Conscious fusion music you can dance to... Chantwell was one of the pioneer new Rapso groups of the third wave of Rapso in the early 1990s that re-ignited young Trinidad and Tobago music alongside groups like Kindread and Home Front. Chantwell expanded the sound of Rapso by including Funk, Alternative Rock, Folk and Jazz inflections into the music as well as a commitment to live band music.
Chantwell is Rubadiri Victor and the family of musicians he collaborates with. The band was well known in the 90s for its anthemic radio and video hit ‘Clear de Way’. Chantwell was signed to the Rituals Music label in the 90s and released an EP ‘Come Out in de Road, Warrior!’. Singles from the album- like the groovy World Beat Rapso ‘Morning Ground’- appear on more than 30 compilations internationally and were nominated for Sunshine Music Awards.
On Caribbean slave plantations African Griots became Chantwells to retain the history of the Tribe and sing the story of the People. Come Dance with us