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Kes - WIADCA Brass Fest (New York Carnival 2020) | Virtual Performance

Added by omar on January 8, 2021 at 1:38am — No Comments

Caribbean Fever Top 10 Afrobeats Songs Of 2020 {VIDEO}

10. Beamer - Rema (Nigeria)

9. Suzanna - Sauti Sol (Kenya)

8. Abule - Patoranking (Nigeria)

7. FEM - Davido (Nigeria)

6. In My Maserati - Olakira (Nigeria)

5. Vibration - Fireboy DML (Nigeria)…

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Added by DJ Trends on January 2, 2021 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Caribbean Fever Top 10 Soca Songs Of 2020 {VIDEO}

10. If I Was To Married - Trinidad Madman (Trinidad)

9. Bottle Over Head - Triniboi Joocie (Trinidad)

8. Nasty Up - Problem Child (St. Vincent) // Rukshun - Lyrikal (Trinidad)

7. Stage Gone Mad - Iwer & Kes (Trinidad)

6. Ba Ba Ben - DJ Cheem (Barbados)…

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Added by DJ Trends on January 2, 2021 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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,…

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Added by Icom on December 29, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

A New Journal For Carnival Arts

Studying Carnival arts will never be the same again. Research will be so much easier after a new academic journal dedicated to the subject has launched later this year.

The International Journal of Carnival Arts (IJCA) represents a new approach to writing about and recording our core Carnival artforms – steelpan, calypso and mas.

The IJCA is not…

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Added by omar on December 7, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments

No Mas Domnik for 2021 as Dominica cancels Carnival

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Added by omar on December 7, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments

Majah Hype Shed Tears On IG Live Denies Ex-Fiancee’s Abuse Claims, Says He Was Molested As A Child

Comedian Majah Hype BEAT Wife - 'Burst' Her Eye! (Graphic VIDEO) Leaked Her Sex Tape As Revenge For Abuse Allegations

Majah Hype has come out to tell his side of the story and is alleging that his ex-fiancee has been verbally abusive and confrontational. He did not directly address the claims by his ex that he had physically and sexually abused her, pulled a gun on her and crashed her…

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Added by omar on December 7, 2020 at 6:12am — No Comments

Bounty Killer Confesses To Feeling “Hurt” And “Vex” After D’Angel Left Him For Beenie Man

It was Bounty Killer’s turn in the hot seat on Wednesday’s episode of Magnum’s ‘Spice It Up” talk show hosted by the very vivacious Queen of Dancehall, Spice. Leave it to the Genie singer to get the Warlord to open up, and quite candidly so, about how he felt when his former flame and Dancehall artiste D’Angel ran off with his then archenemy, Beenie Man.

It was sometime in 2005 when the two split,…

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Added by omar on December 7, 2020 at 5:58am — No Comments

Kes the Band To Sue Remi Wolf For Using “Hello, Hello, Hello” In iPhone 12 Commercial

Kes The Band is gearing up for a major lawsuit against iPhone makers Apple and singer Remi Wolf.

The song used for one of Apple’s iPhone 12 commercials has piqued the interest of Kes the Band as it sounds very similar to their hit 2018 release ‘Hello.’ The band’s new management team, Evan Vogel and Damon DeGraff, are now considering…

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Added by DJ Trends on November 18, 2020 at 9:30am — No Comments

Nadia Batson seals social media presence with YouTube talk show

With the entertainment industry shut down and soca artistes grounded, some have ramped up their social media presence, connecting with their fans in ways they never had time to before.

If there was a contest for the artiste with the best social media presence now, that title would probably go to Nadia Batson.

From very early in Trinidad and Tobago’s lockdown in…

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Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 1:00am — No Comments

Blaxx out of hospital

Soca artiste Dexter “Blaxx” Stewart has been discharged from hospital. He had been hospitalised since October 13 with lung and kidney issues. A GoFundMe page was set up to raise funds to assist with medical expenses.

