Two of Grenada’s more prominent and consistent performing Artistes, Wilt ‘Tallpree’ Cambridge and Elimus ‘Inspector’ Gilbert held a joint press conference this morning to announce plans for the upcoming Carnival season.
Tallpree who will be celebrating the 5th anniversary of his annual PreeDay show, which takes place on Wednesday August 03rd, announced that he will release a new album which will carry the same name/theme as the PreeDay show – The Black Edition. Tallpree also announced the addition of a new signature event –Uncle Tallpree’s Kids Fete which will take place on Saturday July 23rd at the Morne Rouge Playing Field in Grand Anse. The Kids Fete will feature an assortment of games, rides, appearances by Cartoon Characters and much more. Also included will be live performances by the reigning International Soca Monarch winner – Voice along with St. Vincent’s Skinny Fabolous and a plethora of Grenadian Superstars. The Kids Fete will be a 6 hour affair from 1pm to 7pm.
It was also announced that Tallpree just concluded a deal with regional carrier LIAT that will make an official brand ambassador of the airline. Additionally, Marketing Executive of FLOW, Mr. Kelly Mitchell announced that Tallpree has been retained by the company (after the FLOW and LIME) as a Brand Ambassador, with considerations to make Tallpree a regional Brand Ambassador.
After a very successful 30th anniversary show in 2015, the holder of ten National titles, Inspector, announced today that the event will now be held annually under the moniker, ‘Specky Sunday’. In 2016 the show will be held on Sunday July 31st, at the Grenville Bus Terminal, in St. Andrew, in conjunction with the St. Andrew Development Organization, as part of the Rainbow City celebrations.
Inspector also announced plans for a new album entitled‘The List’ which will feature a list of old favorites and the tunes of most recent vintage.
Inspector’s first release for the 2016 will take place at the end of May, a duo with Valene Nedd, entitled the ‘First Horn’.
Both Artistes emphasized the crucial role that sponsors have played and continue to play in the success of their events. Among some of those Corporate Citizens are;
The Grenada Breweries Ltd
Duty Free Caribbean
Independence Agencies Ltd
Venus Restaurant and Sports Lounge
2016 marks the 35th anniversary of Carnival in August here in Grenada and the 25th anniversary of the release of Jambalasie, the song credited with giving birth to the new sub-genre of Jab Music.
With those two milestones forming the backdrop of the 2016 carnival season, based on the presentations by the two Cultural Ambassadors, one can safely conclude that musically this season will be a very special one.
By Dexter Mitchell