Island Pride – Tessanne Wins The Voice!

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  I’m not usually one for reality show singing competitions, but two main factors can suck me into any kind of television programming. #1 – show me a competitor with true, raw, undeniable talent and #2 – let me know that someone on the show is from the Caribbean and is proud to represent our […]

Meeting Beres Hammond

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If you don’t know the name Beres instantly – much less the man’s first and last name – this story won’t mean much to you. If you’re unfamiliar with Beres Hammond, let me put it into context. That’s like me posting about meeting Al Green, or Ronald Isley, or dare I say, Stevie Wonder. Beres […]

RIP Heavy D – Things We Can Learn From the Overweight Lover’s Legacy

RIP, Heavy D.

Hip hop legend Dwight Arrington Myers, known and loved by the world as “Heavy D,” passed away on Tuesday at the age of 44. And the news is hitting me hard for a couple of reasons. Even though I grew up in Trinidad, Heavy D was known and loved and was a big part of […]

Sparrow Sang For Me

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Almost exactly a year ago, I had the interview of a lifetime. The all time calypso king of the world, The Mighty Sparrow was set to come to Miami for a special show at the Arsht Center called Calypso at Dirty Jim’s. Non-Caribbean readers, let me explain how big this was for me. Sparrow is […]