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  • Daly Bread: Facing the music; the problem of accountability in crime and in pan Wired 868 Last week commenced with the prime minister making more shallow statements about the prevailing rampant murder in response to meek and mild interview questions. In local parlance, the TV interview was sorf. Today I am asserting that facing the music is a …
  • Militant: Destined for music Stabroek News Can a person be destined for music? Bryan Paton believes he was as he came from a line of singers and music enthusiasts. Bryan, who goes by stage name ‘Militant’, rose to fame in 2001 with his popular soca hit “Hot and Groovy”. He has been living in …
  • Business of Carnival I News Cayman The Business of Carnival™ YouTube Series Announces Season 3 Launch! By Carla Parris LLB, LLM Entertainment & Sports Attorney at Law OECS continues partnership with Entertainment and Sports Lawyer Carla Parris to demystify the legal and business aspects …
  • The Business of Carnival™ YouTube Series announces season 3 launch! St. Lucia News Online  Share This On: (PRESS RELEASE) – Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival 2020 is here in all its glory with fetes underway, steel pan music in the air, and new Soca, Calypso and Chutney music released. With all the festivities and excitement happening, so too is …
  • Tobago: Island of the enchanted forest Irish Independent Tobago’s ecosystem is special; the first natural habitat in the world to be protected by law (by UK parliament in 1776).  Wonderfully, this protection comes a full century before a German botanist coined the term “tropische renewals” — tropical rainforest …
  • Windrush war hero who smuggled The Beatles George Harrison into Hamburg Liverpool Echo In 1948 the HMT Windrush arrived in Britain carrying people from the Caribbean. They had been invited by the government to fill the skills and labour shortage in the aftermath of WW2, leaving behind livelihoods, families and friends to travel across the …
  • The Michael Billington archive: highlights from five decades of reviews The Guardian Durbridge Play Fortune theatre, London, 2 October 1971 The conventional stage whodunit is about as exciting as a vicarage parlour game. But the great virtue of this slick, highly polished thriller by Francis Durbridge is that almost from the start we know …
  • Greenidge, Rambo honored at Healy Award Dinner Pilot RANDOLPH -- The Black Catholic Ministries of the archdiocese held the 26th annual Bishop James Augustine Healy Award Dinner on Nov. 23 at Lombardo’s. During a reception before the meal and speaking program, music was provided by the Tempo International …
  • Column: Celebrating Emperor Haile Selassie I bernews.com [Written by Chris Famous] “Hail him without any apology. Hail His Imperial Majesty” – Burning Spear” “Look to the east for the crowning of a Black King” - Hon. Marcus Garvey On November 2nd, 1930 in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, Ras Tafari was …
  • ArtsinStark seeks arts grants projects Repository For 2020, the Special Projects Grants have increased from $750 to $1,000, and about 20 of them will be awarded. In February, before a rapt audience of 300 students at the Arts Academy at Summit, a young Liberian refugee named John DiMaria who now lives in …
  • 'All the hood rats would jam with us': Grandmaster Flash, AJ Tracey and other artists on the generation gap Guardian Weekly Grandmaster Flash, 61, hip-hop pioneer, and AJ Tracey, 25, MC Grandmaster Flash – born Joseph Saddler on New Year’s Day, 1958 – is often credited as one of the pioneers of hip-hop, but his achievements are as much in the field of engineering as they are in …
  • After Hurricane Dorian, Miami Carnival Shines a Spotlight on the Bahamas New Times Broward Palm Beach Caribbean junkanoo pop artist Julien Believe has participated in six editions of Miami Carnival, but none has meant as much to him as the one to come this Sunday, October 13. During the event’s grand finale — the Mega Soca concert — the singer-songwriter …
  • Listen to the Storm Songs of the Caribbean International Herald Tribune Every island in the Caribbean has one, if not many: Popular songs inspired by the awful storms that have always been at once facts of life and shapers of history. In this region, from whose indigenous people we got our word — “huracan” — for the fierce …
  • 35th Annual Miami Carnival features Rich Caribbean Arts, Culture and Heritage South Florida Caribbean News Miami Carnival provides a taste of the diverse and unique flavors of Caribbean culture to all those who attend.  SOUTH FLORIDA – On Sunday, October 13, 2019, the Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee will host the 35th annual Miami Carnival celebration …
