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Miguel Maestre Launches ‘Fete Ete’ to the Masses

Toronto, Canada – After an action-packed summer season which saw his monster track ‘Carnival I Miss You’ make its way into the psyches of international Carnival enthusiasts, singer, musician & producer Miguel Maestre is back with his latest contribution to the musical mélange of 2021 Soca releases entitled ‘Fete Ete’. 

Miguel looks forward to performing his new track on various local and international stages in the upcoming months.

Entries Open for 2021 Jamaica Customer Service Song Competition

The Jamaica Customer Service Song Competition is now accepting online entries for its 2021 Cycle. The competition which is in its 4th year of staging is a proud product of the partnership between the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC)and the Jamaica Customer Service Association (JaCSA), and has quickly become a vibrant highlight of the annual National Customer Service Week each October.

The top three winners of the 2020 Jamaica Customer Service Song competition (left to right) Yisrael Campbell representing Dobson Production the third place winner, Martanek Phipps representing the Marialites the second place winner, and Dannareo Fearon representing DF Productions the first place winner, pose with Richard Rowe, Deputy Chairman at the Jamaica Customer Service Association for a photo-op during the song competition’s award presentation on Friday, October 16, 2020 at the JCDC’s Head office in Kingston.

‘Too Much Massa’ Wins Very First Staging of the FiWi Short Film Competition

The short film “Too Much Massa” produced by Wesley Hylton and Akeem White copped the first place spot in the very first staging of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) FiWi Short Film Competition. The newly minted filmmakers won the title along with a trophy and $150 000 cash at the competition’s awards ceremony at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre in Kingston on Thursday.

JCDC Director of Corporate Services Miss Elizabeth Smith (center-left) stands with the top three winners of the inaugural staging of the Fi Wi Short Film Competition, during a photo op at the competition’s award ceremony on Thursday. The top three winners are (left to right): Samantha Bent who won third place with her short film “Bad Timing”, Wesley Hylton who won first place with his short film “Too Much Massa”, and Naceve Blackstock who won second place with his short film “Consequence”.

Museum Professionals from Across the Caribbean Gather to Discuss Resilience Curators, Scholars, and Researchers uniting virtually for the Museums Association of the Caribbean's Annual Conference on Nov 3-4

Washington DC-Museum professionals from across the Caribbean will virtually connect in early November to reflect on cultivating resiliency and what it means during a global health crisis. The Museums Association of the Caribbean (MAC) is devoting its annual conference and general meeting on November 3 to 5 to the theme "Cultivating Resilience in Museums and Cultural Heritage Sites." In more than 15 concurrent sessions, museum professionals, including curators, educators, scholars, and researchers, are uniting to discuss themes related to historical sites, indigenous peoples, and social justice. 

Miami Carnival 2021 Implements New COVID-19 Protocols

Information Courtesy of The Miami Broward Carnival Host Committee

As we plan for the 2021 Miami Carnival season, please know that the Miami Broward Carnival Host Committee, which produces the official Miami Carnival on Columbus Day weekend in Miami, is committed to our patrons' safety masqueraders, vendors, and the community at large. With that said, we want to inform you that we will incorporate and go beyond the CDC's minimum requirements.

Photo courtesy of Party Room Squad and Wassi Ones

Caribbean Carnival Spectacle Goes on Without Massive Parade

NEW YORK, New York – The Brooklyn-based West Indian American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), says while the annual West Indian American Day Carnival Parade on Labour Day, September 6, has been postponed until 2022, activities will go ahead even though the main activity is being cancelled for the second consecutive year due to the coronavirus (COVID019) pandemic.

Trinidadian Michelle Gibbs, WIADA chair, addresses press conference (CMC Photo)

Visuals From Crown on Your Head, Dropped Now Ahead of Sizzla's Highly Anticipated Album on a High to Be Released August 6th!!!

The Gambia, West Africa, . Ahead of the highly anticipated On A High album to be dropped by reggae international star Sizzla Kalonji, comes visuals from his “Crown On Your Head” single. Directed by G-Mac and filmed in various parts of Kingston, a jubilant Sizzla takes to the streets to inspire his people. Close up shots blending into each other shedding light on the lifeline of Jamaica, the people. The overarching message, believing and uplifting yourself, is presented in a deliberate fashion. Pointing to a portrait of what it really means to stay Solid As Rock in these ever trying times.

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