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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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A calendar of Hip Hop’s History

Duke Eatmon brings his arsenal of musical knowledge to Chuck D Presents: This Day in Rap and Hip Hop History  Egbert Gaye In Montreal, probably in all of Canada, Duke Eatmon, with his unique ability to research and retain details on artistes, industry, and trends or movements, stands as one of the most knowledgeable voices on music, especially those that really pique his interest. Chuck D has been described as one of the most influential voices in Hip-Hop, a master craftsman of the genre who brought intellectual heft to his compositions to accompany his creative heft. He is the MC …

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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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Lyttle comes with legends for the ball

SVG’s Lyttle, Barbados’ Shirley Stuart, and Guyanese Aubrey Mann on one stage. One of the biggest dance events in the community in years Contact Staff Since he burst on the scene in 2004 with his mega hit, Turn Me On, Vincy superstar Kevin Lyttle continues to hold the attention of fans around the world with a steadily expanding repertoire of chart busters, all carrying his signature fusion of dancehall soca and R&B. In November last year, he released “Slow Motion,” which was written by Lyttle himself and produced by a California-based trio of musicians known as Bad Royale. The song …

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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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A taste of FLAVOUR N’ABANIA

Contact Staff On October 6, at the Telus Theatre (Berri) downtown, Montreal will get a taste of an artist that has emerged as one of Africa’s most exciting in the past decade or so. Nigerian-born Flavour N’Abania got his start like many popular musicians have – as a teenager in his church choir, playing drums. From there, he learned the keyboard, then started dabbling in music production. Soon enough, he was playing shows with a local band before striking out on his own. He burst on the scene in 2005 but it wasn’t until 2010 that he took the continent …

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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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A taste of FLAVOUR N’ABANIA

Contact Staff On October 6, at the  Telus Theatre (Berri) downtown, Montreal will get a taste of  an artist that has emerged as  one of  Africa’s most exciting in the past decade or so. Nigerian born  Flavour N’Abania burst on the scene in 2005 but it wasn’t until 2010 that he took the continent by storm with a mega album,  Uplifted. A singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he is the most exciting Afrobeats performer to hit the scene in decades, with massive followings in Africa, Europe, The Caribbean and North America. He has won multiple awards  including  Artist of the Year …

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