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CropOver Gets A Dose of Reality as Trinidad Artiste Takes A Stance.

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Barbados’ Crop Over action has been heating up. Kadooment culminates on August 6th so ahead of that, the soca artistes are engaging fans, heating up the fetes and making sure the world understands that Carnival and soca go hand in hand. Amid the fun however, Trinidad and Tobago artiste, Blackie says he’s hoping a track he’s released ahead of the festival, makes the desired inroads, if only to wake up his male counterparts.

‘Brown Sugar’ was written by Alister Edwards and produced by Jesse of Optimus Productions TT. The track sits on the Overseas Riddim. A number of other entertainers are also featured on the riddim, among them, Barbados’ Fadda Fox. For Blackie, delivering the track was an opportunity to once again place women on an elevated level, removing stigmas of sexual demonization that has seemingly penetrated hard in the past few years across a number of musical genres.

“There was a time when music sung about women, promoted love and admiration for the female sex.”- Blackie. 

“Now, we have a situation where women are being subjected to lyrics that over-sexualize them, something that could have other implications. As a man, I feel like women must be respected and held in high esteem, because despite everything that society tells us, women are still the bearers of life,” said the entertainer.

Blackie has been a part of the Soca industry for over a decade. He’s best known for his humour. This issue he’s raising however is far from humorous. This time around, the artiste who sang ‘Hook’  a few years ago, says he’s making it known that about the need for men to show love and must show women the respect and adoration they ultimately deserve. In Trinidad and Tobago alone, a number of women have suffered death at the hands of men, in the past few years. Blackie is now hoping that his effort and vocalization on the topic will encourage more Caribbean entertainers to endorse the same. “Maybe then we’ll see a decrease in violence perpetrated against women. Sometimes it only takes a little effort to make a big change,” he said.

 

 

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Cardi B Plans to Wine Like A True Trini. Inhalemee Recruited?

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Cardi B wants to learn that proper Trini wine it seems. The Billboard chart topping rapper who crept to fame when she released her mega hit, ‘Bodak Yellow’ in 2017, seems to be getting ready to kick into high gear again soon, this after giving birth to her daughter, Kulture on July 10th.

Inhalemee excitedly shared her online convo with Cardi B.

Cardi whose parents are Trinidadian and Dominican, has been laying relatively low on the social media scene, in comparison to her pre-motherhood period. In recent social media posts however, the Bronx, NY native has given fans a few glimpses into her life at home. Her most recent social media post however sees some gyrating skills being showed off. Later, she implies the desire to work with popular Caribbean dancer, Denisha Burton who’s best known as ‘Inhalemee’ on the social media circuit. Burton danced with Machel Montano’s on stage troop of dancers during Carnival 2018.

Cardi B, in a conversation with Burton this week said she planned on taking up classes with the ‘winer’ who shows women around the world how to make their waistlines work.

Burton couldn’t have been more excited. Flip the page to see Cardi’s gyration moves. Be sure to tell us if you think she’s got it!

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Why Marie Collette Has Everyone Saying, “Take Meh Money”.

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The vibe of carnival lies in the belly of the masquerader.

There are masqueraders who live for the ‘wine’ and then they’re those who are the embodiment of freedom, wild abandon, bliss and happiness. These are the masqueraders who show the world why being a part of Carnival isn’t an option, it is a requirement. Trinidad and Tobago swimwear and costume designer, Marie Collette has done just that.

In what can only be described as her selfless expression of love for the music and mas, Collette, in her fifth presentation of mas design for YUMA, delivered a jaw dropping stage show of her “ULTRA” costume design for YUMA in 2019. She delivered a seamless portrayal of what every masquerader should essentially strive to be on the road come Carnival Monday and Tuesday, edifying through movement, the masses who’d been looking on, on Sunday night. This was no ‘posey posey’ portrayal- this was a glimpse of the future, a glimpse into Carnival 2019.

Collette has been designing swimwear for a bit. Her passion has transcended into costume design.

Collette has been designing and claiming her space in the Caribbean design landscape for some time. Her killer bathing suits which are sold online at www.mariecollette.com have been enhanced, to say the least, transforming her ‘job’ into a passionate alignment with the ‘Monday wear’ trend that effectively catapulted her to where she is at now.

YUMA will deliver ‘Jukebox’ in 2019, a theme that will include sections like Fever, Wild Thoughts, It’s Carnival, Lemonade, Mi Gente and of course, ULTRA by Marie Collette.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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