Sep 21, 2014
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Posts tagged: Machel Montano

Toppa Top 10: The Biggest Soca Tunes of 2013


Words by Jam Central, Tishanna Williams and Jesse Serwer—
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Toppa Top 10: Jillionaire’s 2013 Best of Everything List

Words by Jillionaire

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Trini Christmas, 101: Parang Season, When Trinidad “Goes Spanish”

Words by Tishanna Williams—

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Trini culture expert Tishanna Williams brings us the second in our series spotlighting unique cultural traditions surrounding the Christmas season in Trinidad & Tobago. Read the first installment, “How to Make Punch De Creme,” here.

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LargeUp Recommends: World Creole Music Festival 2013

Words by Jesse Serwer—

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Just about every island nation has an international music fest nowadays, but there aren’t any others quite like Dominica’s World Creole Music Festival.

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Celebrating Caribbean Culture: 50 Years of Trinidad & Tobago’s Best Village Competition

Words by Tishanna Williams—

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One year after celebrating 50 years of Independence, Trinidad and Tobago is in the midst of commemorating another half century with the 50th Anniversary of the Prime Minister’s Best Village Trophy Competition.

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Throwback Thursdays: Jillionaire on Machel Montano’s “Come Dig It”

Words by Jillionaire—

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Have you noticed how soca is sounding more and more like U.K. dance music these days? Well, the king of soca, Machel Montano, was about 18 years ahead of his time. A youthful Machel was scooped up by LA-based Delicious Vinyl (the label behind Tone Loc, Young MC and the Pharcyde) in the mid ’90s, resulting in the mostly forgotten ragga-house banger”Come Dig It.” Trini music scholar Jillionaire of Major Lazer remembers the phenomenon.

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