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When Steel Talks extends Congratulations to Trinidad All Stars
Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra has won the Large Band of the Year title for 2015. This was confirmed by the National Carnival Bands Association (NCBA) on Thursday afternoon. All Stars scored 2,392 points to take the title with their presentation of 'Ships Ahoy At A French Festival.' In second place was Trini Revellers with 'The Jamette Carnival' which scored 2,299 points. Downtown Band of the Year winner, Ronnie and Caro, scored 2,230 points to place third with 'Ah Come Back Home.'
NATIONAL CARNIVAL BANDS ASSOCIATION CARNIVAL 2015
COSTUME DESIGN (BANDS) (SENIORS)
1st SHIPS AHOY AT A FRENCH FESTIVAL - TRINIDAD ALL STARS STEEL ORCHESTRA - 2,392
2ND THE JAMETTE CARNIVAL - TRINIDAD REVELLERS COMPANY LIMITED - 2,299
3RD AH COME BACK HOME - RONNIE & CARO...THE MAS BAND - 2,230
4TH WONDERLAND - PAPARAZZI CARNIVAL - 2,075
5TH REFLECTIONS - LEGACY MAS - 2,044
6TH SOMEWHERE OUT THERE - DREAM TEAM CARNIVAL - 1,879
1ST THE LONG WALK FROM HOME - K2K ALLIANCE & PARTNERS - 2,269
2ND D UNIVERSE - JUS WEE & FRIENDS - 2,227
3RD OF THE BLUE CARIBBEAN SEA - IMAGE NATION - 2,053
4TH ICONOLOGY DE CORE TT - 2001
5TH PARADING IN GEMS - FLIRT MAS BAND - 1,928
6TH FUN WITH COLORS - WILD MAS - 1,892
7TH THE SAGA OF D AMERIKAS - ROAM THE MAS BAND - 1,753
Let it be written into HISTORY the first steel orchestra to win "Band Of The Year" back to back. Let the avenue powers continue to try and push steelband out of carnival the Dry River will prevail. AIN'T NO STOPPING US NOW !!!!!! History Makers !!
Congratulation to Trinidad All Stars for "Band of the Year 2015", I hope other Steelbands would do the same to save the Steelbands on the Road,
Congratulations to All Stars on their accomplishments for the 2015 carnival season.
I know that I will get a Lot of Flak from All Stars Fans. There is a Conspiracy to Reward All Stars at the Expense of Fairness and Integrity. Out of the Blues for Two years straight they have been awarded the Band of the Year Title. They have been Playing Sailor Mas for nearly Fifty  Years and never won. Nothing has changed with their Mas. Some members of the Band Like Calysonian ''All Rounder'' have been using the Same Old Sailor Suit every Year They are given the Title wearing the Same Old Clothes. Just how they Recycle their Music and is Rewarded, the same thing is Happening with their Mas. This is a Big - Big Joke. This is doing nothing for the Steel Bands. This is a Mockery of Our Mas and should be Stopped Immediately, I believe that the Powers that be are Trying to Send a Message to the other Mas Bands. The Last time I looked, Carnival was Still about Colour and Presentation. The Truth has been Compromised, with these Shallow Victories awarded to All Stars. Mediocracy Should not be Rewarded. I am Definitely is not a Hater of All Stars, Far from It. I am an advocate of Truth and Fairness. They are beginning to Kill Our Carnival. This is a Ridiculous Decision.
As I said in the other post - Val something has changed. It's called the Socadrome. The birth of the Socadrum is the reason All Stars has won two in a row. In fact the impact of the Socodrome is being felt all around and has a lot of people very nervous. Did you know that by 5:30pm all the bands had already crossed the Savannah stage. From All Stars winning Band of the Year to Carnival shutting down early the impact of the Socadrome is real.
The bands that would of easily beaten All Stars were at the Socadrome and never came to the Savannah. No conspiracy here. This is case of being in the right place at the right time. The Carnival officials looked real worried about where this is going. I predict the Socadrum people will rule Carnival in three years based on what I observed this year and how much they improved from last year.
That's why I alluded at another post, to a complete radical change of the whole structure by firstly disbanding Pantrinbago. They are the corrupted "third man" which has to be severed. Have a pan Ministry within the Ministry of Culture with Pannists and Steel Orchestras in mind.
I have no problem with the current (singular) Socadrome.....gives way for the Steel Bands to recapture the streets....in all communities.
I'm willing to bet, should this opportunity be taken and mushrooms, within 5 years "street theatre" artists like Minshall would re-enter and others of his ilk emerge.
If you believe All Stars is rewarded due to a conspiracy what was really going on all these years with the bikini and beads mas?
Val. THINGS HAVE CHANGED !!! DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND DO THE RESEARCH BEFORE POSTING !!! In 2014 the NCBA changed the rules ALL bands are judged on BOTH days and points tallied (Prior you had a band of the year Monday and Band of the year Tue.) So facts the only two bands playing full costume on Monday is Starlift and All Stars the rest of the bikini and beads bands play with a tee shirt and shorts NO HEAD GEAR then come out Tuesday with full costume for ONE DAY. Too bad Starlift does not come out Tuesday in full force or they would be right up there with All Stars Come on man stop hating and posting remarks that fuel division for the steelband Did you know there was aproposal to have steelband parade on Monday ONLY. They got steelband out of fetes now they trying to get them out of carnival and folks standing around and not making nise. LOOK AT THE AVE !!!!! ANY STEELBAND CARNIVAL DAYS Come on man support the steelband (Just a note win draw lose All Stars are out on the road even 2 best of the rest FYI. Phase were nowhere to be seen on Jouvert or Tues. Looking forward to hearing from you after you VALIDATE what I said about the rules ALS OF NOTE NCC HAVE A NEW CHAIR PERSON HER NAME IS POUCHET RINGS A BELL, IF NOT...... HOW ABOUT SILVER STARS/ / WOODBROOK so help me understand your logic ??????????
From your comments I see that you belong to the young group and do not know the history of carnival. Take a look at the Rio carnival, without the nudeness, you will see bands with costumes that were once what carnival was in Trinidad. Bikini and beads do not represent the meaning of carnival. Carnival was meant to mimic the dress of the French, English and other foreigners in the caribbean. This is a revival of carnival the way it should be.
The traditional culture of Trinbago especially those of African origin will slowly be diluted, eroded, contaminated and discarded by the anything else.
True Trinis beware, as other are loving and pushing their own culture to the forefront, your's is slowly dying.
The day the music, lyrics and mass died is at hand........
Raphael O'Neal, I've been saying this for years, those of African origin "missed the boat" look at who is making all the big $$$$$$$$$ from carnival.
Congratulation to all the judges,These clowns who call then self judges,together with the Panorama judges, As I said before should be in St Ann's Mental Hospital,And remain there untill they are fit to return to the Plantation.
If These clowns was around in the 50th 60th 70th Tripoli,Hylanders,Desperados,just to name a few, Would have won Band Of the Year. every year.