Music for the Masses: Mas Come Again (Audio)

Sep 03, 2023

It’s time to party — West Indian style! Following a two-year pause due to the Covid pandemic, Trinidad and Tobago carnival was “back on de road” in 2023, boiling over with the anticipation and excitement that comes with one of the largest and most energetic street parades in the world. In this broadcast, we feature a selection of the year’s carnival soca and invite you to join the fête, bacchanal, jump-up — whatever you choose to call it, it’s a celebration of Mas (masquerade), from Port of Spain, Trinidad to Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn.

"Music for the Masses" invites you on an excursion of sound and rhythm. Discover the music of established and emerging artists, both signed and unsigned, on the international music scene. For the avid globe-hopper and armchair traveler alike. You might want to pack a map and a sandwich. Catskill resident "DJ Neva" is an ethnomusicologist, producer, and long-time cultural activist, specializing in music from the entire African continent, as well as the Caribbean and Latin America, the Maghreb and Middle East, and the Roma (Gypsy) diaspora. Formerly the producer of "Continental Drift" on WBAI-FM and New York International on Haitian community station Radio Soleil in NYC. The show is broadcast live from Catskill, NY.

Playlists and more information here.

Selection of original DJ mixes here.

  • Allentown / Billy Joel
  • At Last / Terri Lyons
  • Never Again / Machel Montano
  • Mas / Mical Teja
  • On De Road Again / Rondez
  • Rile Up 'Bachannal Day' / Ricardo Drue
  • Detta är bra, detta är viktigt (feat. 9ac) / Barn Har Rätt
  • Howdy / Teddyson John
  • D.U.T.I. / Preedy
  • Blind / Hey Choppi
  • Doh Stress Me out (Mash up De Road) / Carlyn Xp
  • Like Yuh Self / Patrice Roberts
  • The Return / Voice
  • Up In The Party / Jadel
  • Mighty People / Freetown Collective
  • Jubilation / Destra
  • For All ah Dem, Pt. 2 / Problem Child
  • Mud / Bunji Garlin
  • Essential Need / Patrice Roberts, Shal Marshall
  • Legacy / Aaron Duncan/The Mighty Sparrow
  • Mental Day / Kes
  • Ring Ding / King Bubba FM
  • Omalay (Chutney Soca Nice) / Super Blue
  • Conch Shell / Skinny Fabulous
  • Free State Of Mind / Julius The Artiste
  • Turn On De Speaker / Gryner
  • Sweet Jamming / Joshua Regrello
  • West Indian / Alison Hinds
  • Good Fete / System32
  • The Ambush / Lyrikal
  • Engine Room / Olatunji
  • Bouyon Train / Reo
  • Not Leaving / Fay Ann Lyons, Mastamind
  • Long Live Soca / Voice