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Caribbean Fever Afrobeats +Top 10 7/12-7/19

Welcome to the Caribbean Fever Afrobeats+ Top 10. This is a compilation of the top 10 Afrobeats songs from charts from all over the world, song that you party to in the night club, and download and stream from the internet.

10. Jerusalema…

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Added by DJ Trends on February 23, 2020 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Caribbean Fever Soca Top 10 7/12-7/19

Welcome to the Caribbean Fever Soca/ Top 10. This is a compilation of the top 10 Soca songs from charts from all over the world, song that you party to in the night club, and download and stream from the internet.

10. Getting It Good - Mikey (Barbados) (WOC 1) (New Entry)

9.…

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Added by DJ Trends on November 18, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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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Added by Icom on July 10, 2020 at 3:31pm — No Comments

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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Added by Icom on July 10, 2020 at 3:25pm — No Comments

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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Added by Icom on July 10, 2020 at 3:23pm — No Comments

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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Added by Icom on July 10, 2020 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Miami-Broward Carnival is still on despite COVID-19, but who is willing to perform?



It has been awhile since controversy erupted inside the ranks of South Florida’s most colorful street parade and party celebrating Caribbean culture.

And now, thanks to the global COVID-19 pandemic, it seems the tension is back.

The desire of the Miami-Broward One Carnival host committee to have this year’s show go on…

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Added by Icom on June 16, 2020 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Reshaping Carnival for the age of coronavirus

By Vincent John, leader of DUKA Mas Domnik UK Carnival Band

The belated cancellation of Carnival by Notting Hill Carnival Limited was no surprise, particularly as many mas bands had no intention of parading on the streets due to Corona Virus.…

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Added by Icom on June 16, 2020 at 5:30pm — No Comments

The new Carnival: Stakeholders make changes for post-covid19

The covid19 pandemic has brought many challenges across the Carnival and entertainment sectors, however, practitioners are seeing the lockdown as an opportunity to be innovative and to find new ways of operating in 2021.
The way forward was discussed on Monday at the University of Trinidad and Tobago’s (UTT) webinar called Coronavirus and the TT Carnival: Impact and opportunities to rebound after the…
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Added by Icom on June 2, 2020 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Guyana carnival should use current dry spell as time of reflection

The independence anniversary in Guyana last Tuesday crept by without flourish or fanfare – quiet, but under a pall of disquiet, imposed by the still threatening coronavirus in collusion with a pervading political siege. Silence overpowered the city in the stark absence of the imported carnival, in whose memory breathless, loquacious DJs tried in vain to ignite an air of excitement on various radio stations.…

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Added by Icom on June 2, 2020 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Fans want new calypso and soca music despite Carnival being cancelled

A call is being made for Saint Lucia's calypso and soca artists to release new material despite Carnival being cancelled this year.

On the local scene, the majority of artists usually wait on the Carnival season to release music. With COVID-19 causing Carnival to be completely skipped in 2020, fans are still eager to hear from their favorite artists.

Calypso…

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Added by Icom on June 2, 2020 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Hackney Carnival regulars to create films for a virtual edition this summer

Twelve groups that regularly feature in Hackney Carnival are to produce a series of films for a virtual edition this summer.

It follows the Town Hall’s recent announcement that the annual September parade will not take place this year as it focuses resources on the coronavirus crisis.

To make up for the loss, the council is funding carnival groups to make a…

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Added by Icom on June 2, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

WATCH: Bounty Killer and Beenie Man Verzuz Battle {VIDEO} Is the Win-er Beenie or Bounty?

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Added by omar on May 24, 2020 at 4:30am — No Comments

Bermuda Carnival accepts the inevitable

Bermuda Carnival events will not go ahead, the organisation behind the four-day party said yesterday.

BHW Ltd explained it “must make decisions that are best for everyone” as Bermuda and the world battled Covid-19.

The organisers added: “Rest assured, as soon as a clearer picture of our status has emerged, we will announce a date when we can safely and securely…

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Added by Icom on May 11, 2020 at 7:37pm — No Comments

A passion for pan – a tribute to Frank Rollock Snr

The following article originally appeared in the 24 August 2001 issue of Hot Tickets magazine and is reproduced here, with minor edits, as a special tribute to Frank Sylvester Rollock, 13 Oct 1937‑20 Apr 2020.

“The steel drum has something in it so that when you get into it, or it gets into you, you don’t want to play any other instrument.”…

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Added by Icom on May 11, 2020 at 7:35pm — No Comments

Grenada and Statia lose carnivals to Covid-19

Two more Caribbean carnivals have succumbed to the bacchanal-eating virus that’s swept the world of most major cultural and sporting events this year.

In Grenada, Spicemas, which had been due to launch on Monday 2 May and run through to the climax on 11 August, is now officially off the calendar until 2021.

Spicemas Corporation said in a statement: “The size and…

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Added by Icom on May 11, 2020 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Is Notting Hill Carnival 2020 still on, What are organizers saying?

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted carnival organisers around the world to reschedule or cancel, but organisers in London are determined to hold Notting Hill Carnival on Sunday 30 and Monday 31 August 2020, as planned.

In a letter sent yesterday to some (but not all) mas bands, Notting Hill Carnival Limited (NHCL) assured band leaders: “We are doing everything we possibly can to continue to plan for a…

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Added by Icom on April 6, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Denise Belfon rides the wave of the Put Yuh Back In It Challenge

Denise Belfon’s 1998 release ‘Work’ is the song that keeps giving.

In 2002, the song earned Belfon a performance at the M.O.B.O awards in Miami where she won an award along with Masters of Work for the remix and in 2010, legendary EDM DJ David Guetta played a remix of the song before thousands at Tomorrowland.

Now, thanks to DJ Flex, an American with Ghanian…

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Added by Icom on April 18, 2020 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Coronavirus shuts down carnivals across the globe

The future of many carnivals around the world is under threat as the Covid-19 coronavirus…
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Added by omar on April 21, 2020 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Campari to host virtual Jamaica Carnival Road March on Sunday

Carnival in Jamaica may be down but it’s certainly not out.

Given the recent COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent cancellation of our social lives and every event possible, Campari is giving Carnival in Jamaica a tune-up on Sunday, albeit via live stream. Here’s why…

Campari is known locally and regionally for the association of its easy-mix cocktails perfect for…

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Added by Icom on April 18, 2020 at 5:50pm — No Comments

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