Kings and Queens of Soca

Posted on January 31, 2017

"Ken this is probably the best song I have ever written" - the remark that really got my attention. In between the daily casual conversation between Nesta and I, the statement struck me. He played the song and it sounded like a distorted rhythm session with some humming over it. Noticing my lack of astonishment, Nesta explained this was version 1.0 and beneath the hums, real words will soon come. The underlying theme of this story is, to ...

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Festival 868

Posted on September 30, 2015

The Festival868 Medley - Soca 2016 from Ken Sambury on Vimeo. This Medley celebrates the new stars of soca. The artiste, producers and music video team were brought together by their collective love for our culture and soca music. Together they promise to be ambassadors for Trinidad and Tobago culture. Follow part of this journey in this video and feel the vibe of the video and of the artistes. Directed by: www.kensambury.com

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Carnival with Ken

Posted on March 10, 2014

This Carnival Tuesday I decided to take my camera and my girlfriend to Port Of Spain. While there for about eight hours, I captured everything I saw and compiled this video. The title of the video is an adaptation from the popular Kerwin and MX Prime song. I in no way believe the contents of this video represent the entirety of Trinidad Carnival. This is just what I observed while on the road Carnival Tuesday. Soundtrack: Welcome to ...

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Another Episode

Posted on February 19, 2014

It is like living in the favelas and hoping everyday to get out. I'm determined to contribute as much as I can so that Sekon Sta's talent could "get out". In the process I plan to practice my own cinematography skills and I may end up getting "out". Lets see how this goes. Regardless, here is another episode. Scene 1: A Photoshoot Sekon Sta had with Kit his producer who doubles as a photographer. Sekon Sta definitely could pass for a ...

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Carnival Vagrant

Posted on February 15, 2014

Have you ever met the Carnival Vagrant? Yesssss... the one outside KFC downtown who wears a vest and dances all day and all night to the pulse of soca music regardless of what the CD pirates decide to play. Never before have I seen such perfectly timed moves to the high BPM of Soca. I always thought that those vagrants, after many years downtown have probably picked up more information about our city than we have. This philosophy has been ...

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JOUVAY with Ken

Posted on February 13, 2014

Jouvert Morning. THAT MOMENT. That one time you can allow yourself to be released into the more prestine blend of bodies and paint. Imagine everyone revelling in a drunken stupor, but unlike regular Carnival we "doh watch face, only waist". So no one did their make up to come here... no one is expecting to stay clean here. Just J'Ouvert. Just the official start of Carnival as we know it. Me? Well I'm Ken and I am a Jouvert Band Leader. It ...

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Vibes with DKrewe

Posted on February 1, 2014

The development of Sekon Sta's Bag of Vibes Video into a two day shoot was hardly planned. What do I do with all these resources and how do I blend them to produce something worth while? We had several angles of the amazing ZUMBA ladies and Terrin Calendar (JAIGA) from our first day of shooting. But blending this without a script or plan was sorta nightmarish. It just happened. Impromptu director of photography Ryan Figuera added an ...

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Bag Of Vibes

Posted on January 20, 2014

Last Friday I had the privilege of recording the promo video for Sekon Sta's Bag of Vibes! This was no easy task as YouTube is a harsh place at best. We all remember what happened to Lil Bitts. Regardless of what the public says, I had a BAG OF FUN. To capture the most footage in that "golden" sunset hour we scrapped our elaborate story line and focused on the lovely Zumba Dancers of Siparia, The vocals from Sekon Sta and the ridiculously ...

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Creating Carnival – Part 1

Posted on December 30, 2013

Rebranding   Everything seems to be happening now and it isn't even 2014 yet. This carnival season is extra long but that is definitely no reason for complacency. This Sunday I went back and forth toying with ideas trying to find that perfect symbol to encompass the absolute best logo design ever. Although I created the "Jamborii Mas" logo all by myself I still employed the services of award winning designer Chris Russell. Chris sent ...

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Who is College Boy Jesse?

Posted on December 4, 2013

Jesse Stewart is an Artiste out of Cunupia Trinidad known as CollegeBoy Jesse. Signed by ZigBoi Inc. as a Recording Artiste/Songwriter and Performer of Millionaire Family. Jesse is a young, talented artiste and songwriter out of Cunupia Trinidad who has been performing at a very tender age, bringing music that is vibrant and enjoyable that syncs well with his personality and is always determined to please the senses. Role Play (audio) .. ...

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