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Icom's Blog – August 2016 Archive (5)

Miami Carnival footage 2016

Miami Carnival Countdown (Oct 8-10)

Come to Miami over Columbus Day weekend to dress up in masquerade for the Miami Broward One Carnival, a bi-county event that attracts over 50,000 participants each year. The main event is held at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds, although…

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Added by Icom on August 31, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Trinidad & Tobago celebrates 54 years of Independence

The island of Trinidad was a Spanish colony from 1498 when Christopher Columbus arrived until 18th February 1797 when the British landed ashore with a fleet of 18 warships which led to the capitulation of the then Governor Don José Maria Chacón.

By that time Trinidad was a country with a population of 17, 718 of which 1,082 were Amerindians, 2,151 were of European ancestry, 4,476 were “free blacks and people…

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Added by Icom on August 31, 2016 at 10:05am — No Comments

West Indian Day Parade in NYC: What to know about the Crown Heights celebration

It wouldn't be Labor Day in New York City without the West Indian Day Parade taking over Crown Heights.

One of the most popular Labor Day events in the area, with over one million people expected to attend, the parade brings culture and…

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Added by Icom on August 30, 2016 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Lyrikal Charts ‘Hard-Fought’ Journey In Soca (VIDEO)

It’s been a long time coming, but finally one of soca’s most consistent exponents is about to release his debut album. Trinidad-born, New York-based singer/songwriter Devon ‘Lyrikal’ Martin brings together an impressive body of music on his collection, The Journey. The 20 track recording includes an All Access DVD (which follows Lyrikal at Trinidad Carnival), hit digital stores on 22 July.

On it you will find fresh material in the form of World’s…

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Added by Icom on August 20, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Notting Hill Carnival in pictures

Notting Hill Carnival in Days (VIDEO)Notting Hill Carnival in pictures

(Picture: Getty Images)

Notting Hill has been turned into a feast for the eyes as the music festival kicks off with a plethora of feathers, sequins and vibrant colours.

Two million people are expected to descend onto west London this bank holiday weekend, for what is considered to be Europe’s largest street music festival.

Despite the rain, the jubilant parade set off at 10am from…

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Added by Icom on August 20, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

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