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…

Jamaica Carnival

Beginning as early as the first years of the University of the West Indies, (UWI) in Jamaica, the seeds of Carnival were planted. Students from other Eastern Caribbean islands and especially students there from Trinidad and Tobago, in keeping with their own national traditions brought a modified version of their elaborate Carnival festivals to the…

Fay Ann Lyons Album “Break the World”

Fay-Ann Lyons  has been on the soca music scene for quite some time.  She is married to fellow  artist   Bunji Garlin (Ian Alvarez) and they have a daughter, Siri. Fay Ann was born in Point Fortin, Trinidad to parents Austin Lyons (sobriquet Superblue/SuperBlue, formerly known as Blueboy) and Lynette Steele (sobriquet Lady Gypsy). Fay-Ann…

Trinidad Carnival 2017 Competition Results and Winners

Carnival Season has been amazing. Now comes the time when we track back to see who has won what! I will make individual posts with my commentary on the various competitions. Parade of the Bands Large Band of the Year Ronnie & Caro  “Fearless 10” -Band Leader Ronnie McIntosh – 1242 Points The Lost Tribe…

Calypso Monarch Finalists 

This Sunday the annual Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organization Calypso Monarch finals will be held in Queens Park Savannah Port of Spain.  The Finalists coming out of the Semi-Finals this weekend in Skinner Park are: 1. Cro Cro 2. Gypsy 3. Queen Victoria 4. Terri Lyons 5. Sasha Ann Moses 6. Rondell Donowa 7. Chunky 8….

Panorama 2017 Finalists – Trinidad Carnival 2017

On Saturday, February 25, 2017 14 Large Steel Orchestra bands will take to the stage to compete for the title. On Sunday, February 12, at the Queens Park Savannah the semi-finals competition took place into the wee hours of Monday Morning. Emerging from the 18 hour stretch of Trinidad’s musical treasure as the Finalists are:…

More New Soca Music – Trinidad Carnival 2017

I’ve been drafting this post for about over a month now. Every time I think I have included every song I’d like to recommend and compel you to listen to, another bomb drops. I love the years when there are more than one epic song, and this year is one of them. In addition to…

Chutney Soca Monarch Winners – Carnival 2017

Chutney Soca Monarch Finals were held last night Saturday, February 11th at Skinner Park in San Fernando Trinidad.  The final competition hosted  twenty of the nations biggest Chutney Soca artists. Congratulations to the shared first place 2017 Chutney Soca Monarch Winners Ravi B with his song “Budget” and Omardath Maraj  with his song “Ramsingh” and…