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Featured Blog Posts – February 2016 Archive (14)

An Interview with The Mighty Shadow


As his sobriquet implies, The Mighty Shadow is a man of understated magnitude. A truly enigmatic artist, he first emerged in Trinidad and Tobago during the 1970s, becoming a part of the tapestry of Caribbean music and reinvigorating…


Added by omar on February 16, 2016 at 12:52am — No Comments

Brazilian Beauty Queen Says She Was Dethroned For Being 'Too Black' {VIDEO}

Rio de Janeiro's Carnival is well-known for being a huge cultural celebration that draws in millions of Brazilians and tourists alike, all of whom hope to bask in the exuberance of the massive event. Each year Brazil's biggest television network, Globo, selects a Globeleza carnival queen, who is picked from obscurity andhyper-sexualized to become the star of the entire carnival. In 2013,…


Added by omar on February 14, 2016 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Dead masquerader identified as Japanese pannist

The masquerader who was discovered dead this morning in the Queen's Park Savannah has been identified as a Japanese pannist.

Police sources say the woman, Asami Nagakiya, was identified by the Japanese Embassy.

She is believed to be a regular visitor to Carnival and played with Silver Stars Orchestra with a group of other Japanese nationals.…


Added by omar on February 10, 2016 at 10:37pm — 3 Comments

Mardi Gras 2016: Zulu parades with brand new floats on Fat Tuesday

The purples, greens and golds of Mardi Gras glittered brightly under a sunny, clear sky on Tuesday (Feb. 9), as New Orleans and cities around the region took to the…


Added by omar on February 9, 2016 at 9:37pm — 1 Comment

Haiti's mood grim as president leaves with no replacement, Carnival Monday canceled

Michel Martelly stepped down as Haitian president on Sunday, leaving a deeply divided country in the hands of a disputed interim government, while the first day of Carnival celebrations was canceled as violent protests erupted.

The mood was grim on what should have been a festive day that would have marked a newly elected president, as well as the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Duvalier dictatorship and the…


Added by omar on February 9, 2016 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Ailing musician succumbs to cancer - Tributes pour in for Joey Lewis

Joey “Pal” Lewis

Musical legend Joey “Pal” Lewis, 78, died yesterday.

Lewis was admitted to the Community Hospital in…


Added by omar on February 9, 2016 at 8:37pm — No Comments

Machel Montano sues Trinidad telecoms company

Machel does the Road March hat trick




Soca star Machel Montano is suing the Telecommunications Services of Trinidad & Tobago (TSTT) for suspending its sponsorship deal with him three years ago.

Machel, who is now a brand ambassador with TSTT competitor…


Added by omar on February 9, 2016 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Amber Rose and Blac Chyna Roar Into Trinidad Carnival 2016

All A$$ on deck for Amber Rose and Blac Chyna who are now turning up the heat at Trinidad Carnival 2016.

The two touched down on the island yesterday for a whole week long partying. The two are also enlisted to host a club gig this week. The two were spotted yesterday showcasing their famous assets while on the parade.

The blonde bombshell and her BFF have been…


Added by omar on February 9, 2016 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

Masks and machine-guns at Venice Carnival

Venice Carnival…


Added by omar on February 9, 2016 at 1:30am — No Comments

International Soca Monarch 2016 Winner Aaron St Louis "Voice" with Cheers to Life {VIDEO}

Newly crowned King of Soca, Aaron “Voice” St Louis, during his winning performance with his song Cheers to Life at the International Soca Monarch Final, at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, on Friday night.…

Added by omar on February 9, 2016 at 1:26am — 1 Comment

Devon Seale *Winner* Calypso Monarch 2016 {VIDEO}

The National Calypso Monarch for 2016 is Devon Seale.

Seale dethroned reigning Monarch…


Added by omar on February 9, 2016 at 1:05am — 1 Comment

It's Carnival! Brazil's five day festival of dancing, bare flesh and wild costumes gets underway despite Zika fears

Brazil's Rio carnival of dancing and wild costumes gets underway despite Zika fears

  • Mayor Eduardo Paes handed a big golden key to the carnival's ceremonial King Momo on Friday 
  • The organisers promised a spectacular show and said the huge, dazzling event was 'the 'best on Earth' 
  • Annual mega-bash famed for lavish and skimpily…

Added by omar on February 7, 2016 at 11:54pm — 3 Comments

Mardi Gras rolls into last weekend of parades in New Orleans as this year's season is billed the biggest since before Hurricane Katrina

Mardi Gras season rolls into last big weekend in New Orleans

  • The Krewe of Endymion's parade, which had 36 floats and 3,100 riders, rolled through the city on Saturday
  • The Krewe of Bacchus is set to parade on Sunday and spent $3 million on items to throw in the crowd
  • Orpheus and Proteus will follow on Monday and Red…

Added by omar on February 7, 2016 at 11:47pm — No Comments

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