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 vice-versa, 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.
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