Milton Junior Primus

About the Author Milton Junior Primus

Junior “Production Sounds” Primus love of Caribbean music is matched only by his lifelong involvement in sharing it with audiences and party-goers from Trinidad and Tobago to Canada. Son of a legendary T&T disc jockey, Proddy has been hosting a weekly show, Soca Sessions on CKUT 90.3.

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Carnival updates 2019

All roads lead to Trinidad and Tobago Carnival  on March 4th & 5th As Soca lovers are expecting real time information about Trinidad Carnival every time they open the Montreal Community Contact Newspaper, I make sure that the Island Scoop becomes the one-stop joint for Soca news during this Carnival season. So here’s some of the talk about topics for this Carnival season. Will the most popular Power song title, Famalay by Bunji Garlin, Machel Montano & Vincy-born Skinny Fabulous be eligible for Road March? Chutney Soca icon Rikki Jai will be celebrating 30 years in the business this season. …

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Warming up for T&T Carnival

As we get closer to Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Monday and Tuesday, which falls on March 4th & 5th of this year, Soca lovers are expecting ‘real time’ information about Trinidad Carnival every time they open the Montreal Community Contact Newspaper. That’s why I make sure that the Island Scoop article is the one stop for Soca news during Trinidad and every other Carnival season around the world. So here are a few questions that have been buzzing around this Carnival season. Is the Machel Montano and Iwer George beef real? Is Fay Ann Lyon running the International Soca Monarch …

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Welcome to 2019. My Top Ten Stories for 2018

First and foremost I would like to wish all the Community Contact readers a Happy and prosperous New Year.  I believe 2019 is definitely the year of hope and good things to come, as life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. So lets recap the entertainment highlights of 2018.  What a year it has been. In the Caribbean entertainment sector, there has been a lot going on. There are a few stories that stood out to me during last year. So here are my Top 10 stories for 2018. 1. It was a shock to …

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All about the music and taste of the season

As we approach one of the most significant days of the year, remember the joy of Christmas can be found in the music of the season. That said, remember to tune in to my annual Christmas Day Show on CKUT 90.3fm. on December 25 for the 12th annual “Island Riddims” Christmas  Show, which features six hours of pure Soca/Parang and other Caribbean vibes from 8am to 2pm. I do it as my contribution to our Christmas tradition in Montreal. In the previous issue I talked about how our Caribbean Christmas traditions are slowly disappearing. Traditions that provide an important connection …

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Preparing for the Holiday Season with music

As we approach the year’s end, here’re some of the  things that  has been going on in the Montreal Caribbean entertainment scene. It’s full compliment from  my 12th annual Christmas show  “ISLAND CHRISTMAS RIDDIMS” on CKUT 90.3fm December 25, (remember to tune in) to  Jamaican singer win The X Factor UK 2018 and the death of another  calypsonian,”The Mighty Composer”. In Trinibago’s dialect we would say “Wey D Parang Gone”, A phrase  that we shouldn’t take likely. Parang is a popular folk music  originating out of Trinidad and Tobago, this Christmas season genre  was brought to Trinidad by Venezuelan migrants  …

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A Soca Success: Touch of Red 6

Hard work does pay off. The success of my annual event, Touch Of Red, is evidence of that. After six successful years, Touch Of Red has become a must-attend annual event that focuses on giving Montrealers an end-of-season Soca fix. This year the event was held on Saturday, November 10, 2k18 and featured Trinidadian Dj/artist “International Stephen” for the first time in Montreal. Montreal people surely welcomed him with open arms, and he had the crowd in a frenzy. This one was by far my most successful event with constant vibes and a capacity crowd of 300-plus partygoers. So I …

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Three of T&T cultural icons gone in less than two months

Have you ever heard the saying: Death comes in threes? Skeptics say its superstition. But here’s a pretty good example: in Trinidad & Tobago, we lost three cultural icons within the space of eight weeks. On September 30, the nation virtuoso panman, composer and arranger Ken “Professor” Philmore died at the age of 58 from severe internal injuries suffered in a crash on the Republic Day holiday. He sustained broken ribs and his lungs had collapsed. Philmore was driving his Toyota Hilux north along the Solomon Hochoy Highway when he skid near Claxton Bay at around 8.45 AM. The vehicle …

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International Stephen and Shadow in the news

The Soca Community has been on an emotional roller coaster  couple weeks ago Social media. From witnessing the Soca wedding of the  decade to the passing of a legendary calypso icon. On October 13, world-renowned Soca Dj International Stephen married the love of his life, St Lucian mas bandleader and attorney, Zinaida McNamara. The two got engaged last year  aboard the Uber Soca Cruise while Soca artist Kes serenaded them. Their wedding was dubbed carnival/Soca royalty. It took place at the Biltmore Resort in Coral Gables, Miami and was attended by so many celebrities of the international Soca fraternity such …

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Trinidad’s popular reggae singer Million Voice dies

In less than 60 days incarcerated entertainer Buju Banton will be a free man. Touch Of Red 6, Montreal’s biggest end-of-season fete will feature “International Stephen” for the first time. Reggae artiste Kevin “Million Voice” Young died on Friday October 5 around 8 a.m. at the Sangre Grande Hospital. Million Voice’s family and friends sought to raise funds for the ailing musician in 2017 after he had been diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer. Although he responded well to cancer treatment, the 41-year-old musician passed away from kidney failure due to complications arising from cancer. He was the brother of another …

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Up Next Miami Carnival

Summer is over, so whats next? The changing of season brings with it asense of loss and a feeling of being a bit down. While students findthemselves dreading the return of a daily routine, full of exams,homework, studying and assignments as they headback to school. Others wonder what lies ahead besides the cold weather? During this time of the year most Soca lovers head south not only for warmth but their final Carnival fix in Miami. You may say thats its Hurricane season but that never enough to stop Miami Broward Carnival. The Carnival is set to take place on …

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