Nu Vybes Manager Explains why “Road March out of Style”

However, on the album which is entitles “Blood, Sweat and Tears” the song is listed under the name, “Criteria.” spoke with manager for the band, David “Juni” Adams, to find out the meaning behind the song and according to him, “It’s all about how the judging of the road march is done during the carnival season.”

“Over the past five years Nu Vybes have been complaining about the judging criteria. In fact, we don’t really see it as criteria. What really happens is that each band is judged three times as they make a round. We are saying that undoubtedly, Nu Vybes have the largest crowd and we have to pass the judging locations six times but the bands are only getting 3 points.

“There is a judge at Development Bank, one at Scotia Bank and another at the old treasury and in order to be judged at Development Bank and the one at Scotia Bank you have to go up Fort Street six times. The hardest part of the route is turning at the old treasury and Scotia Bank; it therefore means that the time for judging is just about 7 hours. This means that one has to make that route within one hour and with the crowd that Nu Vybes has, we cannot accomplish that. It is impossible,” he told

According to Adams, “The crowd should be involved also in judging the bands for road march.”

“The judges stand at one location and tick on a sheet of paper the songs that each band might have put forward as road march contender. What we are saying is that anyone can set up a sound system and go around playing one particular song and that can win road march. Road March should be the most popular song on the road and the criteria doesn’t allow for that. That’s the main reason for composing the song,” he added.

Nu Vybes has won the Road March title five times with 2005 being their last victory with  their hit “Ting Lang”.

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