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July 2020 Blog Posts (5)

Sly looks back at life-changing Groovy Soca Monarch reign

Not being able to enjoy Carnival 2020 is quite a bummer but speaking to King Sly, the 2019 Groovy Soca Monarch has given me quite a rush of anticipation for 2021.

The 28-year old multi-talented artist and member of the Vye Twizeen Boyz from Belle-Vue, Vieux-Fort, captured the hearts of many music lovers with his first major release in 2018 entitled, ‘Mahjee With Yourself’.…

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Vincymas Brand to be featured in Baltimore / Maryland One Virtual Caribbean Carnival

The Vincymas brand will be prominently highlighted at the Baltimore / Maryland One Virtual Caribbean Carnival this weekend.

This virtual showcase of Caribbean culture would see participation from Caribbean countries where they would provide recordings of virtual concerts of their carnival. There would be a one-hour showcase for the Vincy segment which is scheduled to take place this Sunday, July 12 at 4:00…

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Caribbean music icon Destra talks bringing unity to the Soca genre and uplifting her LGBTQ fans: 'For me, it’s about the heart'

"It's all about unity, togetherness" — these are the opening lyrics to one of Caribbean Soca sensation Destra Garcia's most recognizable hits, "Fly," and they perfectly signify the energy her music exudes. With a career spanning over 20 years, the Trinidadian songstress remains one of the most recognizable, respected and relevant faces in the Soca music scene.

In celebration of Caribbean American Heritage…

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What to expect from virtual Toronto Carnival

To participate in the Grand Parade, all you need is Zoom and a costume – an oldie or something slapped together at home.

Last year, Toronto Caribbean Carnival’s chief administrative officer Chris Alexander was dealing with grumbling over new bands entering the treasured Grand Parade.

“New things always create anxiety,” he said at the time. He ain’t seen nothing…

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Soca Gold out July 31st

NEW YORK – While 2020 has seen a halt to travel and carnivals due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the vibrant sounds of soca music cannot be dismissed.

VP Records brings a solid collection of 17 soca tunes with this year’s Soca Gold, out July 31st.

The albums lead track comes from Barbados’s own Jus D with “Touch.” The Bajan artist was named as…

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