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Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. While Tobago’s golden boy of Soca, Shurwayne Winchester may be doing what he can to expose new talent out of his homeland via the Tobago Next Star project, one of the island’s very ambitious vocalists hasn’t been waiting on that opportunity. For singer/songwriter, K Kay, there’s simply no time to wait to be discovered. He believes in making his own opportunities and that he certainly has. With a brand new musical release on the Smooth Sailing Riddim produced by producer and radio personality, Angel Journie, K Kay isRead More
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. He says even if his logical mind were to tell him to give up on chasing his musical dream, his heart would never allow it. Hayden Peters, known best as Therapy- a Caledonia, Morvant, Trinidad native continues to follow his heart. Currently, he’s doing all that’s necessary to promote himself, in the same breath admitting that getting people at home in T&T, to pay closer attention and understand what he’s about, has been the biggest challenge. In the past few weeks he’s been hard at work Juelio NuRead More
The official home for Caribbean Culture Tropicalfete Incorporation celebrates the “Top 100 Count Down & Award of Excellence” on Thursday, December 5th, 2013. The event is in honor of Richie Richardson, the designing mind of curating art exhibits, fashion masquerade carnival, theatre and Halloween, hundreds of Logos, original T-shirt designs and New York Subway campaigns. Tropicalfete’s Award of Excellence honors the accomplishments & contributions of persons and/or organizations that have had a roll in the development of the Caribbean Community. The achievement of the awardees is significant on an internationalRead More
Self pride is beneficial for individual self-esteem. In some cultures, showing pride is almost mandatory to illustrate one’s love and appreciation for community or a cause. In the world of pageantry, contestants are quite selective over the pageant gown that is worn as it is an anticipated segment of the pageant. Judges and audiences typically expect contestants to wear traditional pageant gowns and wardrobe. However we found two accomplished women (Ms. Florida America 2013 – Amanda Wamunyima and Ms. America 2013 – Chiniqua Pettaway) who embrace ethnic fashions and displayRead More
After hearing his song for the first time, several persons are enquiring as to why it was not among the top three festival songs last year. The performer and writer, Redeem approached MJE and asked that we tell his story as he believes that it is a corrupt music system that is crippling young artists like himself. Redeem states that last year he wrote two songs, one for the gospel competition and one for the cultural competition. He gave the gospel song to his brother to record, while he focusedRead More
“I’m Santana,” the movie starring Santana (http://lexo.tv/ [13]), the biggest viral video sensation ever out of Trinidad (and the entire Caribbean for that matter), is in NYC week, at the Rerun Theater and Pulse 48 in Brooklyn and Maysles Cinema in Manhattan. http://iamsantana.eventbrite.com/ I’m Santana: The Movie Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 9:00 PM – Friday, April 20, 2012 at 9:00 PM (ET) Brooklyn, NY Tuesday, April 17th, 9pm @ Re-Run Theater – Wednesday, April 18th, 6pm @ Re-Run Theater – Wednesday, April 18th, 7:45pm @ Re-Run Theater – Thursday,Read More
THE 7th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL “CARIBFEST” AT TOWN POINT PARK, DOWNTOWN NORFOLK ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2012 Norfolk comes alive with the only Caribbean Summer Festival “CaribFest” ! This year’s theme is “”Uniting and Educating People Together in Culture.” at Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk. Come celebrate and experience a dazzling fusion of colors, creativity, music, masquerades and incredible art that resonates with the infectious tropical rhythmic sounds of REGGAE, the exciting beat of CALYPSO, SALSA, SOCA, ZOUK and other Caribbean music. This is a day of tropical rhythm,Read More
NEW YORK – St. Lucia’s award-winning plantation resort in the old colonial town of Soufrière threw its support this week behind a gala celebrating its country’s independence. The Fond Doux Holiday Plantation resort signed on as a sponsor of St. Lucia’s 33rd Anniversary of Independence Gala set for this Saturday, February 25 at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn, New York. “It’s a distinct honor to join the Saint Lucia Foundation, our nationals in New York, the government and the private sector to support our island’s independence celebrations,” said Mrs. ErolineRead More
Road March 1. Machel Montano – “Pump Yuh Flag” 2. Fay-Ann Lyons-Alvarez – “Miss Behave” 3. Neil “Iwer” George – “No Pain” Calypso Monarch 1.Duane O’Connor 2.Kurt Allen 3.Karene Asche Extempo Monarch Leslie-Ann Bristow a.k.a Lady Africa Political Commentary Monarch Kurt Allen Social Commentary Monarch Duane O’Connor King Ralliez-Vous – A Mon Panache Blanc! – Roland St George Malakyahweh – The Praying Mantis – Gerard Weekes Queen Mother of Humanity – The Weeping Madonna – CharissBovell National Panorama Champions in the Large Conventional Band Neal & Massy Trinidad All StarsRead More
DIGICEL INTERNATIONAL POWER SOCA MONARCH and PLAY WHE GROOVY SOCA MONARCH COMPETITIONS 2012 FINALIST After flattening Arima Velodrome on Sunday with outstanding performances the finalists in the Digicel International Power Soca Monarch and Play Whe Groovy Soca Monarch Competitions 2012, who will be gearing up for Fantastic Friday, February 17th 2012 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium are …..(in alphabetical order): Play Whe Groovy Soca Monarch Finalists Digicel lnternational Power Soca Finalists 1. Kees Dieffenthaller -(Defending Monarch) 2. Destra Garcia 3. Dexter Stewart – Blaxx 4. Erphaan Alves 5. JW &Read More