All posts by Armi

Borough President, Tropicalfete’s Teaching & Performing Artists Ms. Caitlyn,  Ms. Ashley,  Mr. Charles, Ms. Daria, and Mr. Ricardo represents the CULTURE and the ARTS.  It is still a difficult time for all of us but we continue to strive and find ways to forge a head.    It is inspiring to have 5 persons among the 82 people honored today. We love your talent, passion and dedication.  We salute all of you!Read More
Hello I am Bridget Padalino from Ez-Mak Records & Ent. Study Rider is our dancehall reggae artist from Trinidad. His debut album Yuh Bess is dropping soon, the video link attached is “UP IN HERE” the 2nd single off the Yuh Best Album. Please take a look, enjoy, & upload Study Rider- “Up in Here” .. An energetic dancehall soca inspired track film at Carnival in Trinidad this year!! Please take a listen to our submission of the video, and contact me for more Information on Study Rider music! HopeRead More
Trinidad and Tobago has been blessed with many natural marvels, for which we are world famous, from our living lake of pitch to the unending unique flora and fauna that grace our isles, we truly have many gifts to be grateful for. The true wonder of our nation however, lies in the life force triumphantly bubbling within every single Trinbagonian soul. The splendour and magnificence born within this cornucopia of melded cultures thrives in each of us and flows from our spirit with every step we take. In this brandRead More
Bob Marley and his hit, “One Love,” head the list of various reggae surveys published and aired to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence. Can you name the Number One Calypsonian and the Number One Calypso in Trinidad & Tobago during the last 50 years, the post independence era, 1962-2012? To celebrate the achievement of independence in August 1962, Trinidad & Tobago held an Independence Calypso King competition; 50 years later, Trinidad & Tobago is holding an Independence Calypso Monarch competition in commemoration of the nation’s golden jubilee. TheRead More
Having done quite a few shows in the United States in the past two months, reggae singer, Junior Kelly will now stretch across the border into Canada as he continues his quest to thrill his North American fans. “Canada has been clamoring for Junior Kelly,” explained Tasz Smith of Triple T Productions.”We have been collaborating with promotional teams across Canada to work out suitable dates and everything has finally jelled. Interestingly, things have worked out in such a way that Kelly will be doing two festivals two consecutive weekends —Read More

Posted On August 22, 2012By ArmiIn News

Da'ville collabs with Bunji Garlin

Singer Daville has inked a collaboration with soca icon Bunji Garlin. The single titled ‘Touch You’, is a fusion between reggae/ pop and soca. Daville, who is currently on his Krazy Love album tour, told THE STAR that after coming up with the hook of the song, the producer of the track sent it to Bunji Garlin who jumped at the opportunity. “You know say it’s just a vibes and energy at the right time. We were on tour throughout Germany, I was doing some work with Jr. Blender whoRead More

Posted On August 22, 2012By ArmiIn News

Jah Van I: Reggae Music's new Golden Voice

In every generation a few definitive voices present themselves, with a unique sound and soulful appeal. Dubbed “The new Golden Voice”, Jah Van I’s first single on Royal Warriors Muzik label, “In My World”, debuted at number 4 on the widely acclaimed Stampede Street Charts, in Jamaica. Since then Jah Van I has appeared on several popular Jamaican television and cable stations, CVM TV, Hype TV and RE TV. His music has received rotation internationally on stations such as Indie in Motion (Los Angeles), KMT (Martinique), Hits 92, Irie FM,Read More

Posted On August 20, 2012By ArmiIn News


AUGUST 28 & 30th, 2012, TROPICAL PARADISE BALLROOM, BROOKLYN, NY New York City Ready for Electrifying Event New York City is poised for an electrifying World Soca Monarch during the week of Brooklyn’s Carnival. Many soca artistes across the Caribbean have expressed eagerness. The two-night event will be held at Tropical Paradise Ballroom, Brooklyn, on Tuesday, August 28 (semifinals night) and Thursday, August 30 (finals). The competition is produced by EVERYBODY’S “Caribbean” Magazine. EVERYBODY’S has staged four previous World Monarch contests: Chalkdust won the EVERYBODY’S World Calypso Monarch on twoRead More
It’s always a pleasure to invite you to attend The Optimum’s Exclusive events, where we cater for the mature and the mature at heart, everytime. On Sunday Sept 2nd, night before Labor day we will be having our annual Night Before Labor day All Inclusive Event “OPTIMUM 6”. In celebration of 50 years of Trinidad and Tobago’s Independence this year, we have made the event inclusive of all flags from the Caribbean and beyond. I often meet persons from other countries who say to me that “Trini parties are theRead More

Posted On August 16, 2012By ArmiIn News

Raleigh's CaribMask Carnival – Next Week!

Ever wanted to experience the Caribbean culture but couldn’t afford to take a trip? Well you’re in luck! Raleigh’s first Caribbean Festival is at your front and back doors! Come learn more about the Caribbean culture and join us for great entertainment and food! The festival starts on Thursday, August 23rd and goes through Saturday, August 25th. Details are below and in the attached flyers. Should you have any questions, contact the CaribMask Committee at or Thursday, August 23rd • “Dollar Wine” o Location – Nuvo Lounge (808Read More