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Music lovers from across the continent have embraced young Caribbean artist Nailah Blackman and may yet win her Black Entertainment Television's (BET) Viewer's Choice: Best New International Act.…
Added by Icom on June 20, 2018 at 4:07pm — No Comments
Vincy Mas introduced their Soca Monarch Semi Finals in 2017 to make the overall competition for the crown of Soca Monarch a fairer one. It meant that the artists’ live performances, as opposed to recorded music, are judged at an earlier stage.
A great success last year, the event has been retained for the 41st Vincy Mas in 2018. The semis begin at 8pm on Saturday 23 June, at the ET Joshua Tarmac in Arnos…Continue
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St David’s was a cacophony of colour this morning as thousands gathered to watch and take part in the National Heroes Weekend Parade of Bands.
Soca music pumped out from the main roundabout into Southside all the way to Clearwater Beach where the festivities began.
Band members were dressed in brightly coloured feathers and dazzling jewels for Bermuda’s fourth…Continue
Added by Icom on June 18, 2018 at 9:07pm — No Comments
Bermuda Heroes Weekend came alive early Monday morning when soca king Machel Montano graced the stage at Pure.
The annual white fete, put on by Wild Apache Promotions, was set to be the biggest event of the weekend and it certainly lived up to expectations.
Bermuda Carnival or #BHW is now in its fourth year and this is the first year Machel has performed at the…Continue
Added by Icom on June 18, 2018 at 8:57pm — No Comments
St Lucia’s Carnival is almost here and already the vibe is in the air for what promises to be another exciting Carnival.
As we countdown the days to Carnival on July 18 and 19, we are getting our shoes, outfits and energy together for the next few weeks of partying. If you haven’t planned your parties yet or don’t know which party to attend, here is a list of fetes you don’t want to…Continue
Added by Icom on June 16, 2018 at 11:31am — No Comments
The 7th Annual Los Angeles Culture Festival (LACF)returns, bigger and better than ever! On Saturday, June 23, 2018, Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles will miraculously transform into a Grand Carnival and Street Extravaganzawith a parade that ends at the Carnival Culture Village.
Soca Music King Machel…Continue
Added by Icom on June 16, 2018 at 11:28am — No Comments
The final event of this year’s WeBeat St James Live took on a Carnival-like atmosphere with pan music ringing out for most of the night, then a parade of traditional mas characters and finally masqueraders of the Brite Nite Band, parading up and down the Western Main Road on Saturday night.
NGC Couva Joylanders was joy to listen to as the band came to the fore of the amphitheatre playing Sweet Soca Man, and…Continue
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Nailah Blackman has been nominated for a BET Award (Viewer’s Choice).
The young singer/songwriter/musician who has been performing all around the world since after Carnival is among the 10 artistes in the running for the Best New International Act Award.
These artistes come from places such as Ghana, UK, France, South Korea, Brazil, Nigeria and are all among…Continue
Added by Icom on June 11, 2018 at 2:03am — No Comments
The 7th Annual Los Angeles Culture Festival (LACF) returns, bigger and better than ever! On Saturday, June 23, 2018, Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles will miraculously transform into a Grand Carnival and Street Extravaganza with a parade that ends at the Carnival Culture Village.
The Los Angeles Culture…Continue
Added by Icom on June 11, 2018 at 2:00am — No Comments
THE CLOSING lines of The Last Poets much-celebrated 1970 track When The Revolution Comes make the claim that when the revolution comes, black people far too often just want to “party and b******t”. Think soca music and you might be inclined to envision gyrating hips revved up by pulsating carnival rhythms. Because of this, you may not necessarily think of this happy-go-lucky, vibrant music, originating in Caribbean islands such as Trinidad, St…Continue
Added by Icom on June 11, 2018 at 1:52am — No Comments
Destra Garcia, known as the Queen of Bacchanal, Destra Garcia has built a large Caribbean following for her energetic performances and catchy songs.
