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Icom's Blog – August 2019 Archive (9)

Caribbean Cultural Fest to Celebrate 20 Years of Calypso and Soca in NYC

Dance, fete, eat, enjoy is a fitting mantra for Caribbean Cultural Fest. 2019 presented by Virgin Islanders United Inc. This exciting, annual, outdoor Caribbean mega-concert, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The free event spotlights the rich music, food and culture of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean. Caribbean Cultural Fest is the largest annual celebration of U.S.V.I. culture and pride in North America and is also a mecca of eastern…


Added by Icom on August 25, 2019 at 1:11am — No Comments

Pre-Carnival Event Will Have Hundreds Working Out To Soca

SWEAT IN the City is bringing its pre-carnival soca fitness extravaganza to London this Wednesday.

Andrea Wallace, the director of the fitness programme with a soca soundtrack, spoke to The Voice about why she’s excited about this year’s event.

“This is our third year now. We have already sold out and expect 250 to attend from all different walks of life,…


Added by Icom on August 25, 2019 at 1:06am — No Comments

Notting Hill Carnival signs up adidas and innocent as first time brand partners

Notting Hill Carnival and its official app providers Second Screen have today announced two of this year’s brand partnerships for the 2019 August Bank Holiday weekend. 

Sports apparel brand adidas and innocent drinks will both have a presence at Notting Hill Carnival 2019, for the first time ever.

Both brand partnerships have been brought by Second Screen, whose…


Added by Icom on August 18, 2019 at 1:08am — No Comments

Trini tech D’Junction App enhances Crop Over

DURING its second year in Barbados, the D’Junction app is poised to offer guidance to Kadooment revellers enjoying the new and expanded route in 2019. The app also has a bonus safety feature that includes a panic button.

“These important features allow masqueraders to maximize their time by being able to navigate directly to the band using an interactive map. For those ‘following’ the bands seeking friends…


Added by Icom on August 18, 2019 at 12:57am — No Comments

Rihanna Blessed Us With an Extravagant Bubblegum Pink Crop Over Costume and We'd Expect Nothing Less

There are three things that are certain in life: death, taxes and Rihanna’s ability to turn out a ravishing look for any occasion. The bad gal, who’s such a fashion maven that she’s become the uncontested queen of the Met Gala (aka the Super Bowl of fashion folks) and the first woman to create a brand at luxury powerhouse LVMH, reminded everyone that she’s the queen of a style statement with her outfit for…


Added by Icom on August 18, 2019 at 12:49am — No Comments

A ‘royal’ Crop Over

Barbados will have pageant queens from Miss World 2018  participating in the Crop Over festivities.

The young ladies who are representing Aruba, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Cayman Islands are in Barbados. Miss World El Salvador and Miss World South Sudan are scheduled…


Added by Icom on August 4, 2019 at 2:49am — No Comments

Will topless dancers at Toronto's Caribana trigger controversy, or healthier body image?

The annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival, long known for the revealing costumes worn by its revellers, will be taking that tradition a step further during this Saturday's parade.

For the first time in the event's 52-year history, some of the dancers will be topless.…


Added by Icom on August 4, 2019 at 2:41am — No Comments

Women Are Going Topless At Caribana In Toronto For The First Time Ever This Weekend

Toronto’s annual Caribbean Carnival is about to get a whole lot more risqué. It was revealed this week that festival dancers will be topless at…


Added by Icom on August 4, 2019 at 2:30am — No Comments

Jewels and feathers flood Toronto streets as Caribbean Carnival Grande Parade takes over

After three months of preparation, sometimes working until 2 a.m., Destynee Charles danced and twirled her way onto the stage at the 52nd annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival Saturday, her twinkling, black and silver “mas on the move” costume reaching more than 4 metres into the air.

The performance looked effortless: Charles twirled across the stage before the judges, maneuvering a towering, bedazzled frame…


Added by Icom on August 4, 2019 at 2:30am — No Comments

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