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Carnival Checklist: Pre-Carnival Week in Trinidad

Words by Marcha M. Johnson— Today we begin the countdown to Carnival in Trinidad with the first in a week's worth of features previewing the Caribbean's biggest bacchanal. Trinidad Carnival is seven...
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You Rate It: Machel Montano Meets… Boyz II Men?

Words by Marcha M. Johnson and Jesse Serwer— Machel Montano has collaborated with a wide variety of artists over his 20-plus-year career, from Pitbull to Ladysmith Black Mambazo. But his latest joint e...
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Toppa Top 10: International Soca Monarch Contenders

Words by Tishanna Williams— Soca Monarch 2014 semi-finals was off the chain! With a first prize of $2 million in play, performers came hard and, in a new twist, the Groovy Soca Category has taken ove...
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Check It Deeply: Reggae Goes Soca

Words by Michellee Nelson— There was a time not that long ago where reggae and soca artists were at odds with one another, instead of in harmony. Check out this video from Reggae Sunsplash '91, where foun...