Caribbean Cultural News Category

A well-known radio personality is taking the bull by the horn in 2018; Not in the literal sense, but do know that there’ll be no playing around when it comes to his delivery ahead of the Carnival 2018 season in Trinidad and Tobago. Smooth is back this year, after essentially wetting his feet in the business of Soca three years ago. He’d been following up pretty well, but in 2018, the young professional who’s probably best known for causing a stir with the hit urban radio talk show, “Make UpRead More
Nadia Batson – Catching Feelings Produced by: AdvoKit Productions in collaboration with Julian’s Promos Written by: Nadia Batson Additional Background by: Nadia Batson Live Guitar by: Kit Israel Live Bass by: Gideon Bishop Mixed by: AdvoKit Productions Mastered by: Precision Productions Publishers: COTT/ BMI / FOX FUSE LLC Artwork by: Christine Harripersad @reallioness “Folklore is tradition. Folklore is culture. Folklore is we! Get your heart pumping with every beat of the drum reminding us that we’re rooted in soil rich of culture inspired by our ancestors. The Folklore Riddim expresses theRead More
The Biggest Night in Latin Music® Featured an Impressive Lineup of the Most Respected and Talented Artists from Around the World The Latin Recording Academy’s Celebratory Week Included a Sold-Out Tribute to Alejandro Sanz with Guest Appearances by Camila Cabello, Nick Jonas and Residente LAS VEGAS (November 16, 2017) – The winners of the 18th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® were announced tonight during a live broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The three-hour special aired on the Univision Network, and was hosted by Jaime Camil and Roselyn Sánchez. The Biggest Night in LatinRead More
Nine Mind Entertainment and Lenkey Records presents the Upendo Rddim for Carnival 2018; a fusion of sweet calypso groove, vintage flavours and modern tones. When we speak ‘Upendo’ (Ou-Pendo) we mean Love. The Swahili word is reflective of our African origins and the language is one of the most popular in the continent of Africa. Drawing inspiration from the land of our ancestors is an intentional reminder of the root of our culture and the origination of sweet Calypso music. The Upendo Riddim represents Love, which is one of theRead More
The daughter of a Trinbagonian calypsonian, prominent musician and music teacher, Ashley Murray has been exposed to music from an early age. She began playing the guitar and recorder at the age of 6. Then, at age 11, she joined the Signal Hill Secondary School Steel Orchestra in Tobago, under the leadership of Mr. Frank Stanislaus. Ashley unreservedly spent hours practicing the steel pan and teaching and encouraging others to do the same. Academically, she holds a distinction in both Level I and II of the Republic Bank’s Pan MinorsRead More
Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation #12 Sangster’s Hill, Scarborough, Tobago DOTCT Celebrates Caribbean Tourism Month with Week of Activities SCARBOROUGH Tobago, Monday 13th November 2017: The Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation (DOTCT) joins the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) and the region in celebrating Caribbean Tourism Month 2017 by hosting a series of activities from November 19th – 26th, 2017. Recognized annually under the theme One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean, Caribbean Tourism Month serves as an avenue through which Caribbean destinations are able to come together and collectivelyRead More
Art Africa Miami Arts Fair- 7th Edition BACK TO BLACK: No On /Off Ramps Set For Miami Art Week In Historic Overtown-December 5-10, 2017. Historic Overtown serves once again as a Cultural hub for the African Diaspora. The fair in its 7th years continues to create change through arts and culture. Arts and culture are essential for building a community, supporting the development and contributing to economic opportunity. Collectively, arts and culture enable understanding of the past and envisioning of a shared, more equitable future. The art fair is housedRead More
New artistes all have the potential to be superstars, believe it or not. Sometimes all it takes is a little commitment and of course, consistency. T&T’s Keturah Gamba is one of those less known female songbirds who’s clearing her own path and making it understood that she refuses to take no for an answer. Last year, the multi-faceted entertainer crossed over into the Soca genre for the very first time, and of course, one year later, she’s back again, ready, she says, for greatness. She teamed up with young productionRead More
New York, NY- Meet and Greet Macka B in Queens, Long Island and Manhattan tomorrow November 15, 2017. LONG ISLAND 3-430pm Record Stop NY 30 Railroad Ave Patchogue, NY 11772 QUEENS 6-8pm Veggie Castle Live Remote with Irie Jam 132-9 Liberty Ave Richmond Hill Queens, NY MANHATTAN 9-1030pm Urban Vegan Kitchen 41 Carmine St, New York, NY 10014 The viral success of his single ‘Cucumber’ amassed 43 million views on Facebook since its release, prompting a mash-up remix with Drake’s “Passion Fruit” and a repost by actress Tracee Ellis RossRead More
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. November 13th, 2017———– It’s been 30 years since Soca parang artiste, Leon Coldero has spent the season at home in Trinidad and Tobago. This year he’s switching things up a little, spending the season that’s often filled with the sound of sweet Soca parang, tastes of fruitcake and punch de crème, at home, surrounded by friends and family. He’s excited to say the least. Coldero has released two new tracks for the Christmas season and as he sees it, there’s more than enough time to give Christmas loversRead More