New Chutney & Soca Competition


Soca will meet
Chutney music in quite a different way in 2023. This is the assurance of
two cultural promoters who have joined forces in an effort to truly unify
the nation through music. Well known event promoter, Randy Glasgow
says he is excited following talks and a solidified partnership with the
National Chutney Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago.
Explaining that the competition will encourage Soca artistes to deepen
their relationships with artistes within the Chutney fraternity and viceversa,
bridging any gaps that there may be in the cultural fibre of the
national landscape, Glasgow said he hopes the government of
Trinidad and Tobago and corporate entities will understand the vision.
“There’s no better time than the present to forge unified cultural
relationships. We’ve seen the opportunity to unite the world just last
week when Machel Montano took Trinidad and Tobago’s Soca music
to India. The crowd we saw engaged in that moment, was inspiring – a
clear indication of what could happen if we continue to work together
as a people,” said Glasgow.
Randy Glasgow Productions has, over the years, hosted Chutney Brass,
an event branded as the largest Indo music festival outside of India. In
addition to that, the promotional outfit has delivered numerous Soca
events, inclusive of ‘Ladies Night Out’ and ‘Soca with Her’. Now, with a
clear and purposeful mission determined, Glasgow, together with Dr.
Vajay Ramlal Rai of the National Chutney Foundation, are promising
an unbeatable and unparalleled showcase of Trinidad and Tobago’s
most indelible cultural expressions.
Planning for this spectacular, first of its kind competition is now
underway. “We would like to let the artistes know that chief among
qualification requirements for this competition is collaboration – a Soca
artiste and a Chutney entertainer,” said Glasgow. He assured prizes
would be commensurate to the immense production and promotion
that fans of both genres will see in the lead up to Carnival 2023. “We
really look forward to working with the Ministry of Arts and Culture and
all cultural stakeholders, corporate brands and sponsors, to ensure that
this Soca-Chutney Competition will be the best the world has ever seen
and experienced.
For more details on the event as it unfolds, follow
@RandyGlasgowProductions on all social media platforms.

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