Archive for October, 2014

sizzla

October 30th, 2014 0

Sizzla Kalongi a Soca Artiste?

Yes, you read that right…Sizzla and soca in the same sentence. Sizzla Kalonji has always been known for his rasta, roots and dancehall inspired music….until now! This week  Sizzla dropped “Trinbago (Come Closer)” on the Forrest Park Riddim for the 2015 Trinidad Soca season.  Take a listen and let me know what you think.   About The…

Machel award

October 19th, 2014 0

Congratulations Machel Montano

Soca music continues to forge its way into the mainstream with a nomination for one of the genres biggest artists at this years Soul Train Awards. The list of nominees for the Best International Performance Award was announced, and this year we were represented again. Reigning Road March and Power Soca Monarch winner Machel Montano was nominated for  his…

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October 8th, 2014 0

New Soca Collaboration – KONSHENS AND FADDA FOX

Konshens isn’t known as a soca artiste, but his new collaboration with Fadda Fox may have you reconsidering that. The partnership grew from a conversation about the soca music genre and revealed they both shared the same passion and enthusiasm for the music. With a unique vibe and cool sound this will definitely be on…

holt

October 28th, 2014 0

RIP John Holt

Veteran Jamaican reggae singer John Holt died in a London hospital recently, at the age of 69. With several hits that carved a major influence in Reggae music,some of his most popular songs like Man Next Door and Stick by Me made him a celebrated figure in the lovers rock genre. Holt, who was initially known…

Happy-Thanksgiving

October 13th, 2014 0

Happy Thanksgiving

Hey Limers, To those in Canada celebrating, have a blessed holiday… #onelove About The Author: GinaGina is a communications specialist and a regular contributor on Toronto Lime. With a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a Diploma in Journalism from Humber College, Gina is passionate about her craft. Being fully engrained…

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October 8th, 2014 0

RIP Geoffrey Holder

Many people didn’t know that dancer, artist and all-around creative Geoffrey Holder was born and raised on the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago. With a unique deep, baritone…his voice is unmistakable but only held  the slight sing songy accent that is so common to most Trinidadians. I was lucky to see a great documentary…

machelMontano

October 28th, 2014 1

New Music Monday: Remedy by Machel Montano

In his first official release  for Carnival 2015, the six-time reigning Soca Monarch continues to solidify his place as a legend in the genre. Produced by the Trinidad-based Precision Productions, “Remedy”  combines a rhythmic drumline with chanting that’s reminiscent of his 2013 collaboration with Ladysmith Black Mambazo  ”Possesed“.  What do you think….another hit in the arsenal for Double M? Share in the comments! About…

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October 8th, 2014 0

New Rihanna Album?

The Rihanna navy is eagerly anticipating a new album from their Queen, and the rumour mill is churning with news that album number eight from the island beauty is due out before the end of the year. The first single off the album could come as early as this month. Popular blog,  Urban Islandz, is…

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