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Eight calypsonians from the Brooklyn-based Dynamite Calypso Tent, the lone Vincentian calypso tent in North America, Saturday night competed for a place in the semifinal round in the Calypso Competition in Vincy Mas, the national carnival in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Though renowned calypsonians, such as former National Calypso Monarch D Man Age and […]

In response to overwhelming demand, a second show for the highly anticipated “Long Walk To Freedom-NY” concert by GRAMMY award-winning artist and philanthropist Buju Banton has been added. Brooklyn-based, Jamaican-born entertainment publicist Ronnie Tomlinson told Caribbean Life on Friday that the second show will take place on Sunday, July 14 at the prestigious UBS Arena […]

President Joe Biden on Friday proclaimed June as Black Music Month, celebrating the Black artists and creatives whose work has “so often been a tidal wave of change — not only by defining the American songbook and culture but also by capturing our greatest hopes for the future and pushing us to march forward together.” […]

While Downsound Entertainment (DSE) head honcho Josef “Joe” Bogdanovich was in New York recently, knee-deep in the planning of Reggae Sumfest 2024, he took time out of his schedule to congratulate visually-impaired singer Nigy Boy on his academic accomplishment. Nigy Boy graduated with a double Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and history with […]

A Jamaican high court judge has dismissed an effort by global Dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel to be released on bail pending an appeal against a murder conviction and extended jail sentence, contending that his continued incarceration is not unconstitutional. Justice Andrea Thomas ruled that Adidja Palmer should remain in prison until the local appeals court […]

The Caribbean Elite Group on Tuesday announced the highly-anticipated Caribbean Music Awards for Aug. 29. “With over 150 nominees and over 40 categories spanning a diverse range of islands and genres, this year’s awards promise to celebrate Caribbean music’s finest talents,” the group said. “Carefully chosen through a rigorous selection process, the nominees represent the […]

After a 15-year hiatus, GRAMMY-award winning reggae icon Buju Banton is set to make a triumphant return to the United States. Fans and music lovers alike can rejoice as Buju Banton, along with The Shiloh Band, will be gracing the stage at the renowned UBS Arena in New York on Saturday, July 13. “This highly […]

Nigy Boy, a beacon of determination, is now celebrating the culmination of his hard work. The dancehall artist proudly graduated from Stony Brook University in New York, earning a bachelor’s degree in law, government, and political policy. The “Continent” artist, whose real name is Nigel Hector, sparked inspiration as footage of his graduation went viral […]

Dominican Republic singer Edgar Suarez last Friday headlined Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) Older Adult Fair, singing both classics and original music for the crowd gathered on the Central Library Plaza. BPL’s spokesman Fritzi Bodenheimer told Caribbean Life on Monday that Suarez, a salsa and merengue vocalist, was born in Santo Domingo to a musical family. […]


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