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Teddyson John

Teddyson John has carved a name for himself in the world Caribbean music and has an enthusiastic following. Teddyson was born and raised in a …

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

London zouk explosion

The inauguration of Club Zouk at carnival in the 90’s created awareness of the music

Ros Price

Soca News was sad to learn of the death last month of Ros Price (Rosalind Patricia Price, 28 January 1941 28 May 2017) at the age of 76.

Notting Hill Carnival responds to Grenfell fire

The fire that engulfed the 24 storeys of Grenfell Tower on 14 June has left an estimated 79 people dead and hundreds more traumatised, mourning and homeless

Soca Videos are the new norm

In 2009, only a handful of soca artists understood the importance of having a music video

CMA proposes a Soca Zone for Notting Hill Carnival...

The Caribbean Music Association, which governs the DJs who play music on the trucks

Perform at Notting Hill Carnival with sunshine in your soul

Sunshine International Arts (SiA) are currently seeking 15 performers to take part in a theatrical piece

Bashment Soca competition semi-finalist announced

ts competition time in Barbados as twelve contestants are chosen for the semi-final leg of the Bashment soca competition

Fire horror exposes the best and worst of Notting Hill

Wednesday’s devastating fire that engulfed the 24-storey Grenfell Tower in north Kensington

Paint the town red – Notting Hill changes hands

The 8 June 2017 general election ended on a spectacular note with controversial Conservative MP Victoria Borwick losing her Kensington seat

In the village

Welcome to ‘What’s happening @ Carnival Village’, a monthly round up of carnival arts and activities taking place at both the Tabernacle and the Yaa Centre

Luton International Carnival invites you to celebrate the world

Tomorrow the streets of Luton, Bedfordshire, will come alive to brightly coloured costumes and the sounds of soca and calypso from trucks and sound systems

Guyana celebrates 51st year of Independence

Guyana’s celebration of its 51st year of independence from Britain is officially celebrated today May 26

Kaiso Lime returns

Kaiso Lime is back at the Carnival Village for another season

Donna moving up at Trinidad Carnival

Donna Philip-Forde returned to the UK following a personal triumph in the final of the Queen of Carnival category during this year’s Trinidad Carnival