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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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The enduring panman

Hillary “baga” rezende grew up at 114 Charlotte Street in Port-of-Spain and he was indeed a well known fellow. At the age of ten he had a keen interest in making music out of cans. So he began developing his sound on butter cans and then found himself learning the ways of the pan at “Hellyard” in the early 40s, home of All Stars. Read more »

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The double threat monarch

UK-based, Trinidad-born calypsonian, Sheldon Skeete took home top honours in the UK Groovy Soca Monarch competition in London last weekend. Skeete tied for first place with defending champion, Nikisha Reyes-Pile with his song entitled, “Groovy Song”. Read More »

A Millien musical concepts

An Interactive entertainment platform which enables a large following of fans to connect with grassroots talent through an interactive web series product is creating a buzz in the local entertainment landscape and online. Read More »

Nikki smashes Vevo

Nikki Minaj’s much-discussed “Anaconda” video smashed Vevo’s record for the most views in 24 hours, racking up 19.6 million clicks in the first day of its release. Read More »

‘Cynthia Sweetness’ coming

Ralph Maraj announces his new production, Cynthia Sweetness coming to the Naparima Bowl on September 19 to 21. This is a story of youthful love, ruptured by class conflict amidst the turbulence in the 1970s in Trinidad and Tobago. Read More »

OMG! It’s 5 Miles to Midnight

If you are an avid pop rock listener or you love to support local music then you should be well acquainted with the unique musical style of local rock band 5 Miles to Midnight. Read More »

Panorama films to complete 2014 film festival line-up

The Panorama section of films rounds out the ttff/14 line-up. It completes an already impressive roster of films, which comprises three other sections: feature-length Caribbean films, short and medium length films, and the New Media section of experimental films, video art and interactive works. Read More »

Making the right choice!

Just when it seemed like there was little hope for substance coming out of the younger generation, up steps 23-year-old singer/songwriter, Sadiki de Leon, 24-year-old producer, Dike “DNYCE” Pereira and their two insightful and compelling songs, “What Ah Gwan?” and “Easy Na Steven”. Read More »

Exploring Mt Roraima and La Gran Sabana

My first sighting of this prehistoric Tepuy (Table-topped mountain) Mt Roraima, came in November 2012 while enroute via Cessna plane to Orinduik Falls nestled on the Ireng River which borders Guyana and Brazil. Read More »

Flying high with Trini-made reggae

Trinidadian reggae artiste Ras Pilot (Everard Sealy) recently released his third CD collection, which has picked up for him a distribution deal with the Heat of the Tropics Music Group label. Read More »

Making a breakthrough

There are these days some very upset radio DJs reacting, even on the airways, to the lyrics of the latest single of the artiste known as KMC. The song is simply titled “Ting” and in it KMC calls out by name several radio DJs who consider themselves to be recording artistes. Read More »

Bahamas hosts gospel awards

By Jamie Thomas’s estimation — and he should know, being the programme director of the gospel station Word 107.1 fm - local gospel music is alive, well and ready to soar. Further proof of his claim came at the Caribbean Gospel Marlin Awards held on July 26 at the Diplomatic Centre in Nassau, Bahamas where 22 trophies were given to local artistes. Read More »

Bunji to release new CD this week

VP Records and RCA Records will on Tuesday release the much anticipated? Differentology album from local artiste and recent Soul Train Award winner, Bunji Garlin (Ian Alvarez). Read More »

Ways to Ease Back 2 School

For a kid, going from a hazy, lazy days where the only thing he/she has on the schedule is scratching a mosquito to having to rise with the sun, look remotely human, and pay attention all day can be a major shock. But there are ways you can make things go more smoothly, starting right now. Read More »

Getting Your Kids To Eat Healthy

Healthy eating can stabilize children’s energy, sharpen their minds, and even out their moods. While peer pressure and TV commercials for junk food can make getting kids to eat well seem impossible, there are steps parents can take to instil healthy eating habits without turning mealtimes into a battle zone. Read More »

How to Start Your School Day Off Right

Lay out your priorities Determine what it is you want to accomplish each morning before school and how much time you’ll need to do it. Read More »

DC Shell does a double

The Crazy Catholic and the DC Shell Theatre last weekend presented two plays at the National Academy for the Performing Arts, San Fernando. On July 31 and on Emancipation Day they ran the play titled, Amar, Akbar and Anthony, a dramatic comedy about three brothers separated from each other and their parents as children who are reunited years later. Read More »

Sure to love Shaw’s music

When Theron Shaw was a child his mother bought him a little four-stringed plastic guitar that his older cousin tuned for him. That was it; Shaw’s life journey was set before him and music became his passion from that early age Read More »

Caribbeing in Africa

Standing on the red soil of Ghana I felt a firm sense of foundation that would prove crucial to the production of my one-man-show feature beginning shortly in South Africa. Read More »

An exhibition of art and photography

The works of Simone De La Bastide and Gabby Tommy are currently featured in an art and photography exhibition at Horizons Art Gallery, Mucurapo Road, St James. De La Bastide presents a vivid display of photography, in which she has always had an interest. Read More »

‘JOSEPH’ the band rocks MovieTowne with debut performance

The Caribbean music landscape received a welcome addition on July 12 with the unveiling of the multifaceted musical unit known as “JOSEPH”. Read More »

Call for submissions for ttff and bpTT Film in Development Award

If you’re the Caribbean producer of a narrative feature film or creative documentary in pre-production, then the trinidad + tobago film festival (ttff) is interested in you! Read More »

Junior Best Village Extravaganza in San Fernando

The Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition of the Ministry of Community Development will host its Junior Best Village Extravaganza on Thursday at Skinner Park, San Fernando from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read More »

DreamWorks Animation stock plummets

After a disappointing second quarter earnings call on Tuesday, it has become clear to analysts that DreamWorks Animation must alter the way it does business. Read More »

South London Blockorama a success

The first steelband to participate in the Notting Hill Carnival was the Russell Henderson steelband followed by Sterling Betancourt’s Nostalgia Steel Orchestra. Read More »

new cast joins ‘Game of Thrones’

HBO has confirmed some of the new cast members for the fifth season of the hit Emmy® and Golden Globe® award winning series Game of Thrones Read More »

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