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Islandistas out and about for pre-Grammy weekend parties

The Grammy Awards are today and that means one thing for certain – pre-grammy parties in abundance! And of course that means a weekend full of islandista-spotting as some of our favourite and most fabulous Caribbean stars socialise. Rihanna leads the way (of course) at the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch. Rihanna has as many looks […]

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Melanie Fiona for Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari!

*squeeeal!* That is us super excited that islandista Melanie Fiona is coming to the Caribbean in a fortnight for the upcoming Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari. You know we love Ms. Fiona already  – our pepperpot-eating, Grammy-winning islandista-who’s-not-actually-from-an-island (but she’s proudly of Guyanese parentage and we can’t ever leave out our GT massive – this is […]

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New Melanie Fiona video – Ay Yo

One of our favourite islandistas on the musical scene, the talented Melanie Fiona, has a new video out for her single Ay Yo – and we are loving it. It’s an inspirational, get up and do what you have to do kind of track and the video has a cool concept and an actual storyline. […]

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Fabulous at the Grammys – island folk

Island folk were fabulous at the Grammy Awards last night. Bajan islandista Rihanna put the awfulness of last year’s Grammy experience behind her, winning her second Grammy for rap-sung collaboration for Run This Town with Jay-Z and Kanye West. She kept it succint on the mic, saying thanks and giving a ‘lift-up’ to Solange’s son/ Beyonce’s […]

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Pre-Grammy fun – swag and parties

It is Grammy weekend people and that means celebs, style and lots of free swag (lucky, lucky them!). Islandistas Rihanna and Melanie Fiona have been out and about this weekend, scooping up goodies in swag booth, and hitting the pre-parties – both to perform and to party. Rihanna worked this architectural tulle Viktor & Rolf […]

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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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Caribbean quartet performs at NFL half-time show

Feeling so proud to be from the Caribbean today. The Caribbean quartet of Hal Linton, Melanie Fiona, Shontelle and Vita Chambers performed as part of the half-time show today at the NFL game between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers at the Ford Field in Detroit. The four were part of a six-artiste […]

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Red carpet islandistas – Soul Train, EMAs and Latin Grammys

Islandistas have been spotted on red carpets all over the place in the last week or so – from the Soul Train Awards to the Latin Grammys and the MTV European Music Awards. Check them out below. Estelle has been showing up on red carpets galore in recent weeks. We saw her down south in […]

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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 […]