A reflection on his musical career
Winston Soso’s musical journey started in the early 1970s as a member of the Volume 5 which later metamorphized into the Band Clymax. The first ever VincyMas in June – July saw Clymax taking Carnival 1977 by storm.
The following year 1978, Soso burst on to the Calypso stage with his first big hit ‘Congratulations’ and at his first and only appearance in a national Calypso Monarch final, he took the 1st runner-up position. A star of musical brilliance was born.
In a music career spanning four (4) decades, Soso produced several albums with monster hits including Diane, Pan Yard, I Don’t Mind, How Men Love Their Women, Feel to Party, Carnival and Dancing Spell and became known as the “Rolls Royce of Calypso” and by extension Soca.
He was this country’s first ever Soca Monarch in 1996 with the song ‘Dancing Spell’ and continued to grace the Soca Monarch stage for many years as a Guest Artiste. In 2012, the masquerade artform paid fitting tribute to Winston Soso when Nelson Bloc presented for Mardi Gras ‘Dat was Soso – A Tribute to Winston Soso which placed 3rd in the Band of the Year competition.
Together with its components, the SVG Calypsonians Association, Carnival Bands Incorporated and Youlou Pan Movement, the Carnival Development Corporatio