Monthly Archives: "January 2012"

DIGICEL INTERNATIONAL POWER SOCA MONARCH and PLAY WHE GROOVY SOCA MONARCH COMPETITIONS 2012 FINALIST After flattening Arima Velodrome on Sunday with outstanding performances the finalists in the Digicel International Power Soca Monarch and Play Whe Groovy Soca Monarch Competitions 2012, who will be gearing up for Fantastic Friday, February 17th 2012 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium are …..(in alphabetical order): Play Whe Groovy Soca Monarch Finalists Digicel lnternational Power Soca Finalists 1. Kees Dieffenthaller -(Defending Monarch) 2. Destra Garcia 3. Dexter Stewart – Blaxx 4. Erphaan Alves 5. JW &Read More
Weapons of Mass Connection in a City with a New Direction One Love Nutrifest | New Beginnings: Feed your Heart, Body & Spirit a Wholistic approach to wellness through workshops, demonstrations and World Beat Music February 18, 2012 at Grand Central Park in Downtown Miami Miami, FL Grand Central Park, the newly landscaped grounds of the old Miami Arena comes alive with the One Love Nutrifest, a celebration of our collective souls and the magnetic energy that unites us all as a planet. This collective soul is very much aliveRead More
THE TRILOGY OF P.Y.F. As Machel Montano celebrates his three (3) decade contribution of musical mastery to the genre of Calypso/Soca, he continues to be the pilot of innovation for the industry. Machel’s recent release of his powerful, energized, stage/road friendly Soca anthem, “Pump Yuh Flag” also affectionately known as P.Y.F., is the first segment of a road-march ready trilogy. The song will be released as tri-factor that consists of: 1. The “Original” – Designed to ignite the Carnival masses 2. The “758 Re-Mix” – Orchestrated to elicit unbridled euphoriaRead More
It is one thing to trod and widen a well-worn path, but quite another to pull away from the crowd and produce music that reconnects the musical ear to long forgotten sounds. In their latest releases, Precision Productions unearth the soul of our music and breathe fresh new life into it with the use of all live instruments. The songs, vocalized by two Soca-soul veterans, Machel Montano and Benjai, are groovy elemental tunes that masterfully straddle the strength of the past and the vibrancy of our present culture. Benjai’s ‘TheRead More
Tasha T delighted at being musical ambassador for Read Across Jamaica Canada-based reggae artiste, Tasha T is absolutely delighted in her role as the official ambassador of Read Across Jamaica (RAJ). Having completed at whirlwind tour of select school in Jamaica in December, the singer is excitedly anticipating her duties for 2012 . As the RAJ Musical Ambassador for 2011 & 2012, Tasha T, through her musical style of communication, will lend her talent to encourage families to approach literacy from a positive perspective. She has voiced her full endorsementRead More
Sean Paul has released “Hold On,” the third single from his forth coming album called Tomahawk Technique. The track has a peppy beat and uplifting message: Paul is hoping to surpise his fans with a lot more singing and hit notes than he is know for. The album will feature guest spots from Alexis Jordan, Kelly Rowland and Future Fambo. Previously released singles include “Got 2 Luv U” and “She Doesn’t Mind.” Tomahawk Technique features production by Rico Love, Benny Blanco and Stargate; it is due January 30. 1. GotRead More
The Digicel International Soca Monarch Competition Rides The Information Superhighway Into Trinidad and Tobago’s 2012 Carnival Carnival TV Partners With Caribbean Prestige Foundation For The Performing Arts To Stream Live On The Internet January 26, 2012 – Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago… Caribbean Prestige Foundation for the Performing Arts will take the Digicel International Soca Monarch competition to the World Wide Web with live streaming in High Definition (HD) via Carnival TV’s signature series, LIVEOnStage2Nite. The pay-per-view (PPV) broadcast will go live from the Arima Velodrome for four hoursRead More
Truckback Records has released a brand new version of one of dancehall reggae’s best loved rub-a-dub riddims, Freedom Blues, to mark the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence in 2012. Starting with the bubbling, seductive melodies and bass line originally made a staple of Jamaican dancehalls by Pinchers, Admiral Tibet and Brigadier Jerry, Truckback producers Adrian and Steve Locke injected the dancehall classic with up-to-the-time vibes for Jamaica’s biggest stars. Now, for the first time, Tarrus Riley, Gyptian, Busy Signal, Warrior King and Turbulence contributed contemporary narratives and are excited toRead More
Grenadian Soca music artist Brother B has been nominated at this years prestigious NAACP awards in Hollywood, USA. The NAACP awards are the highest awards for people of Colour in Hollywood. The NAACP is an accolade presented by the American National Association of the Advancement of Coloured people. The NAACP, honor outstanding people of Colour in the fields of: Television, Music, Film and Literature. Tropicalfete Congratulates Brother B. This nomination is the biggest nomination in Soca Music history so far. Brother B’s album ‘Carnival Fever’ has been nominated for ‘OutstandingRead More