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Jacob Desvarieux, Kassav co-founder has died

Co-founder of Kassav, Jacob Desvarieux who was born on the 21 November 1955, passed away yesterday Friday 30 July 2021 at the age of 65. …

Police chief claims Bahamas Carnival “cost more than Trinidad Carnival”

The seemingly endless arguments over public funding of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival

Zimbabwe promises ‘mother of all carnivals’ in Harare

With more than 100 local acts set to take part and 30 overseas countries “showing interest”

Bahamian Junkanoo comes to Hull Carnival

Every carnival worth its salt these days seems to be going global, and the north-eastern port city of Hull is no exception

Police place new curbs on Notting Hill Carnival bands

Notting Hill’s mas and steel bands face ID checks, security inspections of trucks and stringent entry and exit restrictions this year.

Notting Hill Carnival trucks face tighter security checks

New measures are in hand to protect revellers at Notting Hill Carnival from the horror of terrorists deliberately driving a vehicle into crowds

Rotterdam’s loss is Notting Hill Carnival’s gain

Rotterdam’s loss is Notting Hill Carnival’s gain Small Island Unity (SIU)

Stiffy wins Tune of the Crop with Tip An Ben Ova

Stiffy (Shane Atkinson) song Tip An Ben Ova is the 2017 Tune of the Crop

Red Bull brings Bunji and Ola to Notting Hill Carnival

“Unlike anything Notting Hill has seen before” is a bold claim – London’s Carnival has seen and heard a lot over the past half century

Calypso season kicks off at London Tent

Calypso fans flocked to The Tabernacle in west London on Friday for the first night of the Association of British Calypsonians’ (ABC) London Calypso Tent

Britain finally recognises its African and Caribbean war heroes

On Windrush Day, in Windrush Square, a longstanding injustice was finally addressed with the official unveiling of a memorial commemorating the sacrifices made by African and Caribbean soldiers, sailors, airmen and auxiliaries in the two world wars.

Notting Hill Carnival to fall silent for fire victims

The horns, whistles and thundering sound systems of London’s exuberant annual carnival will be silenced for one minute this year.

Kaiso Calling!

Calypso in London takes on a silvery sheen this year as The Association of British Calypsonians (ABC) celebrate a Silver Jubilee

Soca Royale 2017 results

Here are the results of the 2017 Soca Royale competition

Belvidere Estate – Fedon’s House, by Herman G Hall

Sometimes a newspaper headline tells you all you need to know about a story

Red signal for the soca train

“All aboard… for the rail replacement bus.”

Party Monarch and Sweet Soca Finals scheduled for Sunday at Bushy...

The finals of the Party Monarch and Sweet Soca competition will take place this coming Sunday 30 July at Bushy Park in Barbados

Calling time on mas at Notting Hill?

Masquerade bands and steel bands at Notting Hill Carnival may be told to shut down and get off the road hours earlier next year.

David Roberts – The Restless Islander

In a few weeks’ time businesses and communities from across the UK and the Caribbean will descend on the capital for three days of trading expo, food and drink conference and Caribbean-focused festivals

Ricky T captures the 2017 Saint Lucia Carnival Road March

St Lucia Carnival 2017 Road March results

The Mighty Pep is the 2017 Saint Lucia Calypso Monarch

The finals of the 2017 Saint Lucia National Calypso Monarch was...

Babonneau Steel Orchestra are the 2017 St Lucia Panorama champions

The finals of the 2017 St Lucia Panorama finals took place...

“Disillusioned” Notting Hill Carnival spokesman quits

Notting Hill Carnival’s communications director, dramatically resigned at the end of last week

Rio Carnival squeezed between economics and morality

Brazilian carnivals have been dealt a heavy blow by the country’s economic crisis

Stiffy retains his Bashment Soca title for another year

The finals of the Bashment Soca competition took place last night at the Kensington Oval in Barbados

Clean streets and dirty dancing in Harare

It’s being billed as the “3 Million Man Carnival” and “the biggest street party in southern Africa”

Hands off Notting Hill Carnival, says Mayor

Minister for London Greg Hands today told London Mayor Sadiq Khan to consider moving Notting Hill Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival unlikely to see major changes in 2017

According to press spokesman Andrew Hillier, the route and timetable for Notting Hill Carnival are likely to remain unaltered this year

Notting Hill Carnival pledges solidarity with fire victims

In a press statement issued on Thursday 29 June, LNHCET chair Pepe Francis said: “Notting Hill Carnival will show the local community’s solidarity

Notting Hill Carnival organiser appoints event manager

London Notting Hill Carnival Enterprises Trust (LNHCET) has appointed Street Event Company (SEC) as its event manager for the iconic annual event, now in its 51st year

Notting Hill Carnival promises a media makeover

Notting Hill Carnival’s relationship with the media has often been stormy and occasionally abusive