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Icom's Blog – September 2016 Archive (3)

New Traffic Barriers Ripped Out For West Indian Day Parade

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — In what amounts to a $40,000 boondoggle, the city Department of Transportation has been forced to rip out new Eastern Parkway traffic islands in Crown Heights, Brooklyn to make way for the West Indian Day Parade.

CBS2 Political Reporter…


Added by Icom on September 7, 2016 at 9:44am — No Comments

Why is Notting Hill carnival’s success always measured by its crime levels? by Maurice Mcleod

I’ve been to Notting Hill carnival for 43 of my 47 years. My mother would take me as a child and at 14, I broke free and went without her. What started as a hunt for thrills and girls with my mates turned into a homage to my Caribbean culture and an act of defiance against those who always wanted the sound systems turned off.…


Added by Icom on September 2, 2016 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Who Invented Soca?

Carnival season on the Caribbean island of Trinidad boils down to one thing: fresh soca music. Consider it Red Bull for your ears, or music with a purpose.

"The intention of the energy of soca music is to really uplift people; really make them smile; keep them happy; make them celebrate even in the toughest times," says Machel Montano, soca's biggest star. "The economy is down…


Added by Icom on September 1, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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