Saturday 4 April, 2020

After 17 years absence, Iwer is back in Road March race

The race is on for the Road March title and Iwer George is signalling his intention to run away with it in 2018.

George released his Road March contender on Boxing Day.

The song, "Savannah" was produced by Badjohn Republic, the same team who produced Machel Montano's Road March winner "Waiting on the Stage" in 2016. 

In a release, Perception Management, George's management team, said after 17 years away from the Road March scene, George is back in the race.

Speaking to Loop, George said he stayed away from the race after he lost the Road March title by one point in 2000.

George's "Carnival Come Back Again" narrowly lost to Superblue's "Soca Matrix (Pump it Up)" that year.  He said at the time, the Trinbago Unified Calypsonian's Organisation (TUCO) claimed his song was not played in South yet it was heard in the background during a newscast of Kalicharan's band crossing the stage in San Fernando.

George said the controversy caused divisions among artists so he decided to stay away as it wasn't good for the industry.

Asked why he decided to return to the Road March race, George said: "Everybody back in love again."

George dropped the song at midnight but wasted no time in promoting it as he performed the song at the Fun in Soca fete on Boxing morning. 

Tell us, do you think "Savannah" is a strong Road March contender?

 

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