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Review

Ten Years of Chocolate Nation

Saturday 23 November saw Chocolate Nation Mas celebrate their tenth anniversary, which they combined with their thank you party for Notting Hill Carnival 2019. The …

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...

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...

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
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