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Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. July 31st, 2018 - Internationally, major moves are being made with Soca music in mind. One multifaceted entertainer has teamed up with Jamaica’s Stacious for the promotion of an Afro-Soca vibe that he’s confident, will make heads turn and invoke enjoyment, particularly within African communities in the US- something he’s determined to see happen.

St. Georges, Grenada (Sonique Solutions) – Excitement and anticipation are at an all-time high as premium fete enthusiasts and global Carnival connoisseurs eagerly await the upcoming slate of events being unleashed by promotional outfit Spice Addiction Entertainment (SAE) for the 2018 Grenada ‘Spicemas’.

Last weekend, July 13-15, the world’s largest Caribbean festival tour, Beach Road Trip (BRT), found itself again on a historic landmark in Atlantic City—Chicken Bone Beach. This was a monumental undertaking for HM Events Group, the organizers of BRT Weekend, and the city officials of Atlantic City.  No one could have imagine a beach which was once designated to only people of Color would host over 10,000 reggae and Soca  music lovers.

Toronto, Canada (Sonique Solutions) – Against all odds internationally renowned DJ Private Ryan along with his diligent team executed a truly successful and memorable first-time staging of the famed “Soca Brainwash” fete series in Toronto.

The Cayman Carnival Batabano Committee (CCBC), the Cayman Islands Mas Band Association (CIMBA), and the Braccanal Committee, stand unified in full agreement with the public's call for the return to "One Carnival" on Grand Cayman, like it had been since Batabano’s inception in 1983 until 2016 when a local group of private investors broke away and started their own separate carnival, CayMas, on Braccanal’s long-established dates.

Since our inception, home has always been where our heart lies; looking at the many spheres of our history, culture, heritage, local life, etc. to tell a story through our portrayals. For our 12th anniversary presentation, we chose to invite our masqueraders to venture across to our sister isle to explore the beauty of this natural piece of paradise, Tobago.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. July 16th, 2018 - Chutney music’s explosion across the Caribbean and wider region is being closely monitored by one of the Caribbean’s biggest promotional groups, Randy Glasgow Productions (RGP). The group’s CEO, Randy Glasgow says his team is prepared to work arduously behind the scenes to deliver to Chutney musicians and entertainers, the required platforms to better showcase their music.

Bridgetown, Barbados - Wednesday, July 7th, 2018 - Preparations for RISE: Powered by 98.1 The One featuring Machel Montano and Super Blue on July 31st at the Kensington Oval are moving full steam ahead, with the addition of  recently crowned International Bashment Soca Monarch and reigning Party Monarch King, Lil Rick, and reigning Sweet Soca Monarch Red Plastic Bag to the line-up.

Washington, DC (Sonique Solutions) – The Hookie Life Entertainment team has once again unleashed another successful edition of its annual Hookie weekend in Washington DC.

With 5 major events over the span of 4 days, the 2018 installment created memorable moments for its patrons complete with the very best of West Indian entertainment.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. July 6th, 2018 - Barbados’ CropOver excitement looms and just like mas makers and fete promoters across the Caribbean feel responsible to provide the very best for the people, so to do a number of the Caribbean’s soca music creators.

Port Of Spain, 3rd July 2018. The ALIAS Entertainment Expo (ALIAS) will celebrate its 5th anniversary this year on the weekend of July 27th to 29th 2018. The event will continue to raise the bar of local cosplay events by hosting two cosplay competitions at both the local and international level.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. June 29, 2018 - There’s almost always a great story when Jamaican creatives team up with their counterparts in Trinidad and Tobago Undoubtedly two of the region’s most thriving entertainment hubs, the islands’ artistes have already proven their passion for delivering music that could be appreciated and enjoyed the world over.

Miami, FL (June 27, 2018) - Trinidad and Tobago is the Caribbean National Culinary Team of the Year.

The team won top honors in the finale of the 2018 Taste of the Caribbean culinary competition at the Hyatt Regency in Miami yesterday evening, after also winning the Bartender, Best Non Alcoholic Drink and Beef categories.

Silent Morning sets sail for Summer 2018 tour


Kingston, Jamaica (Sonique Solutions) – After unleashing unparalleled vibes in T&T’s Carnival an amazing first time experience for Jamaica’s Carnival, the Silent Morning party brand now embarks on a summer 2018 journey which will take its epic boat ride phenom to the masses with Carnival destinations such as St. Lucia, Barbados, Grenada and New York City.

Washington, DC (Sonique Solutions) – Following a collection of highly successful warm up events commencing in the month of March, all roads now lead to ‘Destination DC Carnival Experience’ which will feature exciting, major Caribbean cultural festivities.

