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  1. Brooklyn, NY record label to record live session of Marie-Claire Giraud’s ” CHASIN’ RAINBOWS”

    After discovering Marie-Claire Giraud from her NPR Tiny Desk Contest submission, Brooklyn NY record label Leesta Vall Records, has reached out to the Dominica-born, Bronx-raised Jazz singer, to perform in it’s “Direct-to-Vinyl Live Sessions,” where on May 22nd 2023, she will record her original song “CHASIN’ RAINBOWS.” “It’s exciting; truly. I am thrilled to be […]

    May 26, 2023MusicNo comments
  2. Country Songstress To Release New Music, Including Original, “Straight-Up Country Crazy”

    Country singer-songwriter Brei Carter announces new music is on the way for 2023 via her recent global music distribution partnership with Brown Lee Entertainment & The Orchard. Carter puts a slightly sultry, yet sophisticated southern touch on a Kris Kristofferson classic tune, “For The Good Times,” available April 14 everywhere cutting the song with established Nashville producer and composer Curt Ryle (Taylor […]

    March 16, 2023MusicNo comments
  3. PM of Barbados: Mia Amor Mottley reacts on passing of Carlyn Leacock

    Barbados has regrettably lost its First Lady of Song, the legendary Carlyn Leacock. For decades, Carlyn blessed generations of Barbadians with her vocal and musical talent in a truly special way. Quite literally, she helped shape our country’s musical landscape, in particular throughout the 70’s, 80’s and into the 90’s, with timeless songs like Take […]

    January 13, 2023Breaking News, Featured, MusicNo comments
  4. NCF offers export assistance to creatives

    The path to exporting has been made much clearer for participants in the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF) highly informative Accelerate to Export Symposium 2022 for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the creative sector. In her welcome remarks, NCF Chief Executive Officer Carol Roberts-Reifer touted the importance of the symposium in preparing creatives in these […]

    January 13, 2023Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  5. Michele Henderson collaborates with Martiniquan songwriter on “Rebelle”

    Dominica’s Princess of Song and fan favourite throughout the Francophone world, Michele Henderson, just revealed the visuals for “Rebelle” a collaboration with esteemed Martinican songwriter Guy Suivant which will feature in his upcoming album Zone de Turbulence. Written by Suivant with the English parts by Henderson, the song is a universal ode to self-empowerment and speaks […]

    December 6, 2022Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  6. Entrepreneur and Music Exec of Dominican Heritage, Riki Bleau, Makes Powerlist of the UK’s Most Influential People

    The son of Dominicans, music executive Riki Bleau, is the only Dominican to make it to the 2023 Powerlist, an annual directory of the 100 most influential people of African or African Caribbean heritage in the United Kingdom.  First launched in 2007, the Powerlist highlights the work of Black leaders in several professional sectors. “It’s really […]

    December 5, 2022MusicNo comments
  7. Lila Iké Runs Kingston’s Streets in “Dinero”

    Lila Iké, the Jamaican-born singer and songwriter, has been lauded for her soothing vocal prowess, truth-speaking lyrics and versatile delivery. Today, she showcases her sonic range with her hard-hitting dancehall anthem “Dinero,” produced by Sean Alaric. Lila flows with bravado and grace, commanding the frenetic energy of Kingston’s streets in this accompanying Samo-directed visual. Growing […]

    October 18, 2022Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  8. More musicians to benefit from second NCF Distribution Cluster

    The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is offering musicians an opportunity to distribute their music globally via TuneCore by registering for our second Music Distribution Cluster. The TuneCore platform is one of the strongest distribution platforms available today. The platform allows musicians to distribute their music digitally on Spotify, iTunes/Apple Music, Tidal, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, […]

    October 14, 2022Music, Photo GalleryNo comments
  9. Candy Kay inspires us all to ‘Feel That Love’

    In an era dominated by music which standardizes the idea of having short-lived, disposable human connections, Trinidad & Tobago songstress Candy Kay is breaking the mould with her latest track ‘Feel That Love’; a track dedicated to re-normalizing the concepts of long-lasting love and long-term committed relationships. Candy Kay (real name Candice Corbie) is an […]

    October 13, 2022MusicNo comments
  10. Calypso Monarch Quon creates history

    Dequon “Quon” Alleyne is the 2022 Calypso Monarch. Around 2:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, the two-time Scotiabank Junior Monarch was named winner of the Courtesy Garage Pic O De Crop competition beating a line-up of other veterans and four of his counterparts who are also former Junior Monarchs. Quon’s name will go down in […]

    July 30, 2022Breaking News, Featured, MusicNo comments
  11. Junior Monarch contestants benefit from Scotiabank workshops

    Since its inception, the Scotiabank Junior Monarch Competition has provided Barbadian youth the opportunity to take the stage, allowing them to hone their skills as young artistes. Described as a developmental programme, the Scotiabank Junior Monarch Competition also features exciting workshops and mentorship sessions hosted thanks to the partnership between Scotiabank and the National Cultural […]

    July 11, 2022MusicNo comments
  12. Forty vying for Cash prizes in NCF’s “Soca Rukshun”

    will end up as a sweet pay day for artistes, with the two newest events on the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF) Crop Over calendar. It starts out as the which will see the public voting for their favourite artistes in two stages. At the end of that contest, 20 people will then perform at what […]

