Trinidad Carnival Fetes 2017

JANUARY* Sunday 1st Tobago Love the Xperience – All Inclusive Fall Out Kruise (new) Friday 6th Rome Block-O (new) Saturday 7th TRIBE ICE – Cooler Fete Hakwai Clan CITY – Cooler Fete (new) Soca + Ice – Cooler Cruise Sunday 8th Zèle – Cooler Fete Saturday 14th illuSions Black 2 Blue – Cooler Breakfast Party…

Machel Montano to receive award at  Institute of Caribbean Studies 23rd Annual Gala 

Institute of Caribbean Studies is located in Washington, District of Columbia. The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to highlighting the contributions of Caribbean Americans and advocating on issues affecting Caribbean Americans. This year for their 23rd annual gala the Institute of Caribbean Studies  will be Honoring the soca super…

Soca Music – Trinidad Carnival 2017 – What’s New?

Every year at this time my inbox is a never ending  barrage of new soca music. Some Parang too, but mostly new Carnival 2017 music.  I honestly do try to listen to everything at least once, but there are always the songs that I instantly connect with as I begin creating my gym playlist for…

New Music – Fantom Dun Deal – Mile High – Tribal Soca Riddim

Fantom Dun Deal, aka Bajan Radio Killer had great 2016 Carnival Seasons with hits such as “4 Play” on the RR Rhythm, “Come Over” on the Grinders Riddim, “All Night Wuk” featuring M1 aka Menace and “Bajan Man 2” on the Liming Riddim. For the 2017 Carnival Season, Fantom is entering with Mile High, a…

ShorBlu Events & Collin Abraham Events present BluVino Trinidad 

In the past few years, Shor Blu’s “Blu Vino” has become a much anticipated event in New York. It was a new concept of its kind at its inception to the New York Caribbean party scene and it brought a nice blend of traditional wine tasting to the fete vibes we are accustomed to.  No other alcohol is…

Trinidad Carnival Costume Bands 2017

 Bliss Carnival Presents  “al sahra” Cat in Bag Productions Colorz Fuh So Fantasy Carnival Presents “1001 Fantasies” Flirt Presents “The Passion of Carnival” Harts Carnival Presents “UltraViolet Jungle” Just Wee & Friends Presents “A Steam Punk – A Tribute to Earl Crosby“ Kalicharan Carnival Presents “Zante” (San Fernando) K2K Alliance & Partners Presents “At…

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 &…

Yuma: The Origins – From Whence we Came – Trinidad Carnival 2017

I love Band Launches. There is always such an air of anticipation! Everyone is milling around drinking and eating and chatting, rarely ever breaking into full fete mode as they await the presentation. The stage always looks like its Fashion Week in NY, the lights are bright, and if you know where to look, you…

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…