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Is Angie Comin’ Back To Us? Sought After Hit Creator’s On Her Grind, Releases New Video for ‘Gettin Ova You’.

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Bet you didn’t realize that Angela Hunte’s debut as an artiste, came in 2015 when she collaborated with Machel Montano on the soca track, “Party Done”. Yes. That’s when she actually started singing. Before that, the Brooklyn songwriter and mom, was just that. She was and still is considered one of contemporary music’s most sought after songwriters, creating lyrics for artistes across genres. Yep. That’s that Caribbean blood she’s got in her veins. Angela wasn’t born in Trinidad and Tobago but she did grow up with her family in Trinidad.

Angie is celebrating the rewards of her hard work as an artist these days. Her album R.A.W. debuted on the Reggae Album Charts at #9 in September and a few days ago she unleashed the official video for the opening track on the album, ‘Gettin Ova You.’ The track speaks of a woman who can’t move past a previous relationship, something Angela says most people, especially women, can relate to. The song’s visuals were shot at various spots in Miami. Coining herself a genre-less artiste, Angela Hunte, while having started her singing career on stage in Trinidad and Tobago’s Greatest Show on Earth, told Billboard, “people have tried to pigeonhole me as a soca artist but I don’t want to be put in a box. I am just an artist, and I am going to do what I feel like.”

R.A.W includes collabs with Jamaica’s Tarrus Riley on the single, “King and Queen,” and Taranchyla and Brooklyn Rose on the single, “Rub Dub.”

Whether the songbird will be a part of T&T’s 2018 Carnival season is yet to be confirmed. On Monday, the singer shared another single called, “The Unknown’ – a track by dEvolve and features Hunte. She wrote:

We are “THE UNKNOWN” in a time where everyone is searching for something to validate their existence we remain in the shadows true to our music, refusing to follow but choosing to rebel against the music masses and do what we feel instead of beings laves to camps, teams, squads, crews.”

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Caribbean Artistes to Hit Major Stage in LA For BET International Awards, This Week.

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Nailah Blackman’s ben nominated for Viewer’s Choice Best International Act.

Trinidad and Tobago artiste, Nailah Blackman continues to rally the support of the Caribbean- on the weekend, performing in Bermuda and urging fans to head to the BET website to vote for her to win the category of Viewer’s Choice Best New International Act at this year’s awards. Voting closes tomorrow- June 19th. Thing is though, whether Nailah wins for Soca or not, Trinidad and Tobago will the year be well represented when Bunji Garlin and his wife and musical partner, Fay Ann Lyons take the stage at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

News of the Soca power couple’s inclusion at the awards came on Friday. Jamaica’s Konshens and Shenseea will also perform. Ironically, Shenseea and Konshens dropped new music with Rvssian on June 15th- a track called, “Hard Drive” that the Jamaican dancehall princess has been pushing hard, since. Likewise, T&T’s Bunji Garlin and Fay Ann Lyons released two separate tracks back to back between Sunday and Monday. Bunji’s track “Bruk Down” was produced by Fryktion, as was Fay Ann’s “Lift”. Both tunes have been released for St. Vincent’s upcoming carnival.

The Caribbean entertainers will perform in LA on Friday. The actual awards ceremony takes place on June 26th.

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Why You’ll Wanna Catch Busy Signal in Trinidad This Weekend.

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One of dancehall’s leading contemporary artistes is on his way to Trinidad and Tobago for the highly anticipated and much talked about Inferno concert being held on Saturday at the Jean Pierre Complex. Busy Signal’s been creating major waves in the hemisphere and further afield in the past few weeks, having teamed up with Brazil’s MC KevinHo on a track called ‘Loko’, that’s also shared with Brazil’s Tropikal Bass Killers and the prolific, Major Lazer. The Jamaican Singjay recently represented his homeland in Brazil where Brazil’s MTV Awards took place. On June 9th, Busy will take the stage with some of dancehall’s biggest names at the Inferno concert event- a show that organisers insist starts promptly at 10pm.

It’s not Busy Signal’s first time on T&T’s soil, however, in a concert affair that is being touted as a mammoth rejuvenation of true dancehall and reggae vibes in T&T, the energy surrounding Busy Signal’s inclusion on the Inferno cast, is second to none. “We see this as the perfect blend of dancehall and reggae. On one hand you have Capleton- an artist that’s known to defend it when it comes to that hardcore conscious vibe, and of course Sizzla’s never to be outdone in that arena. Then on the other end of the spectrum we’re giving patrons good vibes, conjuring good feelings and nostalgia of days gone by with Barrington Levy- an essential name when it comes to reggae music. This is a man who ran things in the early 90s and has a catalogue of music that many of the up and coming acts could only hope to achieve. When Busy Signal’s added to that dynamic, it could only be magic on show night at the Jean Pierre Complex in Port-of-Spain,” said the organizer. Levy meanwhile, performed in St. Lucia on the weekend- the perfect warm up to what’s going to unfold in Trinidad.

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