  • Bands battle it out in Brooklyn, celebrating Caribbean culture WPIX Please enable Javascript to watch this video CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn — It was an exciting night of music in Brooklyn. Nine bands battled it out outside the Brooklyn museum. Steel drum orchestras with massive setups — some with more than a hundred musicians …
  • Caribbean crews: Weekend of West Indian parties and concerts Brooklyn Paper Paul Martinka Feather-clad parade-goers strut their stuff at the West Indian Day Parade on Labor Day every year. By Jacob Fillmore Brooklyn Paper Subscribe Brooklyn’s biggest parade is coming! Eastern Parkway will be filled with feathered outfits, calypso …
  • UCCI students take Toronto pan festival by storm Caymanian Compass Earl La Pierre’s musical odyssey continues to expand his legacy in Cayman, Canada and beyond. La Pierre brought his UCCI Pandemix band to Toronto for the 10th consecutive year earlier this summer, and they placed first in the Non-Calypso category of the …
  • Grand Old Day organization under federal investigation MinnPost Can’t wait for the rest of this story to come out. KSTP’s Jay Kolls reports: “Sources told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS the Grand Avenue Business Association, GABA, is now under a federal investigation involving the U.S. Attorney, Secret Service and IRS. … GABA’s …
  • Express Eight: Q&A with Truman Steel Kirksville Daily Express KIRKSVILLE – Each week this summer, the Daily Express will preview the upcoming Kirksville Arts Association Summer on the Square concert by interviewing the band. Concerts are 7 p.m. Friday on the Adair County Courthouse. Here is our Q&A with Michael …
  • ‘Pan and Powder’ fills ‘Trini’ streets Guyana Chronicle – Guyana’s National Steel Orchestra stuns crowd THE street steelpan parade dubbed “Pan and Powder” filled the streets of Trinidad on Wednesday night as thousands enjoyed Trinidad’s national instrument. The front row of players of the National Steel …
  • Country night to be an explosion of local culture ZIZ Basseterre, St. Kitts, August 21, 2019 (Dept. of Culture): Various aspects of St. Kitts and Nevis’ culture will be featured tonight, August 22, at CARIFESTA 14 when the federation has its country night. St. Kitts and Nevis – the Mother colony of the West …
  • National Steel Orchestra ‘vibes up’ CARIFESTA Grand Market Guyana Chronicle Story and photos by Vishani Ragobeer GUYANA’S National Steel Orchestra excited the crowd of Caribbean people at the Grand Market in the Queen’s Park Savannah with their well-executed performance. The team came on stage after a spirited performance by Soca …
  • Trinidad’s Boom Boom Room drummers hit the mark - Say it is easier to capitalise on ­carnival as a duo Jamaica Gleaner Give these two a soca rhythm and it will come to life with the effervescent tapping of their drumsticks. Modupe Onilu and Rhys Thompson, or together called Boom Boom Room, come from the island where the steel pan originates, but the instrument of choice …
  • Notting Hill Carnival 2019: When is it and what is the parade route? Independent Notting Hill Carnival, the largest street festival in Europe, and the event that marks the end of British summertime for many, will be returning this August bank holiday weekend. The two-day festival is the most anticipated British street party of the year …
  • Premier steel-pan tuner hits the right notes ahead of Cariwest Festival in Edmonton CBC Edmonton's premier steel-pan orchestra has flown in the best of the best to take care of their instruments ahead of the Cariwest festival this weekend. The TrinCan Steel Orchestra sought out Augustus Peters, a renowned steel-pan maker and tuner, to …
  • Calypso Rose interview: 'I am here to tell women, don't be afraid' Independent Six months before the #MeToo movement went viral in October 2017, women across the Caribbean were united by a feminist anthem celebrating their right to party without being manhandled. During the annual carnivals in Trinidad and Tobago, women danced …
  • Toronto Caribbean Carnival events that you can't miss Calgary Herald The Toronto Caribbean Carnival is an event that is not to be missed. Photo via Pixabay It’s almost time to jump and wine in Toronto for the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, billed as North America’s biggest street festival. For over 50 years, the Carnival has …