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St Kitts & Nevis gets ready for Sugar Mas 51

The end of the year is fast approaching, which means that Sugar Mas – carnival in the twin-island nation of St Kitts & Nevis – …

Black history – DNA sheds light on England’s Africans

The girl was only 10 or 11 years old when she...

Tobago Carnival flaunts its differences

The island of Tobago has always been a place apart, and...

Black History Month: Time for Change: Action Not Words

From the days of the slave trade through to modern times,...

Racism row tarnishes Manchester Caribbean Carnival’s golden anniversary

Anger over Greater Manchester Police (GMP) sending ‘exclusion’ letters to people...

Windrush to Waterloo – a day of commemoration

A £1 million government-funded sculpture commemorating the arrival and contribution of...

Saint Lucia Carnival 2022

It’s been 1,086 days… It was bad enough having to wait...

St Kitts Music Festival

After two pandemic-darkened years, the organisers of the St Kitts Music...

Sea level rise a threat to Caribbean Islands

Parts of the French Caribbean islands could be uninhabitable within 20...

Queen’s Jubilee a right royal platinum parade preview

Unless you’re a resident of Planet Zog (which has lousy wifi)...

Kitchener 100 – celebrate the Grandmaster of calypso at the Tab

Calypsonian Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts) was born a century ago on...

London’s Calypso funding row continues

The recent trials and tribulations of calypso in London have been...

Destination – Soca Holiday Packages

Before Covid-19 struck, locking down the entire world in the first...

A Quick Ting On Afrobeats

Billed as the first-ever book on the Afrobeats genre, Christian Adofo’s...

Chipping down Soca Street – how would you rename our roads?

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has backed a campaign to have Kensington...

Carnival arts demand to be taken seriously

Respect for the Carnival arts was at the heart of a...

Carnival Arts Conference, packed with Pan, Mas & Calypso

After a disappointing summer for lovers of the Carnival arts, prospects...

Junkanew – A novel approach to sustainability in carnival

There is much talk about saving the environment, yet action is...

Notting Hill Carnival – a potted history

Where do you start when talking about the beginning of Notting...

Notting Hill fires up its off-road Carnival

It’s another year in exile for Notting Hill Carnival, deported from...

Windrush Tales: ‘Windrush monument should be in Brixton’

At a well-attended Zoom meeting called by the Windrush Foundation on...

Windrush Tales: The horrific story of Empire Windrush

These days, the arrival of Empire Windrush at Tilbury on 22...

Windrush Tales: Windrush Myths and Reality

Lots of stories have grown up about the Empire Windrush and...

Windrush Tales: The World the Windrush found

“The past is another country”, they say. A traveller from 2021...

Rebekah Murrell – in the Director’s Chair, talks J’Ouvert

J’Ouvert first came to our attention when it played at Theatre...

Miss Pat, My Reggae Music Journey

Miss Pat, the founder of VP Records, has released a memoir...

Calypso Rose – an icon for International Women’s Day

Rose McCartha Linda Sandy Lewis ‑ known to millions as Calypso...

Claudia Jones to be honoured in biopic Claudia

Claudia Jones ‑ political activist, journalist and revolutionary – is the...

IslandSlice Rum, born in Saint Lucia distilled in Scotland

You can take a man out of the Caribbean, but you...

The Caribbean Connection, The Bella & Logan series

Soca News spoke to soca lover Lorraine O'Garro, who is making...

Carnival Fever is real

I do not need to live on campus, my character does...