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Carlene Davis: In The Name Of The Most High

Carlene Davis continues to win people over… Egbert Gaye Today, the name Dr. Carlene Davis-Cowan has taken its rightful place in the annals of Jamaican musical history. In a land where the illustrious list of iconic music stars is seemingly endless, Carlene Davis, as she is known on stage, has distinguished herself by her longevity in the industry and an unfettered commitment to uplift others with her music. “When you have an assignment in your life, you know that there’s work to be fulfilled and that’s why it’s easy to continue,” she told The CONTACT in a recent telephone interview. …

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WIZKID BRINGS THE HEAT TO MONTREAL

 Contact STAFF If you  like to get up and dance, then get ready for the powerhouse that is Wizkid. The Nigerian international star, famously known as the “Starboy,” will be hitting the stage in Montreal at the Olympia on March 31st   Showtime, 7PM. Wizkid is hailed as the epitome of Afro-international success. He is seen as the poster boy of the new crop of rising artists on the contintent, showing off their uncompromising african rhythms, and by extension introducing the world to the sounds of the “new” Africa. The Nigerian charmer has been making waves in the entertainment industry for …

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Liberty Silver coming for Evening With The Stars

Contact Staff Evening With The Stars promises to be one of the more entertaining events of the year. It brings to town Liberty Silver, the three- time Juno  and Grammy  (Collaboration) winner, along with another award winner Tony Anthony together with Montreal’s Pete Douglas and Anushka Wright. Silver also brings a spectacular list of achievements and a glowing track record on the music scene to the evening. Originally from the US she moved north and established herself as one of Canada’s most accomplished performers becoming the first Black woman to receive a Juno Award. She has performed at Jazz festivals …

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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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Reggae stars coming to pay Tribute to legends

Lt. Stitchie, Tiger and Pincers along with Exco Levi on Feb. 16 Contact Staff The Tribute to the Legends of Reggae show that will be passing through Montreal on Sunday, February 17, is a call to reggae lovers in particular, but to music lovers of all persuasions. Part of an annual tour, organizers have chosen Montreal to be one of the stops for this Black History Month landmark event that will shine the spotlight on three icons of reggae: Lt. Stitchie, Tiger and Pincers paying tribute to the many legends who have elevated the genre into popular in the world …

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Ana Stasia

Egbert Gaye With the much-anticipated release of her latest single, Hotel Key, from her debut EP, Best Life, Montrealer Ana Stasia continues her upward trajectory on the R&B/Pop music scene. The excitement around her continues to build because of the commotion her previous single, Shade, created being shortlisted in several of the major categories in the 61st Annual Grammy Awards ballot. The single is competing for Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song and Record of the Year, while the EP, Best Life, is competing for Best R&B Album. The multi-talented singer/songwriter who honed her musical skills at The University of …

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MONNAIE-MONEY on Feb. 23

Youth talent on show for the BHM Since it was established nine years ago, Monnaie-Money, the annual showcase of youth talent in Montreal, has become one of the signature events for Black History Month. It’s popularity hinges on the spectacular talents that have been on show consistently every year. It’s billed as a competition but there can be no winners or losers among the line-up of dedicated young performers, who obviously bring their well-honed skills and talent for the sole purpose of thrilling audiences. And every year, the jam-packed Oscar Peterson Concert Hall resounds with expressions of appreciation following every …

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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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