really a great feeling to see folks taking part in our giveaways from different
parts of the globe... we talking about people all across North America... the
U.S and Canada, the Caribbean Islands... big up to all W.I massive, and then countries
as far as Australia, Holland, Czech Republic, Iraq (yeah man, Trinis out dey too),
South Africa and Venezuela. Pure niceness! In our efforts to take Caribbean music
and entertainment worldwide, we reached out to our winners and asked them to share
some information about themselves...
- Reggae Gold 2007 CD Give-A-Way Contest
Quiz: The "Energy God" earned his name because of his large ears. Who
is this artist?
Winner(s): (1) Leslie Ann Gill from Trinidad
and Tobago. I'm from Trinidad and
Tobago. I found about TriniJungleJuice.com during a search and I fell in love
with it. I enjoy reading other persons comments about the site and how they found
out about the site. I love the wedding feature, its something I have never seen
on other sites. I enjoy all Caribbean music especially Soca and Reggae. I'm so
happy to be this contest winner. I'm a great fan of Elephant Man. Shout out to
all me fellow Trinis and to my daughter Dominique. (2)
Sabrina Lockwood from Philadelphia, PA. I'm 23 years old from
Philly. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Soca music!! Trini people are the best people! I'll be
at Carnival'08! (3) Candice Gabriel from Brooklyn,
NY. I'm a dark-skinned, pisces-cutey, with talents and mad skills,
born of Trini parents, and raised in New York. I'm working towards a Masters degree
in Social work, so in three years look for me in A.C.S. being an advocate and
helping children who can't speak for themselves. I'm a friend to everyone and
if you don't like me; you have a problem with your own self! Some say I'm a white-girl
trapped in a black-girl body, but you have to know me to judge that. I would like
to wish everyone logging on to Trini Jungle Juice all the very best. (4)
Joyce Anderson from Valley Stream, NY (Bonus Winner). A native
of Aruba - raised in St. Kitts. A close Trinidadian friend told me about Trini
Jungle Juice and since then I've passed on the website to many friends and acquaintances.
- Soca Gold 2007 CD Give-A-Way Contest
Quiz: Which island is Soca artist El-A-Kru from? The correct answer is Antigua!
Winner(s): (1) Melina Hector from Norfolk, VA.
I'm from Mt. St. George, Tobago, but currently live and work in VA. I found out
about TJJ through a friend and its been one of my favorite sites ever since. I'm
a lover of all type of music, espeacially SOCA. Thanks again, I'm really still
rather surprised that I actually won! :) (2)
Marisa Johnson from Baltimore, MD. I was born in the U.S., but
my mother is from Trinidad and I visit all the time. I participate in DC Caribbean
Carnival every year so I always check TriniJungleJuice.com for pictures. (3)
Maria Victoria Malela from Bordeaux, France. I'm a 22-year-old
student currently living in France. I'm fascinated by the Caribbean culture, especially
since I've been to the islands several times. I listen to various types of music,
but share the opinion (like most Soca fans), that there is just something about
Soca music that makes you want to jump and wave and get in a frenzy, where you
forget about everything else all together!! That's also why I like TriniJungleJuice.com,
because you guys simply share the best with us, whether it's Carnival or fetes!
So no matter where we are in the world, we could still get that little and genuine
piece of the islands. Thank you!!
- Bunji Garlin "Global" CD Give-A-Way Contest
Trivia Quiz: Which
Soca artist is Bunji Garlin married to? The correct answer is Fay Ann Lyons!
Winner(s): (1) Renee Dottin from Miami Grdns,
Florida. New Jersey born, but was
instilled with the Trini culture from birth from both of my Trini parents. Bunji
Garlin is one of my favorite soca artists. I actually saw him perform about two
weeks ago, when he came into town to record for his new video. I learned about
TriniJungleJuice.com from my sister. My birthday is the 8th of June so this is
a great birthday gift. Thank you very much. (2)
Cherryl Koylass from Toronto, Canada.
My background is homegrown Trini through and through. I honestly cannot remember
how I found the TJJ website probably through aimless internet browsing
but I love the site, I love the newsletter. TJJ has some of the best photos
from fetes and Trinidad Carnival respect to your photographer(s). Im
a hopeless soca music lover. I first saw Bunji do his thing live at Jamboree back
in 2000 or 2001; I became an instant fan. Thanks again, TJJ. Keep up the good
work! (3) Zakiya Francois from Washington DC.
I'm originally from Belmont, Trinidad and I always used to log onto TriniJungleJuice,
ever since I left Trinidad exactly a yr ago. Bunji is definitely one of my favourite
artistes of all time and I knew I had to get this Album. What a coincidence as
just the night before I had a dream asking Bunji for the album and also after
meeting him at DC Carnival. I'm sooo happy!!!!!!! I love TriniJungleJuice, especially
as I was away for Carnival 2k7 for the first time and it was my main source of
all the Carnival tunes and also the local Reggae and Chutney. I'm a lover of music,
any type especially we music! Because of TriniJungleJuice, I was able to keep
in touch with Trini music away from home and if TriniJungleJuice can do it for
me, it can for you! Much love :) BRRTTTTTT!!!!!
