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Featured Blog Posts – February 2014 Archive (24)

Warming Up For Carnival 2014 In Rio De Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — The holiday season is picking up steam which means plans are already coming together for the 2014 Carnival  festivities, with the official dates of February 28th to March 4th this year. The major samba schools have announced their Enredo (Theme) as well as named their Rainha de Bateria (Queen of the Drums), and music and…


Added by REDD on February 23, 2014 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Rio's Sambaodromo's Is Celebrating It's 30th Anniversary By Hosting A Mini Carnival

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — All are welcome to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the historic Marquês de Sapucaí or Sambodromo Rio de Janeiro’s temple of samba, tomorrow, Sunday, February 24th at 7PM. Admission is free and partygoers are sure to experience a beautiful commemorative and religious procession by religious leaders and members of all samba schools of the Special Group and Group A.…


Added by REDD on February 23, 2014 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Soca Star Farmer Nappy Releases New Album - Big People Party

Soca star Darryl "Farmer Nappy" Henry brings the spirit of Trinidad Carnival to the global masses with his new album Big People Party, available worldwide from all major digital retailers, as well as physical CD in stores, on February 25, 2014, with pre-order available now, from FOX FUSE. Celebrating over 30 years in music, the accomplished and acclaimed Trinidadian…


Added by DJ Trends on February 21, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Machel ventures into fashion and chocolate

The limited edition range of hats produced for Machel Montano by New Era.

Soca star Machel Montano has partnered with New Era, a global lifestyle brand, to launch five exclusive caps that will be sold during 2014 Carnival. 


A limited-edition collection, only 100…


Added by omar on February 21, 2014 at 10:57am — No Comments

4 mas bands get own route for TRINI carnival

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Four large Carnival mas bands—Harts, Tribe, Yuma and Bliss—have been given approval by the National Carnival Commission (NCC) to parade along an extended route on Carnival Tuesday. The route will not take the masqueraders to the traditional main stage at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port-of-Spain, but further west through Woodbrook and to the…


Added by omar on February 21, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Soca Singer Benjai Labeled 'SEX SYMBOL' Post Soca Monarch Semifinal Performance... (Video Below)

Women all over Trinidad and Tobago are still buzzing over Benjai’s steamy performance at last weekend’s Soca Monarch Semi Final, where he stripped down to his underwear. Radio DJ’s are still talking about the performance over a week later and the youtube video has garnered over 90,000 views:


When asked about the attention he's received from women now that he's been…


Added by REDD on February 21, 2014 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Machel talks Mambazo, Boyz II Men collaboration (Song Below)

In his continued bid to push soca music beyond the West Indian diaspora, Machel Montano has teamed up with two major international entities for his 2013 album.

Possessed, which Kerwin DuBois wrote, features the vocals of South African choral group Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Montano flew to South Africa at…

Added by REDD on February 19, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Decade Of TRIBE...

After nine years of mas, mayhem and a multitude of colour, Tribe has sought to incite revellers yet again with its 2014 presentation, Tribe 10, in celebration of its tenth anniversary.

Being one of the first all-inclusive Carnival bands in Trinidad and Tobago, Tribe prides itself on bringing all of the “bells and whistles” you can find from any fancy holi­day resort and translating it to our local Carnival experience.…


Added by REDD on February 16, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Kris KI Persad Crowned Chutney Soca Monarch AGAIN..... (Video Below)

Kris "KI" Persad created history as the youngest artiste to be crowned Chutney Soca Monarch in 2012. 

And he has done it again.

Persad, 28, was named winner of the 2014 Chutney Soca Monarch at Skinner Park, San Fernando, on Saturday night.

Performing in 19th position the lead vocalist of JMC 3Veni band delivered what was…


Added by REDD on February 16, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Carnival Copyright War Brews

The TT Copyright Collection Organisation (TTCO) is accusing the National Carnival Commission (NCC) of owing it millions of dollars as copyright royalties for three years.

In a letter to NCC chairman Allison Demas, attorney Asha Watkins-Montserin on behalf of TTCO’s chief executive Richard Cornwall claimed his organisation was owed in excess of $1 million for each of the three years 2009 to…


Added by REDD on February 14, 2014 at 9:14pm — No Comments


The show was billed “Doctors on Call” featuring the Mighty Sparrow (Dr Slinger Francisco), the Mighty Chalkdust (Dr Hollis Liverpool) and the Black Stalin (Dr Leroy Calliste), and for one hour, the man who a packed De Nu Pub came out to see, had them fully entertained.

