Ronnie & Caro Road March WINNERS on Carnival Tuesday + Road March Faves

After getting sunburned and mashed-up feet I will say that alluyuh MUST come to Trinidad & Tobago Carnival 2011!!! It is the best show on Earth for real! It is almost impossible to explain the excitement, joy and anticipation of performing in front the judges. And also to be jumping around all-day in full-costume with hundreds of fellow masqueraders.
In a GOOD all-inclusive Mas Band like Ronnie & Caro, Tribe, Island People, Legacy, etc (I will not choose any favourites because I have not played with others), you should expect these minimum requirements:

  • A well-designed and constructed Carnival Tuesday costume
  • Carnival Monday casual costume
  • Drink & refreshment trucks all-day along the Road March
  • Portable toilet truck all-day along the Road March
  • LOTS of security to keep out non-masqueraders
  • Breakfast, snacks and lunch

YAY!! Ronnie & Caro won first place prize for Best Medium-sized Mas Band! (This is the Band I played in) If you’re in Trinidad come and join me for a Celebration Fete at their Mas Camp on Ariapita Avenue in Port-of-Spain.
The only downside to playing mas in a Mas Band is that you can’t and won’t see the splendor of all the other Bands. However, you can watch repeat streaming of Carnival Tuesday’s Road March at

Here are some of my favourite Road March tunes from Carnival Tuesday 2K10:

Pavement by Farmer Nappy
Wicked Jab by Tallpree
Ah Something by Faye-Ann Lyons
Palance by JW and Blaze
Pipe by Patch
Hunting by Blaxx
Drinker by Ravi B 
No Behavior by Machel Montano
Road Show by Patrice Roberts
Murdah by Shurwayne Winchester (Groovy Soca Monarch 2K10)
True Lies by Faye-Ann Lyons (Power Soca 2nd Place)
Call Meh by Faye-Ann Lyons & Bunji Garlin
Fireworks by Destra Garcia