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$7.2m for Carnival 2018

THE TOBAGO House of Assembly has approved a budget of $7.2 million for Tobago Carnival 2018, with the Inter Department Calypso and Personality Competitions launching the season.

Chairman of the Tobago Carnival Committee George Leacock said the primary focus of Carnival 2018 is to “re-ignite a passion for culture and the arts on the island while rebuilding the…

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Added by Mico on December 29, 2017 at 4:40pm — No Comments

Kenna T unleashes Animal for Carnival 2018

As T&T’s Carnival 2018 approaches with the intensity of a high speed jet, a delightful collection of new soca songs has descended upon the airwaves and online spaces.

Adding to this mix is multi-talented artiste Kenna T who has released one of the first power soca tracks of the season entitled Animal.

The energy-filled track was written by Kenna T (Corey Mc…

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Added by Mico on December 26, 2017 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Retrial set for Machel Montano, Kernal Roberts

The Court of Appeal has granted a retrial to soca sensation Machel Montano and Producer Kernal Roberts in their challenge of their 2013 convictions.

Montano was found guilty of assaulting Gerard Bowrin, Janelle Lee Chee, Brandis Browne and Russell Pollonais while Roberts was found guilty of assaulting Browne and Pollonais. Montano was ordered to pay compensation totaling $13,500 and fines in the sum of…

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Added by Mico on December 21, 2017 at 8:51pm — No Comments

Iwer George promises to deliver Road March hit on Boxing Day

Soca veteran Neil 'Iwer' George is promising to deliver a revolutionary soca track to his fans on Boxing Day after a 17-year hiatus from participating in the event. 

In 2000, Iwer released 'Carnival Come Back Again' where he placed second to Super Blue in that year's Soca Monarch competition.

That year, he tied with Super Blue for the Road March competition after…

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Added by Mico on December 21, 2017 at 8:44pm — No Comments

5 REASONS WHY: VUJADAY MUSIC FESTIVAL

4 – 8 April, 2018 will see the Caribbean island of Barbados graced with a new week-long destination music and art celebration, Vujaday Music Festival.

An event of this scale has yet to take place in Barbados and is meant to create unforgettable experiences for locals and travellers alike, giving the former a chance to experience DJs from around the world, while those new to the island will…

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Added by Mico on December 21, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Trinidad Carnival 2K18… the drama continues

With Trinidad Carnival 2018 soon upon us preparations continue apace alongside the expected debates and disagreements. Currently, the National Carnival Commission (NCC) which ran the mas strand of Carnival in 2016 and 2017 has no mas representative on its new board which was installed in November. 



The Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly recently gave the…

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Added by Mico on December 20, 2017 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Soca returns to South with Big Bad Soca and Cardi B

Sokah music was created in Piparo, South Trinidad by the late Garfield “Ras Shorty I” Blackman in the late 1970s, but since then, the genre has evolved, matured and has largely been promoted, celebrated and marketed up North in the capital city of Port-of-Spain.

Over 30 years have passed since this hybrid music form originated, but in 2018, Jay Upscale and 66 Entertainment are collaborating to bring soca…

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Added by Mico on December 20, 2017 at 5:52pm — No Comments

Have you ever heard of Cha-lypso?

In Trinidad in the fifties, Latin music was popular, both mambos and cha cha chas. In fact, many of the earliest steelpan recordings were mambos.

Thus, a crossing of calypso and Latin music was inevitable but when it came in the US just after the Calypso Craze, it had little calypso left. It was called chalypso and excited no interest.

Dick Clark always asked the…

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Added by Mico on December 20, 2017 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Pan returning to the carnival fete scene

In addition to being “a nice way to highlight the steelpan at a different level,” Paninclusive—Pan Lime in D City, presented by Epic  Events & Marketing Solutions, is offering a scholarship for a young pan musician to study music at the tertiary level in T&T.

