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Popular Disc Jockey turned producer has yet another reason to continue celebrating the unpredicted success of his immensely popular Jambe-An riddim. The riddim has made its way to the finals of International Soca Monarch competition in Trinidad and Tobago. One of the two Trinbagonian artistes featured on the Jambe-An riddim, Pternsky secured a spot in the finals of the highly anticipated Soca competition. His song, ‘Non Stop’ has been receiving tremendous support since its release. This may very well be the first time that a Jamaican production has secured aRead More
Congrats to Dr. Witty aka Mervyn Carter Tropicalfete’s 2015 recipient of Tropicalfete’s Award of Excellence. The award honors the accomplishments & contributions of persons and/or organizations that have had a role in the development of the Caribbean Community. The achievement of the awardees is significant on an international level where their work had a positive impact to the Caribbean community in the areas of culture, social, sports & economics. Past awardees: The Madd Stuntman – Artist – I like to Move it Move it 2009, Michelle Anglin – Playwright “LostRead More
Reggae and Lover’s Rock Superstar Singing Melody, whose formal name is Everton Hardweare, is building a mansion for Reality TV, and fans are riveted to every brick, hammer and nail the star touches! The Hardweares is the newest and hottest show to be added to television for the Fall season. Featuring Singing Melody and Wife Ruby Robinson, the two allow camera’s behind closed doors to see what it takes to build a mansion on picturesque North Coast of Jamaica, overlooking the Caribbean Ocean. With a 13 episode season running fromRead More
Ongoing conflicts between undocumented immigrants from Haiti living and working toward a better life in the adjoining island nation of the Dominican Republic, and the more recent hostilities this past summer with the deportation of Haitian men, women, and children born there to non-citizen parents, is the inspiration behind the new feature film, Cristo Rey. A selection at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, this vibrantly shot and contemporary update of Romeo and Juliet, is a powerful indictment of the racism and poverty in the Dominican Republic. Set in theRead More
Today, Noisey is excited the unveil the season premiere of Guitar Moves, featuring none other than rock ‘n’ roll royalty, Keith Richards. Hosted by Matt Sweeney (Chavez, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Zwan), the two dive deep into the art of playing guitar, trading riffs and the stories that come with them. The two cover the 71-year-old’s expansive career, going all the way back to the first song Keith learned from his grandfather (“Malagueña,” as it turns out). Keith describes the endless hours he spent learning to play as a teen, “IRead More
The much-anticipated Caribbean Over the Top (OTT) platform, MAS2TV was launched chalked filled with content that is unique to the Caribbean culture and aesthetic. The event took place at Sweet Chick Restaurant in NYC, with some notable guests attending, such as, Pat Meschino of Billboard, Michael Prinville a producer from NBC, actress Kandyse McClure and former footballer and TV Personality Robbie Earle. A year in the making, the platform was brought to market at a press gathering in New York City, where Chief Creative Officer and Executive Vice President DianneRead More
Bollywood superstar Kabir Bedi is in Trinidad for the world-premiere of Bazodee the Movie. Bedi stars alongside Trinidadian soca artiste Machel Montano in the feature film Bazodee, which premiered on September 23, 2015. In addition to his busy schedule of public appearances in promotion of the new movie, Bedi graciously accepted the Tourism Development Company’s (TDC) invitation to tour some places of interest in Trinidad. His itinerary included visits to the Temple by the Sea, the Caroni Bird Sanctuary, the 85 feet-tall Hanuman Murti, the city of Port of SpainRead More
From Trinidad & Tobago we screen ten amazing films!! One feature narrative is ‘Sallys Way’, a feature film specially for children, Directed by Joanne Johnson and the three feature documentaries are: ‘Lara Broathers’ by Janine Fung; the recent and amazing film on the story of pan, ‘Pan – A Musical Odyssey’ by Jerome Guiot & Thierry Teston and ‘Art Connect’ by Miguel Galofre. The other six are wonderful short films: ‘One good deed’ (another childrens film) by Juliette McCawley; ‘Glass Bottom Boat’ by Maneesh Rampersad; ‘Dubois’ by Kaz Ove; ‘ParadiseRead More
‘Vanishing Sail’ tells the beautiful breathtaking story of a Caribbean tradition that is being lost, the art of boat building found in the Grenadines. From Carriacou, it follows one mans last dream and journey. The filmmaker Alex Andrews states from the films website: “
the project represents over fifteen years of research and documenting the art of wooden boat building in the Eastern Caribbean. Theres a profound poetry in the fact that these humble vessels are fast becoming iconic cultural artifacts of our time. Alwyn Enoe, (the main character and masterRead More
CaribbeanTales International Film Festival 2015 Celebrates 10 Years, with an Outstanding Program of Films and Shorts. At a recent media launch held at the Consulate General for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in Toronto on July 8th, CaribbeanTales unveiled its 2015 Program. The standing- room-only event featured many Toronto luminaries, and was MC’d by the Honourable Jean Augustine, PC, CM with speakers including T&T Consul General Dr. Vidya Gyan Tota-Maharaj, CaribbeanTales founder and Executive Director Frances-Anne Solomon, Programmer Christopher Pinheiro, Partnerships Coordinator Emmy Pantin, and Incubator Chair Dr. RitaRead More