Daily Archives: May 6, 2012

Arrow, HOT! HOT! HOT! – music video

Arrow, HOT! HOT! HOT! – music video

The song Hot! Hot! Hot! is undoubtedly the most popular SOCA song ever produced.  By 2007 it had sold over 10 million copies and, when released in the late 80’s, it was on the charts of many countries around the world.

Here are performances of Alphonsus “Arrow”  Cassell, MBE,  from the 10th anniversary of the St. Kitts Music Festival in 2006,  and with Byron Lee’s Dragonaires at the 2006 Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, Montego Bay, Jamaica, where he participated in celebrating his friend’s, Byron Lee, 50th anniversary in music.

ARROW, November 16, 1949 — September 15, 2010, Montserrat. May his soul Rest in Peace.   Thanks for keeping the party going HOT! HOT! HOT! Continue reading

US must heal native peoples’ wounds, return lands – UN

US must heal native peoples’ wounds, return lands -UN

 Stabroek editor On May 5, 2012

UNITED NATIONS,  (Reuters) – The United States must do more to heal the wounds of indigenous peoples caused by more than a century of oppression, including restoring control over lands Native Americans consider to be sacred, a U.N. human rights investigator said today.

James Anaya, the U.N. special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, just completed a 12-day visit to the United States where he met with representatives of indigenous peoples in the District of Columbia, Arizona, Alaska, Oregon, Washington State, South Dakota, and Oklahoma. He also met with U.S. government officials.    Continue reading

Jamaican culture makes big breakthrough in Chicago

Jamaican culture makes big breakthrough in Chicago

Posted By Stabroek staff On May 4, 2012

(Jamaica Observer) In a major breakthrough for Jamaican culture, the Chicago Office of Tourism will put its promotional might behind the 20th Anniversary of the International Festival of Life (IFOL), produced by Jamaican-born Ephraim Martin and held over the big July 4th weekend.

Jamaican culture is one of the staples of the International Festival of Life which Martin plans to merge this year with his long running  awards event.  Martin started the International Reggae Music Awards but later broadened it to include other world music genres, taking it across cities and countries for nearly half of its 31 years of existence. It returns to its Chicago birthplace this year after 15 years on the road.    Continue reading

Guyanese Association of Barbados – Taste of Guyana 2012 – May 27

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