BET Awards Nominee – Nailah Blackman #IPICKNALIAHB18

Nailah Blackman, granddaughter of the father of Soca Ras Shorty I has been nominated for the 2018 BET Awards Best New International Artist award.  The award is a Viewers’ Choice Award which means that fans have the opportunity to weigh in on the fate of their artist.  A win in this category is great for…

New Music – Fantom DunDeal Camo Music

Friday 15th June Fantom DunDeal (Arlon Griffith) released his third full album titled Camo Music. The album is a mix of Soca and Reggae with a few unexpected surprise tracks.  The artist known to most as Fantom has been at his craft for over ten years and has been known to hustle hard for his…

Vale Vibe – Breakfast on the Yacht – NYC

Each year at Trinidad Carnival a few thousand people in the early hours of Carnival Sunday morning make their way to ValeVibe “The Original Diamond Vale Breakfast Party”. The event has grown in its over two decades of existence, and has remained a highly acclaimed must attend event of the season. The main thing being…

Trinidad Carnival 2018 Competition Results

I’ve been so busy with events and life that I have not been blogging as I should.  The Trinidad Carnival Season was short and sweet. I always like to have a record of who won what to look back on! Parade of the Bands Large Band of the Year Ronnie & Caro  “Life’s Checkered Board”…

20 Years of The Original Bar-B-Que Hut

Media Release The Original BAR-B-QUE HUT…Serving T&T for over 2 decades Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad– After 2 decades of being in operation, popular Trinbagonian food establishment “The Original BAR-B-QUE HUT” is still going strong in delivering its beloved brand of ‘Halal-friendly’ barbecued offerings to locals and visitors alike. From its humble origins in the late 1990’s as…

Carnival Rogue – Trinidad Carnival 2018

Carnival Rogue launched their new band on the 21st of July in a street party atmosphere with costumes aboard a truck going down Ariapita Avenue. The new band is powered by Caesars Army and Carnival Tribe. I’d received the following a few weeks before and have to say I was intrigued to see where this…

Machel Montano x Bunji Garlin – Buss Head NYC

Continuing his journey as the Soca King, Machel Montano returns to New York City to perform alongside The Viking, Bunji Garlin on September 4th, 2017. Set in a one of a kind venue in Brooklyn, the event Labor Day is a date that fans of their high-energy shows will want to set aside for a…

Afro Soca Nominees – Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA)

The Nigeria Entertainment Awards (NEA Awards) were established in New York City in January 2006 to serve the growing African population in North America. It recognizes the contributions of African entertainers to the entertainment industry. The event aims to promote the image and culture of Nigeria. This event has increased the awareness of a new…

Memorial Weekend NY Soca Parties

For the Caribbean community every national holiday be it in your country or out is a reason to throw a party!  In addition to the fact that both the Caribbean community in Atlanta, Georgia and Orlando, Florida host Caribbean themed Carnivals during the Memorial weekend, it is also the unofficial start of summer in New…

Luton Carnival

Luton Carnival began in 1976 and it is one the most exciting multicultural events held in Luton. The Carnival which will be celebrating 41 years this May on the last May Spring Bank Holiday.  The Carnival happens on the streets around Wardown Park with the highlight always being the fabulous costume parade which includes revellers, and large music…

Borough Day 2017 – Point Fortin Trinidad

Borough Day Celebrations in Point Fortin have become a staple second Carnival experience on the island of Trinidad.  From fetes to steelbands to Jouvert and cultural exhibitions that include even a market fair, the celebration is a huge event that is gaining popularity every year. Jouvert in Point Fortin has gone all out and become…

Costume Mas Bands – Jamaica Carnival 2017

Are you going to Jamaica Carnival?   Are you playing Mas?  You should be! 2017 promises to be a wonderful spectacle of costumes for Jamaica’s annual Road March being held on Sunday, April 23.  The premiere of two new mas bands stock full of veteran mas designers and pretty costumes have entered into the Jamaica…