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Farmer Nappy reaps a bumper harvest

Darryl ‘Farmer Nappy’ Henry is the green-fingered artist of soca. Since he took the leap to become a solo performer nine years ago, he has consistently sown his musical seeds in fertile soil, reaping a rich harvest of hits and admirers across all age groups in all parts of the …

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Destra is heading to the Bahamas for Junkanoo

Trinidad soca queen Destra has been signed up to provide musical entertainment at the second annual Bahamas Junkanoo carnival, to be held from the 5 to 7 May this year. The performance line-up was announced on Wednesday 6 April, by the Bahamas National Festival Commission. Other performers include Grammy award …

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Kes jumps to dancehall

Kees Dieffenthaller, lead singer of Kees the Band. (Photos: Karl McLarty)   Soca artiste Ricardo ‘Vagabond’ Drue (Photos: Karl McLarty) Patrons getting into the paint before the road march at the end of the night for Bacchanal J’Ouvert. ON Tuesday, soca group Kes the Band released The Highest in Jamaica. …

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Machel goes international

Machel Montano Trinidadian soca king Machel Montano has begun work on a project he hopes will introduce him to an international audience. The singer, who was in Jamaica last week for the Bacchanal Road March, toldSplash that he is working with ‘some big names’, but declined to say who. Montano …

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Kes for Bacchanal tonight

Kees Dieffenthaller, lead singer of the group Kes the Band, in performance at Beach J’Ouvert at James Bond Beach in St Mary, last year.   ENERGETIC soca outfit Kes the Band is headliner for tonight’s Bacchanal J’Ouvert scheduled for Mas Camp, St Andrew. “The season has been wonderful. The Mas …

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Destra, Farmer Nappy for Beach J’Ouvert

Destra Farmer Nappy This couple are enjoying themselves at a previous staging of Beach J’Ouvert. BACCHANAL Queen, Destra Garcia and Farmer Nappy will be the headliners for Saturday’s Beach J’Ouvert at James Bond Beach in Oracabessa, St Mary. “We got into high gear with Bunji [Garlin] and Fay-Ann [Lyons] at …

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VPAL looks to soca

File photo shows Sean Paul (left) and soca star Machel Montano in performance at Pandemonium held at Hope Gardens in St Andrew, last year. INFLUENCED by the success of soca artistes led by Trinidadian singer Bunji Garlin, VP Records affiliate VPAL has signed distribution deals with artistes from the Eastern …

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Carnival Pon Di Road heats up Mandeville

The powder party was a hit. Revellers enjoying Digicel Appleton Carnival Pon Di Road. Female patrons enjoying DIgicel Appleton Carnival Pon di Road in Mandeville, Manchester, last Friday. Romeich Dancers in performance. WILLOW Gate Park in Mandeville saw an invasion of party enthusiasts, who came out in their numbers to …

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Get Soca goes Billboard

Machel Montano Kes Destra Patrice Roberts GET Soca 2016, a compilation set, debuted at number 10 on Billboard’s Reggae album chart yesterday. The project was released by Fox Fuse on February 5. Get Soca 2016 comprises recent soca hits from across the Caribbean. The tracks include Intentions (Wine and Touch) …

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Barranquilla: South America’s ‘other’ carnival

Barranquilla, Colombia (CNN)Bikinis, bare skin, face paint, feathers. Pretty much what you’d expect this time of year from Rio Carnival, right? Well, sure. But the world’s most famous carnival doesn’t have a monopoly on feather frenzies. In the coastal Colombian city of Barranquilla, one of the world’s largest spectacles of …

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Sky1876Ent Feature – Fire Hitz entertainment

  Dj barry hype biography  Jabarry dj Barry Hype Brathwaite was born on september 5 1992 in the parish of Saint Philip, Barbados. Growing up with musical influences, Barry Hype focused on developing and honing his musical skills from the age of 18 and since then, he has created a …

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