Top 5 Caribbean Music Moments Week Ending 02/09/20
Caribbean Music Moments is a weekly summary of the Top Five ( 5 ) newsworthy events that happened in the Caribbean music world. The list is curated weekly by Jason Walker and 2BKaribbean. Feel free to send us stories for consideration.
Legendary Dancehall dance (Dutty Wine) gets renewed attention after Super Bowl
For the second time at a Super Bowl halftime show, the Dutty Wine was incorporated in the choreography by an international superstar. In 2013, Beyonce performed it to her hit song, Baby Boy (a collab with Sean Paul). Last Sunday, it was Jennifer Lopez. More at: http://jamaica-star.com/article/entertainment/20200207/tony-matterhorn-planning-dutty-wine-remix-dance-gets-renewed
BP Renegades Leads Large Bands Into Panorama 2020
Bp Renegades has retained its lead in the National Panorama competition topping the semi-final round three points ahead of pan rival Desperadoes with an aggregate of 279 points. The defending champion playing a Duvone Stewart arrangement of Batson/George/Galt/Hilsmeier/Henry collaboration of “Hookin Meh” vocalized by Farmer Nappy performed at position four in the large band category. . More at: https://www.guardian.co.tt/news/renegades-tops-large-bands-in-pan-semis-6.2.783245.02069a6d24
SpiceMas Corporation Retracts Ban on Thongs and GStrings
Organizers of Carnival in Grenada had earlier taken the decision to ban all G-strings and thongs however, Spicemas Corporation has since retracted their earlier statement and opened up the celebrations to its usual relatively unrestricted free-fun and frollick according to Loop TT. More at: https://thecaribbeanpost.com/grenada-retracts-ban-on-g-strings-and-thongs/
Mr. Killa Retracts From International Soca Monarch Competition
Hollis Mapp, better known by his sobriquet, ‘Mr Killa’, will not be defending his title as Soca Monarch in 2020. In a statement today, Mapp said that communication between his management and the new team undertaking the competition has not been what he expected. More at: http://www.looptt.com/content/mr-killa-withdraws-soca-monarch-cites-lack-info-ism
Morgan Heritage Dedicates Tribute to Kobe Bryant with “Home” feat Esh Morgan
As we often tend to feel helpless in such situations, Morgan Heritage turned to music to heal, and in-turn share this gift with the world by dedicating an ode to Kobe Bryant. According to scientific research, Music has many ways of helping people manage pain. It can reduce physical pain after surgery, it can help with emotional pain and trauma.. More at: https://www.pressparty.com/pg/newsdesk/mprconsulting/view/203387/
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