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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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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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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