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Sweet Music On the Orange Peel Riddim Arrives and Soca Lovers Are Lapping It Up.

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Leon Coldero is the Executive Producer of the Orange Peel Riddim.

Miami Carnival on the horizon, new music ahead of Trinidad and Tobago’s 2019 Carnival season is just about ready to take over the airwaves. Clearly aware of soca lovers’ need to feel the energy of the artistes who’ll make their feting experience a thrilling one, the young, energetic team of music producers at the Black Carpet Movement, have hit the ground running.

With a brand new riddim aimed at healing any negative vibes, and inspiring some goodness heading into the Greatest Show on Earth next year, the main man at BCM, Kyle Noel explained that the name, ‘Orange Peel’ was chosen to describe the riddim. According to Noel, “Orange Peel is a well known home remedy in Caribbean communities and households, and BCM certainly plans on delivering music that will heal wounds of the past, heading into C2K19”.

It’s a good play on words considering the fact that many, over the past few years, have expressed concern over Trinidad and Tobago’s damning crime rate, hopeful that good energy will once again prevail across the nation.

Miami based entertainer, Leon Coldero who is the Executive Producer of the riddim, continues this year with inroads onto the Soca circuit. While he has been known for many years as a heavyweight in the Soca Parang fraternity, he is by no means a stranger to soca. In fact, Leon Coldero’s name should be widely respected, having been a frontline member of two major Caribbean soca bands- those being Sound Revolution and subsequently over an eight- year period, Byron Lee and the Dragonaires.

This year, Coldero is busy at home in Trinidad, working with multiple producers and songwriters, eager to deliver to fans, music they’ll truly enjoy for Carnival 2019. Coldero’s single on the Orange Peel riddim is called, “Act Normal,” and with perfect melodic execution, Coldero undoubtedly nails it. He is joined by fellow artistes Imani Ray, who has a track called “Doh Stick”, Jerome who delivers,“Drunk Off Da Body” and finally, Leon’s 10-year-old daughter, JessaLee Marley who sings “Soca”, making the riddim a solid piece of musical work, truly worthy of credit.

The Black Carpet Movement is steadily apace, creating beats and melodies that many artistes are enjoying behind the scenes.

For Leon Coldero, working with this vibrant team of musicians and others like them, is imperative to ensuring that he remains a part of a cultural arena he loves with everything in him.

Check out Leon’s track on the Orange Peel riddim:

 

 

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T&T’s Only Got Love for Jamaica. Just Watch How The Sokah Origins Crowd Reacted to Shenseea!

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What a weekend it was for fans of caribbean hotties, Shenseea and T&T’s Nailah Blackman. Both entertainers performed, alongside a number of other awesome Caribbean acts this past Saturday at Nailah’s Sokah Origins event held in South Trinidad. The young artiste who celebrated her birthday in late November, brought a star studded cast to her event, key among them, Jamaica’s reigning ‘hot gyal’, Shenseea.

The duo who collaborated on a track called, ‘Baddish’ in 2018, gave it a go again, heading into Carnival 2019. They hit the stage at Sokah Origins, delivering, “We Ready” just after performing ‘Baddish’. The revved up crowd was definitely a sight to see as they seemed to just want to reach out and touch the Jamaican entertainer. Phones on record, the crowd sang along to the artiste’s music, giving her the ammunition she needed to perfect her show.

Patrice Roberts and Sekon Sta were guests performers at the Sokah Origin event.

Separately, Nailah Blackman’s been killing the soca circuit across the Caribbean, even touring internationally for the past year, reaching as far as Europe with the Soca on The Seas team earlier this year. Her most recent stop was Australia. Meanwhile, Shenseea maintains strong appeal, consistently delivering some of the hottest dancehall tracks, which come complete with her down to earth personality and appealing sensuality.

The Sokah Origins event, Nailah’s second consecutive birthday event, drew a pretty good crowd of patrons who’d come out to see Blackman perform with her band, aptly named, ‘Sokah The Band’. Other  artists to hit the stage included a very sexy, Patrice Roberts, Nadia Batson, Preedy, Kees, Problem Child out of St. Vincent, Jamaica’s Dovey Magnum, Erphaan Alves, Ricardo Drue, 5 Star Akil, Sekon Sta, Lyrikal among others.

CHECK OUT NAILAH AND SHENSEEA ON STAGE : 

Video credit: Rankin Productions. 

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Buju Banton Asks Fans For Time To Reunite With His Loved Ones.

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Mark Myrie- Buju Banton is now a free man. He arrived in Jamaica last night to much fan fare and since that time, social media has  been abuzz.

Buju stands in the Immigration area at the Norman Manley Int’l Airport, flanked by an employee and fan.

Representing Public Relations team, Destine Media, in a press statement issued, said Buju’s first desire post release was a clean glass of water to flow through his system.

Admittedly, Buju’s journey to freedom has been a long and traumatic one. “Not only traumatizing for Buju himself, but also for his family as well, who was stripped of a father, provider and friend. But with the love and support of family, friends, and fans, he pushed through day by day,” said the media release. “He would rise at 7am and start his day with a prayer, followed by an apple, orange or ripe banana,” it went on to state.

According to the media statement, during his incarceration, Myrie stripped himself of the moniker “Buju Banton” and immersed himself into the reality that he was confronted with, by living in the now and not looking at the past. He also occupied himself with reading, meditation, and led study groups among his fellow inmates.

Destine Media explained that plans are afoot to celebrate Buju’s life and contribution to music with the Long Walk to Freedom Tour, explaining however that dates are still being finalized. It added that the first show will take place in Jamaica in Spring of 2019.

“Buju Banton‘s music makes bad people wanna do good. I really wish that he was out here. We’re missing one of our messengers, ya know? This is me speaking from the heart. We need people like him out here.”

– BERES HAMMOND 

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