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Carnival seeks fairer treatment from Arts Council

The Arts Council of England (ACE), which for many years has been an important funder of Carnival, has published its strategy for the next 10 …

UK Panorama finals 2019 and the power of steel

In 1966, steelpan turned Notting Hill’s first parade into a Caribbean...

The 2019 UK Calypso Monarch is Helena B

Helena B is having a fantastic 2019 season as she has...

Marc Woods talks Rumblin’

In the run-up to Panorama we caught up with Marc Woods,...

Silent for Grenfell, Respect & Reflect

On both days of Carnival in Notting Hill we will, once...

No one was ever Shipwrecked like this

As a rule of thumb, never get shipwrecked. The roof leaks...

Omnia, all the mas you need

Before we talk about Omnia, I have to ask the question...

Ode to Carnival

Why do I love carnival? Let me count the ways... I love...

Fakekou, Trini To The Bone

KOU, aka Sterlin Callender, is a die-hard, Trini-to-the-bone, soca artist. This...

It may be a PURE LIME, but it’s all about the...

Pure Lime has been around as long as people have been...

Tears Mas presents for Notting Hill Carnival 2019 – Mane

Tears Mas has been on a long and exciting journey over...

Helena B is on top with In Between

Helena B is the new Soca Queen of the UK. Helena...

Kes the Band hits the Beach in South Florida

Whatever you were doing at 2am Eastern Standard Time on 29...

Soca storms on to the calypso stage

Back in times you knew what to expect from the ABC...

Hotwax presents for Notting Hill Carnival 2019, Mother Nature’s Elements

Founded by Dennis George in 1979, Hotwax originally provided DJ services...

What To Do In Notting Hill While In Town For The...

Every summer London hosts its famous Notting Hill Carnival, a massive...

Calling on the diaspora – the Caribbean Skills Bank

The images are harrowing. Houses with their roofs blown off, trees...

New mystery-adventure stories in Creole bring Guyana to life for our...

What if you could have something special to remind you of...

Boyzie is the 2019 Grenada Power Soca Monarch whilst Dash and...

The 2019 Grenada Soca Monarch competition concluded in the early hours...

Lynette Gabriel

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing...

June Jerkfest

Held at Feet East in Brick Lane on 23 June, London...

Nailah Blackman performs Sweet and Loco on Canadian TV Show, Your...

Trinidadian soca artists Nailah Blackman performs her latest release Sweet &...

Tweaks at the Tent – London calypso season trimmed

For calypso enthusiasts in the UK, the Notting Hill Carnival season...

Kaiso Lime ignites new soca singing ambition for veteran artist

Kaiso Lime’s June edition, on Saturday 1 June, saw new artists...

Mikey is The One Soca Monarch 2019

The finals of the first-ever MQI/98.1 The One Soca Monarch competition...

Stinky sargassum could smell sweet for the Caribbean

A strange brown island the size of Jamaica has appeared in...

Antigua Party Monarch semi-finalists announced

The 2019 FLOW Party Monarch Semi-finals will take place at the...

Bikini, beads and a bank loan

With just under a month to go before the Crop Over...

Ti Carro is the 2019 National Calypso Monarch of St Lucia

TC Brown could only manage a third space spot as he...

Notting Hill Carnival 2019 – residents’ meeting on Monday

Residents and local businesses in west London have chance to find...

Crop Over Soca Monarch finalists announced

The National Botanical Gardens will be the venue on Sunday 28...
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