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T&T Olatunji and The X Factor

Talk about having the best couple weeks ever. The popular Soca artist, Olatunji, has become a mainstream topic worldwide after  making  it through to the next round of the United Kingdom’s X Factor show. The popular Trinidad performer  after delivering an energetic performance of his hit “Bodyline” on one of the show on Sunday, September 2 and celebrated his birthday on September 3rd. If you are asking yourself what is The X Factor and who is Olatunji here’s the answer. The X Factor is a British reality television music competition show seeking new singing talent. The contestants are aspiring singers …

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Trini Day at John Abbot College

This year , Montreal Trini Day faced a few obstacles. For one, the location of the venue, the lack of substantial promotion of the event and then there was the $5 entrance fee that troubled some people. But in spite of everything, Trini Day was still nice because as we have come to learn: you can take us out of Trinidad & Tobago but you can’t take Trinidad & Tobago out of us. It was nice to see patrons of all ages turn out to the event. My grandmother always says “when people support each other incredible things happens”. For …

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For the love and respect of soca

Cancellation of Carnival Kingdom and Big People Fete but Trini Day is on I always say to my Soca lovers: If you don’t respect your culture, don’t expect others to do so. Many people were shocked and disappointed at Caribana 2018 as our culture was disrespected. I know it’s a last-minute thing, but finally Montreal Trini Day is on. Many have taken to social media to demand answers as to why the city of Vaughan cancelled the two biggest Caribana events, “Carnival Kingdom and Big People Fete”, which was schedule to be held Caribana Saturday and the other on Sunday. …

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About James Bond,Vybz Kartel and Popcaan

I confess that I have been covering a lot of Soca-oriented topics in my articles this summer. It’s only because this is a period when Soca music and Caribbean Carnival festivals are in a rage all over North America. For lovers of Dancehall and Reggae there’s a lot goings-on, including news that Vybz Kartel is awaiting the verdict of his appeal and Popcaan’s new album, “Forever”, is considered to be one of the best dancehall projects released in the past few years. But before I get into the international reggae news, let me take this moment to congratulate someone who …

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A summer of Carnivals

Montreal Carifiesta is over. Soca Rama 7 was full ah vibes. Now all eyes are on Toronto Caribana. This year will be my first time Djing on the road for the big Toronto Costume band “Carnival Nationz.” Before continuing I would like to remind you that my main goal in our community is to promote our culture and support each other. I try to do as much as possible by doing parties, supporting small business and giving back when I can because I want to see us all succeed one way or another. Anyone who really knows me, know that …

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Pool Party was Nice… Now on to Soca Rama

Looking for an event to attend on Carifiesta night? Soca Rama 7 “Kooler Fete Edition” is what I recommend. It is my event, and I am able to tell you first hand what to expect. Two Soca artists: Dev “King Of JOuvert”, Tallpree “King Of Jab”, Dj Spice “TeamSoca”, Demolition Sounds “Tdot” and more, in the spacious venue “CDL SPORT CLUB.” On Saturday, June 30, Montreal had its first Caribbean-oriented Pool Party, and it was a great success. The Pool Party came at the perfect time as summer is here and we’re feeling the heat. Montreal Challengers and myself (Production …

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SocaRama the Kooler Edition Hype Soca with Tallpree and Dev in a nice venue on July 7

Yes! Summer is finally here. Time to gear up for Montreal’s Carifiesta and the longest running after-event, SocaRama. This year, the event is back bigger and better for its 7th year on Saturday, July 7, and will feature our Kooler Fete Edition. Yes, bring your own cooler filled with your favorite drinks, party   with two artistes and a few deejays in a nice and spacious venue. So where does this all go down: Think SocaRama. And we are proud to let all partygoers know about our venue: CDL SPORTIF COTE DE LIESSE” 8305 Chemin De La Cote De Liesse, Qc …

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Part of the Summer scene in Montreal

And all I can say is that Montreal is in for a lot of excitement and disappointments this year. Here’s some of the questions being asked:  Is it true that there’s no, Reggae Fest this year?  Is there only one costume band on the road for Montreal Carifiesta? Montreal is having its first Pool Party on June 30, where will it be? Why are there two Cooler events on Carifiesta night?  The Jerk Food Festival is back and featuring Mr. Vegas but didn’t the popular Jamaica artist got kicked out a church in Jamaica? Here’re some of the answers: On …

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I Am Soca: Camo and Glow

Over capacity crowds jammed Montreal and T.O events On Victoria Long weekend, the I AM SOCA Canadian tour was a complete success thanks to the hard work of Swady Primus from  “Rastarz Promotionz” who has proven that hard work does pay off. So, what’s this I AM SOCA event…? Created by a group of New Yorkers of Trinidadian descent calling themselves “Rastarz Promotionz,” I AM SOCA is a 100% Soca event hosted by top international Soca djs and artistes from around the world. Swady Primus from “Rastarz Promotionz” is the backbone of this event, and his focus is on making …

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Trinis feted hard at “borough Day” down south

Event marred by Soca man Blaxx cussing out Machel Montano This year, Trinidad’s most southernmost borough, Point Fortin, celebrated its 38th Anniversary “Borough Day” for 5-10 days, from April 29 to May 9. Highlight of this year’s celebration was Machel Montano, one of the biggest names in Soca in T&T performing for the first time in Point Fortin. And it caused a little bit of a sideshow when fellow artiste Blaxx threw shade at  Montano, by cussing him out and calling him the devil. So what is Borough Day? Point Fortin, which is near the southern tip of T&T, received …

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