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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
It is a fearsome challenge, but it is one Precision Productions relishes at the start of every Carnival season. The combination of high expectations from eager fans along with each team member’s drive to surpass the work of the previous year casts the fertile groundwork needed to annually invigorate Soca lovers with a complete musical Shake Down! This newly released riddim is a sincere reflection of that sentiment as Precision’s characteristic enthusiasm and love of vocation swell within every note from the feisty baseline to the sparkling chords, demanding vigorousRead More

Posted On December 27, 2015By altonIn music, News, soca, song

Terry Seales – Driftin (2016 Soca)

Terry Seales resurrects the true spirit of Power Soca with the release of his 2016 road anthem “Driftin”. “Driftin'” is a throwback to the classic Road March sound of the 90’s with its trademark horns and double time drum cadence. The track, however, strikes the right balance with producer Marlon Roach’s modern approach and Seales’ vocal delivery completing the elements of a contemporary soca hit. “We are losing that breakaway freedom that Carnival is really supposed to be about. Everyone seems to be more interested in how they look, creatingRead More
CTWD Highlights the Healing Power of Film at 2015 Caribbean Studies Conference New Orleans, Louisiana – CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD) presented an important panel discussion on the unique role of film and new digital technologies in healing the historical hurts created by our colonial past, that have fueled divisions between Africa and the Creole cultures of the Caribbean and the Americas. The presentation took place during the 40th Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) in New Orleans, Louisiana. Presenting on the panel were CTWD Chair, Dr. Keith Nurse;Read More
2015 JAZZ & ARTS FESTIVAL OPENS WITH MAJOR CARIBBEAN & LOCAL STAR POWER Chronixx, De Invader, Destra, Arthur Allain, & more to hit the stage! Saint Lucia – Nestled in what has been termed the Capital of Castries, ‘The People’s Auditorium,’ – the Mindoo Phillip Park, will again serve as the home for the official Opening of the region’s most highly anticipated musical spectacle – the 24th edition of the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival. Carded for April 30th, thousands of festival goers are expected to flock to theRead More
Effected on Monday 27th, January 2014, Patrice Roberts became the brand ambassador for Nestlé’s Orchard Vibe. Orchard Vibe juices comes in (4) four flavours, Orange, Fruit Punch, Passion Fruit and Mango, all made with natural ingredients . Ms Karina Hyland, Consumer Marketing Manager commented, “Nestlé’s ORCHARD VIBE Fruit Drinks are now endorsed by Patrice Roberts. One of our immediate actions will see Patrice add her vocal flavour to promote the brand through a revised rendition of her 2014 hit “Doh Rough Meh “. ORCHARD VIBE’s very name “VIBE” encapsulates everythingRead More

Posted On January 9, 2014By altonIn Music Reviews, Music-News Radio, News

Groovy Monarch Title

Scrappy has managed the double!! The Punch & Get Out Soca Monarch competition with the two categories “Groovy & Power”, saw soca artist Scrappy walk away with the Groovy title for the second time running, making him the back to back monarch. The song “Guilty” which was a hit all year on radio stations worldwide was the selected song on the night of the competition. Scrappy’s performance was crowd pleasing and engaging. The track is available on his album “We Soca” which is also available for digital download on allRead More
With over 15 albums under his belt, West-African reggae vocalist Alpha Blondy returns with his latest studio effort Mystic Power, available in U.S. digitally and in stores today July 30 on VP Records. On Mystic Power, Alpha Blondy stays true to his signature contemporary world sound. His unmistakable vocals (which are a mix of English, French and his native language Dioula) are filled with socially-charged messages that effortlessly ride over Afro-reggae beats and jazzy funk-fused rhythms. He inspires change on opening track “Hope,” which features Jamaican dancehall king Beenie Man,Read More
New York, NY – The Blitz Riddim – Various Artists packs a punch of power soca for lovers of the genre. Featuring power soca star Skinny Fabulous, soca impresario Jamesy P, and rising sensations Silvah and Teddy Rhymez, the electrifying singles are set to take many stages, playlists and fetes by storm as carnival season continues around the world. The Blitz Riddim will be available worldwide on all major digital retailers on August 13, 2013, with pre-order available now, and is distributed by Precision Digital. Britain-based producer Ashwin “Smash” SeegobinRead More