These events will not only coincide with the US’ 4th of July celebrations but will showcase key artistes and DJs from across the Caribbean Region and Diaspora.

Washington, DC (Sonique Solutions) – With all the excitement and anticipation for the upcoming 2018 edition of the annual Hookie DC weekend, festival fanatics are anxiously awaiting the return of the famous fete ‘Shine’ which will this year join the lineup of cherished events on Saturday 23rd June.

Toronto, Ontario (Sonique Solutions) – Vocal Powerhouse Kolette Easy has been touching the masses through her unique gift of song, with shows ranging from intimate venues in her homeland of Canada to lavish performances at several international festivals.

The beloved R&B songstress will continue her musical momentum with the release of her latest album “Believe” which will be launched at a live concert soiree on June 23rd 2018.

ILAN All Inclusive 2018 Review


For the second year in a row I was blown away, amazed and more than pleased with this fete. As I do all fetes that I review, I walked around and viewed the signage, the food stations, the bar serving process and the bathrooms.  And just like last year the ILan fete met my expectations and surpassed them.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. June 4th, 2018 - One of dancehall’s leading contemporary artistes is on his way to Trinidad and Tobago for the highly anticipated and much talked about Inferno concert being held on Saturday at the Jean Pierre Complex. Busy Signal’s been creating major waves in the hemisphere and further afield in the past few weeks, having teamed up with Brazil’s MC KevinHo on a track called ‘Loko’, that’s also shared with Brazil’s Tropikal Bass Killers and the prolific, Major Lazer.

New York, NY- 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the iconic compilation series Reggae Gold. Now available for pre-orders and out July 27th everywhere, this milestone will be celebrated with a throwback mixtape by the legendary RoryStoneLove, featuring classic reggae jams from the likes of Maxi Priest, Capleton, Buju Banton, Beres Hammond and more from Reggae Gold albums in the 90’s.

Washington, DC (Sonique Solutions) – J’ouvert and Mas are 2 essential elements which have become synonymous with the Caribbean festival experience. The upcoming Hookie Weekend will showcase the unbridled freedom of ‘dutty mas’ along with the excitement and glamour of pretty mas in the forms of the events ‘Lion’s Pride J’ouvert’ and ‘Riddim & Road’ 2018.

Bermuda Carnival - The #BHW2018 Line Up!


True Carnival people know that it takes multiple elements seamlessly aligning to make a festival spectacular. For a start you need a lively crew and unlimited drinks served with delicious bites like the kind supplied by the Bermuda Pie Company. More importantly, and maybe most importantly, to absolutely enjoy yourself, the events you attend have to be top notch and full of joyous vibes!

ESPN Caribbean Presents the 2018 NBA Finals


The 2018 NBA Finals – featuring the defending NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, led by Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant vs. Cleveland Cavaliers, with All-Star LeBron James – start Thursday, May 31 at 9 p.m. ET and continue through June 17. All games air live on ESPN Caribbean and stream live on ESPN Play.  ESPN Play will also offer exclusive live streaming of pregame and postgame action.

Xhosa Barbados continues its philanthropic work in the community with its newest Xhosa Cares project; Xhosa in the Classroom thanks to the kind support of Promotech Inc.

This new partnership between Xhosa and Promotech Inc. has further equipped Mrs. Keisha Thompson’s Class Two, at the Elliot Belgrave Primary School, Boscobelle, St. Peter with a state of the art printer. Mrs. Thompson’s students are now able to make copies and print creative teaching and learning tools for the class, especially as this is promotion exam time.

St. Georges, Grenada (Sonique Solutions) – In keeping with its mission to continually provide top quality events to the Grenadian Carnival landscape, the diligent team at Spice Addiction Entertainment (SAE) will once again be bringing forth its premium event line-up during week leading up to the 2018 edition of the famous ‘Spicemas’.

Washington, DC (Sonique Solutions) – Hot on the heels of a successful edition during Jamaica’s Carnival weekend, Hookie Life Entertainment will once again be unleashing their epic weekend of events to the Washington DC metropolitan area.
Hookie Weekend brings the very best of Caribbean culture and entertainment to the nation’s capital on June 21st-24th 2018.

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. May 15th, 2018 - Reggae veteran, Clifton Bailey who’s best known by his stage name, Capleton, has been given the all clear to travel following Monday’s court appearance in Jamaica. He will perform in Trinidad at the INFERNO concert event on June 9th at the Jean Pierre Complex.

Washington, D.C. – May 2018 (Acclaim PR) - Hush Weekend returns for a 3rd Annual staging over the course of Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-27, 2018. Revelers from far and wide are set to descend upon the Nation’s Capital (and greater Metro area) for 5 fun events that span 4 days. Billed as a culturally-infused destination event, Hush Weekend showcases the vibes, energy and attractions of one of the hippest cities in the U.S., Washington, D.C.

