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Oxford gets ready for Carnival Arts Conference

The 9th International Conference on Carnival Arts and Cultures gets under way at Oxford Brookes University on Friday 1 July and continues the next day. …

Comic Carnaval, a Cosplay Spectacle

Something very different is set to hit the east side of London this coming Bank Holiday weekend, something called Comic Carnaval

Counting down to London’s new Caribbean festival

The launch of a festival devoted to all things Caribbean is worth celebrating, so Soca News was excited to be invited to the press unveiling of Jus’ Caribbean on Thursday 18 May at the St Lucia High Commission in the presence of HE Guy Mayers

Time Out London is offering a Taste of the Islands

Time Out London has teamed up with British Airways to offer a handful of lucky Londoners

Bazodee wins Best Music and Audience Choice Award

Machel Montano’s movie Bazodee had two successful, sell-out screenings at the Regent Street Cinema in March

Miss Barbados UK 2017 is Crowned

The third annual Miss Barbados UK competition took place on Saturday 6 May, and saw the crowning of a new queen

No St Pauls Carnival in 2017

St Pauls Carnival has been cancelled once again

Soca, Rum and some Bajan sun comes to South Molton Street

South Molton Street, near classy Bond Street in W1, will come alive this weekend with a Taste Of Barbados.

Better Management, is the key goal for Notting Hill Carnival says...

London Notting Hill Carnival Enterprises Trust (LNHCET) has reportedly accepted the need to bring in professional help to run London’s annual carnival, which last year celebrated its golden jubilee

Former calypso monarch Akima Paul appointed Grenada’s High Commissioner

Former London Calypso Monarch Akima Paul-Lambert has been appointed Grenada’s High Commissioner to the UK

Indefinite leave to remain: Moko Jumbies at the British Museum

Two years ago Soca News reported that, to coincide with Notting Hill Carnival

Election clash creates chaos for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival

Carnival fans and tourism businesses are reeling after a series of shock announcements about Bahamas’ third annual Junkanoo Carnival

New Beacon Books shines on

Finsbury Park’s famous Black bookshop, New Beacon Books (NBB), celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2016

Flipo says call him Azaryah

He first came to our attention with his mega hit Doh Tell Meh Dat in 2014 and Flipo

Lottery funding puts Reading Carnival back on the road

Lottery funding has ensured that Reading Carnival will once again take to the streets of the Berkshire town on Bank Holiday Monday 29 May.

Trinidadian civil rights activist Darcus Howe has died aged 74

Writer, broadcaster and activist Darcus Howe has died at the age of 74

Trinidad appoints Orville London as the next High Commissioner to UK

Trinidad appoints Orville London as the next High Commissioner to UK

Saint Lucian Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott has died

Poet and playwright, Sir Derek Alton Walcott passed away at his home at Cap Estate this morning.

Fay-Ann Lyons debut album soars into Billboard Reggae top 10

Fay-Ann Lyons debut album soars into Billboard Reggae top 10 Three-time Soca Monarch champion,

Trinidad Panorama 2017 review

Massy All Stars Steel Orchestra won its tenth Trinidadian Panorama title last month

Seychelles – Creole Festival

A visit to the Seychelles would clearly be a privilege at any time, and none more so than during the annual ‘Festival Kreol’

2017 National Panorama results

The finals of the National Panorama competition took place on Saturday 25 February 2017 at the Queens Park Savannah

Voice is still the International Soca Monarch in 2017

He came, he sang but he was Far From Finished as Voice (Aaron St.Louis) once again captured the title

Saint Lucia’s 38th Independence celebrations

Saint Lucia celebrates its 38th year of independence today Wednesday 22 February

Carlyn XP proves she is Bouyon Soca Monarch for a second...

She captured the crown at the inaugural year of the competition in 2016, and she has done it again

National Panorama Final at the ‘Big Yard’ Despers leads, All Stars...

Champions Desperadoes topped the semi-final of the National Panorama Large Bands category last Sunday at the ‘Big Yard’

Shal Marshall is Famous

Shal Marshall’s Famous, on the Vicey Riddim, is one of the biggest hits of the 2017 soca season

Cy Grant, Guyanese Everyman – To Be Celebrated by London Metropolitan...

The Cy Grant Trust was awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and, together with its partners The London Metropolitan Archives

Calypso Rose is victorious Far From Home

The great songstress Calypso Rose last night won an award at Les Victoires de la Musique

And the young king is? Fireball

The 2017 Trinidad Young Kings competition was won by Rohan 'Fireball' Richards