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…

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…

Mudders International

MUDDERS INTERNATIONAL – J’OUVERT 2015 MI ELEMENTS – 2015 PRESENTATION Mudders International originated in Grand Cayman in 1989. In 1991, the band crossed over to Jamaica’s carnival in collaboration with the late Byron Lee and from 1994, began participating in Trinidad’s J’ouvert. In 2014, the band celebrated its 25th anniversary and joined with the founders…

The Solus Effect – A conversation with Tony Cross

I had an opportunity to sit down the other day with Tony Cross; formerly the face and voice synonymous with Natural Freaks. Tony recently celebrated his birthday at Solus, an event held at the nightclub SRB Brooklyn. This event turned out to be Tony’s official debut as a solo host and now DJs alongside his…

Music Monday – Post Carnival 2014

It’s a beautiful Monday and as always I’ve been listening to soca to pass the day. I tried to wean off the soca after Carnival but local radio is currently a total bore, I’m sticking with soca; it’s sure to make me smile and buss a small wine in my chair. Checking out my post-Carnival…

Carnival Concierge unleashes a premium travel experience

New York, NY (Sonique Solutions) – Following a successful inaugural 2013 Trinidad and Tobago Carnival travel tour, professional travel management company Carnival Concierge LLC is gearing up to once again serve international festival lovers and first-timers an unparalleled vacation package during the 2014 edition of the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’. The New York based boutique…

Ricardo Drue joins Roy Cape

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE written by Sonique Solutions Contact: Sonique Solutions (E) nuconceptcc@gmail.com (P) 868-763-5564 Ricardo Drue joins Roy Cape POS, Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – The blessings of the season keep rolling in for Soca artiste Ricardo Drue. Still riding high on the successful release of his Carnival 2014 groovy Soca track “Socaholic” the Antiguan-born singer-songwriter…

Anya Ayoung-Chee presents Cheyenne for Tribe 10

Trinidad’s own Anya Ayoung-Chee, Project Runway Season Nine Winner, former Miss Trinidad & Tobago, fashion designer, philantropist and all around sweeheart, presented her section Cheyenne for Carnival Tribe’s Tenth year anniversary presentation of Tribe 10. Designed by Anya Ayoung-Chee Full costume details & options coming soon! Photography by Laura Ferreira Also, please keep your eyes…