Hamilton, Bermuda – May 14th, 2018 - The bright festivity of the Pretty Mas in the Parade of Bands is well known around the globe as a shiningsplendor, which comes alive under the Sun’s magnificent rays. But what of the moonlit sister of this grand Parade, which embraces the dawning of a new morn... J’Ouvert? Have you ever sunken deep into the water, oil, and paint abandonment that J’Ouvert in Bermuda’s Hero Weekend offers?

 Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. May 7th, 2018 - There’s nothing in the entertainment rulebook that says a music producer cannot be an artist. You’ve heard the name Juelio Nelson, haven’t you? The young, Moruga Trinidad native is one of Trinidad and Tobago’s fastest rising music producers, having worked with Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin, Superblue for whom he produced ...

New York, NY -  Carnival lovers unite once again, with “Soca Gold 2018.” The compilation, available for pre-order now and out everywhere May 25th, features a curated selection of the past year’s biggest soca tunes that are sure to start a party wherever it’s played. This announcement comes on the heels of Beach Road Trip Weekend (BRT Weekend) in Dominican Republic starting today...

Ministry of Tourism supports Batabano


Cayman Carnival Batabano is proudly celebrating its 35th anniversary as the national carnival of the Cayman Islands (since 1983), with the ongoing sponsorship and support of the Cayman Islands Ministry of District Administration, Tourism, and Transport.

Cayman Islands Deputy Premier and Minister of District Administration, Tourism, and Transport, the Hon. Moses Kirkconnell, said ...

The vibrant artwork on the T-shirts that will be worn by marshals, teachers, parents, and other volunteers at the Junior Batabano Street Parade and Family Fun Day this Saturday April 28th, 2018, was designed by 15-year-old St. Ignatius student Samruddhi Tagalpallewar, who won the carnival’s annual T-Shirt design competition to capture the honor, along with a digital Table.

George Town Primary School (GTPS) returns to the Junior Batabano parade this year after a few years’ hiatus, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Sagicor Life of the Cayman Islands.

The school’s costumes have been designed by local costume designer, Reba Dilbert, who has been making the costumes on-site at the school along with the assistance of teachers, parents, and students who have been ...
Mike Gaudioso is probably one of the oldest members of the Philadelphia Latin Dance Community.  I am sure you have seen this dapper dressed gentleman on the dance floor many times.  What you do not know if that he was supporting many newbies across the years and serves as an Organizer on Philly Salsa meet up and the its sister-Meetup, the Philly Bachata Meetup.  Let us learn at the feet of a wise and probably the longest standing active Latin dancer in Philadelphia as of the time of this writing.

St. Lucia (April 21, 2018) - On the occasion of Earth Day this Sunday, the theme of which is "End Plastic Pollution", St. Lucia's Anse Chastanet and Jade Mountain resorts are reaffirming their commitment to the environment with the elimination of 90 percent of single-use plastics from their operations.

Imagine this, you wake up on the adventurous side and decide to go salsa dancing.  You put on your favorite clothes, the ones that spark great joy and you set out for the salsa social.  You park your car in a sea of cars and you know the dance is going to be great.  You wish you arrived a bit earlier since the dance is clearly packed and it seems like you might be the last to arrive. 

As you open the door and enter the main room a stiffening feeling suddenly overcomes your body.  Your brain has just registered that everyone seems to know everyone else and none of these faces are familiar to you.

There is a cool crew laughing in one corner and the pretty girls are all huddled together.  Many of the awesome dancers are cliqued near the DJ and each seem to pass between each other like the baton in a relay team. 


Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. April 20th, 2018 - Beyonce Knowles is this month, the talk of the town. The Internet remains abuzz, singing her praise for a job well done at the recent Coachella music festival, in California. The Caribbean meanwhile, is pretty quiet and one man who’s been a part of the entertainment landscape for some time, thinks there’s no reason why this cultural hub, should ever be quiet.

Kingston, Jamaica (Sonique Solutions) – The recent Jamaica Carnival weekend was indeed one for the books. Adding to this mix of epic events was the inaugural ‘Hookie Jamaica’ experience which gave fete lovers an opportunity to beat the daytime heat with a pool party extravaganza complete with both breakfast and lunch offerings and an unbeatable collection of Soca selectors.

April 2018 - New York, New York - The first ever Caribbean Rumble went out with a bang just as dawn approached on the beautiful island of Antigua on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. The premiere sound clash event, produced by Irish and Chin and King of the Vybz 92.8 FM, converted Sir Vivian Richards Stadium into an intriguing musical war - which saw Antigua's own 3 Sevens Sound as the winner.
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