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Groovy soca music may continue to cluster local airwaves ahead of Carnival 2016 but one artiste isn’t turning his back on the Power element that is synonymous with Carnival. The entertainer who catapulted to fame in 2014 when he told DJs to ‘Play More Local’ is now saying, “play more power,” this as he takes up the fight to recreate a carnival that once was. Mr. Famous- the Toco native who is the cousin to famed soca singer, Patrice Roberts, says two of his contributions for the season will triggerRead More

Posted On December 16, 2015By altonIn art, ensemble, life, music, News, song

Opera and Steel: Introducing Joslynne Sealey

TORONTO, ON, Canada: Having made its international debut on August 8th, 2015 in Trinidad, Joslynne Sealey – Famous Arias has fulfilled her fans’ requests for a definitive CD of her operatic vocal work. Throughout her circa 25-year-career of singing professionally, she is most proud of her collaborations with Trinidad & Tobago’s national instrument; the steelpan. Proudly featured on her CD are six collaborations between Sealey and Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra. They invited her to be a featured performer at their biennial gala Christmas concerts, “Classical Jewels” (1979, 1981 andRead More
SASSY Releases Soca Chutney Female Anthem “Getting Even” Sassy (formally known as Sassy Ramoutar) has released her first single for the 2016 Carnival season entitled “Getting Even”. Already having major accomplishments to her credit, such as being the first foreign born and youngest ever semi-finalist in Chutney Soca Monarch history as well as a spokesperson for multi-billion dollar brand Fruita Fruit Juice, 2015 has truly been a breakout year for the young singer/songwriter. She was recently named Soca Chutney Female Artist of the Year at the 12thAnnual International Soca &Read More

Posted On December 6, 2015By altonIn life, music, soca, song

Avi & The Supertones Drop “Last Night”

Chutney soca sensations Avi & The Supertones thrill with their new track “Last Night,” available worldwide from all major digital retailers on December 4, 2015, from FOX FUSE. Penned by Princess Anisa and produced by Sefi Carmel, this latest hit delivers a new party soundtrack for soca fans. “Last Night” is an up-tempo, melodic track that spews party vibes for people to enjoy on dance floors everywhere. The groovy jam proves Avi’s versatility, as a vocalist on the tantalizing tune. The lyric video is available on YouTube, where is continuesRead 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

Posted On December 4, 2015By altonIn life, music, soca, song

Mega Mick Brings Massive Hits

New York, NY (FOX FUSE) – Mega Mick brings massive hits to soca music, with a number of new releases including the Festival 868 Riddim, Vintage 45 Riddim, “Magic” by Sekon Sta and Nadia Batson, “Sorry” by Nadia Batson and “Champagne & Soca” by Sekon Sta, all now available worldwide from all major digital retailers, from FOX FUSE. Hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, Mikhail “Mega Mick” Corneal first earned his musical stripes as a deejay for years, and has since evolved his talents into becoming soca’s newest hit-maker, cutting hisRead 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
Columbia, South Carolina (Sonique Solutions) – Amidst the onslaught of Groovy Soca songs being released for T&T’s Carnival 2016, Trinidadad-born, South Carolina-based Soca artiste Ronnel Ramirez known to his industry peers as Champeon has brought forward one of the first up-tempo offerings for the season with his new track “Bringin It”. ‘Bringin It’ is a different sound for Champeon who previously released songs such as ‘Red Devil’ and ‘2nite’. The inspiration for this departure was to strategically create a different sort of song that would be more marketable within theRead More
Being the son of late Calypso icon Rootsman is no easy task when contemplating your involvement in music. There are comparisons, expectations and pressures that have to be dealt those of which have never served as deterrents for Shawn ‘Mr. Spekks’ Thomas. His passion and love for music was a commonality that he shared with his father much to their enjoyment. Even with the passing of his father being a recent memory, Mr. Spekks continues to hold on to countless conversations that he shared with his father. One that remainsRead More

Posted On November 28, 2015By altonIn art, life, News

Launch of the Plum Tree by Martha A. Blanchard

Last evening saw the launch of ‘The Plum Tree’ by Martha A. Blanchard, at The Cultural Development Foundation Conference Room. The function was attended by fellow artistes, family and friends who came to celebrate a great milestone in the literary society of Saint Lucia and welcoming the newest author and children’s writer. “The Plumb Tree is about two friends Pella and Stacia who have big plans for a summer of fun on Helen island. When tragedy strikes, for Pella’s family, her life changes as do her chances for excelling atRead More