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Jouvert beating for US citizen

The injuries the teenager said she suffered

A US citizens was stabbed, robbed and beaten during J’ouvert celebrations in San Fernando on Monday, and her mother is claiming that police did not do enough to apprehend the criminals.

Tionne Atwell, 19, of San Diego, was stabbed in the hand during…

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Persons who won more than one Road March

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We have had some epic races over the years for the Road March title.

Road March is the song which is played the most number of times at the judging points during Carnival.

I was surprised that only thirteen people have won more than one Road March title.

Persons who won more than one Road March

Note since Blue Boy changed his name to Super Blue I counted him as the same person.

Kitchener is still the Road March King! …

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'Famalay' takes the Road March

The Trinidad and Tobago Unified Calypsonians' Organisation (TUCO) has announced the official results of the National Road March Competition 2019.

Machel Montano, Ian Alvarez and Gamal…

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The 2019 International Soca Monarch finals results {VIDEO}

Mr Killa performing at the International Soca Monarch 2019 semi-finals

Mr. Killa crowned International Soca Monarch winner, Swappi, 2019 groovy champion. Mr. Killa (Hollice Mapp) who hails from Grenada was crowned International Soca Monarch champion on Saturday 2nd March defeating Neil Iwer George who placed 2nd and Mr. Legz (Hector Thomas), Mr. Killa's compatriot placed 3rd.…

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Added by omar on March 2, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Trinidad & Tobago 2019 Calypso Monarch results {VIDEO}

The 2019 Calypso Monarch finals were held last night Thursday 28 February at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain, Trinidad. There could only be one winner and that was Ronaldo London who sang Man’s Imagination.

  1. Ronaldo London Man’s Imagination
  2. Karene Asche Loco and Broco
  3. Helon…
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Chutney soca monarch kings reign for another year {VIDEO}

ht Chutney Soca Monarch Kings 2019

The finals of the 2019 Chutney Soca Monarch competition was held last Saturday 16 February at Skinner Park, San Fernando. Although there were…

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Machel releases G.O.A.T his 45th album

Soca artist Machel Montano has dropped his new album, G.O.A.T (The Greatest Of All Time Is Now) which includes his 2019 Trinidad Carnival Road March contender, entitled Release. The launch took place at a special listening party on Thursday 31 January at the Residence Restaurant & Bar, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

G.O.A.T features 20 songs, with various artists collaborations such as Dance with Jacob Desvarieux (Kassav), Young Boy…

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Added by omar on February 10, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

International Soca Monarch semi-finals artists and performance positions

Coverage of the 2019 Play Whe International Soca Monarch semi-finals starts from 5pm Trinidad time (9pm GMT)

You can view the semi-final coverage at…

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Added by omar on February 10, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Another French honour – and a date in London for Calypso Rose

At the age of 78, prolific Tobago-born calypsonian Calypso Rose is having the best time of her career. Next month she will collect yet another honour for her contribution to music, the Grand Prix des musiques du monde, which will be presented at a special ceremony in Paris as part of the Sacem Grand Prix.

SACEM is the French-based Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music. Each…

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Added by omar on November 18, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

The Original De Fosto Himself passes at 64

Another son of the soil has left us, The Original De Fosto Himself (Winston Scarborough).

Only days before the veteran calypsonian had paid tribute at the funeral of another fallen hero, Winston Bailey, The Mighty Shadow.

Scarborough, who was just 64, died on Friday 2 November after suffering a heart attack. He had been…

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Added by omar on November 18, 2018 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Eddy Grant awarded Honorary Doctorate {VIDEO}

Eddie Grant, a Guyana-born, world-renowned, phenomenal artist, was last Saturday conferred Doctor of Letters for excellency in music by Professor Eon Harris at the University of Guyana’s first such historic distinction, during the institution’s 52nd convocation ceremony at the National Cultural Center in Georgetown.…

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Added by omar on November 18, 2018 at 7:30pm — No Comments

St Kitts and Nevis your perfect music festival paradise

Shanna Raymond, St Kitts Music Festival 2017

St. Kitts and Nevis are the sort of islands that dreams are made of: a lush tropical landscape, pristine beaches, luxury hotels, gourmet restaurants and…

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Added by omar on October 6, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Tobago Loves Soca

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Randy Glasgow Promotions, one of Trinidad and Tobago’s leading promoters, is preparing to launch a brand new festival in 2019, in the peaceful and scenic island of Tobago. Randy Glasgow has had many years of experience hosting top acts from around the Caribbean, including developing the International Soca Monarch Show and running many of the other signature events during the T&T Carnival celebrations.…

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Added by omar on October 6, 2018 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Pannist, Ken 'Professor' Philmore has died {VIDEOS}

Ken “Professor” Philmore - steelpan arranger, composer and ace pannist – died at the Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital on Sunday.

Philmore, 58, succumbed to severe internal injuries suffered in a crash on the Republic Day holiday.

He sustained broken ribs and his lungs…

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Added by omar on September 30, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Reggae on the Hudson Saturday, September 22nd with live performance by Freddie McGregor {Big Ship Sailing On The Ocean} CLICK PIC BELOW TO BUY TIX

Reggae on the Hudson Saturday, September 22nd…

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Added by omar on September 6, 2018 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Rio Carnival 2017- 2018 [HD] - Floats & Dancers | Brazilian Carnival | The Samba Schools Parade {VIDEO}

Bright colours, scantily clad women and some of the world’s best dancers - it must be Rio's Carnival.

Carnival is one of the biggest events on the Brazilian calendar and one of the biggest festivals in the world.

An estimated two million people line the streets of the five day long festival which is held each year before Lent.…

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Antigua Carnival T-shirt Mas 2018

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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

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