His manager Giselle Gellineau-Penrose told Newsday on Thursday that the singer was discharged from hospital on Wednesday and is resting comfortably at home after successful…

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Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 12:56am — No Comments

Blaxx out of hospital

Soca artiste Dexter “Blaxx” Stewart has been discharged from hospital. He had been hospitalised since October 13 with lung and kidney issues. A GoFundMe page was set up to raise funds to assist with medical expenses.

His manager Giselle Gellineau-Penrose told Newsday on Thursday that the singer was discharged from hospital on Wednesday and is resting comfortably at home after successful…

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Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 12:56am — No Comments

Ola says Don't Stop the Carnival in new single

Olatunji Yearwood says don't stop the Carnival.

That’s the gut-wrenching plea from the energetic singer in the face of the postponement and possible cancellation of Carnival 2021.

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley put every masquerader on high alert when he recently hinted that the festival may not be possible, given the current circumstance of the global COVID-19…

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Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 12:50am — No Comments

JuliansPromos Taking Soca Next Level As His Platforms Hits One Million Subscribers

In recent times Soca has emerged from being a local style of music to one of the top genres in the Caribbean, thanks to lovers of the genre that have pushed Soca as a way of life.

One of those Soca lovers is Julian Hackett, whose music platform JuliansPromos, recently became the first 100% Soca Music YouTube channel to surpass 1 million subscribers worldwide.…

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Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 12:47am — No Comments

DJ Close Connections calls it a Day

K-Mix & Socaboy who were known together as DJ Close Connections (CC) have announced an end to their era. Close Connections which was started by Soca Flex as a crew in 2003 took to their social media last weekend to share the rather unfortunate news which came as a shock to many Fans.

In the past Close Connections have released at least 15 mixes a year, including Mixtape of Kings of NYC, Soca…

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Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 12:44am — No Comments

Savanna makes music her own

For many, it’s about getting the likes and being popular on as many social media platforms as possible. But for Karyce “Savanna” Phillips it's about singing and creating music because she loves it.

Savanna is no stranger to the music industry as she is the sister of Kyle and Kasey Phillips of Precision Productions, and the daughter of WACK 90.1 FM’s owner, Kenny Phillips. She recently released her first…

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Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 12:38am — No Comments

Former Byron Lee and The Dragonaires Musician Courtney Robb Has Died

Musician Courtney Robb, a former member of legendary Jamaican band, Byron Lee and The Dragonaires, has died in Florida. Frankie Campbell, chairman of the Jamaica Association of Vintage Artists and Affiliates (JAVAA) and bass player for Fab 5 band, told The Gleaner that Robb, who had been battling health issues, passed away last Friday.

Robb, a bassist, played an integral role in pioneering ska,…

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Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 12:30am — No Comments

Soca Dancer White Chocolate Says He Paved Way For Black Dancers, Apologize Amid Backlash

Popular dancer White Chocolate is being dragged from his high seat, after mentioning that he paved the way for black people to make wining into a profession.

The name ‘White Chocolate’ has become synonymous at fetes, and soca themed parties all across the Caribbean region and…

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Added by DJ Trends on October 18, 2020 at 4:30pm — No Comments

The Story Behind Today’s Google Doodle Honoree and Founder of Notting Hill Carnival, Claudia Jones (Watch)

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Claudia Jones, feminist, anti-racism campaigner, and the founder of the popular Notting Hill Carnival in London, is being honored as today’s Google Doodle in the UK.

On this day in 2008, Jones was honored with a Great British Stamp in the “Women of Distinction” series to…

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Added by omar on October 14, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Blaxx asks fans to keep him in prayer as he recovers from illness

Soca singer Blaxx is recuperating from a kidney infection. An appeal has been put out for funds to assist with his medical expenses.

Soca singer Blaxx is recuperating from a kidney infection. An appeal has been put out for funds to assist with his medical expenses.…

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Added by omar on October 13, 2020 at 3:21pm — No Comments

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