Soca artiste Shurwayne Winchester launched his new song ‘Bacchanal Come’ during the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian’s 105th Anniversary staff event at Guardian Media Car Park on September 2.
The collaboration, which features King David Rudder, was released on the airwaves earlier in the day. It is featured on the Heritage Riddim, produced by Nigel Lewis and Prestan Wallace.
Winchester had Guardian Media Limited staff moving to several of his hits, including Girl Born To Wine, before teaching the chorus of his new release, Bacchanal Come.
The soca artiste, who was the first to win both the International Groovy Soca and International Power Soca Monarch back in 2006, said he saw the opportunity to collaborate with Rudder as a tremendous one.
“This collaboration is really meaningful to me. Both David Rudder and I were managed by the late uncle Ellis Chow Lin On,” said Winchester.
“As artistes, our goal is always to satisfy the longing for good, sweet music, by the people. Nobody can deny that David Rudder has perfected that.”
LEFT: Guardian Media’s managing director Dr Karrian Hepburn Malcolm with head of operations Anthony Seegobin and CFO Gerhard Pettier during the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian’s 105th anniversary staff event.
The entertainer, who has released two singles in 2022, is pushing into 2023 with vigour.
“There’s a lot to come, but my focus at this time is on ensuring that I pay homage to this artiste who I’m so proud to finally work with,” he said.
“My only hope is that I’m able to hit stages across T&T, regionally and internationally, with him, so that the people can really get to feel the music, deep down in their souls.”
Winchester is booked to perform at a series of events for the upcoming Tobago Carnival, the first of which is the launch of Bago Carnival on September 10. His recent release, ‘To Be ‘Gonian’ on the Scarborough Riddim, is now being dubbed the anthem for the island’s festival.
Earlier in the night, soca artiste Snakey started the entertainment rolling at the Guardian Media Limited event.
He was followed by soca/calypso newcomer J Kwene “The People Daughter,” who is currently working on the release of a 12-track album.
Soca artistes Dev and Saky also added to the night’s celebratory mood.