Bashment Soca’s Main Man

There’s no doubt that Bashment Soca music has grown by leaps and bounds this year. In fact, one could even say that Bashment Soca dominated Crop Over 2017. But just where do these catchy rhythms come from? Bajan Vibes recentl...
by Phillip Lashley
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Panman Eyes Record

CAN you imagine standing and playing an instrument for 24 hours continuously, with no breaks for food, water, sleep, or even to use the bathroom? Well, this is exactly what local panman Marcus Lewis is hoping to achieve to set ...
by Phillip Lashley
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Trinidad and Tobago Win Gold

(Reuters) – Trinidad and Tobago denied United States a seventh successive world 4×400 meters relay title when Lalonde Gordon overhauled Fred Kerley on the final straight to win a breathtaking final at the World Athle...
by Phillip Lashley
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Notting Hill Carnival to fall silent for fire victims

By Joseph Charles United Kingdom | Friday 4 August 2017: 13:13 BST The horns, whistles and thundering sound systems of London’s exuberant annual carnival will be silenced for one minute this year. At 3pm on Bank Holiday Monda...
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Destra Injured On Stage

DESTRA INJURED IN BERMUDA T&T soca artiste Destra Garcia has been hospitalised in Bermuda after falling through a stage during a performance last night. Destra was performing at the Summer Splash fete when the stage gave a...
by Phillip Lashley
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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...
by Phillip Lashley
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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...
by Phillip Lashley
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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 ...
by Phillip Lashley
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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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