Monthly Archives: "December 2013"

Reigning Ragga Soca Monarch of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Fya Empress (Lornette Nedd Reid), has recently been added to the line-up to perform alongside Roy Cape All Stars and Blaxx for the Trinidad Carnival 2014 season.No stranger to Trinidad stage, the 2013 International Soca Monarch finalist said not only she was excited about the news, but was also honoured and ready to take up the mantle of the female vocals to accompany the world renowned Roy Cape All Stars. This comes after Fya Empress’s successful season in 2013, withRead More
“Now everyone wishes they could handle a stiff challenge; be it drinking in excess of normal consumption or dancing to a beat with great vigor and swag. Who so ever has these qualities stand a good chance at capturing the El Dorado Gold. It can be a trophy, a bottle of rum, a Guyanese specialty or a Studio B Production. This is Carnival!!! Fayann was quite clear by saying “doh fraid”! Stick to the wine and make your presence known. Listen to the music move in a time sensitive fashion.Read More
On January 1st, 2014, Big Links Promotion in association with Glen Grocery, G-Mac and Jerry will present the annual New Year’s Day Treat and Customer Appreciation Stage Show. Every year the event gets bigger and bigger and this year is no different. Artists expected to make an appearance are Sizzla Kalonji, I Wayne, Jah Bouks, Karamanti, Mikey General, Tarrus Riley, Redeem, Nature, Ibah Mar, and that is just to name a few. Music will be provided by Cave Man Sound with DJ DC (from Bess FM) on the turn tables.Read More
It’s time for pace…We are talking about 160 bpm of pure vibes for Carnival 2014. While some are still basking in Christmas festivities, Ms. Alysha is sounding the alarm for Power Soca with her single “On The Truck.” Known for her ability to chant quickly, Ms. Alysha easily dishes out lyrics inviting you to “Climb Up” and “Wuk It Up On Top The Truck.” Sounds inviting right? A song that is geared for masqueraders requires only one thing to be done; oblige to her instructions. Teaming up with Homebase MusicRead More
When ace singer/songwriter/producer Kerwin Du Bois issued a call for talented singers, songwriters and upcoming producers to participate in his competition ‘Pressure Cooker’, Keston “D’Chancellor” Harris was one of the first entrants. The competition which was the brain child of Du Bois was born in early 2013. With three categories Steam, Heat and Boiling Point; Keston expressed interest in Heat and Steam. The categories chosen by Keston aimed to afford entrants the opportunity to have a song produced by Du Bois, the opportunity to collaborate with Du Bois or writeRead More
If your attitude radiates; energy, swagger, finesse and style, then you already know how to “Zagga Dat”. “Zagga Dat”, is the new catch phrase for 2014, coined by Sir Skarz. It’s not only a catch phrase but a song and dance off the “Toots Riddim” produced by Dwaingerous. Sir Skarz equates this song as his second persona; a man full of energy ready to “Zagga Dat” for the 2014 Soca Season. Sir Skarz is an artist that takes joy and pride in freestyling. Skir Skarz added the “Zagga Dat” toRead More
Isis Brantley of Dallas, Texas is a style influencer and the recent recipient of the “Nzuri 100 Carat Diamond Award” for pioneering natural hair care; and being a trailblazer for over 20 years in the natural hair care industry. Isis was recently awarded during the Nzuri Natural Hair, Health & Beauty Festival’s 100 Carat Diamond Award Gala event. Isis Brantley has been a practitioner of natural hair care in the African-American community for 30 years. She is also the brainchild of the annual Naturally Isis Hair Parade and Festival withRead More
Kingston, Jamaica; The 18th staging of the JAMAICA Jazz and Blues Festival is set to sizzle with six time Grammy Award winning star Toni Braxton. The event takes place on Thursday, January 30, 2014 – Saturday, February 1, 2014. Also adding their brand of musical fireworks to the stage at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium will be Grammy Award winning song bird Chrissette Michelle whose hits include Epiphany and A couple of Foreveres and Aaron Neville whose mega hit Don’t Know much ignited Jamaica in 1989. Patrons of the Festival willRead More
In a bid to eliminate conformity of creative ideas when showcasing Soca music in video format to the world, ‘Out Of The Box’ is a term Kerwin Du Bois has embraced. Adamant to add elements which provide visual stimulation to music lovers worldwide, Kerwin Du Bois has added yet another attention grabbing music video to his portfolio. This time, “Monster Winer” steps up to the plate, promising to be one of the most risky, well scripted and costumed Soca music videos to date. Captured in Miami and Trinidad and Tobago,Read More
CaribPR, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Dec. 23, 2013: On the heels of his London Jazz Festival performance, Grammy-nominated international jazz pianist, the legendary Jamaican-born Monty Alexander, will catch a good case of the “blues” beginning next week and lasting into January 2014. Alexander, who is gearing up for the release of his “Harlem Kingston Express 2,” next year, will begin the “blue-bration” with his annual holiday performance at the legendary Blues Alley in Washington, D.C., from December 27th through the 31st. Blues Alley has earned rave reviews globally for showcasingRead More