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Featured Blog Posts – April 2019 Archive (10)

Machel Montano wants to create history for St. Maarten Carnival

Trinidadian soca sensation Machel Montano has one goal in mind when he delivers his epic performance at St. Maarten’s 50th Carnival celebrations on Friday, May 3. “I want to create history,” Montano told The Daily Herald in an exclusive interview as he prepares for the concert.

 “My message to (patrons) is to come out and create this history with us. It will probably be the biggest soca…


Added by Icom on April 21, 2019 at 3:01am — No Comments

“Turn Me On” is the biggest soca song of all time – Scott

Whether one likes it or not, “Turn Me On” by Vincentian Kevin Lyttle is the most successful and influential soca song in recent times.

Veteran sound engineer, historian and university lecturer Dr Cleve Scott made this point last Sunday, as he contributed to a discussion program on We FM.

Scott’s comments came in the wake of widespread debate on social media after…


Added by Icom on April 21, 2019 at 2:58am — No Comments

Yard Jam rhythm seeks to revive soca music in Jamaica

Soca recording artistes Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin and Shal Marshall are featured on the recently released rhythm called 'Yard Jam', along with reggae and dancehall entertainers like Beenie Man and Munga Honorable.

The rhythm, produced by one of Trinidad and Tobago's disc jockeys, Travis World, and US-based Billboard-charting producer Jonny Blaze, was specifically created in time for Jamaica's…


Added by Icom on April 15, 2019 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Calypso Missing From Local Carnival - Legendary ­Calypsonians Still Welcome The ­Genre’s Evolution

Originating in Trinidad and Tobago, calypso music, or kaiso, is characterised by social or political commentary and/or satirical lyrics sung to ballad-style rhythms. This quickly became the soundtrack of the twin island’s carnival celebrations. As with many Caribbean cultures, various elements of calypso, or its subgenres, soca and ragga soca, have been adapted into other musical genres across the region, and continue to contribute to its…


Added by Icom on April 15, 2019 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Charlotte’s Caribbean community heats up summer with Carnival

Back in 2000, the Charlotte Caribbean Festival Association began showcasing the area’s growing island community with its annual Charlotte Caribbean Festival. Now a new organization — the Charlotte Caribbean Carnival Association — looks to bring the sights, sounds and soul of a weeklong Afro-Caribbean Carnival to Charlotte on June 22-29 during National Caribbean American Heritage Month.

Instead of thinking…


Added by Icom on April 15, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

7 Things To Know About Antigua Carnival, The Caribbean's Greatest Summer Festival

Antigua Carnival_The Caribbean's Greatest Summer Festival. All across the Caribbean, hundreds of major events are held each year. These events include colorful carnivals and a range of festivals focusing on art, music, food, rum, film, sports, etc. which showcase the Caribbean region’s rich culture and heritage. One of the more popular carnivals is the Antigua Carnival which has been held for over sixty years and brands itself as the Caribbean’s Greatest Summer Festival.…


Added by Icom on April 15, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Kevin Lyttle: "My One Hit Is Worth About 30 or 40 Machel Or Bunji Hits"

Kevin Lyttle recently stopped by Caribbean fever to play his new single. When asked about how he compares to the popular soca artists today he had alot to say about how he stacks up. Check out the video below:

Do You agree with…


Added by DJ Trends on April 8, 2019 at 6:30pm — No Comments

French carnival workers riot over Le Mans fairground space

Carnival workers have gone on a rampage during a fourth day of protests in the French city of Le Mans over the location designated for an annual fun fair.

The workers are angry that the city relegated fairground space for the carnival to the periphery of Le Mans.

TV channel France 3…


Added by Icom on April 3, 2019 at 5:47pm — No Comments

Xodus to kick-start its carnival season with Envyous

Epican and Xodus have joined forces to amplify the carnival season. The first event coming out of the partnership, dubbed 'Envyous', will be hosted at Epican Lounge at the Market Place tomorrow.

The mixer kick-starts Xodus' 2019 campaign as it brings revellers together for a one-of-a-kind party event.

Envyous is expected to be a high-energy soca event in…


Added by Icom on April 3, 2019 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Jewish Caricatures at Belgian Carnival Set Off Charges of Anti-Semitism

AALST, Belgium — In Aalst, a small city northwest of Brussels, the Carnival parade is the main event of the year, where everyone and everything is mercilessly mocked, and drunkenness and a lack of taste are part of the mix.

But this year, floats that the townspeople regarded as…


Added by Icom on April 3, 2019 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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