Category Archives: Music Videos

MUSIC: Chutney Music Mix 2021 — with DJ Ana and Ultra Simmo – Video

The Glam CHUTNEY Jam with DJ Ana and Ultra Simmo -Chutney Music Mix 2021 -Shot at Petit L’anse Beach in Toco, Trinidad and Tobago.   Video shot and edited by Digital Ziggy.  Follow DJ Ana and Ultra Simmo on Instagram – @djanamusic @ultrasimmo

Chutney music is a fusion genre of Indian folk music, specifically Bhojpuri folk music, with local Caribbean calypso and soca music, and later on Bollywood music. This genre of music that developed in Trinidad and Tobago is popular in Trinidad and TobagoGuyanaSurinameJamaica, other parts of the CaribbeanFijiMauritius, and South Africa. Chutney music emerged mid-20th century and reached a peak of popularity during the 1980s. Several sub-genres have developed. (Wikipedia)

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America’s Got Talent 2021- Golden Buzzer: 9-Year-Old Victory Brinker Makes AGT HISTORY!

Golden Buzzer: 9-Year-Old Victory Brinker Makes AGT HISTORY! – America’s Got Talent 2021

America’s Got Talent —  6,423,805 views – Jul 6, 2021

For the first time EVER, the judges and host are giving a collective Golden Buzzer! Victory Brinker earns a historic Golden Buzzer after singing “Juliet’s Waltz.”

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MUSIC: The Tradewinds in the Making – By Dave Martins

  Stabroek News – July 4, 2021 – By Dave Martins

Looking back on the story of the emergence of my Tradewinds band in Caribbean music, it is interesting that I did not have any burning desire to be a professional musician when I migrated from Guyana to Toronto, Canada, in the early 1950s. There was no powerful impulse for the move, as I remember it. I was living in Vreed-en-Hoop, working at Atkinson Field (now Timehri) and my elder sister Cecelia had moved to Canada and was really excited up there and it kind of evolved that the other Martins should do the same thing, so I was the second one in the family to go.

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I was still wet behind the ears, didn’t have a clue about what I wanted to do in life, but Toronto sounded good, with all the opportunities, so I went, simple as that, with very little accoutrements other than the hand-made acoustic guitar I had bought in Timehri via a Brazilian passing through.          Continue reading

MUSIC: Thorns and Roses – Homage to my mother: Zepherina Martins – By Dave Martins + Video


In the course of doing my column recently, I was reflecting on our tendency to see Guyana only through a negative lens, and I remembered a time in 2008, when I was living in Cayman, and had an exchange with a close Guyanese friend, George Jardim, living in America, who had sent me a couple emails on some matter in Guyana.

I don’t always keep emails, but for some reason I had kept my reply to him, and I was delighted when I ran into it recently, so long after I originally sent it to my company. It’s here as my topic for today, and I preface it with a “thank you” to George for originally nudging me into this one….thanks padna; you’re a resource.

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MUSIC VIDEOS: Playlist of various Reggae and other artistes

Song Around The World | Playing For Change

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MUSIC VIDEO: Terry Nelson – Welcome Independence /Nations of Guyana

MUSIC VIDEO: Terry Nelson – Welcome Independence /Nations of Guyana

Two of Guyana’s Independence songs sang by UK/Guyanese artist Terry Nelson

MUSIC: All about the writing – the lyrics are the key – By Dave Martins + 3 Videos

It’s not obvious – in fact it’s often completely overlooked – but the truth is that in every high quality performance in the arts, the writing is the key.  You can have great singers, great musicians, great actors and directors, and great editors, but the foundation of it all – the one unswerving essential – is the writing, and it is so across the board.        Continue reading

MUSIC: Stand By Me | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

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MUSIC: Stand By Me | Playing For Change | Song Around The World

From the award-winning documentary, Playing For Change: Peace Through Music comes “Stand By Me,” the first of many Songs Around The World produced by Playing For Change.

This Ben E. King classic features musicians around the world recorded by the Playing For Change team during their travels. This song continues to remind us that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people.

Commentary: Times of Melancholy – By Dave Martins + video


Lately I’ve been overrun with old memories, some of them going back decades, like my Mom passing away and my sister Celia, both in Toronto, and my first wife, Dorothy, who was from Scotland. And yes, the positive memories are more than the other kind, for sure. The difference, though, is the sad ones are individually more powerful, because of the awareness of “gone” that is involved.  You just have to learn to live with both and not get overwhelmed by the sad stuff to where you’re no use to anyone, even yourself.      Continue reading

MUSIC VIDEO: The King of Calypso: The Mighty Sparrow – Party Classics

Some popular tunes by the Mighty Sparrow, some going back to the late1950’s….. These should bring back some memories… ENJOY!!!

1. Jean & Dinah,  2. The Lizard,  3. Melda,  4. Drunk & Disorderly,  5. Miss Mary,  6. Jane,  7. Royal jail,  8. Benwood Dick,  9. Sa-Sa-Yea,  10. Magarita,  11. Marajihn,  12. Doh Back Back

Mighty Sparrow
Birth name Slinger Francisco
Born 9 July 1935 (age 85)
Grand RoyGrenada
Genres Calypsosoca
Occupation(s) Musician, producer, Calypsonian, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1949–present
Labels Balisier, RCA, National, Recording Artists, Warner, Charlie’s, B’s, Ice
Associated acts Byron Lee and the Dragonaires