Relationships aren’t perfect, no matter what Social Media tells you. It takes work, and some reassurance is needed. Today however, we introduce you to a young lady who hails from Trinidad & Tobago by the name of Chinaka. We present to you the visual for her debut single, “Make Me Whole“. Directed by Shannon Britto and shot at Idlewood Bespoke, Chinaka comes through with a smooth R&B track produced by Kevin Beharry that’ll have you wanting to pick up the phone, call that one you love, and try to mend that broken parts of your relationship. We just want to be whole again, and be loved. Keep this Artist on your radar, she’s going places. Check out the track below, and show us some love on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
On today’s Oldies Sunday, our selection was made in recognition of the month of May being “Child’s Month“. Heading over to Trinidad & Tobago, we pick a song from the late Garfield Blackman a.k.a. Lord Shorty a.k.a. Ras Shorty I a.k.a. “The Father of Soca” along with The Love Circle Band. Titled “Watch Out My Children“, this was released in 1988 as a part of a live album of the same name, and in 1997. It was later featured as a part of the album “Jamoo Victory“. In the song, Ras Shorty I warns the youth to be alert as to not get caught up in the wrongs of the world, the dangers of drug abuse and it bringing shame and disgrace. A unique part of the song was that some lines were translated into various languages including German and French. The song has been translated in a total of 10 languages. The song, given its message, was later featured as a part of a Drug Abuse Campaign conducted by the United Nations. It was also covered by Jamaican Band, Chalice.
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Seasons Greetings! On today’s Oldies Sunday, we head on over to the twin Islands of Trinidad & Tobago for some Parang! For those who aren’t familiar, this is a genre of music originated from T&T and Venezuela that is normally played around Christmas time with some songs referring to elements of it including the birth of Jesus Christ. Today’s selection comes from the “Queen of Parang“, the late Daisy Voisin with “Alegría, Alegría“. Produced by Arnold Shuffler and released through RH Productions in 1981, this song is about the birth of Jesus and his role as saviour. The single was featured on her album “Parang Queen” and has been one of her most notable songs. While sung in Spanish, we’ll give you the English version below. We hope you enjoyed our selection, and we encourage you to tune in next Sunday for another! Live on, Queen Daisy Voisin!
Trinidad’s bringing in some new heat today courtesy of Jimmy October and Jay Nahge! Titled “Tag ‘Em Up” and produced by Anson Soverall, the duo decided to flex on a beat that sounds “Jumping on the V.I.P. Couch“, “Order more bottles” and “Make it rain in the club” ready. Dropping lyrics back and forth, if you haven’t heard Hip Hop out of T&T, today changes all that. From the good folks at the Overdose Music Group, check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Lifestyle Blogger ShannyDeLioness is back for another week of “Mixtape Rave“! This week she serves you an array of Mixtapes she’s been feeling over the past 7 days. If you missed the previous installments, check them out here.
I literally have been listening to this mix EVERY DAY for the past few weeks since I downloaded it. I have officially dubbed it my “Jamaica Carnival Starter Pack” mix. When I went to Mas Camp last Friday, I knew EVERY 2016 Soca song out of Trinidad (except the recent releases) thanks to DJ Captain John and this mix.
I sit and wait for DJ Lantern MD’s Soca mixes EVERY YEAR and I am never disappointed… this mix is no different. In this mix he has not only Trinidad releases but also Bajan Soca and my favourite song out of Grenada Carnival 2015! Nonstop vibes!
He dropped the single in 2015, but for 2016 Jimmy October is focused on “Winning“!. The video, directed by ADR Productions, sees Jimmy on his throne toasting to his success and aims to get more. A simple visual that helps to get Jimmy’s message across. The Trini firestarter is one you should pay attention to as he brings the energy with his OverDose crew. Check out the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.