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Eddy Grant – the Ringbang man and a national icon is a ‘Special Person’

Eddy Grant – the Ringbang man and a national icon is a ‘Special Person’

 MARCH 3, 2013 | BY KNEWS |  By Adam Harris

Eddy Grant

Eddy Grant

“All of us have thought that to be inclusive is best. One needs to be oneself. It is only when you are these things that you become truly valuable to yourself and to the world.”

He is undoubtedly Guyana’s most famous artiste. He has soared to the heights of the music world and today he is an icon. He may not appear as active in the music world, simply because he works at his own pace and engages in other music business endeavours rather than churning out albums as others do, but he is nevertheless as influential as at any time in his very long and distinguished career.

He was the hottest thing in London after the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, the dazzling performer on South African stage and the only Guyanese whose music was to form a question on the American television programme, Jeopardy. He is also the father of the Barbadian music industry and today his company controls a significant part of Trinidad and Tobago’s musical output.

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Mash 2013:- Soca, Calypso & Chutney Releases – 29 videos

Mash 2013:- Soca, Calypso & Chutney Releases – 29 videos autoplay

view full playlist (29 videos)

—  Guyanese Online Post #2440

Top Tracks for Byron Lee – 76 music videos – autoplay

Byron Lee and the Dragonaires

Byron Lee and the Dragonaires (known as Byron Lee’s Dragonaires since Lee’s death) are a Jamaican skacalypso and soca band. The band played a crucial pioneering role in bringing Caribbean music to the world. Byron Lee died on 4 November 2008, after a long battle with cancer.

The band was originally formed around 1950 by Byron Lee and his friend Carl Brady, taking its name from the St. George’s Collegefootball team that they played for.[1][2] The band originally played mento, and performed their first shows in the college common room to celebrate the team’s victories.[1]      Continue reading

Eddy Grant – 73 top songs/videos – continuous play

Eddy Grant –  73 top videos – continuous play

About Eddy Grant

Eddy Grant stands among an elite group of artists as one who has not just merely moved successfully across the musical spectrum, but has actually been at the forefront of genres and even created one of his own. From pop star to reggae radical, musical entrepreneur to the inventor of ringbang, the artist has cut a swath through the world of music and made it his own.

Born in Plaisance, Guyana, on March 5, 1948, the young Edmond Grant grew up on the sound of his homeland, tan singing, an Indo-Caribbean vocal style whose roots lay in South Asia and are the backbone of modern chutney. Then in 1960, the Grant family emigrated to England, taking up residence in the working-class Stoke Newington area of London. The young teen’s musical horizons swiftly expanded, embracing the R&B, blues, and rock that percolated across his new island home.    [read more About Eddy Grant ]

Read: Eddy Grant in Wikipedia.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddy_Grant

First Annual Los Angeles Culture Festival – June 28-30, 2012

Celebrate the:
First Annual Los Angeles Culture Festival

In Hollywood, California on June 28, 29, & 30, 2012

(Los Angeles, California — Thursday, March 15, 2012)

Regulaz Entertainment, Inc. is proud to announce the 1st Annual Los Angeles Culture Festival, three (3) days of events featuring the unique tradition of “Carnival! Caribbean Style!” This celebration of our Caribbean culture will feature splendid colorful costumes, various island culinary dishes, arts & crafts, and pulsating rhythms of Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Chutney, Kompas, Zouke, Punta, Meringue, and Steel-band music.

Additionally, as our community celebrates Caribbean Heritage Month, there will be special tribute to The Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, the mecca of all Caribbean Carnivals, as they are about to celebrate their 50th Anniversary of Independence.   Continue reading

Notting Hill Carnival – West London – 2011

Not a looter in sight! Notting Hill Carnival sees hundreds of thousands on the streets for Europe’s biggest festival 

  • Scotland Yard puts a record 6,500 officers on duty in first big test since the riots
  • Police make 214 arrests but say two-day event has been ‘very peaceful’

By JAMES WHITE and GARETH FINIGHAN – Daily Mail. UK

Last updated at 9:43 AM on 30th August 2011

They came in their hundreds of thousands to dance and have a good time, Rio de Janeiro-style.

And yesterday revellers let their hair down in style at the Notting Hill Carnival in West London, with drumming groups, floats and sound systems all taking centre stage.

More than 6,500 police officers patrolled the streets for the second day of the event yesterday as Scotland Yard continued its unprecedented security operation just weeks after the riots.

Read full report with pictures here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2031377/Notting-Hill-Carnival-2011-Hundreds-thousands-attend-Europes-biggest-festival.html

Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Festival – formerly “Caribana”

Here are two video clips highlighting the event held every year in Toronto. The first Caribana was held in 1967 to celebrate Canada’s Centennial.  It is now the largest such event in North America.

Video 1– This is the Official Promo Music Video for the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Festival held in July-August every year.

Video 2- An earlier travel video featuring “Caribana” shows the large crowd of revelers and spectators, over one million, at this event.