    June 11, 2022MusicNo comments
  13. Bashment in Junior Monarch competition gets thumbs-up from Gospel artiste

    The decision by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) to have three separate categories judged in the 2022 Junior Monarch Competition meets with approval from Head of the Barbados Association of Creatives and Artistes (BACA) … The gospel artiste, under his NGO hat, described the move to add soca and bashment soca to the traditional calypso […]

    June 11, 2022Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  14. Natalyah aims for EUK Soca Monarch title at Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

    Following the release of her up-tempo Soca track ‘Proper‘, Trinidad-born Swiss Soca Sensation Natalyah is riding high on the success of this latest fruit of her labour. ‘Proper’ has earned her a place in the finals of 2022 Europe United Kingdom Soca Monarch (EUKSM) competition set for June 5th during the ‘Big Platinum Festival‘ in […]

    May 18, 2022MusicNo comments

    Ir Sais returns with his brand new single and video “Claramente” via Sony Music Latin. Over the pandemic, the Caribbean crooner amassed more than six billion TikTok views for his 8x RIAA certified Platinum hit “Dream Girl,”  which features remixes alongside Rauw Alejandro and Sean Paul & Davido. Now in 2022, he emerges with the rest of the world, […]

    April 28, 2022Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  16. Barbadian Drummer Begins U.S. Music Exchange

    U.S. Embassy Bridgetown is pleased to announce that on April 15 Barbadian musician Juanita Clarke traveled to the United States to participate in the U.S. Embassy’s OneBeat program. Juanz is a pioneer for other female drummers, and she will spend the next four weeks in the United States making music with artists around the world […]

    April 18, 2022Featured, MusicNo comments
  17. Mel B’s appointment as Nevis’ Tourism Ambassador already creating international buzz

    Several international media agencies and entertainment websites have published articles about Spice Girl Mel B’s appointment as the UK Tourism Ambassador for Nevis, creating a buzz about the island paradise in key tourism markets. Melanie ‘Mel B’ Brown, MBE is a British singer, actress, and television personality who rose to fame in the 1990s as […]

    February 24, 2022Featured, TravelNo comments
  18. Miguel Maestre jump starts the Soca season with ‘Fan’

    Even with the absence of major in-person Carnival events, the eruption of new Soca music releases still remains constant. Singer-songwriter and admitted Soca fan Miguel Maestre has released his latest 2022 single dedicated to the global community of Soca music devotees and appropriately titled ‘Fan’. Fan is described as a lively mid-tempo track which is […]

    February 11, 2022MusicNo comments
  19. 1K Phew & Lecrae Release “MOVE” New Single/Video from their ‘No Church In A While Album’

    1K Phew and Lecrae released their third single and video, “MOVE,” from their new collaborative album, No Church In A While. The album features 10 tracks including: “Wildin” “Ready Or Not,” “Move,” “One Call,” “What We Gon Do,” “Amen,” “Blockhead,” “Born Sinner” “Save Us,” and “No Church In A While.” The latest song “Move,” is […]

    January 28, 2022Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  20. SOMI To Release “Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba”

    On March 4, 2022, GRAMMY-nominated vocalist, and songwriter Somi will release her new album, Zenzile: The Reimagination Of Miriam Makeba, a celebration of the late Makeba’s invaluable musical contributions and messages of social justice. The album, which will be released on the artist’s Salon Africana label, features Somi’s renditions of some of Makeba’s best-known songs–both […]

    January 27, 2022MusicNo comments
  21. Alethea unleashes new EP ‘Ode to My Younger Self’

    Trinbagonian Pop/Rock artiste Alethea Beharry (known simply as Alethea on the entertainment circuit) is fulfilling her creative destiny while simultaneously taking a major step on her journey of inspiring and connecting with others through her musical stories with the launch of her first EP, ‘Ode to My Younger Self’. With a professionally trained vocalist mother […]

    January 3, 2022MusicNo comments
  22. CIIF Digitization of Music Accelerator Programme deemed a success

    Guyanese entrepreneur and recording artist Martin Massiah is the recipient of a US$10,000 Grant to help bring the winning marketing plan for his business to life. The announcement was made yesterday morning during the virtual closing ceremony of the Digitization of Music Accelerator Programme, which was funded by the Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund […]

    December 9, 2021MusicNo comments

    Saint Lucia/Bahamas based producer and performing artiste Benje has been busy under the lockdowns and curfews of the pandemic! When performing at venues paused, he put down the artiste cap and put on his producer cap, to work on one of the hottest riddims to hit the Caribbean for 2022. The Bahar Riddim pays homage […]

    October 19, 2021MusicNo comments
  24. Champeon sings one for the ‘Girls’

    With the current plethora of in-person events and the return of physical Carnival celebrations throughout the diaspora, all-round entertainer and artiste Champeon has brought forward a fresh Soca song that is dedicated to the ladies. The new release is aptly titled “Girls”. “Girls” is described as a dance-party Soca track that shines the spotlight on […]

    October 14, 2021MusicNo comments
  25. Biz Music Inc. provides support for Caribbean & World music professionals

    With 13 years of music industry experience the diligent team at Canada-based independent record label Biz Music Inc. continues to create opportunities for Caribbean artistes and music projects to obtain international success. In addition to being a creative, entertainment force, Biz Music Inc. has always stayed very true to its name by placing a major […]

    September 30, 2021MusicNo comments