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Ebony and Mangrove make steelpan history in Holland Park

Carnival Culture in the Park, Day Two: Steelpan After Thursday’s calypso show on the Opera Holland Park stage, hopes were high that steelpan would have …
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Pan-Jam in Powis Square

Officially, it was Steel the Show. Unofficially, it was a blockorama....

Yes, Mas Mus, and will, Play!

What with the absence of Notting Hill Carnival this year, just...

Small in number, great in spirit – calypso returns to the...

It’s been a strange year, as if you hadn’t noticed. You...

A tribute to Brother Resistance

On Thursday 29 July, Talk Yuh Talk in conjunction with Carnival...

Black Unity Bike Ride 2021

The inaugural event was conceived and executed in just 10 days...

Calypso goes to the opera

Carnival Culture in the Park, Day One: Calypso Finally: a real show...
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South Bank hosts a soca reunion

After a long, long time separated from our music and our...

Erphaan Alves, Grateful Virtual Concert Review

Late last year, on 22 November to be precise, Erphaan Alves...

Acoustic Concert Review – Teddyson John’s Caribbean Moscato

Teddyson John’s acoustic concert was brought to audiences worldwide on YouTube...

Ten Years of Chocolate Nation

Saturday 23 November saw Chocolate Nation Mas celebrate their tenth anniversary,...

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...

June Jerkfest

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

Hero – the extraordinary life and times of Ulric Cross

Hero has landed. Frances-Anne Solomon’s film about the life of Ulric...
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J’Ouvert – channelling the spirit of Carnival

“Trini Hill” murmured my neighbour as soon as the two old...

CAMF Band Launch and Showcase

The Carnival Arts and Masquerade Foundation (CAMF) held its second annual...

Everybody Loves A Good Chocolate

Yes, Chocolate! Another year, another launch – and this was one...

Mr Killa ‘Runs With It’, Swappi wins Groovy 

Mr Killa demolished the field at the Play Whe Soca Monarch finals on Fantastic Friday,...

Antigua Carnival 2019 Launch

The Antigua and Barbuda Tourism Authority and the National Festivals Commission...

Shadow tributes light up final Kaiso Lime

The walk to The Tabernacle on Saturday 3 November was punctuated...

Tables turned at Notting Hill Carnival residents’ meeting

Poor planning and poor communication were at the root of most...

Notting Hill Children’s Day – rainmac mas

As I stepped out of Bayswater Tube at 11am a drop...

Mangrove triumphs at Panorama – and gets the popular vote too

It was my first time at Panorama for several years, but...
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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...
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