Trinidadian artistes Sugar Aloes and Baron, widely regarded as two of most melodious voices in calypso and soca, are returning to Toronto for another performance in the city.
The latest, titled “Soca Gold Christmas Extravaganza’’, is on Sunday, November 27, at Chandni Grand Banquet Hall, 3895 McNicoll Avenue, Scarborough.
“This show is an early Christmas gift to the Caribbean community in Toronto,’’ a spokesman for the organizers said. “We are bringing the warmth of the Caribbean to Toronto, along with the music and food that go with the Christmas that we grew up with back home in the islands.’’
He began his singing career in 1979 at the Original Young Brigade Tent, and won Trinidad’s Calypso Monarch Competition at carnival in 2002 and 2008.
Baron, ( Timothy Watkins), is a former Scouting for Talent winner. But he credits the late Ras Shorty I for bringing him into the calypso business and introducing him to the Original Young Brigade Tent.
In 1971, Baron released the popular “Severe Licking’’. Since then, he has recorded numerous other smash songs such as “The Jammer’’; “Feeling It’’; and “Is Christmas Again’’.
At the November 27 Christmas event, Baron and Aloes will be joined by a host of other artistes including Moses Revolution Band; pannists Mark Mosea and Earl La Pierre, Jr.; Tony Maestre and Friends; Canada’s 2016 Calypso Monarch, Connector; Bad Lad; D’Enforcas; Soca Vibes; and Dynamic Sound Crew.