Yearly Archives: "2015"

It is a fearsome challenge, but it is one Precision Productions relishes at the start of every Carnival season. The combination of high expectations from eager fans along with each team member’s drive to surpass the work of the previous year casts the fertile groundwork needed to annually invigorate Soca lovers with a complete musical Shake Down! This newly released riddim is a sincere reflection of that sentiment as Precision’s characteristic enthusiasm and love of vocation swell within every note from the feisty baseline to the sparkling chords, demanding vigorousRead More

Posted On December 27, 2015By altonIn music, News, soca, song

Terry Seales – Driftin (2016 Soca)

Terry Seales resurrects the true spirit of Power Soca with the release of his 2016 road anthem “Driftin”. “Driftin'” is a throwback to the classic Road March sound of the 90’s with its trademark horns and double time drum cadence. The track, however, strikes the right balance with producer Marlon Roach’s modern approach and Seales’ vocal delivery completing the elements of a contemporary soca hit. “We are losing that breakaway freedom that Carnival is really supposed to be about. Everyone seems to be more interested in how they look, creatingRead More
A bump in the road in 2015 will not be a deterrent for the Trinidad and TobagoFire Services (TTFS), as they again get ready to “Heat Up De place”with their hosting of Fire Fete 2016 – The Re-Ignition, on January 16th, 2016.Touted as a “Cooler Fete”,Fire Fete, which is known for being the first big fete annually on Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival calendar, is already creating a buzz as fete-goers warm up to the “Cooler” option.Going back to basics, the TTFS will be partnering with reputed event promotional stalwart company,Read More
Three Gifted Scholarships and 40 Tuition Assistance Awards totaling $700,000 Are Available for Music Students Interested in Studying Latin Music; Deadline To Apply Is April 10, 2016 The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® announced today it is accepting applications for the Gifted Scholarship Award and the Tuition Assistance Award from music students facing financial hardship. The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation will distribute 43 awards totaling $700,000 in an effort to continue fostering the next generation of xtraordinarily talented musicians who will continue the legacy of Latin music and its significant contributionRead More

Posted On December 16, 2015By altonIn art, ensemble, life, music, News, song

Opera and Steel: Introducing Joslynne Sealey

TORONTO, ON, Canada: Having made its international debut on August 8th, 2015 in Trinidad, Joslynne Sealey – Famous Arias has fulfilled her fans’ requests for a definitive CD of her operatic vocal work. Throughout her circa 25-year-career of singing professionally, she is most proud of her collaborations with Trinidad & Tobago’s national instrument; the steelpan. Proudly featured on her CD are six collaborations between Sealey and Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra. They invited her to be a featured performer at their biennial gala Christmas concerts, “Classical Jewels” (1979, 1981 andRead More
SASSY Releases Soca Chutney Female Anthem “Getting Even” Sassy (formally known as Sassy Ramoutar) has released her first single for the 2016 Carnival season entitled “Getting Even”. Already having major accomplishments to her credit, such as being the first foreign born and youngest ever semi-finalist in Chutney Soca Monarch history as well as a spokesperson for multi-billion dollar brand Fruita Fruit Juice, 2015 has truly been a breakout year for the young singer/songwriter. She was recently named Soca Chutney Female Artist of the Year at the 12thAnnual International Soca &Read More
It is a fearsome challenge, but it is one Precision Productions relishes at the start of every Carnival season. The combination of high expectations from eager fans along with each team member’s drive to surpass the work of the previous year casts the fertile groundwork needed to annually invigorate Soca lovers with a complete musical Shake Down! This newly released riddim is a sincere reflection of that sentiment as Precision’s characteristic enthusiasm and love of vocation swell within every note from the feisty baseline to the sparkling chords, demanding vigorousRead More

Posted On December 13, 2015By altonIn art, Fashion, Program Related

Congolese Cultural Creations

Contributing cultural fashions to New York Fashion Week is always welcomed in a city of cultural diversity. During market week in September, African elegance arrived at New York’s Plaza Hotel. The Kapy Bash Mode collection debuted in a collective showcase of international presenters to an audience of style enthusiast, fashion influencers and media makers. Kapy Bash Mode offers African ethnic gowns that are inspired by cultures from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Kapy Bash Mode uses liputa, ankara, french lace, bazin, satin and linen fabrics. There is aRead More
I would like to invite you to the Tropicalfete’s Countdown. Featuring Live performances of Daria, Nadira Norjahan , Samuel Archer, Tropicalfete Steel Pan Ensemble and much more. Tropicalfete’s Award of Excellence 2015 will be presented to Calypsonian Dr. Witty. Some of the top songs of the year and holiday songs will be spun by Selector Richard. Book now and enjoy great food, remarkable dance and music with great Artists Come and support the Youth and a wonderful cultural organization. See you on Dec 20 and don’t forget to Invite yourRead More
Trinidadian hit studio Zig Boi Music roars loud with its new soca compilation Hush Riddim, available worldwide from all major digital retailers on December 4, 2015, from FOX FUSE. Captained by Shawn “Zig Boi” Stewart, Zig Boi Music joins forces with Sky Movement Studio on the production, which propels both studios into the 2016 soca season. The release also cops a prized feature on the iTunes U.S. Reggae New Music chart, during its week of release. Soca queen Alison Hinds headlines the groovy, four-song compilation with “Alibi (Mama Oie),” alongsideRead More