Soca Artist Ian 'Bunji Garlin' Alvarez believes his Differentology (Ready Fi Di Road) song being used on Canadian politician Jagmeet Singh's Campaign trail is a good thing and thinks it can positively change people's lives.
"I guess is the message in the song they hold on to," Alvarez said.
Even as the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians' Organisation (Tuco) kicked off its month-long calendar of events yesterday in celebration of the 18th annual Calypso History month, local artistes are still struggling to find spaces to perform and to have their music played on local radio stations.
Over 100 Caribbean and specially-invited non-Caribbean writers will present their work at an unprecedented literary bonanza during Carifesta XIV, 16-25 August.
Local and international carnival lovers will have an opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at the recently concluded Carnival in the world's entertainment capital, Hollywood, California
Entertainment Lawyer Carla Parris and her team recently returned from Hollywood and have produced a web series, “The Business of Carnival” that promises to provide audiences unique insight into what Hollywood Carnival is all about.
We all know what moving feels like. It entails making new friends, perhaps changing jobs and generally adapting to a new environment. But it’s even more challenging when that move involves crossing shores to an entire other nation, a nation that may not speak your language and may not understand or even accept your culture.
An online petition has been created calling for the authorities to establish a People's Choice Award for next year's Carnival in light of Kees Dieffenthaller's Savannah Grass not winning this year's Road March title.
This year's Road March was won by the trio of Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin (Ian Alvarez) and Skinny Fabulous (Gamal Doyle) after their song Famalay was played across judging points 346 times.
Savannah Grass came second after it was played 207 times.