Growing up in the urban town of San Juan, Trinidad, Kimba Sorzano began his love affair with music at a young age along with his sister. As a young calypsonian, Sorzano honed his skill while participating in school competitions. It was not until 2006 that he exploded onto the music scene in Trinidad as a performing act on the Synergy Soca Star Stage. The public at large were treated to the astounding presence of Sorzano, embarking on “The Sorzano Experience”.
Sorzano caters specifically to the ladies! His Carnival 2015 effort “Mr. Right Now” can bring any woman to a slow simmer as she enjoys the clever melodies and inventive lyrics of this singer/songwriter. Still somewhat early in his career, Sorzano has been credited with writing material for industry giant, Machel Montano.
Kimba Sorzano, an aboriginal name of Trinidad and Tobago, suggests that he is a burning flame. Currently, he is blazing a trail that is dedicated to the beat. We caught up with Sorzano to find out a little bit more about our latest Trinidadian man crush.
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Terri K: Tell us about your background and the moment you knew becoming a music was for you.
Kimba Sorzano: As far back as I can remember, I have always had an interest in music. My mother had my sister and I involved from an early age. I remember playing the tenor pan in school and not being able to reach the notes, so much so I had to stand on a crate. I was 4 years old at the time. This quickly turned into a love affair, which I now can’t deny even if I tried. I also remember her [my mother] asking what I wanted to be when I got older. I responded, “I wanna sing in Xtatik! Mummy I wanna be an artiste!” I was 8 years old then. Music has stalked me ever since. Now, I have no doubt in my mind that this is what I was born to do. My goals have been refined and adjusted over the years, along with my skill but all in all, the objective is still the same: music, music, music!!!
TK: Your single “Mr. Right Now” talks about a man being “Mr. Right” for a woman in the moment. What was your inspiration behind that song?
KS: Most times songs can be so cliché “Roses are red violets are blue. When Eagles forget how to fly. Still in love with you.” I feel like no one speaks about what we really witness on a regular basis, the imperfection of most situations that we as human beings go through at times. In music, there is that flexibility at times to express or explore certain things that the social parameters of everyday living won’t allow.
As an artiste I have the freedom to have fun with the situations that people may think about but never have the medium or opportunity to express. When they hear it in song they smirk because it’s true. I think maybe they have never known how to express it before, but music just took the words out of their mouth or subconscious rather. At the same time I’m just having fun exploring all these different scenarios in my writing.
TK: We are sure there have been some moments when your fans have surprised you at live events. Tell us the craziest thing you have seen a fan do.
KS: It’s not really the craziest thing but it was something that surprised me. It was 2006 at the soca star final. There was a sea of patrons and there was this girl sitting atop someone’s shoulders with a T-shirt spray painted, KIMBA #1. It was my first time on a really big stage and the support I got from Trinidad and Tobago was an overwhelming one, which I give thanks for even up to this day.
TK: When you are not preparing for Carnival or making music in general, what do you like to do in your down time?
KS: What I really want to achieve the people around me and myself would mean that I have little down time. I ask myself, “What have I done for my music today,” and there is always something to do. I love movies though. So when things get too heavy at times I may run catch a movie, then I’m back again in the studio.
TK: What goals do you have for yourself through the remainder of this year and beyond?
KS: What we are aiming for requires total commitment 24/7. As much writing and recording as possible. Putting together a cohesive body of work that represents our brand of soca is what I’m about and staying true to that, Dedicated to the Beat (dttb).
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TK: Who is your favourite Soca artiste?
KS: I like different things about different artistes. Some, I can learn to be better from watching. Others you can learn what not to do. But life and this industry are about learning. So you take what you need and build on it, not imitating but always improving and not forgetting who you are and what you represent. Owning it! I think it’s fair to say I’m a fan of SOCA MUSIC.
TK: Tell us your favourite Carnival memory.
KS: Playing Mas for the first time as an adult and hearing my music play on the road. Watching people positively react to something you fashioned and created is a really phenomenal feeling. It was so weird that I stopped chipping, took myself away from the crowd and stood watching all two minutes of it. [That moment is] forever embedded in my mind!
TK: Where is your favourite travel destination for vacationing?
KS: Few years ago I went to Cancun, Mexico for my birthday and it was the best. The food, the beaches, the nightlife and outdoor activities all came together to make an unforgettable experience.
TK: We know all men have a preference. So what is yours, boxers or briefs?
KS: Boxers! Leave me. Lemme do it nah!! [laughs]
TK: Tell us what you find to be the sexiest thing about a woman.
KS: By far intelligence! It doesn’t take much to realize the disparity in numbers between women and men, in Trinidad especially. Intelligence definitely makes things so much easier. I’m a very witty person and someone who can match that would have my attention, all things being equal. A woman with high self-esteem who doesn’t need validation does it for me as well.
There you have it ladies, another talented and sexy Caribbean man to add to your man crush Mondays rotation! You’re welcome. I trust you enjoyed these 10 reasons why we love Kimba Sorzano here at COCO and consider him to be a sexy Caribbean man.
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