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Why Trinidad? Buju Banton’s First Concert Event to be Hosted in T&T.

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The imminent release of Buju Banton- reggae and dancehall music’s most celebrated artiste of this era, last evening got an additional boost as news came that the “Optimistic Soul” singer would be performing in Trinidad and Tobago in his first concert performance, post release on December 8th, 2018. The announcement was made by – a marketing representative for the artiste’s BB Clothing and merchandise line, aboard the Love and Harmony Cruise.

There has since been a heightened level of excitement on social media, this as global audiences and certainly fans of the Jamaican mega star who has been serving a 9-year jail sentence in the US, breathe sighs of relief, knowing that their Caribbean artiste will soon be with them again. Buju two weeks ago, posted to his social media account, a photo of promotional signage in Trinidad for an event that was being held in his honor at Club Prosperity in Bournes Road, St. James. It may have been a hint of the news that would later come.

Buju Banton recently posted an image and caption that spoke magnitudes, saying, “Let go and Let Jah.”

Many would’ve expected the artiste’s first concert event to be held on home soil, however Ebuzztt.com understands that one event promoter in Trinidad and Tobago with particularly strong ties to the artiste, has had the first show in the bag, all the while. The last concert event that featured Buju Banton in Trinidad and Tobago was the “I Am Legend” concert in 2009. Banton’s marketing team has however indicated that the reason for having the first event hosted in Trinidad and Tobago is solely due to the artiste’s desire to have other key entertainers on the Jamaica show, for which all of them are not available prior to the April engagement in Trinidad and Tobago- this according to the Jamaica Observer newspaper.

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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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Barbados Food And Rum Festival Launches. Wondering If Rihanna’ll Be There?

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Rihanna’s like a walking billboard for Barbados, so it’s obvious that many expect the international R&B superstar to be a part of major happenings on the island of Barbados. She’s been to the last few CropOver festivals and will likely be there this year so you just never know ; she just may pop in  at the Barbados Food and Rum festival in October , but we’ll certainly have to wait and see.

On Friday, steel-pan country, Trinidad and Tobago played host to the Barbados Tourism Inc, as they launched the upcoming Barbados Food and Rum festival, which takes place from October 18th-21st. It’ll be the 9th edition of the festival, something that Barbados has certainly prided itself on delivering to the world. The festival kicks off on Thursday, October 18th with  the Oistins Bay Gardens Cook Off, followed by The Signature Rum Event with food and rum pairings on Friday , the Saturday afternoon Polo Rum Spirits, and canapés, the fine dining events on Saturday night, which pair international chefs with local top chefs and on Sunday the festival climaxes with a Beach Party at the Hilton Resort, along with a final fine dinning dinner at a signature local restaurant. Sounds incredible, doesn’t it!?

Amazing desserts added to the event’s taste appeal on Friday night.

A taste of the flavors of Barbados, was offered to those who attended Friday’s launch in Trinidad.

On Friday night in Trinidad at Estate 101 in Maraval, the Barbados Tourism Inc invited the media to taste and experience a little of their upcoming festival. They incorporated music to the flavorful evening out, delivering popular Caribbean genres such as reggae and soca, to entice those who’d attended. There was even a grand prize giveaway for a weekend getaway for two to Barbados, along with other wonderful gestures of thanks to the media for their coverage of the event. Barbados has continued to show the world that it is serious about tourism. Marketing efforts are certainly second to none. The 9th edition of the Food and Rum festival will unlikely be yet another splendid event hosted by this beautiful island that boasts an annual visitor arrival of some 1 million and is revered as the 9th island with the most visitor arrivals, in the region.

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