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Thousands at Farley Hill

Last Sunday, Soca On De Hill proved why it has been a staple event in the Crop Over calendar for years.

It was all about the good vibes as thousands of soca enthusiasts landed at the picturesque Farley Hill National Park for over eight hours of non-stop soca. From as early as 1 p.m., throngs of soca lovers descended upon the St Peter park in long lines with their coolers…

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Added by Icom on August 11, 2018 at 2:21pm — No Comments

A Grand Kadooment

Scores of Barbadians and visitors braved the scorching heat and turned up at the National Stadium in Waterford, St Michael this morning to witness the parade of costume bands at Grand Kadooment, signalling the climax of the 2018 Crop Over Festival.

While five registered bands failed to turn up, this did not diminish the impact, which the other…

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Added by Icom on August 11, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Antigua Carnival T-shirt Mas 2018

Added by omar on August 9, 2018 at 3:25am — No Comments

WIADCA president dies at 75

Just less than a month before the massive West Indian American Day Carnival Parade takes place on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, the president of the organizing group has died.

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is celebrated as a…

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Added by omar on August 9, 2018 at 2:54am — No Comments

Notting Hill Carnival: maligned and misused

“Six more stabbings in a night – now urgent review of police crime tactics is launched.”

No, the Evening Standard headline of 9 May wasn’t referring to what it likes to call “carnage…

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Added by omar on August 9, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

WIADCA president dies at 75

Just less than a month before the massive West Indian American Day Carnival Parade takes place on Brooklyn’s Eastern Parkway on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, the president of the organizing group has died.

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is celebrated as a public holiday in the United States.

William R. “Bill” Howard, the African American-born president of the Brooklyn-based West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), was found dead in his…

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Added by omar on August 9, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Mr Blood has his Pic-O-De-Crop @ Barbados carnival

The finals of the 2018 Pic-O-De-Crop competition were held at the Kensington Oval, Barbados. There were 10 contestants in the running for this year’s competition but the night belonged to Mr Blood (Anderson Armstrong) who performed…
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Added by omar on August 9, 2018 at 2:30am — No Comments

Toronto’s Caribana Festival Gets A Special Nike Air Force 1 Release

During early August every year, Toronto celebrates is budding Caribbean community with its esteemed Caribana Festival filled with parades, events, and a cant-miss nightlife. This year, Nike is kicking things up a notch with two colorful and iconic selections to celebrate this cherished event. While you have already seen the wildly designed Air Max 95 for Caribana, we are now here to bring you a detailed look at a bold Air Force 1 Low as well. Equipped…

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Added by Icom on August 8, 2018 at 11:36am — No Comments

Caribana’s ‘Carnival Kingdom’ event cancelled with little notice, leaving concert-goers furious

Ticket-holders vented their anger on social media after a popular Caribana event was cancelled less than two hours before it was scheduled to begin Saturday night.

Carnival Kingdom, which had been running for seven years, was cancelled out of the blue by the city, said Katherine Andrews, one of the event’s backstage/hospitality co-ordinators.…

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Added by Icom on August 8, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Lil Rick takes four of seven Crop Over titles

Lil Rick and Nandi as Mudda Sally in his Party Monarch performance at Soca Royale.…
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Added by omar on August 7, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments

Caribana Parade [VIDEO]

One of the city's most vibrant parades, down by the water! Details from organizers below:

"The road becomes the stage for the masqueraders and steelpan performers. It truly is something you can’t miss. Toronto Caribbean Carnival's Grande Parade continues to attract local, regional, national, and international attention by visitors and media as it is the highlight of the…

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Added by Icom on July 31, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Cricket Stadium tranforms into a Soca Kingdom for a Night

Someone once told me he knew only two people who disliked soca music and he gave them as wide a berth as he could. He reasoned: there had to be something very wrong about a person who did not enjoy a good melody and a call from a soca singer to loosen up and enjoy life, if only for a few minutes! Hundreds came out on Wednesday night to do just that at the Daren Sammy Cricket Stadium, attracted by the Dennery Segment and soca kings Machel…

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Added by Icom on July 31, 2018 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Soca Monarchs crowned as regional Carnivals heat up



Lil Rick is having a bumper Crop Over. The singer, known as Hypa Dawg, has won the Sweet Soca Monarch title in Barbados, bringing the total of his 2018 titles to two.

Rick won the first International Bashment Soca Monarch with his popular song 'Breakfast in Bed'.

He won the Sweet Soca title at Soca Royale on Sunday.…

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Added by Icom on July 31, 2018 at 3:54pm — No Comments

I Want to Celebrate Freedom for All Bodies at Carnival

Its runways often centre conventionally sized, racially ambiguous, fair skinned women.

Liberation looks different for everyone, but for me it involves a healthy serving of soca (sometimes dancehall), illustrious costumes and heavy wining. I get all of this and more playing mas (or masquerading) during Carnival. If you’ve ever had the…

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Added by Icom on July 31, 2018 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Saint Lucia 2018 Groovy and Power Soca Monarch results

Ricky T & Teddyson John

King Arthur continues his reign as Groovy Soca Monarch and Ricky T adds another title to his ever-growing list of wins as he captures the Power Monarch title.…

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Added by omar on July 23, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

British tourists are trapped on 'Soca on de Sea' party boat overnight [VIDEO]

Over 300 people, including several Britons, were left stranded at sea for hours after a party boat's steering broke off the coast of Barbados.  

Hundreds crammed on board the MV Dream Chaser as it left port at Bridgetown on Saturday night as part of a late night music festival.  

The…

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Added by Icom on July 23, 2018 at 11:24am — No Comments

Carnival Village betrayed! Finance officer jailed for massive fraud

Former finance officer of Carnival Village Trust (CVT) Nadia Deone Chase-Ali has started a six-year jail sentence for stealing nearly £800,000 from the charity.

Between March 2014 and December 2016, the 34 year old Trinidadian made 530 transfers into her private account disguised as payments to legitimate suppliers, service providers and HM Revenue & Customs. In total, Isleworth Crown Court heard,…

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Added by Icom on July 23, 2018 at 11:18am — No Comments

Sirius soca

SiriusXM is home to the voice of iconic American radio broadcaster Howard Stern and rapper MC Lyte. Now it has also given voice to TT’s own soca.

SiriusXM channel, The Joint 42, known primarily for reggae, will now have soca in its rotation.

TT has to thank soca DJ ambassador Darryl “D-Life” Payne for this achievement. He will be deejaying every Saturday on…

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Added by Icom on July 23, 2018 at 11:13am — No Comments

TORONTO CARNIVAL KICKOFF: Get out your costumes and dance shoes!

Move over, Toronto Pride!

There’s a much more colourful and happier festival happening in Toronto.

The Peeks Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an exciting four-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine and revelry.

It is the largest cultural event in Canada and the largest outdoor festival in North…

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Added by Icom on July 14, 2018 at 4:35pm — No Comments

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