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FREEPORT, Grand Bahama — Bahama’s Junkanoo Carnival descended onto Grand Bahama delivering powerful performances described by Festival Chairman Paul Major as a “celebration of Bahamian talent”. Thousands of Bahamians and international visitors flooded Taino Beach on Friday and Saturday to amp up the music, soak up the culture and turn up the vibes with Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival presented by BTC. Despite a late start due to rain on Friday night, the Music Masters Song Competition thoroughly impressed the crowd. Jive, a new girl’s group on the scene, opened the nightRead More
As part of the 2016 St. Lucia National Arts Festival, several Vieux Fort entities, along with the Cultural Development Corporation (CDF), will be hosting a Street Theatre, Arts and Cultural Exposé at 3:30PM Saturday 23 April on Clarke Street. The event, which will include street drama, fashion show, dance, masquerade, steel-pan, artists at work, a community art collage and poetry, is in keeping with an ongoing Vieux Fort initiative of always making sure the town hosts an activity to match each national calendar event, with the hope of enriching theRead More
Rising Gospel marvel Marc Isaacs spreads his faith to the global masses with his new song “Round the World,” now available worldwide from all major digital retailers (released on March 18, 2016), from FOX FUSE. Born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Isaacs has been earning his stripes as a songwriter and performer for years now, and was a nominee at the 2014 Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards. Written by Isaacs and produced by Joshua Ali and Reuel Lynch, “Round the World” delivers upbeat, groovy soca vibrations laced withRead More
Dancehall slayer Stein unleashes two new hits with “Jah Is Always There” and “Turn Me On,” now available worldwide from all major digital retailers (released April 1, 2016), from FOX FUSE. Both tracks were produced by Stein’s very own label, the Kingston-based New Planet Records, and have been gaining momentum on dancehall platforms, from Jamaica to Europe. “Jah Is Always There” and “Turn Me On” deliver Stein’s signature dancehall sounds. The former is a slower, inspirational tune to encourage us to keep the faith as we encounter struggles in life,Read More
After being named one of FADER Magazine’s top 25 artistes in the world to watch and listed among the top 10 greatest female deejays by LargeUp.com, dancehall diva Tifa was in top form on her recent sojourn to the U.S East Coast. Fresh from a pair of performances at the Garage in Bronx and Compound Entertainment Complex in Queens, New York the Queens leg of the stint headlined by her alongside Grammy Award winners Morgan Heritage saw the ‘Big Bumper’ singer pulling out all the stops as she delivered anotherRead More
British Dependency has been accumulating miles and gaining traction since they released their debut album Finding Wisdom in 2013. From the Caribbean to Canada and the United States, they have made the British Isle of Anguilla proud with their reggae tinged lyrics and spellbinding stage presence. But though they have traveled extensively, from early on the band set their sights on performing in Africa and on March 1, 2016, that dream became a reality when they traveled over 3000 miles to perform at the annual MASA Music Festival in Abidjan,Read More
Jane Macgizmo graciously accepted the invite to perform live during Tuesday’s (March 29th) rendition of TVJ Network’s favorite morning show, “Smile Jamaica”. A pleasant surprise to the Jamaican artiste after finishing a number of live performances throughout March on her mini promo tour around Kingston. The songstress, actress, and visual artiste made appearances at Redbones Blues Cafe, Nanook, and opened the show along with her dancers for Vaughn Benjamin ‘Akae Beka’ of Midnite during the staging of Midnite in Kingston. The tour aligned perfectly just after Jane debuted her MusicRead More
After a 2015 rich in guest appearances (Joey Badass, Allan Kingdom, Inner Circle, Major Lazer, Protoje & Maverick Sabre), Chronixx enters the new year with new music in the form of Roots & Chalice – a mixtape collaboration with renowned Brooklyn sound system Federation Sound – and an April U.S. tour (including Coachella 2016) in support of the project. This week, he drops the first visual from Roots & Chalice entitled “Perfect Tree” featuring Easah. The video sets the tone for mixtape’s theme as Chronixx professes his love for herbRead More
Thousands of copies of the winning titles to be distributed to Caribbean youth to promote love of reading Port of Spain, 11 March 2016 — CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its third annual Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, which recognizes outstanding writing for young adults by Caribbean authors. Six finalists were selected from among 60 submissions of published books and unpublished manuscripts. The 2016 shortlisted titles are (in alphabetical order): • The Demise of the Queen’s College Adventure Club by Imam Baksh, Guyana (manuscript) • De FirstRead More

Posted On March 12, 2016By altonIn music, News, Program Related, soca

Caribbean Music Festival 2016

Soca Music Festival launches new name and location. The Soca Music Festival has launched a new name and location. As a part of its rebranding and growth plans the brand has changed its name to the Caribbean Music Festival and joined forces with Liverpool carnival. After being solely devoted to the Caribbean’s Soca music genre since its launch two years ago, the festival has evolved into displaying the array of Caribbean music genres. Taking the show on the road Liverpool is 2016’s new location for the brand. This year LiverpoolRead More