, Sunshine & Nadiva, Soca Jonny, Joni Rich and Survival #1.
More info on RBMA events at carnival here.
Two of soca’s biggest stars Bunji Garlin and Machel Montano have collaborated to give us the amazing Buss Head and the video has just dropped (You may recognise this one from our Fact Mix). The pair were formerly rivals so this tune is a very big deal!
Not only is this a great tune but it also carries a big message. In Bunji’s words “This song and video was made to showcase the beautiful culture of our Twin Island, an aspect rarely seen by the outside world” . It was inspired by the ancient martial art Kalinda which came to Trinidad from West Africa. In 1884 the Kalinda stickfighters defeated a British contingent who tried to abolish Carnival on the island. Bunji feels “It translates into my story and your story and everyone’s story, because we all have that battle to face to save something.”
Read more about the video over on The Fader.