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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

The Best Trinidad Carnival Road March Anthems of All Time [VIDEO]

The Trinidad Carnival Road March is considered the Anthem For that year’s Carnival. It’s the song you sing and dance to as you cross the stage. It’s the song that plays in your head over and over when Carnival has long since finished. Officially, it’s the song that is played the most at “judging points” along the parade Route.

These songs, all share a similar theme. That is…

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Added by Mico on May 26, 2017 at 3:14pm — 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

New York City’s favorite rosé picnic and music festival returns in June [VIDEO]

Following the runaway success of Pinknic’s 2016 debut, New York City’s largest rosé picnic and music festival returns to Governors Island this June for a two-day summer fête. 2017’s Pinknic is going to be full to the brim with delectable food, lively entertainment, and, of course, everyone’s favorite pink drink. But that’s not all. This year, we’ve got a few more tricks up our sleeve. …

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Added by Mico on May 5, 2017 at 6:01pm — 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

More Bacchanal Jamaica for YOU [VIDEO]

Bacchanal Jamaica 2017 from Yaad Snap

Added by Mico on April 27, 2017 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Check out Wyclef, Kes, Shabba Ranks, Grace Jones and more at the Tobago Jazz Experience

The Tobago Jazz Experience is Tobago’s biggest annual music event. Celebrating jazz, the indigenous music of Trinidad and Tobago and new music from around the world.

Taking place on one of the world’s most idyllic tropical islands, the festival offers much more than music. It represents everything Tobago is renowned for.…

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Added by Mico on April 27, 2017 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Check out what you missed at Bacchanal Jamaica Carnival 2017 [VIDEO]

Another Season of Carnival in Jamaica over. See for yourself how it was! …

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Added by Mico on April 24, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

The Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival is just around the Corner [VIDEO]

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Amp Up The Music! Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Kicks-off its events in the home of the second capital, Grand Bahama on April 28th. This is only one of many other Carnival events hosted by the Bahamians. 

This amazing two-day event is the debut event for the stars of the Music Masters song competition. Grand Bahamians are treated to the newest, hottest Bahamian hits as the semi-finalists battle it out on a…

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Added by Mico on April 17, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Antigua Sailing Week with Damian Marley (April 29th - May 5th)

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, (April 11, 2017)— Internationally acclaimed reggae artist, Damian “Junior Gong” Marley – the youngest son of the legendary Bob Marley – is set to headline the eighth edition of Antigua Sailing Week’s Reggae in the Park. The concert is one of the most highly anticipated events on the Antigua Sailing Week party calendar.

The award-winning Grammy…

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Added by Mico on April 17, 2017 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Barbados Reggae Festival from April 23-30th, 2017 [VIDEO]

Debuting in 2005 on Farley Hill National Park, the Barbados Reggae Festival steadily grew into a main spectacle each year. Showcasing live performances from the hottest names of reggae from the local, regional and international arena, this festival has made its way onto the calendar of many Caribbean and foreign reggae enthusiasts.

Over the years, the Barbados Reggae Festival stages have been graced by many…

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Added by Mico on April 10, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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