Monthly Archives: "January 2013"

More than 50 people were honoured last evening at the final event on the Montserrat Festival 50 calendar. The festival committee paid tribute to past queens, calypsonians, community leaders and organisations who supported the annual celebration which turned 50 in 2012. The red carpet affair organised by Yvette-Ryan and her team was hosted by Shirley Osborne, daughter of the late chief minister Dr. John A. Osborne and George “JGP” Piper, radio personality on the Caribbean SuperStation. The Honourable Premier Reuben T. Meade in his remarks said the award celebration wasRead More
Known for serving up Jamaica’s freshest beats and top-notch cuisine in downtown Manhattan, Miss Lily’s has become a social and cultural hub for all things Caribbean. There is a sense of community at Miss Lily’s. The island aesthetic is reflected throughout the swanky decor of their restaurant, bakery, juice bar and variety shop – which serves as a record store, gallery space and home to Internet broadcast station, Radio Lily. On January 22, 2013, Miss Lily’s Variety Shop in collaboration with reggae powerhouse VP Records will bring in the NewRead More
While the festive season for many was about merriment, for Dancehall artiste Ajrenalin it was non-stop work. The deejay currently in New York City on a promotional campaign recently wrapped up a three country Caribbean stint alongside fellow entertainer Christopher Martin. Kicking off the triad of activities was an appearance at the 2012 staging of LOVEFEST in St. Lucia, where the ‘Nuh Want Nuh Hand Out’ singer delivered a commendable set to the large gathering at the Beasejuor Stadium. Next stop was the St. Vincent & The Grenadines CANFEST heldRead More
The Soca Spice from St.Kitts is at it again. Yes, just after a few weeks of releasing her Sugar Mas single “MASH UP”, Cinnamon is back, this time teaming up with Wetty Beatz, a young producer from Union Island, St. Vincent who is mostly known for his popular 2012 riddim “Muddy Jab Riddim” which featured Grenada’s top artists Tallpree and Lavaman. The new single called “Chopper” was written, produced, mixed and mastered by Wetty Beatz and with the powerful vocals from the dancehall diva turn soca queen, it’s sure toRead More
Herman ‘Cupid’ Francis added a fourth calypso monarch crown to his credit after delivering two incredible performances at the 50th cultural festival celebrations Calypso Finals on Montserrat last night. Cupid, who also serves as the Head of the Department of Culture and one of the island’s leading song writers and music instructors also nabbed four of the eight special prizes along with the EC$15,000 cash prize for the winner. In the first round, Cupid performed Shortly After Takeoff, a heart rending reflection of the deadly plane crash which occurred onRead More
A name synonymous with musical hits in the Carnival season, Madmen Productions out of San Juan, Trinidad is penetrating harder than many may have anticipated ahead of Carnival 2013. In recent weeks, the team of enthusiastic, highly reputed producers have sweetened the sound of some of the country’s very talented entertainers, among them, KeesDieffenthaller, for whom they produced the hit single, ‘Ah Come For Dat’. The guys have also produced Nessa Preppy’s ‘Turn Up The Sound’ and Machel Montano’s, ‘No Lie’ among a list of other top-notchsoca tracks. Now, withRead More
Legendary Jamaican Songstress Tanya Stephens thrilled her fans with a “Boss” of a performance on December 24, 2012 at the “Woman is Boss” show at the Woodbine Ballroom, Brooklyn NY. The show also featured the true Empress “Nadine Queen”, Princess Menen, Thunder Bolt and Noah Di Youth with Di Powa. The night began with a high energy performance by Thunder Bolt and Noah Di Youth with Di Powa. Thunder Bolt was a popular Jamaican music group in the 70’s to 80’s who put out the “Born Jamaican” Album which wasRead More
Recording dancehall/reggae artist G. Whizz is thankful once again to the Almighty for sparing his life and that of others, as he along with his management team were in a vehicular accident in St. Kitts early this morning. The artist was a special invited guest performers at the 33rd annual Digicel Haynes Smith Miss Caribbean Talented Teen Pageant held in St.Kitts on December 29th 2012 . G Whizz and his team were headed back from the show when by all accounts, the designated driver lost control of the vehicle whichRead More