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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The Vibes flowed in T.O

Here are the unofficial results for the Toronto 2019 Grand Parade. 1st – Louis Saldenah Mas – K Club 2nd – Toronto Revellers 3rd – Tribal Carnival 4th – Carnival Nationz 5th – Venom Carnival 6th – E.P.I.C. Canada 7th – Sunlime Canada 8th – Fantazia Canada 9th – Concept Costume Creators The 52nd annual Toronto Caribbean Carnival, formerly known as Caribana, is a celebration of all things Caribbean. It was full of music, cuisine and revelry that brought the city to life for a month throughout the summer. This year the Grand Parade was extended to eight kilometres along …

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all roads lead to Toronto Caribana

Trinidad & Tobago Carnival, Ottawa Carivibe & Montreal Carifiesta have passed; now all roads lead to Toronto Caribana. This year Production Sounds & Selector Pro will be on the road with Carnival Nationz on Saturday August 3. Toronto Caribana parade takes place at Exhibition Place along Lakeshore Boulevard. Admission applies to enter the Exhibition Place, where patrons have the opportunity to enjoy the parade of the Mas Bands. Masquerade bands end up in Exhibition Place where masqueraders can party until 6PM. This year’s theme for Carnival Nationz is Kes… The Carnival Band. Kes The Band is a Caribbean soca/pop group …

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Carifiesta so-so. Vincy Mas Hot

Congratulation to the new board at the Caribbean Cultural Festivities Association(CCFA) for making the Montreal Carifiesta happen this year with only two months of preparations. The 44th annual Montreal Carifiesta took place on Saturday July 6 along Rene Lévesque Blvd. from Fort Street to Bleury. This year there were seven bands on the road and two of which were costume bands. And as it is usually, tens of thousands lined the street to experience and celebrate the music, dance and artistic expressions of the Caribbean. After the parade, Facebook and Instagram overflowed with posts from masqueraders and onlookers about the …

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Carifiesta 2019: Sat. July 6 from Fort Street

For most of us, summer is our favourite season, thats why we gotta make the most of June, July and August and experience the tons of festivals, parties, Carnivals, and more in Canada. Ottawa Carivibe was the first Canadian Carnival vibes three weeks ago and it was a success. Now its on to Montreal Carifiesta, which will be celebrating it’s 44thyear on Saturday July 6. You know Montreal Carifiesta is near when you find an abundant array of feathers and jewels at Roots Cultural Association Mas camp located at 4635 Van Horne, Suite 500. This is where Roots volunteers come …

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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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