Destra has been performing in Jamaica for years and has been the main feature at Bacchanal Jamaica events. In 2016, she gave soca fans a scare when she fell through a stage in Bermuda and broke her ankle. She has since had surgery and has been performing…Continue
Added by Icom on June 9, 2018 at 12:23pm — No Comments
Things are really heating up with Flow for summer 2018, with the unveiling of the company’s seasonal promotional campaign. The glitzy media launch, including Carnival bands, some of Saint Lucia’s most outstanding musical talent and more, took place on Thursday evening, June 7th 2018, at Flow’s Baywalk retail outlet.
Of course, Flow is Platinum Sponsor of Saint Lucia Carnival 2018. This year, leading up to…Continue
Added by Icom on June 9, 2018 at 12:10pm — No Comments
Two of the biggest names in the Caribbean entertainment world will touchdown on the sun-drenched Caribbean island of Saint in what is being lauded as the most anticipated and exciting event this year.
Come Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Saint Lucia will be the first stop in a series of regional and international concerts forming the ‘Soca Kingdom’ tour that features Trinidad &Tobago soca mega-sensation and…Continue
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World renowned Trinidadian soca superstar, Machel Montano, is currently in Belize to fulfill a promise he made to students at Stann Creek Ecumenical to perform at their prom but also, to begin work on establishing a musical program at the institution.
Montano arrived in the country earlier this week, and news of his arrival quickly spread. It was even erroneously…
Added by Icom on June 9, 2018 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Saint Lucia`s 2016 Road March King Lance Montoute, popularly known as Mac 11, is ready for Carnival.
So far, the versatile and high energy artist has produced five songs for the 2018 season and he continues to put in late hours in the studio, on target to release an estimated ten songs this year.
His first song “Ready” is the unofficial theme song for Saint Lucia…Continue
Added by Icom on June 4, 2018 at 4:36pm — No Comments
Carnival energy took over the streets of Atlanta, Georgia recently, as Caribbean immigrants and descendants assembled in the southern state to celebrate the festival on Memorial weekend. Trinbagonian DJ extraordinaire, “International Stephen” Phillip and his DSM team staged a grand schedule of six events entitled the Atlanta Carnival Experience (ACE).…Continue
Added by Icom on June 4, 2018 at 4:35pm — No Comments
The Guyana Carnival is here. Guyana has now joined other countries in the celebration of carnival, which is both, variously, a long-standing tradition and a new imitative contrivance. All the West Indian islands have a carnival celebrated at different dates in the year – they are all highly colourful masquerades with top-of-the-line entertainment, but in the context of carnival in Guyana there are important conceptual differences.…Continue
Added by Icom on May 31, 2018 at 9:15am — No Comments
DURBAN - THIS Africa Month in Durban, children of the soil are expected to gather in song, dance and authentic cuisine.
The African Renaissance Conference takes place over three days starting on Africa Day, on Friday.
And as Durban gears up to host the Celebrate Africa Carnival next Saturday, organisers are calling on…Continue
Added by Icom on May 31, 2018 at 9:08am — No Comments
While Hypasounds is waiting for Crop Over 2018 he is continuing to build his brand.
“The music really branch off and has been a feature at all the various carnivals and [the exposure] helps me to be more creative,” Hypasounds [Damien Etienne] told Weekend Buzz recently, as he spoke of his tours since the end of Crop Over; his hits in 2017, Get Up And Move and Dip…Continue
Added by Icom on May 30, 2018 at 12:13pm — No Comments
The Orlando Carnival Downtown festival has been infusing the joys of Caribbean culture and music into Orlando for more than three decades, and this weekend will be no exception. The 31st annual festival brings pageantry, parties, art vendors and foods from Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Guyana, Barbados and other Caribbean nations. Dancehall reggae artists Tony Matterhorn, Serani and Menace join soca stars Raymond Ramnarine and Machel Montano for an…Continue
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