Sparrow, 78, dressed in a dark blue suit and sitting on a stool, opened with a moving rendition of “The Lord’s Prayer” that he ended…


Added by REDD on February 14, 2014 at 9:10pm — No Comments


The security for this year’s Carnival activities at the Queen’s Park Savannah (QPS), Port-of- Spain has been beefed up with the installation of 18 surveillance cameras around the landmark open space.

Most of the cameras are in an area which is the venue for many Carnival events including the Parade of the Bands on March 3 and 4.

“The security of masqueraders,…


Added by REDD on February 14, 2014 at 9:03pm — No Comments


Mozambique has become the latest country to sign up for Seychelles’ Carnaval International de Victoria.

The east African country’s tourism minister, Carvalho Muaria, agreed on 4 February to send a group to the Indian Ocean’s premier tourist spectacle, which has established itself as the ‘Carnival of Carnivals’.

Mozambique, a former Portuguese colony, has indoor events…


Added by omar on February 14, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments


Dominica’s annual carnival Mas Dominik got underway with its 2014 launch on Wednesday 8th January followed by its official press conference on Wednesday 15th January. This year’s theme is ‘Nou Konnet Viv’ (We Know How to Live) and the Dominica Festivals Committee, who hosted the press conference, also launched this year’s concomitant theme song featuring Rah of the original WCK Band.



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Body Art for Carnival 2014


James Paul of JMP Graphic Concepts is a Premier Visual Artist of Trinidad and Tobago and the Caribbean, Featured in Magazines and TV Shows throughout the Caribbean Recently worked on Caribbean’s Next Top Model and Trinidad’s Next Top Model, working with names like PETER ELIAS, CALVIN FRENCH, MACHEL MONTANO, DESTRA GARCIA, RED HOT FLAMES, KROSS FYAH, CARIB, DIGICEL, WESTPORT, TRIBE,BLISS, FANTASY, YUMA, LEGACY, ISLAND PEOPLE, HEARTS,PASSION the…


Added by omar on February 14, 2014 at 6:21am — 3 Comments

Bunji Garlin releases Carnival Tabanca Videomentary

Carnival Tabanca Bunji

Despite releasing a music video for Carnival Tabanca back in August 2013, Bunji Garlin teamed up with Beach House Entertainment to produce a follow up ‘Videomentary’ for the track. The video was shot on the Brian Lara Promenade downtown Port of Spain, where Bunji serenades the onlookers. He even took time to sign autographs and mingle with his fans during the shoot. Check out the video below!



Added by omar on February 14, 2014 at 6:08am — No Comments

POWER and GROOVY Soca Monarch Competition 2014 Finalists

ISM 2014


1 Mr. Killa

2 Iwer George

3 Destra

4 Snakey

5 Devon Matthews

6 Patrice Roberts

7 Nadia Batson…


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Singing Sandra Comes Real Again With Youthful Production of 2014's Mankind

The year 2014 has been dubbed the year of evolution for one of Trinidad and Tobago’s foremost calypsonians- a woman who has stood firmly for the people, annually delivering strong messages and showing heart each time she makes her presentations to the world. Sandra De Vignes- Millington, best known by her stage name, Singing Sandra, is preparing to unleash a musical monster in the calypso arena, a song both she and her producers believe will…


Added by omar on February 14, 2014 at 5:33am — No Comments

Trinidad Carnival: 7 Things To Know Before You Go

Trinidad likes its Carnival wild and wotless, its revelers unabashed and its partying nonstop. Carnival, or more accurately pronounced, cahneeval, translated loosely means a farewell to flesh, or meat. It marks the last chance to celebrate with abandon before a period of restraint for the 40 days of Lent. This year, the festivities take place Feb. 11 and 12, but the Carnival season begins as early as July when masquerade bands start launching the…


Added by omar on February 14, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

Another Soca Band On the Scene In TnT. O.M.G. The Band Promises New & Unique Experience

They’ve got the physical appeal, the talent and not to mention, the energy to draw audiences to them and they’re making their debut in Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival 2014 season. O.M.G The band is brand new to the carnival circuit but they’re certainly ready to deliver. Comprising some new faces and voices, blended with some very experienced musical masterminds, O.M.G The Band has even managed to see one of its frontline vocalists through to…


Added by omar on February 14, 2014 at 5:10am — No Comments

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