Saturday 18 November, 2017

10 songs that will fill you with national pride

On Thursday, Trinidad and Tobago will celebrate 55 years as an Independent country. 

It is the time of year when symbols of national pride are everywhere and we are reminded of reasons to love our nation. 

If you don't feel patriotic just yet, here are  10 songs you should listen to for that patriotic pump. 

Trini to the Bone - David Rudder and Carl Jacobs

A certain tear-jerker for homesick Trinbagonians, this song reminds us who we are and what makes us special.

 

Wonders of the world: Machel Montano and Neval Chatelal

In this song off his Going for Gold album, Machel, along with Neval Chatelal extol the cultural factors that make our twin-island wonders of the world.

 

Nah Leaving - Denyse Plummer

There are many reasons that make people feel to pack up and leave the country but in this song, Denyse Plummer states clearly her reasons for staying like pan, calypso, Carnival and food. 

Sweet T&T - Natasha Wilson

Natasha has long grown up but the words of her song lives on as they encourage us to work together to improve life in T&T.

 

We Are: Rembunction

Recorded for the country's 50th Independence Anniversary, this song reminds us of our history and resilience as a people.

 

Trini - Benjai

This upbeat ditty joyously celebrates everything that makes us Trini, from the way we walk to the way we talk.

God Bless Our Nation - Mavis John

Considered the national song of Trinidad and Tobago, this song, written by Marjorie Padmore, itemises all the details that makes T&T deserving of blessings. 

Sweet Trinidad - Lord Funny

In this throwback Lord Funny sings about all the things that make Trinidad sweet, even the not so funny things.

 

Enjoy Yourself - Pternsky

Pternsky holds his own among the Jamaican voices on the World Fete riddim in a song that beckons all to T&T the land of calypso and party.

 

Portrait of Trinidad - Mighty Sniper

No list of this kind is complete without this classic that lists all the reasons we should be proud to be from Trinidad and Tobago, including the Pitch Lake and our beauty queens.