Ben Lion Wines No More

By admin Mon, 05/02/2011 - 00:00 NewssocaAndre TankerCulture

The death of Osama Bin Laden once again raises the question asked by the late great Andre Tanker, and the 3Canal crew months after the terror attacks in New York City: "Ben Lion, Ben badman, why yuh wine so and get on bad in de people place" If you don't have this on your iPod, get it on Amazon. Thanks to Keith Wainwright for posting this 2002 performace on YouTube.

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NPR Reports On Soca

By admin Sun, 03/06/2011 - 00:00 Culturesoca

National Public Radio reports on the origins of soca music and how it fuels Trinidad Carnival. Nice to hear Trini voices on American public radio.


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Wotless Video

By admin Tue, 02/22/2011 - 00:00 Culturesoca

Heating up the social media stratosphere is the new Wotless video, directed by Walt Lovelace and Kes. "Real" people add a nice touch.

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Machel: Kes Is Future of Soca

By admin Fri, 02/18/2011 - 00:00 Culturesoca

Warning: don't watch this if yuh homesick!

Machel Montano launched his 2011 CD at Zen, endorsing Kees Dieffenthaller from Kes The Band as "the future." But as you will see in this YouTube video from Richard1Daniel, Kes could also quite accurately be described as "the present."

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Machel Takes Advantage

By admin Sat, 02/12/2011 - 00:00 Culturesoca

Talk about hitting de Savannah stage with vengeance!

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