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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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO TRANSFORMED INTO A SOCA KINGDOM

Soca, Chutney, Calypso, Steelband And Masquerade One of the biggest events in the Caribbean calendar will soon be upon us. Trinidad and Tobago carnival, with its usual display of costumes, fetes, music and energetic celebrations comes on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, which falls this year on February 12 and 13. On those two days and the weeks leading up to them, the country is transformed into a boiling-pot of music and activities showcasing why it’s known as the land of steelpan, calypso and masquerades. And a highlight of the carnival is the crowning of the champions in …

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In the land of carnival comes The Soca Kingdom

Excitement in the T&T Road March race As we get closer to February 12 and 13 the dates of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Monday and Tuesday this year, Soca lovers are expecting real time information about the festivities  every time they open the Contact. So let’s first start with the Chutney Soca Monarch as it’s one of the first major competitions during the Carnival season. 10 Chutney Soca artistes have joined the defending champions to compete for the 2018 Play Whe Chutney Soca Monarch title on Saturday, January 27, at Skinner Park in San Fernando. The Semi Final round held …

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What are your culinary traditions?

The foods we eat and the drinks we enjoy during the Holidays… Here’s a question for my readers: How many Christmas Caribbean    traditions and customs do you practice or celebrate in your    household? Caribbean tradition provides an important connection with the past.    Roots, heritage, core values are often part of that connection and give value and meaning to our lives. Understanding and sharing our Caribbean traditions, heritage and belief systems can provide insight into present-day life. That being said, December 25 will mark my 11th year hosting the Annual Christmas Show, “Island Riddims”, live on CKUT 90.3F. This year, the …

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Ninja Man Goes to jail. Destra engaged

We’re less than a month away from Christmas, the season of love, giving and sharing. So, let me give you a quick update on some of the most talked about subjects in the world of Soca in the Caribbean. The ‘Don Gorgon’, aka Ninja Man, was recently found guilty by a 7-member jury and convicted of murder in Kingston, Jamaica. Jamaican artist Chronixx has been nominated for the first time for a Grammy Award. Laventille-born singer and Queen of Bacchanal, Destra Garcia is finally engaged to the love of her life. Ninja Man, whose given name is Desmond Ballentine, and …

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Adversity aside. Success in Red

There are no secrets to success. It’s the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failures. Hard work does pay off and the success of my annual event, Touch Of Red, is evidence of that. Every year I encounter something different but for some reason this topped the charts. Many have no clue as to what happens behind the scenes when promoting an event. Well check this out: I had to change the venue for Touch Of Red 5, with only 48 hours notice. When planning this event I decided to go outside the box and take it to …

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Say Red on Nov. 11

This year, Montreal’s biggest end-of-season fete, Touch Of Red, is coming back with a bang. On Saturday, November 11, Touch Of Red is celebrating its fifth edition and this one is guaranteed to be better than the others. Touch Of Red always features an international soca star, but this year there will be two. And as the date draws near, Touch Of Red 5 appears to be the most anticipated event of 2017. Some say because of the artist and DJ line-up while others say that the event has fallen on a time when Soca music is craved the most. …

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The spectacle of Diwali and the music continues

Let me first say Happy belated Diwali to all my Hindu friends and readers. I know it’s late but hoping your Diwali was sparkling and full of fun and frolic. October 18th was Diwali, which is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for a variety of reasons, but the main theme Is the triumph of light over darkness, and good over evil. This time of the year is when they take a look at one of the most significant festivals in the East Indian culture: Diwali, the festival of lights. The fall season is here, Miami carnival is over, and …

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T&T in Mind. Miami jamming

As soon as fall season hits, I start searching  for cheap flights to Trinidad and  Tobago for the 2018 carnival. While I focus on  T&T, others are preparing for their final North American carnival fix in  Miami. Hurricane Irma was not enough to stop this year’s Miami Broward  One Carnival. The Carnival is set to take place on Sunday, October 8,  2017 and the weekend promises it’s usual treats of Caribbean food,  music and people. Miami Carnival is also the stepping-stone for many  Soca artists introducing their new music for 2018. After  the hurricane, anticipation is building and people are …

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Selector Pro in Montreal for Firemania

Will also tour Ottawa and Toronto It is well known that music can alter your emotions, attitude and mindset. Sad songs do make you cry, while catchy, upbeat songs can make you  excited and energetic. On the other hand music can also send you on a journey back in time. Let me introduce to you a young DJ who’s the son of a well-known musical pioneer  in Trinidad. Jovaughn Primus aka Selector Pro, is my little Brother,  and another offspring of Trinidad legendary deejay Production Sounds. Many Montrealers are aware of Production Sound’s musical contributions and the  role he played …

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Continuing Visa woes for Dancehall­ Reggae Artists

Popular Jamaican Dancehall artist “Elephant Man” was scheduled to perform in Montreal on Labor Day weekend but the show was cancelled a few days prior. The explanation for the cancelation was: “Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Elephant Man concert is cancelled”. This announcement created uproar on social media, as fans were angry and outraged and many speculations were brought to light. Many were asking: “Why do Reggae\Dancehall acts always seems to have visas problem”. We all know that Dancehall and reggae acts have always relied on concert dates, rather than record sales, to generate income. The inability to …

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