D’ Originial Vale Breakfast Party Miami 2016

On the heels of New York and already we feelin’ your energy and excitement buzzing about Miami 2016!!! On October 8th 2016, ValeVibe heads to Miami Carnival for D’Original Vale Breakfast Party…Miami edition. From 4am we party under the trees and stars at the exclusive “Jungle Island” and await the sunrise. Bringin’ D’Vibe all the…

Bazodee the Movie Original Soundtrack available NOW!

Trinidadian Soca Superstar Machel Montano has added actor to his entertainer resume.  Bazodee the movie premiered this summer in Time Square In NYC.  It was a fun premiere event to a very Caribbean influenced Bollywood themed movie.  The movie itself began its limited engagement in the United States on August 5, 2016.  A similar premiere…

Chatty Patty is Brassy & Sassy

I met this lady Patrice a long time ago in 2003 on a weekend trip to Miami,  before we were mommies, when random trips and jet skis, and just a little too much to drink were a norm! Thirteen years later, we are both moms, who have lived a lifetime in those 13 years. Patty…

DJ Private Ryan – A look at the man behind the Soca Brainwash

If you listen to Soca Music, then you’ve heard of DJ Private Ryan. His name has crossed generation gaps so its likely that a grandmother and her grandchild could be singing along together to his mixes on any given day. Born in Trinidad, Ryan Alexander aka Private Ryan produces the most downloaded soca mixes on the…

Spice Mas 2016 – What you need to hear – New Soca

Summer is coming to a close. Labor Day weekend is upon us. How much of the soca from the Caribbean Summer Carnivals do you know?! Get familiar with these tunes as they will be taking you through Labor Day, into Miami Carnival and right into the fetes of Carnival 2017.  Listen to them, learn to…

This one is for New York!!! Bunji Garlin x Majah Hype Freestyle

Somebody say FIRE!!! This one is really for Brooklyn. If you are not West Indian, and didn’t live in or frequent Brooklyn between 1985 and 2002, this absolutely awesome Freestyle by Bunji Garlin and Majah Hype is over yuh head! The history in these two verses make me nostalgic and sad at the same time….

Vale Vibe makes their way into your Fantasies

With twenty plus years under their belt, Vale Vibe is renowned in the Carnival arena for awesome vibes at a quality event with great people, drinks, food and atmosphere. What more could you ever ask for? How about all that on the road in a sexy costume? In 2017 Vale Vibe will make their debut…

Starbucks to open in Trinidad August 29th

Earlier this year, Starbucks announced plans to open its first location in Trinidad and Tobago in 2016. Starbucks in Trinidad and Tobago will be owned by Prestige Holdings Limited, the restaurant management company that currently operates the KFC, Pizza Hut, TGI Friday’s, and Subway brands in the Caribbean region. The first branch for Trinidad &…

Take “The Journey” with Lyrikal – Debut Album

It seems weird putting the word ‘debut” after the name Lyrikal. If you are a soca lover then you know his name, you know the melodies, you know the lyrics, of his multiple hits. Devon Martin, known to fans as simply Lyrikal was born in the twin island republic of Trinidad & Tobago where he…

Paparazzi Carnival – Sky Gazers from Sunset to Sunrise

Paparazzi Carnival is the first Carnival Band to launch for the Trinidad Carnival 2017 Season. Their 2017 presentation ‘Sky Gazers- from Sunset to Sunrise’ was stellar and the costumes are a wonderful start to the Carnival Season. Paparazzi Carnival though in their 4th year is a descendant of Poison Carnival, so they know what they…

Jamaal Magloire’s birthday bash supports The Children’s Breakfast Club

Jamaal Magloire recently held his 3rd annual all-inclusive event entitled “RSVP: Garden Galavant”. Magloire who also serves as bandleader for Carnival mas band Toronto Revellers is a tireless supporter of Caribbean culture and celebrated his birthday in fine style while raising funds for the non-profit organization The Children’s Breakfast Club

Hollywood Carnival – 5 Years – Los Angeles Culture Festival June 23-26

Los Angeles Culture Festival (LACF) began Hollywood Carnival in 2011. Now in its 5th year, LA/Hollywood Carnival is the largest multi-cultural festival on the West Coast. The Festival showcases the cultural traditions of different countries from all over the world. By displaying costumes, dance, food, arts & crafts, and music the Festival is quickly becoming…