Category Archives: Music Videos

Commentary: Mixed bag – By Dave Martins

By Dave Martins –  August 2, 2020 – Stabroek News

Any writer of a regular column will tell you of the variety of items that you put away, intended for another day. Like today. I must tell you, before I forget, to definitely watch a post my musician friend George Jardim has posted. It’s Dire Straits’ Sultans of Swing, ukulele acoustic stuff (don’t let the word “ukulele” distract you; it is indeed “intense rhythm” coming at you non-stop. (see video below). I don’t know where Jardim finds these things). It’s not long, three and a half minutes or so but check particularly around 1:30 for some real fireworks.      Continue reading

‘Britain’s Got Talent’: 10-Year-Old Singer Charms Judges With Zendaya Cover

Reggae legend Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals dies aged 77 + Music Video 54-46

a man holding a guitar: Toots Hibbert had reportedly been tested for coronavirus in the last two weeks

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On social media the group announced he had “passed away peacefully” in Kingston, Jamaica surrounded by his family. As yet it is unknown how Hibbert died, although he had been tested for coronavirus in the last in the last two weeks and was put into intensive care..  May his Soul Rest In Peace!     SEE VIDEO BELOW          Continue reading

Twitter Removes Trump Video With ‘Electric Avenue’ Song by Eddy Grant

— After Copyright Complaint by Eddy Grant’s lawyer

Trump tweeted the video on Aug. 12, which featured an animated train with his campaign logo barreling through a town while Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden followed behind slowly on a railroad handcar. “Electric Avenue,” the hit 1982 song by Eddy Grant, played in the background of the video.      Continue reading

GUSDA: International Guyanese ZOOM Event for UNITY – Sunday 06 September 2020

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VIDEO: ALL 5 GOLDEN BUZZER in Britain’s Got Talent 2018

Britain’s Got Talent 2018 – The Golden Buzzer is the highest achievement a contestant could get on this show. Only five were awarded in 2018.  Enjoy!!!

126,922,999 views – Very popular show reflected in the number of viewers of this video that was loaded online on May 20, 2018.

MUSIC: How the Chinese-Jamaican Community Influenced the Development of Classic Reggae – Opinion

 By Jared Proudfoot | Bandcamp Daily

Jamaican music as we know it today—from mento to ska, rocksteady, reggae, dancehall, and dub — has been well documented. But within those genres, there was a small but influential group of innovators whose story is not as well known. — these were the studio and record shop owners, sound system engineers, producers, and session musicians who each played an underappreciated but outsized role in the development of Jamaican music as we know it. They were also all descendants of the Hakka people from the Guangdong province in China.             

The emergence of a Chinese-Jamaican commVincent and Patricia Chin; Clive Chin; Mikey and Geoffrey Chung; Byron Lee; Justin Yap; Leslie Kong; Ernest, Jo Jo, Kenneth, and Paulie Hoo Kim unity in Jamaica dates back to the 1850’s, when a population of Hakka Chinese moved to the island as indentured laborers.      Continue reading

CARIBBEAN: The Artistry of an Artist – Minshall on Minshall on Caribbean identity – VIDEO

“DEAR PROMOTER” – Minshall on Minshall – Short Film

Just in case you don’t know, Peter Minshall is, among many other things, Trinidad’s leading costume designer, whose work is on display at every carnival.

Pickering Ontario welcomes Bing Serrão and the Ramblers: this Sunday August 2 @ 2:00 PM!

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Bing Serrão & the Ramblers, this Sunday Aug 2 @ 2:00 PM!

                 

The story of the Ramblers goes back to around 1950 in Georgetown, British Guiana when the last three siblings of the Serrão family started playing with make-believe guitars, made of empty herring cans with a wooden pole protruding, and four rubber bands with wooden heads to “tune” the guitar. In 1953, the Serrão brothers formally started the band.          Continue reading

Commentary: This and That – By Dave Martins

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Going back to the time I started playing music professionally, among the many good things that happened to me was that I developed a coterie of staunch friends, I would even describe them as allies, starting with my homeland Guyana, and reaching Canada, where Tradewinds began, the USA, and then, in no particular order, Grand Cayman, St. Maarten, Barbados, St. Lucia, and virtually every island in the Caribbean, including Bequia, way down south, and St. Croix way up north. In each of those places, almost without exception, I found friendships, some of them almost family.

The  list would include Vic Fernandes and Harold Jones in Barbados, Ellis Chow Lin On and Cosmos Hosam in Trinidad,  the late Robert Dubourcq in St. Maarten, several in Cayman, including Henry Muttoo, and of course the late Freddie Abdool, our man in Guyana for Tradewinds from day one. The links with many of those people are alive in me still and sometimes will come roaring back on their own.          Continue reading