- The Official Cricket World Cup Soundtrack "Caribbean Party" CD Give-A-Way
Contest (Round 2)
Trivia Quiz: By
how many runs did Australia beat the West Indies by in the Super Eight (Tue 27th
March)? The correct answer is 103 runs!
Winner: Michelle Ann Batson from St. George, Tobago.
I'm from Tobago and love Cricket, also enjoy playing it. I love Soca music and
also listen to Hip Hop , Soul, R&B and Dancehalll. I'm a very cool, fun loving
person. From listening to the tracks on the CD I fell in love with the songs,
so I decided to try my luck an enter. TriniJungleJuice.com is great for locals
- it consist of lots of entertaining stuff!
- The Official Cricket World Cup Soundtrack "Caribbean Party" CD Give-A-Way
Contest (Round 1)
Trivia Quiz: When
does/did ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 official begin? The correct answer is March
Winner: Leah Nolden from Brooklyn, NY.
I'm a fashion designer/ stylist based in NYC (by way of St. Louis. so I'm not
West Indian, but 100% American). I was introduced to Caribbean culture (mainly
Jamaican) as a child, but learned about soca music in the past few years from
my best friends (one from Trinidad and other from Dominica). I found out about
TriniJungleJuice.com by searching the net for soca and keep coming back 'cause
the site is on point. Loving the vibes of Caribbean culture, I have jumped up
in Barbados for Crop Over and played mas in Trinidad the past 2 seasons and had
a time (Barbados! You will be seeing me again come festival). I listen to pretty
much all genres of music and I am a fan of soca artists Rupee, Edwin Yearwood,
and Alison Hinds. Thanks again. I'm still rather surprised I won! :-)
- D'Soca Zone 7th Flag Up" CD Give-A-Way Contest
Trivia Quiz: Which
song on the D'Soca Zone The 7th Flag Up CD won Barbados Roadmarch 2006? The correct
answer is Flames!
Winner: Jennifer Cape from Coconut Creek, FL.
Wow!!! What a pleasant surprise, and just when I needed one :-) I live and work
in South Florida and am also pursuing a BSc in Spa Management. A Trini friend
introduced me to this site and it's been on my 'favourites' list ever since. I
like that I can log on to my favourite T&T radio stations and get a heads-up
on what's happening back home and listen to some good Caribbean music. Trin Jungle
Juice also keeps me informed on where the Trinis are limin' up here so I know
where to go and when. Thanks for this great website and keep up the good work!!!
- Reggae Gold 2006 CD Give-A-Way Contest (TJJ/VP 2006 Gold Series Round 2)
Trivia Quiz: This
Portugese-Chinese-Jamaican artist helped jumpstart a dancehall surge in the U.S.
with a few hit songs in 2002. The correct answer is Sean Paul! Sean Paul's hits
"Gimme the Light" caught the U.S. by storm as did his other hits "Get
Busy", "Like Glue", "Make it Clap" with Busta Rhymes
and "Baby Boy" with Beyonce. That helped pave the way for other artists
like Elephant Man and Vybz Kartel.
Winner: Michelle Douglas-Sweeney from Brooklyn,
New York. I'm a 200% Trini who found
out about TJJ while surfing the Net looking for Trini entertainment. My birthday
is this Thursday 26th, so being a winner was in perfect timing. I'm a 200% Trini
who found out about TJJ while surfing the Net looking for Trini entertainment.
My birthday is this Thursday 26th, so being a winner was in perfect timing. I
love Gospel, my Soca and R&B music. Hey I'm proud to be a TJJ fan and
winner and always remember that God loves all of you at TJJ. Keep smiling and
shooting those photos!!!!
- Soca Gold 2006 CD Give-A-Way Contest (TJJ/VP 2006 Gold Series Round 1)
Trivia Quiz: Rita
Jones sings with which band? The correct answer is Roy Cape All Stars!
Winner: Dennika Peters from St. Vincent.
I am Vincentian but sometimes think I'm a Trini because I love a lot of action.
Always in Trinidad for one day cricket; in Trini Posse stand of course! Found
out about Trini Jungle Juice while checking out "Tempo" website. Thanks
for the good news. Guess that's a good birthday gift!
- Strictly The Best (STB) 33 CD Give-A-Way Contest
Quiz: What was VP Records, 1994 number one hit? The correct answer is Anything
for You (Remix) - Snow, Beenie, Buju, Nadine Sutherland etc.!
Winner: Sade Roberts from Massachusetts.
- Assassin's "Infiltration" CD Give-A-Way Contest
Trivia Quiz: What
movie did Sean Paul and Mr Vegas appear in? The correct answer is Belly!
Winner: Christina McIntosh from Miami, FL.
I'm a COOL down to earth LEO, who loves to have MADD FUN! Love going out on tha
weekends and painting the town RED! Spontaneity is the KEY to Enjoying Life !
