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Former Trinidad Calypso Monarch Singing Sandra has passed away

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Added by omar on January 31, 2021 at 7:24am — No Comments

Calypso Rose: Lioness in the Jungle will roar in Tokyo this April

Calypso Rose: Lioness in the Jungle a film that depicts the life and times of Calypso Rose (McCartha Linda Sandy-Lewis) is set to be screened in Tokyo from April 23rd this year and other cities thereafter.

The film which showcased at the 64th Cannes Film Festival in 2011 is directed by Pascale Obolo and produced by two French production companies, Maturity Productions and Dynamo Productions,…

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Added by omar on January 20, 2021 at 3:00am — No Comments

Carnival Fever is real

I do not need to live on campus, my character does not need building, it is definitely already formed thank you, I said to my friend. This was the night I made my grand entrance on the Sir Frank Worrell Halls of Residence at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies in Barbados.

I was no spring chicken, I was over the hill, and any other played out cliché you could think of.…

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Added by omar on January 20, 2021 at 2:30am — No Comments

Acoustic Concert Review – Teddyson John’s Caribbean Moscato

Teddyson John’s acoustic concert was brought to audiences worldwide on YouTube on Sunday 22 November 2020 to showcase the 11-track project, Caribbean Moscato. Before he started, Teddyson made sure he welcomed his audience and band members, who were already serenading us with soothing rhythms and harmonies to match the natural surroundings of Saint Lucia. As this concert was held at Hotel Chocolat, with the Piton mountains in the background,…

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Added by omar on January 20, 2021 at 2:00am — No Comments

Woman is the latest soca release from three times International Soca Monarch Voice

A physical Trinidad carnival may not be on the cards, but artists are still releasing music, this we are happy to see/hear.

One such artist is three times International Soca Monarch, Voice (Aaron St Louis), who provides us with another soulful tune in the form of Woman.…

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Added by omar on January 20, 2021 at 1:43am — No Comments

Nailah Blackman x Sammy Jo - Farmer (Official Music Video) | 2021 Soca

Farmer‘ is the title given to the song by super talented musician who is known all over as Nailah Blackman x Sammy Jo on stage.

Nailah Blackman x Sammy Jo goes solo on this catchy sound which is out for public consumption. In mp3 format with the best quality, Nailah Blackman x Sammy Jo on this song ‘Farmer‘ was recorded with a…

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Added by omar on January 19, 2021 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Bajan soca artists Statement believes In This

Added by omar on January 19, 2021 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Kes - WIADCA Brass Fest (New York Carnival 2020) | Virtual Performance

Added by omar on January 8, 2021 at 1:38am — No Comments

A New Journal For Carnival Arts

Studying Carnival arts will never be the same again. Research will be so much easier after a new academic journal dedicated to the subject has launched later this year.

The International Journal of Carnival Arts (IJCA) represents a new approach to writing about and recording our core Carnival artforms – steelpan, calypso and mas.

The IJCA is not…

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Added by omar on December 7, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments

No Mas Domnik for 2021 as Dominica cancels Carnival

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Added by omar on December 7, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments

Majah Hype Shed Tears On IG Live Denies Ex-Fiancee’s Abuse Claims, Says He Was Molested As A Child

Comedian Majah Hype BEAT Wife - 'Burst' Her Eye! (Graphic VIDEO) Leaked Her Sex Tape As Revenge For Abuse Allegations

Majah Hype has come out to tell his side of the story and is alleging that his ex-fiancee has been verbally abusive and confrontational. He did not directly address the claims by his ex that he had physically and sexually abused her, pulled a gun on her and crashed her…

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Added by omar on December 7, 2020 at 6:12am — No Comments

Bounty Killer Confesses To Feeling “Hurt” And “Vex” After D’Angel Left Him For Beenie Man

It was Bounty Killer’s turn in the hot seat on Wednesday’s episode of Magnum’s ‘Spice It Up” talk show hosted by the very vivacious Queen of Dancehall, Spice. Leave it to the Genie singer to get the Warlord to open up, and quite candidly so, about how he felt when his former flame and Dancehall artiste D’Angel ran off with his then archenemy, Beenie Man.

It was sometime in 2005 when the two split,…

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Added by omar on December 7, 2020 at 5:58am — No Comments

The Story Behind Today’s Google Doodle Honoree and Founder of Notting Hill Carnival, Claudia Jones (Watch)

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Claudia Jones, feminist, anti-racism campaigner, and the founder of the popular Notting Hill Carnival in London, is being honored as today’s Google Doodle in the UK.

On this day in 2008, Jones was honored with a Great British Stamp in the “Women of Distinction” series to…

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Added by omar on October 14, 2020 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Blaxx asks fans to keep him in prayer as he recovers from illness

Soca singer Blaxx is recuperating from a kidney infection. An appeal has been put out for funds to assist with his medical expenses.

Soca singer Blaxx is recuperating from a kidney infection. An appeal has been put out for funds to assist with his medical expenses.…

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Added by omar on October 13, 2020 at 3:21pm — No Comments

The difference between Carnival in Trinidad, Salvador & Rio

Added by omar on October 13, 2020 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Trinidadian comedian `Sprangalang’ passes away at 72

Popular Trinidadian comedian, actor, radio talk show host, and entertainer Dennis “Sprangalang” Hall died at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt. Hope last Friday.

He was 72 years old and had just celebrated his birthday on September 30.

He was receiving medical attention after being hospitalized last week.…

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Added by omar on October 8, 2020 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Trinidad Carnival 2021 cancelled

BLISSFUL FUN: Revellers of the mas band Bliss cross the Socadrome stage for Carnival 2020 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain. —Photo: DEXTER PHILIP BLISSFUL FUN: Revellers of the mas band Bliss cross the Socadrome stage for Carnival 2020 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain

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Added by omar on October 5, 2020 at 4:00am — No Comments

Reggae Icon Toots Hibbert Dies at age 77

Is Toots Hibbert Critically ill and need Blood?

One of the most coveted names in reggae, the man who helped to name the genre Toots Hibbert has passed away on September 11th at age 77.

The Reggae legend has been in the hospital for some time now and was earlier reported to be in critical but stable condition by Minister Grange who also urged…

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Added by omar on September 12, 2020 at 6:56pm — No Comments

King Swallow, calypso icon of Antigua and Barbuda, has died

Caribbean mourns another giant: King Swallow Dead at 78

King Swallow, calypso icon of Antigua and Barbuda, has died

Legendary Calypsonian Sir Rupert ‘King Swallow’ Philo is dead at age 78.

King Swallow, one of Antigua and Barbuda’s greatest gifts, passed away on September 11th, 2020, after a prolonged battle with kidney disease.

King Swallow was born on February 14, 1942, in the historic village of…

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Added by omar on September 12, 2020 at 6:30pm — No Comments

J'Ouvert 2020 To Honor Essential Workers: What You Need To Know

Instead of its usual Labor Day parade, the annual festival will include a ceremony honoring essential workers during the coronavirus crisis.

Annual Predawn J'ouvert Celebration In Brooklyn Marks Starts Of Caribbean Carnival, 2017.

The J'Ouvert festival — which typically sends thousands of people streaming through Brooklyn to kick off Caribbean Carnival celebrations — will look different this year thanks to the coronavirus crisis.…

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Added by omar on September 7, 2020 at 7:30am — No Comments

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