The Trinidad Road March is a tune suitable for dancing and jumping up in the streets is usually characterised by a short repetitious and lively chorus. In the early years, Lord Kitchener These are the tunes played most often by steel or brass bands on the roads on Carnival Monday and Tuesday.
There was a time when the Leggo, or Break Away song, was heralded as the best song for the two days of a parade on the streets. Today we call that song the National Road March which, of course, was officially sanctioned in 1962. Prior to 1962, that song was known as the Leggo! Lord Kitchener pictured above currently has the most wins for Trinidad Road March songs.
If you want to learn more about Trinidad check out the following articles: Waving Gallery, Doux-doux and Bad John. In addition to the song traditions of Trinidad Road March from Lord Kitchener, there is also Trini folklore such as Papa Bois is an oral tradition meant to pass on the stories to the next generation. Other Trini phrases in the vernacular are Light Candle, Sprawl Off.
Nailah Blackman, the granddaughter of the late Lord Shorty aka Ras Shorty I recently launcheda single “SOKAH” with its catchy chorus lines and gyrating waistline will make any winer boy want to “wine”.