US-based Trinidadian author Nathalie Taghaboni, right, recently returned home to launch her latest book, Side By Side We Stand.
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Machel makes it hat-trick of wins
Machel Montano has won the Road March competition for the third consecutive year with his song Waiting on the Stage. He became the fourth artiste to win a hat-trick, joining the likes of Austin Lyons (SuperBlue), Aldwyn Roberts (Lord Kitchener) and Christopher Herbert (Tambu)
The only person to win the competition four consecutive times is the late Roaring Lion whose real name was Raphael de Leon. It came as no surprise yesterday when Montano ran away with the Road March title for the third consecutive year.
Montano’s tune Waiting on the Stage was clearly the most popular song as it was played 328 times. His closest competitor was Kees Dieffenthaller’s People, People, which was played 29 times.
Even before the results were announced by Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO) yesterday, the public had already suspected that Montano won as his tune was heard blasting repeatedly at judging points throughout the country during Carnival Monday and Tuesday celebrations.
Montano has won the title eight times, Austin “Super Blue” Lyons nine times while Aldwin “Lord Kitchener” Roberts won it ten times.
Machel Montano Road Marches:
2016 Waiting on the Stage
2015 Like Ah Boss
2014 Ministry of Road (MOR)
2012 Pump Yuh Flag
2006 Band of De Year (with Patrice Roberts)
1997 Big Truck