Jus’Caribbean – food, drink and music in the sun
The first day of the Jus’Caribbean expo ended in the golden light of a summer evening. That seemed appropriate for a day of good food, enjoyable music and a laid-back atmosphere. If you wanted to sample something like Notting Hill’s food and drink stalls without the noise, jostling and... Read more
Ricky T captures the 2017 Saint Lucia Carnival Road March
1st. Scully – Ricky T (46 plays) 2nd. Bend Up Your Back – Mac 11 (11 plays) 3rd. Bad In Bum Bum – Subance (10 plays) 4th. Knock It Already – Ambi (8 plays) You can catch Ricky T performing in London on Sunday 27 August at the Hot Carnival Party – Beach Edition. SOURCE : www.socanews.com Read more
Notting Hill Carnival promises a media makeover
Notting Hill Carnival’s relationship with the media has often been stormy and occasionally abusive. For 40 years, journalists and NHC leaders have eyed each other with suspicion, if not downright hostility. Carnival’s high profile and sometimes amateurish management make it an easy target. Papers and TV alternately demonise and... Read more
Stiffy retains his Bashment Soca title for another year
The finals of the Bashment Soca competition took place last night at the Kensington Oval in Barbados and in the early hours of this morning the results were announced. For a second time, Stiffy is once again king and will reign for another year. There were six other competitors... Read more
Rihanna talks education with world leaders on Twitter
Rihanna might be having ‘Wild Thoughts’ in her big summer release, but the 2017 Harvard Humanitarian of the Year and Global Partnership for Education Global Ambassador is also thinking about education for the most vulnerable communities around the world. Following a January 2017 trip t Malawi, Rihanna urged her... Read more
Soca Videos are the new norm
In 2009, only a handful of soca artists understood the importance of having a music video. They were few and far between, and they represented the best of the industry. In those times, making a video was an added expense that not every soca artist could afford. Even in... Read more
Time Out London is offering a Taste of the Islands
Time Out London has teamed up with British Airways to offer a handful of lucky Londoners (well, the ones that don’t already have a Caribbean relative cooking up these dishes) the chance to enjoy dishes from Barbados, Grenada, St Kitts and Tobago. Four tasting tables will be assembled, one... Read more
Calypso Rose, Calypso Queen of the world
Some of us know Calypso Rose because we are of that age and grew up with her music. Others, though, may not have a clue about this Tobago girl. However, over the past few months Rose has catapulted herself firmly back in to our ears with her contagious and... Read more
Vikings Heat Turnt All The Way Up
On the heels of Ground Empire bosses- Trinidad & Tobago’s Vikings, Fay- Ann Lyons and Bunji Garlin’s starring roles in the Romany Malco produced, Los Angeles based movie Prison Logic, comes news that Garlin’s 2014 soca hit, ‘Truck on D Road’, has been featured on the trailer of the... Read more
New Music Video: Incredible – Kes The Band (Soca 2017)
New Music Video: Incredible – Kes The Band (Soca 2017) Read more