Aug 28, 2014
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Posts tagged: Grenada

Well Seasoned: Watch Skinny Banton’s “Soak It Good” Video

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It’s J’ouvert morning in Grenada right now and if, you’re like us and couldn’t make it down for Spicemas this year, you’re probably scrambling for some means of being there in spirit. Fortunately, there’s Skinny Banton’s “Soak It Good” video.

This one’s been out for a minute, predating the summertime rush of Spicemas tunes, but if you’re looking to transport yourself to Grenada’s carnival with any means short of coating yourself in black oil, you can’t do much better. “Soak It Good” employs a favorite Caribbean double entendre that goes back to The Mighty Sparrow—that of the saltfish, and a woman’s private parts—to highly entertaining effect, complete with a detailed description of the saltfish seasoning process. The theme continues into the video, which is filled with Jab Jab dancers preparing saltfish (literal saltfish, not the figurative kind) in the streets.

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LargeUp Presents Jam Central – It’s A Carnival (2014 Summer Soca Mix)

Words by LargeUp Crew

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Soca music tends to fan out into the world through two different waves over the course of the year. First, around the start of the year (and increasingly during the holiday season the year before), you have the tunes for Trinidad Carnival. And then, as spring turns into summer, things start getting hot again as the carnival calendar moves through the Eastern Caribbean from St. Vincent to Grenada.

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Toppa Top 10: The Biggest Soca Tunes of 2013


Words by Jam Central, Tishanna Williams and Jesse Serwer—
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Heavyweight Champion: Watch Mr. Killa’s “Rolly Polly” Video

Words by Jam Central

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Jamaican artists have long been known to sing about their affinity for voluptuous women. Classic tunes like The Heptones’ “I Need a Fat Girl (Fattie Fattie),” Shaggy’s “Mampie” or Ranking Dread’s “Fattie Boom Boom” give praise to plump posteriors, but they are not the only ones in the Caribbean who share that sentiment.

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Footprints: New Doc Spotlights Grenadian Sprinter Kirani James

Words by Tasha Brown—

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Footprints is an appropriate title for the upcoming documentary which looks to shed light on Grenadian Olympic sprinter Kirani James‘ humble story. It’s clear from this preview that Kirani is making his mark in history for his hometown, Gouyave, and the rest of the world, as he continues to break records effortlessly and graciously. He’s the reason Grenadians many are smiling.

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Gathering in the Grenadines: Carriacou Maroon and String Band Festival

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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For such a small place, Carriacou sure has a lot of culture. Officially a part of Grenada, the “land of reefs” is just 13 square miles in size and home to just about 8,000 people. But not only does it have one of the most unique and distinctive carnivals in the Caribbean, Shakespeare Mas, it now has a remarkable international music festival, too.

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