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All we want for Christmas… is some pepperpot!

Hard-working islandista soul singer Melanie Fiona may be away from home and working on Christmas Day but she’s still going to keep her Christmas Caribbean.   The Guyanese-Canadian singer, who received her first Grammy nomination earlier this month, told Rap-Up.com about her Christmas plans. Like most West Indians the Toronto-born singer has family all over […]

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Melanie Fiona speaks on her Grammy nom!

Big t’ings a gwan for islandista -not-actually from an island, the talented Guyanese-descended Melanie Fiona, who received her first ever Grammy nod on Friday when the award nominations were announced. Just a month after her album The Bridge was released, she has been nominated for Best Female R&B Performance … and of course, she’s thrilled. […]

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Trend alert: Guyanese-Canadian singers

     No seriously!    The old saying is ‘three is a trend’ right? And in the last few months, we have seen three Guyanese-Canadian singers who are definitely on the rise in the international music scene. Shoot, they all hail from in or around Toronto too. It’s a freaky but fabulous coincidence. First up was […]