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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts — A study aimed at understanding the real impact of Carnival to the economy of St. Kitts and Nevis will be commissioned by the Department of Culture through the University of the West Indies (UWI), according to Acting Minister of Culture, the Honourable Eugene Hamilton during the recent opening of Sugar Mas 47.
“You will not see everything in dollar terms, so you need…Continue
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Chairman of the National Nine Mornings Committee Michael Peters is calling for local artistes who produce parang music to stick to the Christmas script.
Peters told SEARCHLIGHT on Wednesday that many soca artistes, calypsonians and other singers are making the transition with their music from Carnival to Christmas, but when they do so, they are not leaving Carnival behind.…Continue
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The 2019 Carnival season has officially begun. With all three bands in the island expected to roll out their costumes before the end of the month, the soca scene is heating up. As Jamaica gets ready to be transformed into a soca kingdom, the battle lines between soca and dancehall have again been drawn. However, this time, the discussion involving both genres, surrounds how much dancehall has grown in the carnival space.…Continue
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Carnival has been defined in many ways. The word has been used to describe a celebration of culture, an explosion of colour, and an expression of freedom in the guise of a festival. For the newest band on the block One World Rebellion or Rebellion for short - it's all that and more.
The band is spearheaded by soca monarchs and recording artistes Fay-Ann Lyons and her husband, Bunji Garlin, out of the…Continue
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You know Carnival is in the air when the first edition of the fete calendar drops.
Copies are made and posted on your office wall so you know at a glance which pump you and the crew are heading to. Whatsapp groups start buzzing about who's organising the maxi. Old "friendships" are rekindled with that one committee friend who has all the links.
We have a long…Continue
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