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Maria Victoria Malela

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One on One with Pablo Moses


Born in 1953, in the rural Manchester part of Jamaica as ‘Pableto Henry’, veteran artist Pablo Moses is best known for his phenomenal burst onto the reggae scene in 1975 with the controversial song: ‘ I MAN A GRASSHOPPER’, from his debut album: ‘REVOLUTIONARY DREAM’. Over the years, Pablo Moses has released a great number of records, among which we can count big hits as such as: ‘WE SHOULD BE IN ANGOLA‘ or ‘GIVE I FE I NAME’ also from his debut album. But we can also name a few other albums like: ‘PAVE THE WAY’ (1981), ‘IN THE FUTURE’ (1983), ‘TENSION’ (1985) or ‘LIVE TO LOVE’ (1988). Pablo’s lyrics are message lyrics based on experiences in his personal life often mixed with innovative and...

Kamau Brathwaite (b. 1930), leading Caribbean poet and scholar from Barbados has once described Caribbean speech as ‘Nation language’: a term of use, that can easily be adjusted when it comes to evoke the engaging live show that took place on November 29, 2007, right in the city of Bordeaux (France).

One on One with Admiral T


Born on March 29, 1981 on the island of Guadeloupe, Christy Campbell aka ‘Admiral T’ has promptly become a significant figure in the contemporary reggae/dancehall scene. His two consecutive albums: ‘MOZAIC KREYOL [Creole Mosaic]‘ (2003) and ‘TOUCHER L’HORIZON [Touch The Sky]‘ (2006) have both been greeted with general acclaim in the Greater Antilles as well as in the Western Countries and more precisely in France, where TriniJungleJuice met the artist on the occasion of his European tour...

A Sizzling Winter Forecast


Organizers didn’t go back on their word: Saturday 17th of November 2007 will definitely remain a date that is not likely soon to be forgotten. The sizzling winter forecast already looked promising when over a thousand island people showed up, braving the elements to attend the show of this one man, who came with a message of peace and unity for all the West Indies: the Guadelupian artist Admiral T did once again unleash an entire storm of emotions amid his audience...

One on One with Alpheus


Born and raised in London, England, Jamaican reggae artist Alpheus developped a strong passion for singing after seeing Sam Cooke perform on television.With such musical influences as Dennis Brown, Michael Gordon and Thriller U, he finally became active in the London reggae scene in the late 80’s. Later Alpheus migrated to the United States where his career literally took off : he released a first album entitled ”Quality Time” in association with the legendary Studio One and collaborated with artists like Michael Rose, Everton Blender, Sugar Minott and Richie Spice.”Everything for a reason” is his second album produced by the french label Special Delivery: "it’s everyday vibes. Everyday statement." Trini Jungle Juice went backstage to meet the artist on tour in France...

TJJ in Good Vibes


However the clock is already setting winter time across the ocean, the special programming of this November 2007 should definitely increase the local temperature straight up, by bringing together all the necessary ingredients for a wicked session!

It all started with a simple trip to the land of Calypso, right before the Jumbie Spirit operated and got hold of these three such different personalities: at that time, Guillaume Kervel, Barthelemy Fougea and Emmanuel Masselot were just realizing what it would all be about in the next upcoming years...

This year, I’ve decided that I would go to Trinidad and Tobago.The truth is: I’ve heard so many nice things about this place that i thought it was high time for me to see it with my very eyes, though I got warned: "If yuh come tuh Trinidad, gyurl, yuh’ll never want tuh go back! duh!!" .. "If that’s the only risk: I am willing to take it", I answered. And this is how it all began...
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