I'm into Reggae and Soca music. I heard about Trini Jungle Juice through a friend,
love viewing the different pictures taken from different events.
- Edwin Yearwood's "Next To You" CD Give-A-Way Contest
Trivia Quiz: In
which year did Edwin Yearwood win the Cropover Road March title with "Sak
Pase"? The correct answer is 2001!
Winner: Pepita Narinesingh from Trinidad.
I am an Attorney-at-Law and a big fan of Edwin Yearwood. Trini of course!! I heard
about Trini Jungle Juice from one of your photographers in a Carnival Event. Sooo
happy I won! :-)
- Soca Gold 2005 CD Give-A-Way Contest (TJJ/VP 2005 Gold Series Round 3)
Trivia Quiz: What
was the original name of the Xtatik Band? The correct answer is Pranasonic Express!
Winner: Catherine Cunningham from Toronto, Canada.
I was born in Tobago and came to Canada 21 years ago. I love to party! I was in
Trinidad for 2005 Carnival and had a blast... and you might not actually believe
me, but I just played Mas in Caribana for the first time in 20 years!!!
- Reggae Gold 2005 CD Give-A-Way Contest (TJJ/VP 2005 Gold Series Round 2)
Trivia Quiz: What
is the real name of Beenie Man? The correct answer is Moses Davis!
Winner: Cherrell Cartwright from Nassau, Bahamas.
Also know as Sherrell, I was born in the Bahamas and love it here! I love Dancehall,
Reggae and Hip Hop. My favorite artists are Missy Elliott and Sizzla!
-Soca Gold 2005 CD Give-A-Way Contest (TJJ/VP 2005 Gold Series Round 1)
Trivia Quiz: Who
sang the original version of Soca hit "All Aboard"? The correct answer
is Tony Prescott! The key word in the question was "original". Edwin
Yearwood wrote the original version of "All Aboard" and Tony Prescott
(with Atlantik at the time) sang it. Edwin Yearwood & Bunji Garlin did the
remake "All Aboard 2K5"
which is featured on the Soca Gold 2005 album.
Winner: Stepan Vomacka from the Czech Republic.
Stepan was born Czech (not Caribbean as we assumed), and is a Dancehall selector
who goes by the name mAD_tONGAN aka YELLOW FELLOW. Stepan said, "Caribbean
music is not too popular in Czech Republic like in rest of the world. Hip-Hop
is much more popular, which I find very boring when compared to the juicy Caribbean
music! I am sure, that Soca and Dancehall will find its way to central Europeans,
like Reggaeton has recently done. Thanx a lot and good luck in dispensing the
nice chunes from TnT and other Caribbean islands!"
- Christmas Passion VI: The Love Boat
Leanna Gobinda, Rhia Joseph, Cherish Peters
- Adventures of Children of the 80's (Trinidad)
Tickets - Calvin A, Stacey Ryan; General Admission Tickets - Dalia Stephens, Fayola
Wiltshire-Moore, Martin Franklyn, Josanne Edwards, Blossom Long
- Alison Hinds Live In Concert at the Rum Jungle (New York)
Lucas, Natasha Brereton, Claudette Francis, Sophia Singh, Bryan Naidu, Gem Ross
- 4 (2 male, 2 female) Red Warriors All Inclusive Masquerade Band Costumes NY
Labor Day Giveaways (New York)
- Tawana Chung (Brooklyn, NY) and Richard Bowles (New Jersey); Aug'07 - Bonnie
Husbands (Brooklyn, NY) and Jayson H. Phillip (Chester, VA) -- Thank you to all
TJJ subscribers who submitted their names for the Red Warriors Labor Day costume
giveaway contest . Red Warriors would also like to thank everyone at TJJ for their
- 10 Callaloo Masquerade Band Costumes Caribana Giveaways (Toronto)
Ho Wong (TnT), Mallory Ross (Miami, FL), Rachel Jeremiah (Toronto, Ontario), Janelle
S Powell (Peterborough, ON), Ayana Billy (Toronto, Ontario), Michael Alexander
(Brooklyn, New York), Sherryma Smith (Miami, FL), Charles Williams (Apoka, FL),
Lisa Taylor (Dunellen, NJ) and Kamla Rampersad (Windsor, Ontario)
- The 12th Annual KOS J'Ouvert (Toronto)
Charles (Maryland), Ryan Beckles (NY), Nekesha Caesar (Brampton, ON), Michelle
Fergusson (Toronto, ON) and Rajesh Ramjeawan (NY)
- Christmas Passion V
Sofiyah Ghany, Gabrielle Leotaud and Anika Bacchus
- Children of the 80s & teens of the 90s Bazzar (Trinidad)
OFFICE (V.I.P) TICKETS - Blossom Long, Dalia Stephens, Serah Rogers, Georgia Nedd;
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS - Astra De Suza, Ronald Burnett, Janine Dedier, Simone
Capiatha, Richard Kajim, Ayanna Katrina Glasgow