Saturday 19 January, 2019

Lord Nelson to be honoured at Tobago Loves Soca Weekend

Lord Nelson, real name Robert Nelson, will be honoured at Tobago Loves Soca Weekend

Lord Nelson, real name Robert Nelson, will be honoured at Tobago Loves Soca Weekend

Robert Nelson aka Lord Nelson will receive a Lifetime Soca Award at Tobago Loves Soca weekend.

Tribute will be paid to Nello, as he is often referred as by Tobagonians and fellow calypsonians, at the inaugural weekend of fetes over the Valentine’s Day weekend, February 15 to 17 at the Canoe Bay Beach Resort, Lowlands, Tobago. 

The TLS is being produced by Randy Glasgow Productions in tandem with Brothers with Vision Entertainment, one of the most successful event production outfits on the island. The overall weekend is intended to be a fun, sexy and anything goes getaway for couples and outgoing singles just wanting to mingle with other unattached adults, partying and playing for over 72 hours.

In a release, Glasgow said even at 88-years-old Lord Nelson continues to be the ultimate showman, still able to deliver energetic performances whenever he takes the stage.

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He has even released a song for the C2K19 Carnival season, titled “Bam Bam,” which is an adapted version of his classic, “La La,” recorded as a duet with a young New York-based artist known as The Fatha.

"Nelson is one of the most successful exports of Tobago and over the past five decades, he has produced a number of calypsoes that have become classics, not only on his island of birth but also throughout the Caribbean, New York, London and other places. 

"Nelson is considered a national treasure by Tobagonians, though he made New York his home decades ago. His calypsoes, especially, “We Like It,” “Disco Daddy” and “Meh Lover,” are played at every celebration in Tobago be it a wedding, christening or birthday party," the release said. 

Nessa Preppy

The TLS will feature performances by the most in-demand soca artists of the C2K19 season, among them Voice, Patrice Roberts,  Nadia Batson, Lyrikal, Skinny Fabulous, Lady Adana, Preddy and Orlando Octave who will take the stage at the “Soca Spree” taking place from 10:30 pm on Friday, February 15.

On Saturday the “Dusk in White” event get on the way at 9 pm and will feature Reggae International star, Jah Cure to deliver a special Valentine's weekend performance,  Superblue, Shal Marshall, Olatunji, DJ Puffy, Problem Child, DJ Ana, Ricardo Drue, Farmer Nappy, Nikki Crosby and Lord Nelson.

The Wet ‘N’ Wild event brings the curtain down on the TLS weekend with an exciting line-up of artists and internationally acclaimed DJs including, Bunji Garlin, Nailah Blackman, 5 Star Akil, Nessa Preppy, DJ Puffy, Chinee of Chinatown, Lord Hype, Kevon X, DJ Charlotte & The Local Something, Mighty Krush, DJ Watty & Major Penny, Lurbzie & Aswaad, Antics and DJ Goofy.

Lyrikal

Along with the performances at the Canoe Bay Beach Resort, there will be a number of activities at the resort and around the island for patrons to enjoy. A quite wide assortment of local and international cuisine will also be served throughout the weekend and there will be many surprises on and off the stage as well.

For more information regarding event tickets and season passes, contact the 24 hour  TLS Weekend hotline: 774 5555 / 660 1287/  760 1288 /  www.tlsweekend.com.

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