POS, Trinidad and Tobago - It’s not a spanking, new concept as some contemporary bands may try to sell. In fact, it’s as traditional as carnival concepts are. The need to revitalize an age-old carnival experience, refreshing the thrill of the road on Carnival Monday in particular, sits at the core of an experienced team’s efforts as they prepare to deliver yet another year of true Trinbagonian Carnival revelry in 2024.
New York, New York - Global dancehall icon Sean Paul has teamed up once again with multi- award winning hip hop icon Busta Rhymes and dancehall sensation Skillibeng to elevate the summer season to new heights with the scorching remix of his hit single "Summa Hot." This highly anticipated release is guaranteed to ignite dance floors worldwide. The "Summa Hot" remix released today is available for streaming and download on all major platforms.
Lauderhill, FL - Miami Carnival will hold its annual Panorama Steelband competition presented by Carib Beer on Friday, October 6, at Central Broward Park(3700 NW 11th Pl, Lauderhill, FL 33311), from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Miami Carnival's Panorama. This event is truly a staple event that has become a musical phenomenon that compliments the rich cultural diversity arts and culture landscape in South Florida. Produced by the Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee (MBOHC), this annual quintessential Caribbean percussion music extravaganza in South Florida is both multicultural and international. The event, powered by Utopia Carnival Cruise & Festival, lends an undeniable cultural authenticity to South Florida's Caribbean vibe. Steelbands in competition include Lauderhill Steel Ensemble, Sticks' n Tones Steel Orchestra, Metro Steel Orchestra, New Generation Branches Steel Orchestra, Melo Groove Steel Orchestra, Elite Pan Stars Academy, and Junior St Thomas Steel Orchestra. The Antigua & Barbuda Ministry of Education, Sports, and The Creative Industries will sponsor a special performance by Hells Gate Steel Orchestra. Tickets can be purchased at: https://miamicarnival.org/.
Miami, Florida - In an era where art intertwines with social justice, "Patria y Vida: The Power of Music" emerges powerfully, securing a coveted nomination for the 2023 Latin Grammy in the "Best Long Video" category. Masterfully directed by Beatriz Luengo, the documentary doesn't merely spotlight the song's luminaries like Yotuel, Maykel Osorbo, Gente de Zona, and El Funky, but it also weaves a visual narrative that pays homage to legends like Celia Cruz and features stars such as Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estefan, and Camila Cabello.
Miami, FL - September 13, 2023 - Socavivor, the premier carnival party brand, is set to take the Miami by storm during the upcoming Columbus weekend. From October 5th to October 9th, partygoers will experience an unforgettable weekend of non-stop excitement with five sensational events in five epic days.
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad - Four young people were brutally murdered in Trinidad and Tobago in the wee hours of September 21st, 2023. The youngest of the four victims was just 10-years-old. Her name was Faith. This is the sad reality of present- day T&T- a place once dubbed, ‘paradise.’ Amid the bloodshed however, there are strides being made to effect change, and while the messengers behind the effort are not politicians or members of law enforcement, they command a level of understanding about the population’s dissidence and know they can turn things around.
Toronto, Canada - “Territory,” a short film focused on the indigenous people of the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica- the Kalinago, wins Best Short Documentary at the 18th annual Caribbean Tales Film Festival (CTFF) and is the first submission by Director Jael Joseph to the festival, taking place in Toronto September 6-22, 2023. “Territory” tied for the title with “Negra, Yo Soy Bella,” a film by Puerto Rico’s Vashi Korin.
New York, NY - Dancehall sensation Kranium, known for his infectious tunes and captivating performances, has teamed up with the talented Nigerian-American singer Rotimi in an exciting collaboration for the remix of his hit single, "Vibes Weekend." This remix promises to take the already popular track to new heights, blending Kranium's signature dancehall sound with Rotimi's distinctive Afrobeat vibes.
MIAMI, FL – The Dennis C. Moss Cultural Arts Center is thrilled to announce its free annual event, the community-friendly Backyard Bash IX, featuring a stellar reggae and ska lineup, including the world-famous Grammy-nominated The Wailers and Juno-winning Canadian Caribbean music group, led by Trinidadian singer and songwriter Drew Gonsalves.
The moment has finally arrived! GRAMMY® winning, multiple Billboard chart-topping artist, and international reggae icon Buju Banton unveils his anticipated new album, Born For Greatness, today via Gargamel Music/ Roc Nation Records / Def Jam Recordings.This rich body of work continues his legacy as one of reggae’s most influential, impactful, and inimitable figures. Among many highlights, the single “Body Touching Body” [feat. Victoria Monét] highlights his uncanny ability to seamlessly merge not only sounds and vibes, but cultures as well. Buju charismatically flows over a fluid beat anchored by steel drums and wah-drenched guitar, while Victoria heats up the song with a hypnotic R&B hook, “I wanna lie with you. Bonnie and Clyde with you, so I never have to miss you.”