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Featured Blog Posts – April 2016 Archive (12)

What is SOCA music?

This material is geared primarily towards folks who are new to this genre of music called soca. As an artist who has been recording soca songs for the last eight years, and who has won Caribbean wide soca competitions, I shall humbly attempt to present a comprehensive introduction to soca music. 

Soca music originated in the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. It is widely accepted to…

Added by omar on April 30, 2016 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Grenada's Spicemas 2016 launched

Spicemas 2016 launched

Grenada’s 35th carnival season is officially underway, after the launch of Spicemas 2016 on 2 April. Masqueraders in fancy and traditional costumes, as well as moko jumbies on stilts and jab jabs painted in black oil, joined top local soca artists to showcase the various elements…


Added by omar on April 30, 2016 at 4:03pm — No Comments

UK Soca Monarch 2016, you have to be in it to win it

UK Soca Monarch 2016, you have to be in it to win it

The UK Soca Monarch competition remains the only platform for soca artists to increase their brand awareness, and that places them in the spotlight during the extended period that the competition is promoted. The ultimate aim is to build a sustainable soca music industry here in the UK.

This year’s competition will see reigning Power and…


Added by omar on April 30, 2016 at 3:47pm — No Comments

Barbados Crop Over {Rihanna Parties With Lewis Hamilton}

Festival history

The Crop Over summer festival is Barbados' most popular and colourful festival. Its origins can be traced back to the 1780's, a time when Barbados was the world's largest producer of sugar.

At the end of the sugar season, there was always a huge celebration to mark the culmination of another successful sugar cane harvest -…


Added by Icom on April 27, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Caribana (Toronto Carnival)

The 48th annual Caribana Toronto Festival is just around the corner and hundreds of Caribbean inspired events, classes and parties have been planned to mark to this year's festival. Toronto's Caribbean Caribana festival has grown exponentially since its start in 1967 and is currently North America’s largest cultural festival. What was once a three-day event has now grown into three weeks of celebration, absorbing most of the city with its…


Added by Icom on April 26, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Notting Hill Carnival 2016 (London)

Europe’s biggest street festival, Notting Hill Carnival 2016 is a vivid spectacle representing London's multicultural past and present. 

When is Notting Hill Carnival?

Carnival takes place on Sunday August 28 until Monday August 29, 2016. 

Where does Notting Hill Carnival take place?

The Carnival…


Added by Icom on April 22, 2016 at 1:00pm — No Comments

22 Breathtaking Festivals Around The World That You Must See Before You Die

Witness some of the most unique and fabulous celebrations from all around the world. Festivals that have gathered millions of people from around the world partying, drinking and having the time of their lives. Experience life the way it should be lived.

1. The Rio de Janeiro Carnival - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil…


Added by omar on April 15, 2016 at 1:30am — No Comments

Berlin Carnival May 2016

berli kdk yard float

For four days around Pentecost, Berlin celebrates its cultural diversity at the Carnival of Cultures. The festival culminates in a colourful street parade with music and dance on Pentecost Sunday.

Carnival of Cultures…

Added by Icom on April 14, 2016 at 3:30pm — No Comments

My favorite Costumes for Jamaica Carnival 2016


Leh we Go Sleek – frontline definitely hits number one for 2016’s favourite costume! It’s really an explosion of creativity with beautiful colours that compliment any skin tone and delivers all kinds of sexy. From the simple tiara, to the extravagant back piece that completes the look of this costume. The bikini designed costume also doesn’t come with a belt which is great as it makes it easier to just slip it on and…


Added by omar on April 4, 2016 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Jamaica Carnival Road March After Movie 2


Opening Night…


Added by omar on April 4, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Rainy Revelry @ Jamaica Carnival

Bacchanal Carnival Road March 2016 pulled thousands of revellers and bystanders to the streets of St Andrew yesterday to indulge in a day filled with music, beautiful people and colourful costumes.

The Road March started at Mas Camp, Arthur…


Added by omar on April 4, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Usain Bolt Shows Off His Girlfriend Of 2-Years At Jamaica Carnival 2016

After displaying his ‘Champion’ dance moves following the West Indies WT20 finals win, the World’s fastest man, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt took to the streets of Kingston to participate in Jamaica Carnival 2016.

Bolt had a blast, from displaying his disc jock skills, singing with Soca stars, to partying it up with close friend singer Christopher Martin and the ‘Big Deal’…


Added by omar on April 4, 2016 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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