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Music of Trinidad And Tobago

The music of Trinidad and Tobago is best known for its calypso music, soca music, chutney music, and steelpan. Calypso's internationally noted performances in the 1950s from native artists such as Lord Melody, Lord Kitchener and Mighty Sparrow. The art form was most popularised at that time by Harry Belafonte. Along with folk songs and African- and Indian-based classical forms, cross-cultural interactions have produced other indigenous forms of music including soca, rapso, parang, chutney, and other derivative and fusion styles. There are also local communities which practice and experiment with international classical and pop music, often fusing them with local steelpan instruments. MusicTT was established in 2014 to facilitate the business development and export activity of the music industry in Trinidad and Tobago. Erphaan Alves Marlon Asher Ataklan Atilla the Hun Winifred Atwell Selwyn Baptiste Carl Barriteau Miguel de la Bastide Lionel Belasco Sterling Betancourt Patricia Bishop Black Stalin Avion Blackman Nailah Blackman Cyril Blake Akil Borneo Denzil Botus Clive Bradley Brother Resistance Lord Brynner Cheryl Byron Calypso Rose Roy Cape Lauderic Caton Chalkdust Clive Chaman Rudolph Charles Geraldine Connor Crazy Maximus Dan Philmore Davidson Keith Diamond Anslem Douglas The Duke of Iron Errol Duke George 'Sonny' Goddard Robert Greenidge Haddaway Russell Henderson Boscoe Holder Ray Holman Wilmoth Houdini O. D. Hunte Rikki Jai Anthony Joseph King Cosmos King Radio KMC Sir Lancelot Lancelot Layne Russell Leonce Lil Bitts Lord Beginner Lord Creator Lord Invader The Mad Stuntman Ellie Mannette Sam Manning Neville Marcano Bertie Marshall Dylan Michal The Mighty Duke Mighty Panther Mighty Shadow Mighty Spoiler Mighty Terror Nicki Minaj Lennox Mohammed Machel Montano Asami Nagakiya Billy Ocean Leslie "Teacher" Palmer Wintley Phipps Sundar Popo Neeshan Prabhoo Lord Pretender Anthony Prospect Heeralal Rampartap Roaring Lion Kernal Roberts Edmundo Ros Jimmy James Ross David Rudder Adesh Samaroo Jit Samaroo Shaka Dee Lennox Sharpe Brother Shortman Ras Shorty I Winston Simon Sir Galba Steven Springer Tony Springer Superblue Lynn Taitt André Tanker Gretta Taylor Al Timothy Olive Walke David "Happy" Williams Shurwayne Winchester Lord Woodbine Rakesh Yankaran Olatunji Yearwood Young Tiger