Champs of Steel Plus Tomorrow at QPS
Friday, March 7 2014
Carnival lovers may be reeling with the effects of a Carnival tabanca but Pan Trinbago is giving them one more chance to relive the memories of the recently concluded Carnival celebrations.
Champs of Steel Plus takes place tomorrow evening at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain. Beginning at 8 pm, the annual event features most of the winners and champions of the major competitions for the Carnival season.
Heading the cast are the eight steelband champions in the various categories; Petrotrin Phase II Pan Groove, Pan Elders, Super Novas, San Juan East Side Symphony and Pan Jammers, Juniors bP Renegades, Providence/QRC and St Paul’s Anglican School. Winners of the text to win competition, Courts Sound Specialists of Laventille and Neal & Massy Trinidad All Stars will also make an appearance.
This year’s production combines the best of this year’s mas, calypso and chutney on one stage providing a fitting end to the festivities. These include Senior and Junior King and Queen of Carnival, Quars Al Sahara “Desert Sting (Wade Madray), “Zamara Mirage of the Oasis” (Peola Marchan), “Promise of the Rainbow” (Gyasi Philbert) and “Angel of the Buccoo” (Cyan Lue Shue) as well as the “most outstanding mas presentation of 2014.”
Also making the playbill are the National Calypso Monarch Roderick “Chucky” Gordon, Political Commentary winner Mr Shak (Sheldon Noel), Junior Calypso Monarch, Ronaldo London, Ex Tempo’s Brian London and Chutney Soca Monarch Kris “KI “Persad.
Other winners from the recently concluded Carnival season are also expected to perform. Kelly Green and Harmony will provide musical accompaniment.
Champs of Steel Plus, originally called Champs in Concert, has been a fixture in the Carnival calendar since 1980.