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SLAVERY AND EMANCIPATION IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Emancipation Day celebration in Port of Spain where people display their African wear. Photo Faine Richards Trinidad was a late starter in the Plantation system. Prior to 1776 the population of the island was small, and until t...
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SOCA ON DE HILL Remains A ‘High’light of the Crop Over

Tens of thousands filled Farley Hill on Sunday afternoon. (PHOTO: Richard Grimes) Soca On De Hill continues to be one of the events in the Crop Over Festival with the largest turnout. Tens of thousands flooded Farley Hill on Su...
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Devon Matthews Dies Backstage After Performance

Soca Artiste and Radio Host Devon Matthews has died. According to reports, Matthews collapsed backstage after performing at Tribe’s Festival of the Bands at St Mary’s College Grounds. Matthews, who sang the De Journ...
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Brooklyn Soca Artiste Lands Deal

Starting the early stages of his music career in his cousin’s basement studio, his music is now being listened to by more than one million Tri-state residents on late night show after landing a deal with a major network. Soca...
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Soca Artistes Educated on Intellectual Property

Basseterre, St. Kitts-Calypsonians and Soca Artistes in St. Kitts and Nevis were recently educated on intellectual property etiquette in an effort to encourage these individuals to pursue original content. In an interview with ...
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Four Shot, Two Dead In New York J’Ouvert Celebrations

Tyreke Borel, 17, and Tiarah Poyau, 22, were shot and killed in separate incidents Monday morning during the annual Labor Day,  pre-dawn Caribbean parade. Tyreke was shot in the chest in Crown Heights just before 4AM and later...
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Bravo & Gayle Protect Their Stumps!

Early on in their innings, these explosive West Indian cricketers, have a reputation for taking chances. Off the field, however, they plan to cover all their bases (please forgive the baseball pun). Dwayne Bravo and Chris Gayle...
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SpiceMas Soca Monarch Results 2016

Soca Monarch Results 2016 (First Name/ Last Name/ Sobriquet/ Song /Score 1. Jalon Olive Boyzie Bulleyes 448.5 1 2. Dingaan Henry Lil Natty & Thunder Take It To Them 417.5 2 3. Trevor Douglas Mush Man In My Head 397.3 4. Sho...
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Drake Co-Signed Soca Star Machel Montano Talks Making a Global Impact and Heading to the Big Screen

Photo courtesy Jermaine Cruickshank Whether joining Rihanna to perform “Bitch Better Have My Money” in her native Barbados or appearing in Nicki Minaj’s Trinidad-set “Pound the Alarm” video, Machel Montano is the go-t...
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Bazodee Premiere

Wed July 27th Lets Get Bazodee with Trinidad & Tobago’s very own Soca Superstar – Machel Montano as he makes his debut in his first Major Motion Picture Bazodee Movie Premiere & Live Show Feat Machel Montano &...
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Soka Tribe classes turn the explosive energy of Carnival into a fitness routine

Shermica Farquhar, front right, teaches Carnival-inspired fitness classes in the District. (Soka Tribe) Anyone who has been to Trinidad and Tobago for Carnival will probably tell you the same thing: There is nothing like it. Th...
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