“This year’s recipient will be a member of reigning Panorama champion Massy Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra,” said Joanne Phillips,…

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Added by Mico on December 20, 2017 at 5:48pm — No Comments

The Annual Creme De La Creme New Years Eve Ball

Champagne Toast @ Midnight | Hat & Noise Makers | Breakfast

WATCH the BALL DROP on our BIG SCREEN

3 Packages of FANTASY, SPLENDOR & FUN with world renowned Chefs from the Caribbean, Europe & USA

  • Creme de la Creme…
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Added by omar on December 15, 2017 at 12:30am — No Comments

Big up for SuperBlue this Carnival

For over 30 years, the name SuperBlue has been respected, revered by fellow calypso and soca artistes and even as the winds of change continue to blow, Super is still the man. His songs, Ethel, Barbara, Lara, Soca Baptist, Flag Party and countless other hit soca tracks have cemented Austin “SuperBlue” Lyons’ name in Soca’s Hall of Fame, if there ever was one. In 2018, he will be honoured in a very special way.…

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Added by Mico on December 13, 2017 at 10:51pm — No Comments

NEW WiLDFiRE – People Of The Soil (POS) (2018 Soca) – AVAILABLE NOW

“People Of The Soil” is a song that emits the natural essence of J’ouvert. The breaking of dawn which opens our eyes to our culture and heritage that is the heart of carnival. However, this song also brings a deeper message to joyful festivities and the bacchanalia of carnival. It’s soulful meaning reiterates that during this global time of turmoil and indifference, that no matter the skin color, language or cultural disconnects.. we are one people…

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Added by Mico on December 13, 2017 at 10:41pm — No Comments

Lyrikal Keeps Up The Energy, Returns for C2K18 in T&T with a Bag Full of Tunes

With the Christmas season in full swing in the Caribbean and around the world, Lyrikal told Power 102 Digital that he's got one wish for the country of his birth this year.

Soca artiste Lyrikal says he has a couple more songs set for release ahead of the…

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Added by Mico on December 13, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Should Reggae & DanceHall be played at carnival events - Juggling For Carnival - Music Mix Raises Concerns

Unlike other Caribbean countries such as St Vincent and the Grenadines, Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago, where soca music is deeply rooted in their culture, carnival in Jamaica portrays only a fraction of what the celebration represents.

This has contributed to a fascination with carnival as sort of a party season, nonetheless still showing support for the talent that comes from Eastern…

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Added by Mico on December 13, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Why Antigua and Barbuda is the New Caribbean Hollywood?

Is Antigua the new Caribbean Hollywood?

Golden Island Filmworks, an independent feature film finance and production company, has closed on a $125 million equity financing agreement with the government of Antigua and Barbuda that will commit to an initial slate of five feature films and launch Antigua’s long-term commitment to film production.

The newly created…

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Added by Mico on December 7, 2017 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Why you should Spend New Year’s Eve in the British Virgin Islands?

It’s the most legendary New Year’s Eve party in the Caribbean, and it’s back on for Dec. 31. The British Virgin Islands’ world-famous Foxy’s Old Year’s Night party is going ahead as planned this year, as the destination continues its rapid recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board announced this week.

This year’s event, hosted at Foxy’s Tamarind Bar on the island of…

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Added by Mico on December 7, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

No Miss Dominica for Carnival 2018

The annual Miss Dominica pageant will not take place during next year’s carnival celebrations.

Challenging logistics have been blamed for the change to the tradition during the first post-Hurricane Maria event.

Carnival celebrations were only confirmed last month by Colin Piper, CEO of Discover Dominica Authority.

“The…

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Added by Mico on December 4, 2017 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Prospects are positive for Soca Artist Brandon Anthony

Johnny Prospects is aiming to take soca music to the next level with his Carnival 2018 release Hiya.

The Brooklyn-based performer, real name Brandon Anthony, released the Clyde “Kool” Headley-produced track to rave reviews across the Diaspora earlier this week. Now he’s hoping to bring his natural enthusiasm and love for music back to the land of his parents, Trinidad and Tobago.…

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Added by Mico on December 4, 2017 at 8:07pm — No Comments

New Year 2018: Bored of NYE Gigs? Here’s 5 Other Ways to Celebrate

Fancy doing something hatke this new year? Bored of club-hopping every new year’s eve? We feel you. Doing the same thing year after year can get old. Why not chuck the monotonous annual ritual and get on the move to ring in the coming new year?

Wondering where to go? We have you covered!

Here are 5 places you can travel to for the best 2018 New Year…

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Added by Mico on December 4, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Rupee Talks About His Career, How He Got Started, And His Future

Rupee stopped by Caribbean Fever to talk to Dahved Levy about where he's been and why he hasn't been releasing music lately, his tour life, wasting money on a cadillac truck and where his future is taking him. Listen to the full interview below.…

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Added by omar on December 2, 2017 at 8:22pm — No Comments

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