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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,…Continue
Posted on July 14, 2019 at 12:51am
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,…Continue
Posted on July 14, 2019 at 12:48am
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…Continue
Posted on July 14, 2019 at 12:31am
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…Continue
Posted on July 14, 2019 at 12:30am