George Singh

Chutney Soca singer protests use of Bollywood melodies in competition

Supersad, who has been a finalist in the Chutney Soca Monarch competition 15 times, told Loop the use of Bollywood melodies has to stop.

"They using Bollywood melodies in the competition and winning two million, I going to make some noise, every year I singing original songs and getting rob," he said.

Supersad, who has entered the competition this year, said he will hold the press conference outside of Southex in San Fernando, the company behind the competition. 

He said he is hoping for a meeting with George Singh, owner of Southex, on the issue.

Legendary Chutney singer Anand Yankarran dies

Loop understands that Yankarran died on Monday morning from a suspected heart attack.

He had been ailing for some time following a stroke in 2008 in New York where he had migrated.

Speaking to Loop about his passing, George Singh, founder of the Chutney Soca Monarch said Yankarran last performed in 2014 in the competition.

Quality of 2016 Chutney Soca praised

Promoter of the event, George Singh, said the quality of the music is the best he’s heard in recent years.

“The quality is the best I have heard in a long time. Lyrics, music, production… there is a vast improvement from the last few years,” he said.

Singh attributed the improvement in the music to the work his organisation has been doing to lift standards.

Chutney Soca gets a Road March

Southex promotions, owners of the Chutney Soca Monarch competition, today announced that come next year, a Chutney Road March will be included in the list of Carnival titles up for grabs.

George Singh, CEO of Southex, told Loop today that there will be designated points assigned at all major Carnival spots throughout the country where DJs will be encouraged to play Chutney songs to determine which one will reign supreme.