Archive for February, 2010

Hinds, Cure cool down Temperature

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Hinds, Cure cool down Temperature Barbadian soca diva Alison Hinds gave a scintillating performance at the Temperature 3 concert last Saturday, at the Queen’s Park Oval, Woodbrook. The show, which was supposed to be the biggest Carnival show for the season, certainly kept it’s promise. Despite the non appearance of Vybz Kartel, aka Adijah Palmer, [...]

Alborosie – on a reggae mission

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Alborosie – on a reggae mission Ten years ago when Alberto D’Ascola settled in Port Antonio, Portland, all he wanted to do was record some wicked tunes with the biggest names in dancehall/reggae. As it turns out, he is the one making the most noise as singer Alborosie. The dreadlocked Italian was scheduled to make [...]

Queen Ifrica leads IRAWMA with 9 nominations

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Queen Ifrica leads IRAWMA with 9 nominations Singjay Queen Ifrica captured nine nominations in the 29th annual International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA), and has gone where no other women had gone before in the history of IRAWMA. The official announcement was made exclusively on IRIE FM Radio and CVM TV in Jamaica at [...]

Jammin’ in the homeland of reggae star Bob Marley

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Jammin’ in the homeland of reggae star Bob Marley It’s not that Bob Marley invented reggae, but more than 30 years ago he brought the mystic island beat of Jamaica to the world and we, being impressionable teens, bought the albums. We nodded along to the soul of the songs of repression and redemption as [...]

Low prices for high season in the islands

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Low prices for high season in the islands Maybe you’ve always wanted to visit the Caribbean in high season, when its harbors are filled with plump yachts, its restaurants are humming with elegant diners and its resorts are aswarm with wealthy families finding refuge from winter’s chill. Trouble is, winter vacations in the Caribbean are [...]

Ziggy learns from ‘Family Time’

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Ziggy learns from ‘Family Time’ In the process of recording a subsequent Grammy-wining album, Ziggy Marley experienced a renaissance of sorts in his storied career which started in the mid-1980s as the leader of the sibling group, Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers. Marley’s latest solo album, Family Time, earned him his fifth Grammy last [...]

Tobagonian makes soca debut

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Tobagonian makes soca debut Grenada’s reigning Soca Monarch and Road March King, Mr Killa (Hollice Mapp) is in the finals of next week’s Bmobile Blackberry International Soca Monarch competition. On Fantastic Friday at the Queen’s Park Oval, Mr Killa will perform “Swing It Away”, a song which took Grenada by storm last year. The soca [...]

Hip Hop’s Damon Dash makes the Judgement Yard sojourn

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Hip Hop’s Damon Dash makes the Judgement Yard sojourn It was early last week that Sizzla Kalonji received the call that hip hop mogul Damon Dash was in the island and needed to make that link. “Naturally, I opened up my house to him,” the Rastafarian artiste told Splash, in reference to his August Town-based [...]