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SCDF President Alston Lourens with Anguillian student Sandrena Harris (in front of him) as she receives her prize from Claudia Arrindell of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau. Many other St. Maarteners are also in the photo.
~ Anguillian in UK wins first trip to Carnival 50 ~
PHILIPSBURG/MIAMI--The official St. Maarten team consisting of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau (STB) and St. Maarten Carnival…Continue
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Trinidad: Honorary doctorate for soca king Machel Montano Machel Montano can now add doctorate to his long list of awards.
The soca king, who has been performing for 37 years, received an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from the University of Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday.
Montano said he felt great, honoured and humbled to be a recipient of the Honorary degree.
In the presence of his close friend Anthony Chow Lin On, girlfriend…Continue
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The death of Winston Bailey, the Shadow, sent shockwaves throughout Trinidad and Tobago and in particular the soca and calypso fraternity.
Shadow passed away on Monday morning after suffering a stroke over the weekend. The man who gave us memorable classics such as ‘Bassman’, ‘Dingolay’, Yuh Looking for Horn’ and ‘Stranger’ among several others, has been remembered for being a master storyteller, good…Continue
Added by Icom on October 24, 2018 at 1:09pm — No Comments
He’s one of the Caribbean’s most humble talents but ahead of the Carnival season in Trinidad and Tobago, St. Vincent born songwriter and artist, Problem Child is prepared to show the world just what he’s got, recently explaining to EBUZZTT exclusively that he’s got a very smart strategy that he cannot reveal just yet, but one that will certainly be recognised as time rolls on. Today, the singer celebrates his birthday.…Continue
Added by Icom on October 24, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Scrunter is back.
The undisputed king of parang soca is back with a new Christmas song.
The song, 'Santa is the Sanitary Inspector,' tells the story of how people frantically clean up their homes for Christmas and positions Santa Claus as the inspector who approves their work.
Scrunter revealed the new song when Loop…Continue
Added by Icom on October 19, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments
It's not enough to make list after list. The Turning the Tables project seeks to suggest alternatives to the traditional popular music canon, and to do more than that, too: to stimulate conversation about how hierarchies emerge and endure. This year, Turning the Tables considers how women and non-binary artists are shaping music in our moment, from the pop mainstream to the sinecures of jazz and contemporary classical music. Our list of the 200…Continue
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Every year during Miami Carnival over 18000 participants and performers line the streets of Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds on the Sunday preceding Columbus Day and fete from sun up to sun down. This year was no different, as masqueraders hit the road to play mas, and they sure looked good while doing it.
One Island Band’s beautiful costumes were an exceptional Carnival installation inspired by ice…Continue
Added by Icom on October 15, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments
THE number of soca artistes expanding TT’s indigenous musical artform in the Japanese market continues to grow. This time Akil “5Star Akil” Anthony Borneo raised TT’s flag at Japan Soca Weekend from September 14-17.
Crystal Cunningham, 5Star Akil’s manager, in a release to Newsday said Japan Soca Weekend, which launched in June, invited the singer to “provide a cultural performance at Island Nations, one of…Continue
Added by Icom on October 14, 2018 at 1:56am — No Comments
L’shun Emmanuel represents a new wave of artists from the Caribbean. The 23-year-old from the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago, more widely known as Jimmy October, blends the upbeat and narrative-driven genres native to his country with influential ones from abroad to create a signatured, textured, and cinematic sound that he calls New Calypso. “I try to mix a little bit of calypso, a little bit of soca, a little bit of R&B, and a little bit of…Continue
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There’s something about Caribbean people’s strong desire to share the culture of these parts with the world. For Juliana Fermin and her team of just a few, the passion to showcase the beauty of Trinidad and Tobago and by extension, the Caribbean’s culture, is unparalleled. …Continue
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Shanna Raymond, St Kitts Music Festival 2017
St. Kitts and Nevis are the sort of islands that dreams are made of: a lush tropical landscape, pristine beaches, luxury hotels, gourmet restaurants and…Continue
Added by omar on October 6, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Randy Glasgow Promotions, one of Trinidad and Tobago’s leading promoters, is preparing to launch a brand new festival in 2019, in the peaceful and scenic island of Tobago. Randy Glasgow has had many years of experience hosting top acts from around the Caribbean, including developing the International Soca Monarch Show and running many of the other signature events during the T&T Carnival celebrations.…
Added by omar on October 6, 2018 at 1:54pm — No Comments
All seasoned, newer and potential masqueraders are painfully aware that mas has become a pretty expensive proposition. From Carnival Loans in Trinidad to the first £1000 costume in London, those reminders are everywhere. There are always cheaper options, and cheaper bands – although that’s relatively speaking – but there’s only one direction of travel, and we know that’s unlikely to change.
What began in…Continue
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Yes! So shelve all your upcoming plans, because it’s on. The Carnival countdown has begun.
The annual Caribbean Carnival season culminates with one of the largest cultural spectacles in North America right here in the Magic City on Sunday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds.
Miami Carnival is a kaleidoscope of Caribbean colors and cultures.…Continue
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Dahved Levy sits down with the top artists from the new hot sound of the Caribbean, the Dennery Segment. Mata, Blackboy, Subance, Shemmy J, Krome, Nassis, and Mac 11 talk about the success of their music and how it all started. Check out the full interview below:…Continue
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Ken “Professor” Philmore - steelpan arranger, composer and ace pannist – died at the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital on Sunday.
Philmore, 58, succumbed to severe internal injuries suffered in a crash on the Republic Day holiday.
He sustained broken ribs and his lungs…
Added by omar on September 30, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments
As a sound system blares “Mind your funky business, leave me alone,” Elton — a tall ,middle-aged man, dark skin well-moisturized and proudly dressed in red from his cap to his trousers — proceeded to set me straight on my possible impressions of Cambridge Carnival 2018:
“Any time you hear people say that they came to Carnival and they saw women dressing half-naked, and stuff like that, that is just a form…Continue
Added by Icom on September 25, 2018 at 1:08pm — No Comments
Officials of the National Carnival Commission (NCC) are vowing to put Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival back on top.
Speaking at the launch of Carnival 2019 on Saturday, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the NCC Colin Lucas and Chairman Winston “Gypsy” Peters, sounded the alarm on the need for T&T to take back its place on the top of the Carnival totem.
Added by Icom on September 25, 2018 at 1:05pm — No Comments