Greetings On-Line Family
To all those who traveled to Trinidad for Carnival, Welcome back!!! We know you had a wonderful time, and we are still getting lots of reports. Well, many of you left right before the big event “Canbouley 1881” took place and missed it. Even though our schedule did not permit us to attend, we understand it was very nice, what we do know though is the folks at Rumors Event are good young brothers and sisters to work with, even though they were a bit "rough around the edges", working with them was very pleasant. Anyway, check them out for their future events.
On The Music
This past month the music scene in Wash./Md/Va was really hyped. Shows upon shows came through our town and they all were "hot."
fun began at the end of Black History month with I & I Productions who
presented their annual Bob Marley Birthday Celebration, this took place
the weekend of the 24th-26th of February.
On Friday the 25th “Morgan Heritage”
started this special music event, and if you know anything about Morgan
Heritage, then you know what a great show we witnessed in our area.
“Morgan Heritage” known as the “First Family of Reggae” and
is indeed Denroy Morgan’s heritage. The 5 out of 29 children of Mr. Morgan are talented far
beyond words. They play
instruments, are some of the best singers in the industry today, and
delivers the warm spiritual message.
What was really the highlight for us on this night was witnessing the fusion of Rock and Reggae, done by a band/group of young brothers of different races out of Springfield, MA. The band is called “FEAR NUTTIN' BAND”. Some time ago this group actually sent us a CD of their work, and we took the time to listen, and was impressed by them, and their music, their specialty the fusion of Reggae mixed with Rock is pretty interesting…they were “off the chain”. If you have a chance and they are in your area please do check this band out, they are currently touring with Morgan Heritage.
The next night was wonderful as well, because Barrington Levi was the main act along with a local band. As you may know Mr. Levi is the songbird of reggae and is actually known as reggae's "Mellow Canary" due to his strong, pure vocal style, "he's renowned as the first original singer of the dancehall era, inspiring many imitators en-route and is very polished in regards to his music." Every one of his classic hits he delivered with grace and ease, this man did a great job and you couldn’t tell if he was live or if it was his CD, just absolutely perfect. I know all of the folks who attended will agree with us.
Finally, this great weekend ended with Reggae star Luciano, along with “Spoken Word”, and opening for Luciano were several Reggae artists along with their band out of the Virgin Islands "ARMY", "Niyorah" and "Abaja". Even though we arrived late (as usual) and thought we had missed the show, we were pleased that we had not. Well, the opening reggae acts out of the Virgin Islands unfortunately didn't "move us " very much (no disrespect I & I Prod. and the artists). We thought the evening was a little slow, and to be quite honest, we were "kinda" bored, until Luciano took the stage and showed everyone what a real singer/star can do. He worked the crowd real well, along with his band including legendary Saxophone player Dean Frasier, and his back up singers. Luciano was outstanding, he sang and sang everyone of his hits, he knelt and said a pray on stage during his famous song “It’s me again Jah as I bow my knees to pray”, so extremely moving and touching. His rendition of Peter Tosh’s biggest hit song (released in 1976) “Legalize It”, in our opinion he always does a fabulous job delivering this song, and if you have seen his show, then you know all the fun things Luciano does on stage when he performs this song. Throughout the night the "Messenger" certainly delivered his positive and spiritual message.
This Weekend - 3/19/06
“The Buzz Around Town”
|This weekend on Sunday (March 19th, 2006) The T&T Working Woman’s Committee will hold their first Sunday Brunch for the season. If you have not attended one of their brunches, then you have truly missed some real good Trinidadian Food. This Sunday is one you can’t miss, not only for the food but to support this group with their Caribbean Students scholarship fund. Check them out, the brunch will be held at Crown Bakery Underground, located at 5329 Georgia Avenue, N.W., Washington DC. Brunch begins at 10:00 am and will end at 3:00 pm. The prices are as follows: $10.00 for a breakfast place as well as $10.00 for a lunch plate, if you are interested in a combination plate the price $15.00. A word of advise…please plan on arriving early because you may miss the food because of the great amount of support from the community.||
"Come To Washington: A Song for The City" by Mr. Lincoln Ross of Sonnig Records'.
In the past few weeks there have been a lot of talk in town about "Come To Washington: A Song for The City" by Mr. Lincoln Ross of Sonnig Records'. A Campaign organized by Sonnig Records along with one of it's artist Jazz singer Changamire who has organized the launching of "Come To Washington: A Song for the City" as DC's unofficial song. This song and the launch is on the lips of many here in Washington. This launch (free) will be held at Jenny's Asian Fusion, located at 1000 Water Street, S.W., Washington, DC. Join Sonnig Records, Mr. Lincoln Ross, and all of us at this launch which will be taking place on Friday, March 24, 2006. Glenn Harris a native Washingtonian Sports Anchor will be hosting this exciting event. For more details on the upcoming event CLICK HERE for the Press Release and the flyer. You can also log on to check out Lincoln Ross on and his new song on his site at www.lincolnross.com, or you can also call Sonnig Records at 202-210-2427 - http://www.sonnigrecords.com
University Poutre, Coskel University & Crown Bakery
of Calypso & Home
Competitor in National Poetry Slams, Featured Poet on HBO's Def Poetry Jam
Howard University Main Campus
Time: 8:00 pm
Niama Sandy - email@example.com
An Open Mic Hour Will Take Place before the Featured Performance
Free Admission & Caribbean Style Refreshments!
poetry and song, Masquerade explores the ways in which
distance, remembrance, and seventeen years away from home shape a man. Masquerade
critiques and celebrates the Trinidadian ethos by examining the influence
its seminal music -- Calypso -- exerts on a poet and the larger world.
3rd Annual Caribbean Days Conference Pledge to Addresses Caribbean-American Community Challenges
Caribbean People International Collective, Inc. will hold its 3rd Annual Caribbean Days on Capitol Hill Conference from April 3-5, 2006 at the Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives, which is located at 1201 17th Street, NW, Washington DC 20036.....For more Click Here for the Press Release and more details
Support Local Artists
Look out for Ras Lidj with his band "Deep", whose specialty is "Rego" (the Fusion of Reggae and Go Go Music) on Thursday, March 23rd, 2006;
The Rising Sun Band on March 30th, 2006
both at Club
U Turn which is located at 1942 11th St NW, Washington, DC it's on the corner of
11th and U St 202-299-9882.
Birthday To All Pieces
Prince Thierry, who is a radio DJ at Radio Me'ga 99.2 FM and on the net at www.dancehallstyle.net.
Mr. Peter A. Webley from CaribbeanToday.com
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