Sunday 16 December, 2018

Nailah Blackman to give Iron Love in Sokah Origins concert

The 2018 edition of Nailah Blackman's Sokah Origins concert will be dedicated to iron. 

The second edition of Sokah Origins will be called 'Iron Love'. 

As she did last year, paying homage to the origins of soca music, Blackman is putting the spotlight on another traditional entity, the iron. Iron in Trini parlance refers to percussive instruments such as scratchers, cowbells and car brake drums, have long been the heartbeat or engine room of rhythm in steelpan, soca and calypso. 

Blackman's manager and producer Anson Soverall said the word iron also has a double meaning.

"It is a play on the words I On Love. With all the violence going on in society, we showing that we on love right now," he said, revealing that Blackman will soon be a releasing a song of the same name, Iron Love. 

He said Blackman will be partnering with someone to make the concept a reality but they are keeping that piece of information close to their chests.

Sokah Origins: Iron Love will be held on December 8 in South Trinidad. 

Keep reading Loop for more information about the show and other Carnival releases. 

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