Monthly Archives: April 2013

Soca Is Alive After Carnival 2013

The first Point Fortin Borough Day Soca Monarch and Dance Competition final, will take place on Wednesday 1st of May 2013, at 7pm in Festival Square, Point Fortin. The competition will be in honour of Soca legend Austin Superblue Lyons, … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and Carnival?

Shakespeare and Carnival, an unlikely pairing? Think again because the Trinidad Theatre Workshop (TTW), certainly have. The theatre’s company of actors are delivering a local take on Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. The play, directed by Timmia Hearn Feldman, opened on … Continue reading

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Soca Artist Shine At IRaWM Awards 2013

The spotlight will be on Coral Springs Florida, for the 32nd International Reggae and World Music Awards. The event, to be held on the 4th of May 2013, will be hosted by Etana, and reggae legend Freddie McGregor. In the … Continue reading

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Soca At Coachella

Coachella, for the uninitiated, is California’s premier music festival. The event runs Friday to Monday and is held over two weekends. Facilities at the festival include, on-site and off-site camping, and shuttles to and from the festival site, for those … Continue reading

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Passing Of A Calypso Foot Soldier

The funeral service of John Howell Walcott, fondly known in the Calypso world as Jus Come, was held at the St Francis Spiritual Baptist  Church, Huggins Street, Tacarigua, on Friday 15th of April. The calypsonian and spiritual elder, who passed … Continue reading

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Samba Back On Streets Of Liverpool.

The UK’s biggest Brazilian Samba Carnival will take place in Liverpool City Centre. The festivities kick-off on Friday 12th July 2013 and comes to a climax with a street parade, on Saturday 20th July. On carnival day, Williamson Square will … Continue reading

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Humours Calypso Competition Closes The T&T Carnival Season

The final National Monarch title for the Trinidad And Tobago 2013 Carnival Calendar season, took place on Saturday 8th of April, at the Queen’s Park Savannah in Port-of-Spain. Nine finalist, including the defending Monarch Myron Bruce (Myron B) each delivered … Continue reading

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Machel Montano Signs Historic Music Deal In France

He may not have claimed a clean sweep this year, but as reported by billboard.com, Machel Montano and Universal Music France affiliate AZ have signed a licensing/publishing contract on the 27th of March. Mr Montano will also be co-managed by the … Continue reading

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Taiwan Pan Movement Going Strong Almost 25 Years On

Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA) is the home of Taiwan’s thriving pan movement. TNUA invited Cliff Alexis and Al O’Connor, both resident at NUI, to build pans back in 1988. The university saw this as an opportunity to increase its percussion offerings … Continue reading

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Northern Illinois University (NIU) Host Pan Concert Via The Internet

Northern Illinois University (NIU) will be hosting its annual Spring pan concert today. There will be performances from the All Universities Steelban, selected by audition only, pan supremo Robert Greenidge and other pan soloists. The concert also features professor of Conducting Dr … Continue reading

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