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Baby Jumping Festival in Spain [VIDEO]

You would be forgiven for being curious about the title of this festival because even though Spain boasts some of the most unusual and bizarre festivals compared to the rest of the world, throwing tomatoes over each other as they do in Valencia or being chased down the street by a herd of bulls in Pamplona does not come close to the excitement aroused by the Baby Jumping Festival held each year in Castillo de Murcia near Burgos.Anyone who has a newborn addition to their family can bring their…See More
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Despite the physical lockdown of Carnival 2021, many organisations and artistes are working around covid19

Despite the physical lockdown of Carnival 2021, many organisations and artistes are working around covid19 restrictions and hosting virtual concerts and fetes.And similar to any other year, the party is starting right after Christmas.For example, there were at least three virtual concerts on Boxing Day including Kes the Band, Neil “Iwer” George, and Blaxx and D’ All Stars.Several schools were also planning virtual fetes including Fatima Strive On by the Fatima Old Boys’ Association’s on January…See More
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Despite the physical lockdown of Carnival 2021, many organisations and artistes are working around covid19

Despite the physical lockdown of Carnival 2021, many organisations and artistes are working around covid19 restrictions and hosting virtual concerts and fetes.And similar to any other year, the party is starting right after Christmas.For example, there were at least three virtual concerts on Boxing Day including Kes the Band, Neil “Iwer” George, and Blaxx and D’ All Stars.Several schools were also planning virtual fetes including Fatima Strive On by the Fatima Old Boys’ Association’s on January…See More
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Reading Carnival: Caribbean community 'let down' as licence revoked

Volunteers have told how the Caribbean community will feel "let down" after Reading Carnival lost its licence.On Thursday Reading councillors revoked its licence over safety fears raised by Thames Valley Police.Last year two people were stabbed at the annual event celebrating culture which has taken place in the town since 1977.Volunteers called the removal disproportionate and said they faced an "uphill battle" against the police.Reading Borough Council's licensing sub-committee ruled "there…See More
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Jus' Buss: Machel Montano drops a refix, MX Prime says jam at home

With all the soca being released it feels like there is a Trinidad Carnival looming but alas there isn’t and the content of the songs reflects that. From Machel Montano to MX Prime, soca is finding a way to make us reminisce and long for the day when we can enjoy a fete again. For now, however, you just need to visit your favourite streaming platform to get your soca fix.

Here are the songs that Jus…

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Posted on January 25, 2021 at 4:30pm

The pandemic killed Trinidad & Tobago's 2021 Carnival, but soca music keeps the spirit alive

Ever since it was announced that Trinidad and Tobago's 2021 Carnival celebrations would be cancelled because of COVID-19, enthusiasts of the national festival have been feeling a tad maudlin.

This feeling of longing for what's been lost—usually in cases of unrequited love—is what Trinbagonians call tabanca, and there are few things they love more than their Carnival. Enthusiasts are already feeling the…

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Posted on January 25, 2021 at 4:23pm

Soca Monarch Replaces Carnival 2021

There is no Carnival 2021 in Trinidad, but there will be a Soca Monarch. A version of the competition will be held online, according to creative director for International Soca Monarch (ISM) Simon Baptiste, Trinidad and Tobago’s Sunday Newsday reported on January 17.

In a telephone interview with Sunday Newsday, Baptiste confirmed the competition is on with the management team seeking sponsorship for…

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Posted on January 25, 2021 at 4:19pm

Carnival fetes and concerts go virtual in 2021

There may be no parades or actual fetes happening in Trinidad and Tobago for Carnival 2021 but the annual festival will be celebrated in the virtual space thanks to COVID-19.

From fetes to concerts, private events will continue in 2021 across various virtual platforms.

Iwer George raised the curtain on the virtual Carnival on Boxing Night launch and he plans to…

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Posted on January 13, 2021 at 2:14pm

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