Tag : Carnival

Sesame Carnival Launches 2023 Carnival Season at VP Records Retail Store

On Saturday July 29th, Sesame Carnival, one of New York’s largest mas bands in Brooklyn’s annual Labor Day Parade launches their Queens-based mas camp.  The mas camp is the central location where costumes are assembled.  This year their mas camp will be hosted by the VP Records retail store (170-19 Jamaica Ave) in Queens, New York. From 1-5pm, revellers can drop by, meet the team who designed the costumes and…

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Shaggy Is ‘In The Mood’ For Carnival

The mood and vibrancy of Carnival and Soca has caught the sonic vibes of Diamond-selling and GRAMMY award winning star Shaggy.  The artist, producer and songwriter primed fans with his appearances at Trinidad Carnival, and his music filled the airwaves at Jamaica Carnival, now the star tells us to get ready for his EP entitled ‘In The Mood.’ GRAMMY-award-winning artist, producer, and songwriter Shaggy’s soca-inspired EP In the Mood is…

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Shaggy and Kes Set The Mood for Carnival 2023

GRAMMY-Award winning performer, songwriter and producer Shaggy has set the ‘Mood’ for Carnival with his new release featuring Kes. Just in time for the Carnival season, ‘Mood’ is a feel-good Soca single that perfectly blends elements of Dancehall with the energetic pulse of Soca.  Recorded by two of the genre’s best performers (Shaggy with the Reggae / Dancehall element and Kes with the Soca element) the synergy of the song…

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Rampage Sound – Trailblazers For The UK

Rampage Sound, with members Mike Anthony, Treble T and Maurice, were established in 1992 and they are trailblazers in the UK Black music scene. They were some of the first DJ’s / broadcasters on BBC 1xtra when it was founded and currently host a weekly show where they showcase the best in classic sounds as well as introducing the next generation of talent. From promoting some of the hottest night…

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Peer to Peer with Emma Mathurine

You can’t think Mas in the UK and not think about Emma Mathurine! One of the prominent makers of costumes and Ambassadors for Dominican and Caribbean culture in the UK, Emma has made it a mission to educate fans on the importance of costumes, their significance in the UK and the connection it maintains with our heritage. VP:  How did you get your start in the business? EM:  My Caribbean…

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VP Records Sponsors Child at Rhythms of Africa Event in Miramar, FL- ‘Carnival’ from “Havana Meets Kingston” to be Featured in the Evening’s Program

On Sunday January 20, the journey that began at the Miramar Cultural Center returns for two shows, 3 PM and 8 PM, following capacity-crowd performances at Miami’s Arsht Center, Ft. Lauderdale’s Parker Playhouse, and Broward’s Bailey Hall. Rhythms of Africa is a musical journey that describes the movement of ancient rhythms sprung from the souls of vibrant cultures and carried by hand and heart from Africa to the Caribbean, South…

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