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Dem Bacchanal Boys Are Coming To Trinidad. They’re Ready to Cause A Scene.

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We’ve all seen the videos. The winery is always a problem. Since 2018, the Bacchanal Boys, as they’re known, have been causing a scene at fetes worldwide. Originally based in Atlanta, Georgia, the team of six members, which is led by Josh ‘Prezzi’ Cumberbatch, has capitalized on a simple and enjoyable pastime that they feel every Caribbean-style carnival event, needs.

“We’re now based in Miami, Florida,” Prezzi explained in a quick chat with Ebuzztt.com. Three members of the Bacchanal Boys will be in T&T from next week Wednesday, attending events like Punchy Wednesday, A.M Beach, Tribe Ignite, Silent Morning and Soca Brainwash among others. They’ve also been swooped up by Exousia Mas for mas on the road on Carnival Monday and Tuesday.

Josh ‘Prezzi’ Cumberbatch

A third generation Bajan, Prezzi explained that while his parents and grandparents were born in Barbados, he is an American by birth and fortunately, his genetics seem to be quite rooted in the Caribbean. With wining skills that bring major attention, the team leader is excited to return to Trinidad and Tobago Carnival. He was here in 2020- the last time the festival was held in its traditional format. “The idea for Bacchanal Boys came to me after I saw a team of girls called Fete Queens and I thought we could become the male version of that group- bring the vibes and hype- bring bacchanal and wildness to the forefront,” said Prezzi.

He has no shame in his game and is going hard in penetrating markets, all with the view of promoting the Caribbean and having fun while earning along the way. “During the lockdown, people saw what we’d been doing and they began requesting to pay for our service,” he said, highlighting that the aim of coming back to T&T this year is simply to cement what was started in the carnival Mecca, two years ago. “I feel like this is a really good opportunity for us to keep doing what we’ve been doing for the culture, expose it more. I knew the hype for Carnival 2023 would be high so there was no question that we had to be a part of it.”

Exousia Mas, a local band in Trinidad and Tobago, Prezzi explained that connections like this one, makes it all worth the energy and time. “We’re attempting to build these connections to build business within Trinidad and Tobago,” he said. With their solid brand of ‘Wotless behavior’ being ingested and digested around the world, via the World Wide Web, Prezzi noted that there are some who will and have, frowned on the behavior, however the team is undeterred. Asked whether the ‘Wotless behavior’ has led to any relationship breakups in their camp, Prezzi said, “The way we get on…it ain’t easyyyy… a lot of jealousy. You have to be a strong gyal to be with a Bacchanal Boy for sure.”

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Island Lime Magazine Set to Take Caribbean Energy to Global Heights.

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Both hard copy and digital, IslandLime Magazine’s on a mission. In the ever-expanding world that we now occupy, efforts continue to share the most authentic Caribbean energy, with everyone outside the Diaspora. It’s not a new idea but the man behind it has all the gumption it takes to make it make sense.

Simon Baptiste believes in the Caribbean potential.

Simon Baptiste says his team’s vision is to create a global platform that allows for the stories of Caribbean creators and creatives, to be shared with people around the world – people who are anxious to discover more about the heartbeat of the region. “Although we recognize the importance of what goes on within our region, there are also hundreds of tales – fiction and non fiction, being crafted by islanders in territories that stretch from North America ti Australia,” he said in a recent Ebuzztt chat. “It’s our job to reveal the players and the art.”

The magazine’s official launch took place on July 4th in Port- of- Spain, Trinidad and featured performances by Key DeVere and John G. In the aftermath of the launch, Simon issued a statement, thanking folks who came out in support. He explained that the rationale behind delivering the project now, lies in understanding that we – the Caribbean people, built nations. “A chain of over 700 islands, encompassing 1,063,000 square miles, has produced incomparable talent- people who have left and continue to leave an indelible mark on art, fashion, music, literature, entertainment, sports, science and technology,” he wrote. Baptiste praised his people, adding, “From Capitol Hill, to working spaces in Nairobi, to the offices of an advertising agency, Down Under, you’ll find someone who has island roots, and spreads the philosophy of what makes the Caribbean and its people so unbelievably spectacular.”

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Buju Banton Celebrates 51st Birthday Following Sold Out Weekend Shows in New York.

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He’s booked to return to New York in November but before that, renowned reggae artiste, Buju Banton will make 13 stops across the US. The Overcome Tour kicks off on August 23rd in Fort Lauderdale. The tour announcement came on the artiste’s birthday, earlier today.

Buju’s weekend double showcase at The UBS Arena has been the talk of the internet- photos and videos showing a sold out arena on both Saturday and Sunday. On stage on Saturday night, Buju – one of Jamaica’s most beloved entertainers, said God had bigger plans for him, despite being written off for a US return, by some. “They said, “you will never come back to the United States of America…” And I said to them, “let’s see what God will do.””

Buju Banton performs at UBS arena on July 13th


Online, some fans have described Buju’s performance in New York as spiritual, one person saying, “When you were ordained to do this, nobody can take it away.”
Buju returned to the US on May 2nd after six years. Prior to the weekend showcase, he had not performed in the States, in 15 years.

A media release by Destine Media confirmed a crowd of 36,000 filled the Long Island arena on the weekend. Noting the success of both shows, it was announced that Buju will now go on a multi-city tour accompanied by the Shiloh band. “The Overcomer tour will feature Billboard chart-topping special guest artiste, Fridayy,” it explained. “Known for his exceptional musical abilities, Fridayy, a Haitian American singer, songwriter, and record producer, has made waves in the music industry with his “When It Comes To You”, Stand By Me”, “Without You” and his triple Grammy nominated song “God Did” by Dj Khaled featuring Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z and John Legend.”

In a statement regarding the milestone, Buju’s manager, represented by Joesph Budafuco, expressed great pride in the entertainer’s accomplishments. Budafuco highlighted the significance of Buju returning to tour in the US after a 15-year hiatus, emphasizing the anticipation and excitement surrounding the upcoming tour.

An artiste known for his conscious expressions, both on stage and off, Buju celebrates his 51st year of life today. He certainly has a lot to celebrate.

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