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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Female Deejays run wild at Army Fete on June 23

Women Invasion, is the theme for Montreal Army Fete 5th Edition. Haveyou ever been to a Fete in Montreal where the DJ lineup is dominatedby female DJ’s? When you really think about it, the fact that women inthe Dj industry everywhere, including Montreal, are still fighting forequal rights defies all logic. It’s long been debated that female DJs are not properly represented within the Dj industry, which is evident in the lack of female DJs playing at events in Montreal. Even ads on TV and Social media shows a model wearing a pair of headphones and pretending to play music …

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Summer in the City and beyond

Are you all ready for some Soca, Fetes, Festivals, Carnivals and even heat. Soon it will be time to crank up the a/c and ready the grill for a barbecues, backyard parties and more. As we Trini’s call it “Liming”. Bring the music, drinks and lets socialize with friends and family as Summer gives a boost to our culture, and create an opportunity for us to build new and strengthen old relationships with each other. Friday, June 21, is the official beginning of summer this year but to most of us it’s when the temperature begins to get warmer. As …

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About Carifiesta on July 6 and CariVibe on June 15

Finally. The C.C.F.A. got official news from the City about the Montreal Carifiesta and so he 44th edition of North America’s longest running Caribbean Street Parade In Montreal called has been approved. The Montreal Carifiesta parade will be held on Saturday July 6th 2019, downtown Montreal. The route of the parade will be on RENE LEVESQUE Street West, starting at the corner of Rue DU FORT & Rene Levesque , ending at Rue Bleury. Some may say that it’s impossible to pull off a proper Carifiesta in less than two months but I believe that everything is possible. Now it’s …

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Bun and Cheese: A delightfully tasty Easter tradition

I have a few questions…. Do you put up a Christmas tree in your home in December? Do you eat turkey on Thanksgiving? Do you buy chocolate and flowers for your loved ones on Valentine’s Day? I bet the majority will say: Yes! Then have you ever asked yourself, why? Regardless of what race, religion, culture or background we belong to we tend to follow traditions and adopt habits without truly the history behind them. I am willing to confess to doing the same. Just last week I remember telling my friends that Easter is around the corner, and I …

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Spring into Soca

Winter’s  cold may have dampened our partying spirit at times, but have no fear as Spring is here. And with the assurance that warmer days are ahead, so to are the line-up of Soca-based events. Spring 2019 runs from Wednesday, March 20th to Friday, June 21st and brings new growth, so weed out the bad and make room for something beautiful just as our Soca scene here in Montreal is showing. On MontreaI’s Soca scene, I will be the first to admit that talking about our problems has become our greatest addiction, and this is a habit I have decided …

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T&T Carnival done. Buju’s back

I’ve been a bit overwhelmed by my recent trip to Trinidad and Tobago carnival and my experiences. So let’s see, what has been going on in the reggae/dancehall fraternity? Buju Banton “Long Walk To Freedom” Caribbean tour started Saturday, March 16 in Kingston, Jamaica at the National Stadium. Here’s what you missed from that historic comeback concert in Jamaica. It’s regarded as one of the biggest concerts in Jamaica since Bob Marley’s Smile Jamaica concert in 1976. The concert took place at the 35,000-seat national stadium which attracted an estimated 40,000 plus revelers and was his first show since his …

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Carnival 2019: History and sweet Soca

Trinidad & Tobago carnival season has ended and this year history was made. This year, Soca artists from Grenada and St Vincent made a massive impact and one or two historical firsts. Now that it’s over life starts returning to normal for some but for many others such as the Soca artistes, foreigners, and Djs like myself, the business of spreading the love of carnival and Soca music has only just begun. The International Soca Monarch title has gone to Grenada as three Grenadian artist, one St Lucian and two Trinidadian emerged at the top of the International Soca Monarch …

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T&T Carnival 2K19 warming up

Trinidad & Tobago carnival is in full bloom and Island Scoop becomes the one-stop joint for Soca news during the season. So here are some of the latest: Neval Chatelal and Nishard M are the Chutney Soca Monarchs kings, Calypsonian Cro Cro (We­st­on Rawl­ins) didn’t make it into the semi-finals of this year’s Calypso Monarch competition. Congratulations to Neval Chatelal and Nishard M for doing it twice. They retained the title with their hit track called, ‘FYAH’, which incredibly, was only released two weeks ago before the competition, and on the anniversary of their first win. The wine was more …

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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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