Trinidad competition was an experience – Young Bill Rogers
With his entry “Chutney for my larki”2013 chutney monarch, Young Bill Rogers, described his participation in the 2013 Trinidad and Tobago International Chutney Soca competition as a learning experience which has allowed him to “up his game” in the music field
“It is a more hype in terms of lyrics, the entire competition and presentation, finances also was very important; in terms of getting the dollars there to get your whole package together in terms of displaying your package to the world but in total, I think it was a learning experience.”
Hinds, popularly known as ‘Young Bill Rogers’ said though he was not placed in the top ten of the competition, he is very delighted with the experiences and knowledge which he acquired
“It was a splendid stay in Trinidad; my experience was great in terms of performing on a big stage. This is one of the biggest stages I have ever performed on in my entire life, my entire career.”
Hinds competed against some of the best chutney singers in the twin islands republic including Adesh Samaroo, “KI” and Rikki Jai. Raymond Ramnarine, leader of Dilenadan band won the competition.
Young Bill Rogers expressed gratitude to Guyanese who voted for him as he contended in the Trinidad and Tobago Chutney Soca competition. Hinds who is also the reigning Calypso Monarch will defend his title on February 15 with his entry “This country was neva like this.”
Hinds having won the local chutney title in January 6th immediately qualified to compete in the finals of the Trinidad and Tobago competition which was held in Skinner Park, San Fernando on January 26th.