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Destra’s new music video ‘Lucy’…are you ready?

So the Queen of Bacchanal Destra Garcia brought out the music video for her popular groovy soca tune ‘Lucy’ a few days ago. Good timing since she’s performing in the International Soca Monarch semis taking place today and what better way to put the song in our heads than with a music video? Especially this […]

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Check out islandista model Chantelle Brown-Young in Eminem’s ‘Guts Over Fear’ music video!

The gorgeous and inspiring Jamaican-Canadian model Chantelle Brown-Young (also known as Winnie Harlow) just keeps going to higher heights in her career. Check out her latest effort in the music video for Eminem and Sia’s ‘Guts Over Fear’.

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Meghan Trainor’s surprising soca background

By now, you surely must have heard Meghan Trainor’s number one hit ‘All About That Bass’. The catchy, bass-heavy (of course) tribute to thickies has been all over the radio. Its popularity has been boosted by her fun and frothy music video with its pastel colours, bamsy-shaking and none-too-subtle digs at skinnier women. The 20 year […]

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Nicki Minaj goes retro for Dazed & Confused Magazine

Yuh just can’t stop Nicki Minaj now at all, at all! The Trinidad-born rapper is covering the Autumn/Winter cover of influential fashion and pop culture magazine Dazed & Confused. One of her two covers is a continuation of the perception-bending that Nicki has been doing all year as she puts yet another twist on her new ‘toned-down’ […]

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A look ahead (and a look into) the Honey Jam Barbados auditions!

Every year around this time, there’s an explosion of female musical talent in Bim. Or maybe that’s not quite correct. It was there all along, bubbling along at small open mic nights, singing soulfully in church, jamming in bands and spending long nights in tiny recording studios getting the sound just right. But at around this […]

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Why Rihanna’s CFDA Awards outfit was brilliant marketing

One t’ing bout that red girl from Westbury Road though – she know how to mek people talk! The Dress has been dominating social media around the world for the past 48 hours and if you think that wasn’t purpose work, well you must be now hear bout Mrs. Fenty girl-child. So Rihanna wore what […]

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Simply the Tess!

As if there was ever any doubt! Islandista Tessanne Chin took the title of The Voice last night, prompting scenes of wild celebration from Half Way Tree in Kingston to her father’s living room to the living rooms of islandistas around the world who were cheering her on.

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An icon who never forgets her roots

Lots of ink has been spilled on islandista superstar Rihanna’s American Music Awards honor on Sunday night. The Bajan singer was presented with the AMAs first-ever icon award for her massive accomplishments in the music business and it was a proud and emotional occasion as mummy Monica Brathwaite presented the award to her.

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Tessanne Chin MASHES UP The Voice auditions!

Oh Tessanne – you were absolutely amazing tonight! As soon as she started belting out ‘Try’, social media in the Caribbean and its diaspora just exploded with joy and pride.

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I Am An Islandista: Ebonnie Rowe of Honey Jam

Barbados’ music scene needed Ebonnie Rowe to come along. Ever since the Bajan-Canadian started the Barbadian version of her famed all-female music showcase Honey Jam, she has unearthed a dizzying array of talented performers in some frankly unexpected genres. Sure we expected R & B, pop, reggae and of course soca singers but the Honey […]