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Archived: KMC Says Forward Ever- Backward Never

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He’s been doing what he feels he has to, all in a bid to progressively take his sound to another level. He’s accomplished some of his goals and isn’t stopping. On Tuesday, Ken Marlon Charles’ ‘Forever’ was added to the BBC1Xtra’s playlist in London- something not many Caribbean entertainers have experienced. Ken, since his outburst a couple years ago, indicating that he would be moving out of the Soca arena and embracing the UK music scene, has faced harsh criticism locally.

ETCETERABUZZ continues to keep our eyes and ears peeled to KMC’s progress however. In a recent Facebook post, the artiste highlighted that he would not be returning to soca as requested by many people at home. His clarification underscored the his feeling of disenchantment he felt during his 15 years of doing Soca music. He said he felt unappreciated and disrespected then, and now he has created a better life at peace for himself. Check out his April 20th message.

[box color=”gray” icon=”information”]“I really dont understand trini people all the time for 15years i give them soca although they wasn’t giving me my respect for my contribution, they fight me fight me they didnt want me to eat no food and u can still see it by their non support of my international venture , they call up my name all over like if i thief or kill somebody when all i do is give my people music and i work very hard but in vain , i moved from that enviroment to create a better life at peace for myself and now am actually feeling like am going somewhere all of a sudden they keep telling me bout doing soca ,are these people really serious? come on forward ever backward never”~ KEN MARLON CHARLES[/box]

 

 

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Miami Carnival 2019 OFFICIAL Results. ‘Famalay Wins Road March.

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Skinny Fabulous’ masterpiece of a Soca tune, collaboratively sung with Trinidad and Tobago’s Machel Montano and Bunji Garlin, has won the Miami Carnival Road March. Results for all major competitions were revealed on the weekend.

Take a look below:


MIAMI CARNIVAL 2019 – COMPETITION RESULTS

FEMALE INDIVIDUAL OF THE YEAR, 2019

  1. Rennie Wilkinson portraying ‘Sun on Ice” from Natural Disasters Mas.
  2. . Soowan Bramble, portraying “Moulin Rouge” from Euphoria Mas.
  3. Jessy Schuster portraying “Aviant, for Revels Labyrinth” from Revel Nation Carnival.

MALE INDIVIDUAL OF THE YEAR, 2019

1. Andalcio “Andy” Lewis portraying “The Ice Man Cometh” from Natural Disasters Mas.

QUEEN OF CARNIVAL, 2019

  1. Thesha “Trini” Lashley portraying “Freedom – World Peace” from Party Room Squad.
  2.  Joanna De La Rosa portraying “Phantom Flora” from Revel Nation Carnival.
  3.  Nicole Moreta portraying “La Marye” from Ti Chapo.

KING OF CARNIVAL, 2019

  1. Percy Maynard portraying “Juda.Ra: The Last Pharoah” from Ramajay Mas International
  2.  Kenneth Antoine portraying “The Ice Pheonix” from Natural Disasters Mas
  3. Joseph Apoleon portraying “Le Marye” from Ti Chapo.

BAND OF THE YEAR, 2019

  1. Freaks Mas portraying “The Oddessy”
  2.  Ramajay International portraying “Reign: The Rise of an Empire”
  3. Big & Strong/One Island portraying “Shen Yun (Inspired) Dynasties”
  4. Generation X portraying “The Beauty in Chaos”
  5.  Revel Nation Carnival portraying “Revels Labyrinth”
  6. Euphoria Productions portraying “Stages”
  7. Bajan Fuh Evah portraying “The Hunt – to be or not to be”
  8. Party Room Squad portraying “Alta Moda”
  9. Major Players Inc. portraying “Vogue”
  10. Natural Disasters Mas portraying “Festivals of the World”
  11. D Junction Mas portraying “Playhouse where Fantasies come alive.”
  12. K-Paya/Red Antz Miami Portraying “Expressions”

ROAD MARCH 2019 (Calypso most played)

  1.  Famalay (Machel Montano/Bunji Garlin/Skinny Fabulous.
  2. Nasty Up (Problem Child)
  3. Savannah Grass (Kes The Band)

PANORAMA RESULTS (October 11, 2019)1. New Generation Branches, playing “Savannah Grass”2. Sticks ‘N Tones, playing “Hookin Meh”3. Miami Vibez, playing “Hookin Meh”4. Steel Away, playing “Iron Love”

JUNIOR CARNIVAL (October 5, 2019)

TODDLER FEMALE

Angeline Lawrence portraying “Curious Alice” from La Familia

TODDLER MALE

Atom Cumberbatch portraying “De Man with De Hammer” from La Familia

JUNIOR FEMALE INDIVIDUAL

  1.  Amiley Irish portraying “Tropical Fruit Princess” from Fun Generation Too
  2.  Annaliza Joseph portraying “It’s Market Day” from Fun Generation Too
  3. Keliya Buddington portraying Fireworks in de Festival” from Natural Disaster

JUNIOR QUEEN OF CARNIVAL

  1. Shani Butler portraying “Flpora and Fauna” from Fun Generation Too
  2. Amayia Armstrong portraying “Goddess of the Garden” from D Junction Mas Jr.
  3. Kyalah Buddington portraying “Celebration Time” from Natural Disaster

JUNIOR KING OF CARNIVAL

  1. Brendon Simmons portraying “Fireman in De Festival” from Natural Disaster.
  2. D’yonn Pauly portraying J”Emperor Qin Shi Huangdi” from Major Players.
  3. Alexander Moore portraying “Tropical Fish in the Ocean” from Community Vibes.

JUNIOR BAND OF THE YEAR

  1. Fun Generation Too portraying “Fruits and Flowers”
  2. Natural Disaster portraying “In De Festival”
  3. Party Room Squad portraying “Fantasy Garden”
  4. Royalty Kids portraying “Climate Control”
  5. La Familia portraying “Alice in Socaland”
  6. Major Players portraying “Dynasty-Ancient China”
  7. D Junction Mas Jr. portraying “In My Garden”
  8. Wassi Babes portraying “This is the Place”
  9. Break Awae Kru portraying “Just Clowning Around”
  10. Euphoria Minis portraying “Off Broadway”
  11. Community Vibes portraying “Out of the Tropics”

China Mas Kids and Moko Jumbies participated, but did not compete.

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Kanye West Gives Jamaica A 2 Hour Long Sunday Service; Brings Jesus Front and Centre.

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The superstar that he is, has been humbled, replaced by a man of strong faith and blossoming spiritual understanding. Chicago born US rapper and often controversially charged, Kanye West performed with a 120 man choir at the Emancipation Park in New Kingston, Jamaica on Friday night.

West who’s been on a spiritual journey since April, performed for two hours at the arena, ending his set with his popular rap anthem, ‘Jesus Walks.’ Kanye’s wife, Kim Kardashian was not on the island.

Ebuzztt understands that included in Kanye’s repertoire were songs like, Damian Marley’s, ‘Welcome to Jamrock’ and the gospel hit, ‘Prince of Peace.’ The entertainer took the opportunity, during his set, to thank the people of Jamaica, saying, “I just want to thank Jamaica for the open door they gave us. I want to thank the Government, the police and the people of Kingston.”

West’s services have, thus far, been held in Los Angeles, Wyoming, Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C. It is reported that he plans on taking the Sunday Service show to Africa, Europe, and Asia.

Here’s a snippet of the event, held on Friday night.

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