As some of you may already know, October 30th was National Dashiki Day, and while the rest of the world was preparing Halloween costumes, the black community was getting dressed up in beautiful Africa-inspired apparel.
While in previous years, Halloween wasn’t a thing in the West Indies, the idea of celebrating the occasion is quickly catching on here, especially among the younger, mass-media-consuming generation.
As part of the production deal she signed with ABC, Davis is in the process of developing a comedy about a black family in the 1960s.
According to ABS, The Zipcoders, a music-themed comedy, follows the lives of a divorced mother and her three children who have recently moved to Austin, Texas. The family’s big move comes just after the 1968 assassination of Dr. Martin Luther king Jr., but the bright side of the new location is that it brings them closer to a beloved relative.
As Calypso Music Month comes to a close, we will continue to pay homage to those who worked tirelessly to put Calypso music on the world map.
Some of the artists we will feature in this article were there to lay down the building blocks of the Calypso music industry, while others carried the torch passed on to them by the pioneers.
Just in time for Divali celebrations in the Caribbean, the emerging artist showcased some of her recent work, all inspired by Hinduism and its teachings.
The inaugural One World Ska and Rocksteady Music Festival is drawing near, and an all-star line-up of performers has been confirmed.
The festival, which will be staged at the Hope Road-based Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston on November 26 and 27, will feature international Ska and Rocksteady music acts such as Toots and The Maytals, Lloyd Parks and We The People, The Skatalites (USA), Soweto Ska Band (Spain), Marcia Griffiths, Leroy Sibbles (formerly of the Heptones), B.B Seaton and The Gaylads (UK), Brooklyn Attractors (USA), U-Roy – king of Jamaican toasters, Derrick Morgan king of ska, Stranger Cole, Sparrow Martin and Skasonic band, The Alpha School Band, Yard Beat and Earth Cry.
The best way to shut down rumors that you were recently held at the JFK Airport for cocaine possession is to release a hot new soca track for 2017, and that is exactly what Caribbean soca superstar Machel Montano has done.
The track, entitled Lip Service, was released less than 24 hours ago, and is so catchy that it has an entire rhythm ,”The Lip Service Riddim,” named after it.
The contest will open for entries on November 1, and graphic artists will have the opportunity to submit entries until January 31, 2017. A jury made up of design professionals will select the 100 best posters, after which they will be placed on exhibition around the world.