Tag : Soca

Shaggy Has Listeners ‘In The Mood’

Pictured:  Shaggy | Photo Credit:  Martin Kierszenbaum   Shaggy is the only diamond-selling dancehall artist in music history.  His distinctive voice, combined with his melodic delivery of relatable themes make him one of the most recognized voices in Reggae and Dancehall.  His crossover successes (“It Wasn’t Me,” “Angel,” and “Bombastic” to name a few) make him the most streamed artist from the Caribbean. Shaggy’s latest sonic effort, ‘In The Mood,’…

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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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Notting Hill Carnival Returns

After a two-year hiatus, Notting Hill Carnival returns to the capital in August 2022. London’s biggest street party will be filled with Caribbean colours, music and flavours. Watch elaborate floats and costumed performers wind their way through the streets in the carnival parade, dance to the sound of steel bands and calypso music and visit the tempting food stalls along the route. Notting Hill Carnival was first held in 1966….

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The First Doculipso Celebrates 55 Years of Carnival in Toronto

  King Cosmos is one of Canada’s most recognized Calypsonians.  This year (2022), the King decided to record a tribute song honoring the Emerald Anniversary of Caribana and Toronto Carnival called “55 Still Alive.”  The song has become an anthem not only in Toronto but in Trinidad too! VP:  How did you get your start in the business? KC:  I began as a pre-teenager marvelling at how others sang and…

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The Return of Best of the Best

Best of the Best returns to Bayfront Park on May 29th after a 2-year absence due to the pandemic.  The 2022 edition of the show features Beres Hammond, Christopher Martin, Cham, Mr. Vegas, Yaksta, 10Tik, Laa Lee, Patrice Roberts, Majah Hype and more. Beres Hammond, whose career spans four decades, will thrill the BOTB audience with classics such as “Rock Away,” “I Feel Good” and “One Dance.”  The crooner recently…

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RCA Records and VP Records Team for Rising Soca Star Bunji Garlin’s Newest

By Patricia Meschino – originally posted on Billboard.com — The upcoming album by Trinidadian soca star Bunji Garlin, whose career has soared internationally since the release of his soca-meets-EDM single “Differentology (Ready For The Road),” will be released through a joint venture between RCA Records and Queens, N.Y.-based reggae independent VP Records, reps from both labels have confirmed exclusively with Billboard.biz. RCA/VP will jointly handle sales, marketing, promotion and publicity….

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