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Icom's Blog – November 2020 Archive (8)

Nadia Batson seals social media presence with YouTube talk show

With the entertainment industry shut down and soca artistes grounded, some have ramped up their social media presence, connecting with their fans in ways they never had time to before.

If there was a contest for the artiste with the best social media presence now, that title would probably go to Nadia Batson.

From very early in Trinidad and Tobago’s lockdown in…

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Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 1:00am — No Comments

Blaxx out of hospital

Soca artiste Dexter “Blaxx” Stewart has been discharged from hospital. He had been hospitalised since October 13 with lung and kidney issues. A GoFundMe page was set up to raise funds to assist with medical expenses.

His manager Giselle Gellineau-Penrose told Newsday on Thursday that the singer was discharged from hospital on Wednesday and is resting comfortably at home after successful…

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Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 12:56am — No Comments

Blaxx out of hospital

Soca artiste Dexter “Blaxx” Stewart has been discharged from hospital. He had been hospitalised since October 13 with lung and kidney issues. A GoFundMe page was set up to raise funds to assist with medical expenses.

His manager Giselle Gellineau-Penrose told Newsday on Thursday that the singer was discharged from hospital on Wednesday and is resting comfortably at home after successful…

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Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 12:56am — No Comments

Ola says Don't Stop the Carnival in new single

Olatunji Yearwood says don't stop the Carnival.

That’s the gut-wrenching plea from the energetic singer in the face of the postponement and possible cancellation of Carnival 2021.

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley put every masquerader on high alert when he recently hinted that the festival may not be possible, given the current circumstance of the global COVID-19…

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Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 12:50am — No Comments

JuliansPromos Taking Soca Next Level As His Platforms Hits One Million Subscribers

In recent times Soca has emerged from being a local style of music to one of the top genres in the Caribbean, thanks to lovers of the genre that have pushed Soca as a way of life.

One of those Soca lovers is Julian Hackett, whose music platform JuliansPromos, recently became the first 100% Soca Music YouTube channel to surpass 1 million subscribers worldwide.…

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Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 12:47am — No Comments

DJ Close Connections calls it a Day

K-Mix & Socaboy who were known together as DJ Close Connections (CC) have announced an end to their era. Close Connections which was started by Soca Flex as a crew in 2003 took to their social media last weekend to share the rather unfortunate news which came as a shock to many Fans.

In the past Close Connections have released at least 15 mixes a year, including Mixtape of Kings of NYC, Soca…

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Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 12:44am — No Comments

Savanna makes music her own

For many, it’s about getting the likes and being popular on as many social media platforms as possible. But for Karyce “Savanna” Phillips it's about singing and creating music because she loves it.

Savanna is no stranger to the music industry as she is the sister of Kyle and Kasey Phillips of Precision Productions, and the daughter of WACK 90.1 FM’s owner, Kenny Phillips. She recently released her first…

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Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 12:38am — No Comments

Former Byron Lee and The Dragonaires Musician Courtney Robb Has Died

Musician Courtney Robb, a former member of legendary Jamaican band, Byron Lee and The Dragonaires, has died in Florida. Frankie Campbell, chairman of the Jamaica Association of Vintage Artists and Affiliates (JAVAA) and bass player for Fab 5 band, told The Gleaner that Robb, who had been battling health issues, passed away last Friday.

Robb, a bassist, played an integral role in pioneering ska,…

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Added by Icom on November 18, 2020 at 12:30am — No Comments

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