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Soca Gold 2017 is Number 1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart

New York, NY –  Soca Gold 2017 has made its debut on the Billboard Reggae Chart, landing at number one this week. For twenty years, the annual series has set the standard for carnival music, bringing a taste of the Caribbean Islands with a current sample of the best Caribbean carnival hits.

 

“We are excited that the…

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Added by Mico on July 19, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Spicemas 2017, Grenada [VIDEO]

The premier cultural event, ‘Spicemas’ is Grenadian expression in all its glory, climaxing during the second Monday and Tuesday in August. Brimming with pageantry and expression linked to our African, French, British and Caribbean heritage, Carnival is colorful, humorous and full of surprises. Calypsonians, steel pan orchestras, beauty contestants, ‘fancy mas’ bands and others perform and parade to compete for…

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Added by Mico on July 19, 2017 at 6:55pm — No Comments

SOCA STAR AND RADIO PERSONALITY, DEVON MATTHEWS HAS DIED

Hours before his death, Devon Matthews started filming the video for his 2017 hit “D Journey”, a collaboration with Ella Andall.

In a voice note he left on my phone at 2.41 am on Saturday, he said the video would be…

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Added by omar on July 16, 2017 at 11:46pm — No Comments

Court Orders Soca Star Destra to Pay for Rupturing Man’s Bladder During Performance {VIDEO}

DESTRA GARCIA AND FERNANDO OLIVA DURING THE INCIDENT THAT THE BELIZEAN SAID RESULTED IN HIS BLADDER BEING RUPTURED.

 

Destra Garcia’s energy on stage makes her one of the Caribbean’s most popular soca artistes, but it has landed her in trouble with the Belize Supreme Court.

The court has ordered the Trinidadian to pay just over US$8,000 after it found that she injured Belizean Fernando Oliva while…

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Added by omar on July 9, 2017 at 1:50am — No Comments

Jersey City Carnival on July 22nd, 2017 [VIDEO]

The Jersey City West Indian Caribbean American Carnival Association will host its 22nd annual Statewide Caribbean Carnival Parade and Festival Saturday, July 22, in Jersey City.

A parade in celebration of Caribbean culture will step off at noon in Lincoln Park (at Belmont Avenue and…

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Added by Mico on July 3, 2017 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Check out St. Lucia Carnival (July 18th, 2017) [VIDEO]

St. Lucia Carnival is just around the Corner. Check out one of the biggest Carnivals in the Caribbean! …

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Added by Mico on July 3, 2017 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Montreal Carifiesta on July 8th [VIDEO]

Enjoy Carifiesta on July 8 as we invade the streets of downtown Montreal with our vibrant colors and extravagant costumes while dancing to the musical sounds from throughout the Caribbean. Come, join in the celebration of our cultural heritage on display in the form of a street theater parade. Be sure not to miss it!

Check out some of last year's…

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Added by Mico on July 3, 2017 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Bermuda Carnival was lit [VIDEO]

Check out what you missed at Bermuda Carnival! 

Bermuda Raft up Party…

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Added by Mico on June 22, 2017 at 4:22pm — No Comments

What you missed at Berlin Carnival [VIDEO]

The most diverse carnival in Europe, Berlin Carnival. The name speaks for itself "Carnival of Cultures". 

Take a look at the video:…

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Added by Mico on June 6, 2017 at 2:48pm — No Comments

TUESDAY WITHOUT LOCKS KEES CUTS OFF HIS DREADS

KEES LOOSES HIS LOCKS AND FANS CAN'T HANDLE IT

His signature event is Tuesday on the Rocks.

Yesterday, soca artiste Kees Dieffenthaller revealed his new look via social media – Tuesday without locks.

Dieffenthaller, who is known as much for his music as his hair, is now…

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Added by Darrie-L on June 7, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

6 Reasons why Antigua's Carnival is the best

For most people, kicking off your holiday in the wee hours of the morning can be an exhausting, curmudgeon-inducing thing.

But then we'd surmise that most people haven't enjoyed the bewildering life experience of what it's like to walk straight into the 3am hubbub of Antigua's hyper-colourful, wonderfully chaotic and overwhelmingly inviting 12-day Carnival.…

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Added by Mico on June 6, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

BUNGI GARLIN AND FAYANNE IN L.A MOVIE

 Bunji and Faynne in New Movie 'Prison Logic'

Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons can now add acting to their list of…

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Added by Darrie-L on June 2, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

National Caribbean-American Heritage Month Marks Twelfth Anniversary in 2017

In June 2005, the House of Representatives unanimously adopted H. Con. Res. 71, sponsored by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, recognizing the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States.  On February 14, 2006, the resolution similarly passed the Senate, culminating a two-year, bipartisan and bicameral effort. The Proclamation was issued by President George…

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Added by Mico on June 6, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

5 Caribbean Carnivals You Can Still Make It To This Year

Spice Mas, Grenada If you haven't been to Grenada, you need to add it to your list… and soon. Affectionately known as the "Spice Island," it's only right that their annual carnival would be known as "Spice Mas." The most anticipated event of the year for locals and tourists alike, Spice Mas transforms the island of Grenada into a celebration like none other. Jab Jabs, which are unique to…

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Added by omar on May 27, 2017 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Happy Independence Day Guyana! 51 YEARS!

TODAY, GUYANA marks 51 years as an independent country after cutting its binding colonial ties with the UK.

This and last week, The Voice has explored various aspects of Guyana's journey, including the recent promise that oil, gold and investment bring, how people will be celebrating plus a review of Miss Guyana UK's activities over the past…

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Added by Mico on May 26, 2017 at 3:26pm — No Comments

CARNIVAL ROAD MARCH WINNERS FROM 1930 - 2017

The Carnival Road March is the musical composition played most often at the "judging points" along the parade route during Carnival. Originating as part of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival, the term has been applied to other Caribbean carnivals.

In…

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Added by omar on May 27, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Vincy Mas 2017 [VIDEO]

Come to Vincy Mas! Enjoy a spectacular celebration of music, colour, heritage and life. Join in traditional street parties, watch fantastic calypso and steel pan performances, costume parades and much more. The St. Vincent Carnival is a wonderful time to visit this premier Caribbean destination.

St. Vincent’s Carnival, or Vincy Mas, has an identity all of its own. Kicking off with an official…

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Added by Mico on May 20, 2017 at 7:01pm — No Comments

The Soca Paradise Trinidad & Tobago

In terms of historical standing in the Caribbean region, few can match the overall impact of Trinidad & Tobago. This twin republic has given the world: limbo (the dance form), calypso (the music style) and steelpan (the musical instrument), in addition to just enough cultural oddities to make those islands stand out. The landscape, the language, the food and especially the people all are a part of the potpourri that makes the islands a…

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Added by omar on May 8, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Check out what you missed at St. Maarten Carnival 2017 [VIDEO]

Added by Mico on May 5, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

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