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Friday, August 19, 2022


Kaiso Lime season dedicated to the ‘Grandmaster’

The second instalment of Kaiso Lime 2022 got underway at the Tabernacle, on Saturday 2 July. The entire Kaiso Lime season is dedicated to the …

Calypso Tent finale – Jeffrey for King!

The Friday before Notting Hill Carnival is a watershed moment in...

Calypso Monarch Finals: De Admiral sails to victory

London Calypso Tent stalwart De Admiral (Jeffrey Hinds) has finally seen...

They got it! Sunshine and Nadiva take UK soca crown

Friday 17 August was another steamy night in The Tabernacle, so...

Calypso pressure rises at London Tent semis

From the first note the ABC All Stars Band showed they...

The road to kaiso – London Calypso Tent 2018 opens

From the moment the ABC Band struck up, there was that...

Island Brunch

New on the West London event scene, Island Brunch is the...

Luton International carnival 2018 review

The 2018 UK carnival season began in style, with Luton International...

Kaiso Lime, Windrush theme dominates the opening show for Kaiso Lime...

Kaiso Lime returned to Carnival Village on Saturday 5 May for...

UK pan players invade Trinidad for Panorama 2018

The trend for UK pan players attending Trinidad Carnival to take...

Cyril Khamai – golden moments from the star in silver

yril Khamai? What a sellout! And of course we mean that in the best possible way.

ROC brainstorms Notting Hill Carnival’s future

What do you get when you put 40 or so carnivalists in a room and tell them to solve Notting Hill Carnival’s problems? Surprisingly (some may think) not a cacophony of passion and prejudice, but a wealth of good ideas.

British Association of Steelbands Awards 2017

I always enjoy the British Association of Steelbands (BAS) Awards. I’ve been attending annually since I was a teenager

Review – Bayonets, Mangoes and Beads, by Nairobi Thompson

At June’s official unveiling in Brixton of Britain’s first permanent memorial to the contribution made by servicemen and women from Africa and the Caribbean

Groovy Soca Monarch – Santiago’s the daddy!

In a thrillingly hard-fought, close-run contest at The Tabernacle last night, Santiago emerged the victor with Feteing Fathers

Jus’Caribbean – food, drink and music in the sun

The first day of the Jus’Caribbean expo ended in the golden light of a summer evening

Junior Panorama – The best it’s ever been

The UK Junior Panorama on Monday 14 August in St Mark’s Park, Notting Hill, was a fantastic showcase of young talent

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

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

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’

All board – Soca on the Seas returns for 2017

Last year’s inaugural Soca On The Seas delivered on its promise to be the cruise event of the year

Mixed messages from Notting Hill Carnival 2016

Pleasure and disappointment were evident in statements issued by London Notting Hill Carnival Enterprises Trust (LNHCET)

Sunshine & Nadiva are unstoppable as they were crowned London Calypso...

The 2016 edition of the London Calypso Tent Groovy Soca competition took place last night at the Tabernacle in Ladbroke Grove

Tate’s take on carnival misses the point

We’ve seen Carnival showcased in the Royal Opera House and the Victoria & Albert Museum

Carnival, by Ishmahil Blagrove – history and inspiration

For a world-renowned festival, Notting Hill Carnival has been poorly served...

Notting Hill Carnival book launch – creating harmony out of adversity

Book launches can be dry affairs, usually involving a thin crowd of rather bored people