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This feeling, it feel greater than great – Magikal

One year ago, Derron “Magikal” Rouse left Victoria Park with every intention of being a finalist in the 2019 Soca Monarch Competition.

Last Saturday, the 21-year-old left Victoria Park once again, this time as the reigning Soca Monarch.

When the results were announced, it was revealed that Rouse managed to score 425 points with the performance of his hit song,…

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Posted by Icom on July 14, 2019 at 12:48am

Naycha Kid explains why he’s back in the soca arena

Revelation Unfold (feat. Omari Edwards)

Gospel artiste Junior ‘Naycha K.I.D’ Edwards (K.I.D- Knowledge Increase Daily) has found himself the subject of criticism for setting foot in the Soca Monarch arena again.

At the height of his soca career, Edwards abandoned the soca stage in 2007 and began singing gospel when, by his account, he could no longer resist the tugging of God on his heart.

The artiste told OBSERVER media he has not…

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Posted by Icom on July 14, 2019 at 12:30am

Call for calypso college

Music producer Eddy Grant believes there should be a calypso college in Barbados.

“I have begged the Government to teach calypso in schools. If you can teach British history, why can’t you know your own? Why can’t you learn how to sing your own?

“You have got the best calypso writer, singer, performer that there has been in the Caribbean since Sparrow in Gabby,…

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Posted by Icom on July 14, 2019 at 12:51am

A new showcase for Carnival in London

Trinidadian activist and journalist Claudia Jones shot like a comet through London’s grey skies. Her all-too-brief life blazed a trail that others have followed ever since. Notably, she laid the foundations for what was to become Notting Hill Carnival.

The Notting Hill race riots of August and September 1958 had created a toxic atmosphere that needed to be washed away. Along with her colleagues on…

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Posted by Icom on July 14, 2019 at 12:31am

Fierce competition for ’19 Carnival

The Soca & Associates band launch pre-party had been going on for four hours by 8 p.m., Sunday, and not a feather, sequin nor square inch of dayglow fabric had yet appeared on the catwalk at the Unity Sports and Cultural Club in Dorchester.

But for the carnival aficionados who regularly join Boston’s masquerade bands, the wait is half the fun. In the kitchen,…

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Posted by Icom on July 14, 2019 at 12:26am

Jah Bami Releases New Soca Music on SeaSide Villa Riddim

Weaned on the timeless Calypsos of his native Trinidad and Tobago, and Jamaican roots-reggae, singer Jah Bami is an unapologetic Caribbean man. Though his recent work leaned heavily toward dub, his latest project is straight soca.

That project is called the SeaSide Villa Riddim, which features songs by a number of artists including Jah Bami, who contributes Soca Trend alongside Ted…

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Posted by Icom on July 14, 2019 at 12:11am

Int'l Bashment Soca 2019 attracts more entrants, countries, women

Organizers of the International Bashment Soca competition, which is in its second year, are keeping the total number of 2019 entries under wraps but they have confirmed that they've hit a new record high, with more women from more countries in the mix as well.



4D Entertainment announced the 25 semi-finalists who will be vying for the public's votes to make it to the Yello International Bashment Soca…

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Posted by Icom on June 24, 2019 at 1:00pm

J’Ouvert – channelling the spirit of Carnival

“Trini Hill” murmured my neighbour as soon as the two old men set up their folding chairs and started bickering over the pricing strategy for their whistles.

Yasmin Joseph’s wonderful play J’Ouvert, at Theatre503 in Battersea, offers many such moments of recognition to anyone who’s ever played mas at Notting Hill, felt the frustration of a queue for overpriced, gentrified food, or encountered a…

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Posted by Icom on June 24, 2019 at 1:00pm

VP RECORDS TAKES SOCA TO THE NEXT LEVEL

VP Records has partnered with Brooklyn based fitness organization FITBK™/FITQB to launch Soca Gold Fitness 2019 right in time for the upcoming release of Soca Gold 2019, out Friday June 21st. The launch will also be celebrated with Soca Gold Live from Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records in Montego Bay on Saturday, June 29th, 2019.

Soca Gold 2019 will feature only the best soca songs of the season, including…

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Posted by Icom on June 21, 2019 at 12:37pm

Local Soca Artiste Inks Marijuana Deal

Following the release of his carnival hit “Contraband”, local singer, songwriter and producer Kemuel “Karbon Jamz” Stapleton has received a major endorsement from an international marijuana company.

The budding soca artiste has signed his song to Acres Agricultural Canada corporation, as part of their marketing and advertising campaign.

Acres Agri SVG is a…

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Posted by Icom on June 21, 2019 at 12:42pm

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