Reggae Songbird Etana Releases New Video, Headed to Kenya

After a moving and inspiring performance for International Women’s Day in Jamaica, soulful songbird Etana is headed to Kenya to lend her voice for a concert and a cause.

The multi-award winner and newly independent artist is slated to perform at “Dobba Fest” on March 18th, 2017 alongside reggae stars Luciano and Richie Spice. A humble and excited Etana stated ” My fans in Kenya have steadily been asking for me, so I’m looking forward to hearing my Kenyan people singing to me in perfect harmony.Continue Reading

Central Bank’s fete achieves sold-out status with ‘17’

(Sonique Solutions) – The famous Central Bank All Inclusive Fete celebrated its 2017 edition in fine style with a sold-out status and true premium festivity for the massive crowd in attendance.

Under the patronage of the Governor of the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago, the event which in 2017 celebrates its 17th anniversary was aptly titled ‘17’.

Upon entry it was easy to see why this particular fete is always touted as one not to be missed. Although it was an early affair, commencing at 7pm, eager patrons were seen parking their cars and congregating outside the downtown Port-Of-Spain venue from as early as 6.45, a rare occurrence in the land of ‘fashionably late feters’. Continue Reading

Queen Ifrica “Climb” Tops Billboard Reggae Chart at #1

Reggae’s Queen Ifrica has ceremoniously taken her throne at the top of the Billboard Reggae chart, as her latest studio album “Climb” debuts at #1 this week. Sales of the album were bolstered by an in-store/acoustic performance event at VP Records’ Florida location as well as strong digital album downloads. Returning to the scene after a six year hiatus, Climb is receiving rave reviews from fans and music critics alike for its timely messages and inspirational lyrics. ” Queen is a fearless explorer and a serious voice for the voiceless who works very hard to perfect her craft ” Tony Rebel. Continue Reading

Reggae Crooner Chris Martin Announces #BigDeal 2017 North American Tour

MPR | After an impressive entrance at #3 on the Billboard Reggae chart with his debut album “Big Deal“, soulful crooner Christopher Martin is headed on his first major North American tour to deliver what he calls “real-life music”: Earnest, honest songs about everyday realities.

From his humble beginnings in Jamaica’s St. Catherine Parish, in a rural district known as Back Pasture, to being catapulted into the entertainment limelight by winning Jamaica’s Rising Stars, Christopher Martin has kept his focus on developing his musical talents and becoming a great stage performer and all-around entertainer. Along the way, he teamed with influential producer and artist manager Robert Livingstone and company, later signing with VP Records. Recently, Christopher took a leading role in his first feature film “Destiny” and appeared in television commercials as the spokesperson for KFC Jamaica. Stacking up success after success, Christopher’s star is on the rise! Continue Reading

Machel brings the heat to Cooler Park 2017

Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – Hot on the heels of its ultra-premium inclusive event ‘Finesse’, Green House Entertainment ignited Central T&T with the 2017 edition of its annual cooler fete ‘Cooler Park’ which this year featured a fiery performance by Soca King Machel Montano.

The event which took place at the National Cricket Centre in Couva has grown exponentially over the last few years and continually attracts several party goers from various parts of the country to its one of a kind cooler experience.

This year Cooler Park was transported into a whole new stratosphere with an all-star cast of performers which was headlined by the multiple-time Road March and Soca Monarch King.

The Cooler Park audience was sent into a frenzy with the midnight appearance by Montano who exciting attendees with his unmistakable catalogue of Soca hits which included his latest releases ‘Fast Wine’, ‘Lip Service’ and ‘Your Time Now’. Much to the appreciation of the Cooler Park crowd, the ‘Monk’ as he is affectionately called took everyone on a trip down memory lane with previous crowd-pleasers e.g. ‘Pop Ah Bottle’, ‘Bottle Of Rum’ and ‘Like A Boss’ before segueing back into his 2017 Road March contender ‘Beat It’.

Along with a monster appearance by the Soca King were exciting performances by the newly minted 2017 Chutney Soca Monarchs Ravi B and Omardath Maharaj. Much to the audience’s delight Ravi brought the energy with his wide repertoire which included ‘Rum is Meh Lover’, ‘Ah Drinka’ and the runaway hit ‘Budget’.

Omardath had the crowd singing along to his latest smashes ‘Ramsingh Sharma’ & ‘Balkissoon’. Adding to the excitement of Cooler Park were performances by 2017 International Soca Monarch finalists, Shal Marshal, GBM Nutron & Sekon Sta.

The Green House Entertainment committee members complemented this unique assortment of onstage performers with the musical stylings of renowned DJs which included Private Ryan, Nuphoric, Damian Kidd and Lurbz & Aswaad. A first-timer to the Cooler Park event shared, “This is my first time partying outside of Port-Of-Spain and I’m really pleased to experience something new and to now have this particular party on my radar as it offers a really fun, value for money option for folks like me with high standards for feting.

Cooler Park 2017 was certainly a well-received progression in the evolution of the beloved cooler fete. Green House Entertainment will continue to bring forth premium events and entertainment initiatives for the local, regional and international market which this year includes a section in the 2017 presentation by popular T&T Carnival mas band Fantasy.

C’est La Vie 2017 Owned Carnival Thursday

Trinidad (Sonique Solutions) – The final stretch to the “greatest show on Earth” (T&T’s Carnival) signaled the arrival of several Soca addicts who descended upon the “Bacchanal Capital” to partake in the festivities before the two days of mas on the streets. Even with a plethora of party options and events taking place, the famous C’est La Vie All Inclusive stood supreme on Carnival Thursday and offered its patrons a unique mix of culture, entertainment and first-rate amenities.

The beloved Carnival Thursday daytime fete which took place at the picturesque Bayview overlooking Maracas Beach has over the years amassed a loyal following of both local and foreign-based fetters and for many remains a Carnival Thursday mainstay on the fete calendar.

Many locals use this fete as an excuse to miss a day of work and de-stress from the pre-Carnival tension and too some newly arrived tourists use this as their launching pad to the season. Whatever the reason might be for attending, the anticipation for this particular event is high as witnessed by the large number of ticket inquiries from as far back as the Christmas season.

C’est La Vie 2017, was ultra-inclusive experience which catered to practically every desire with respect to food and drink offerings as the organizers delivered a wide array of local and international gourmet treats. In addition to the favourable fete delicacies e.g. bake and shark, doubles and corn soup, attendees were treated to other dishes such as Shrimp and Seafood Ceviche, Crab Backs, Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Rogan Josh, BBQ Ribs and an assortment of Curried, Jerked and Geera meats.

Adding to this smorgasbord of local and international cuisine, C’est La Vie also offered its patrons fully stocked premium bars as well as specialty wine, spirits and cocktails booths strategically positioned around the well decorated venue.  Most notably, the festive, fashion-forward C’est La Vie crowd was blessed by the presence of top-notch DJs and the evening’s live onstage performers, Soca stars Ricardo Drue, Rupee, Kees Dieffenthaller and The Ultimate Rejects featuring MX Prime.

A Trinidadian man based in Florida, described C’est La Vie as the perfect venue to mix and mingle with a fun but well behaved crowd and a great place to “build a vibe” for the upcoming road parade.  One patron hailing from Toronto added that since she is only able to arrive on the Wednesday before Carnival, she comes to this fete every year to learn the new Soca songs that she would be jumping to on the road.

 

The annual T&T Carnival staple, C’est La Vie continues to reign supreme as a well-executed event that featured ample refreshments, music, live entertainment and parking for its guests.

The event’s promoters Fete Republic (also responsible the Carnival Friday boat cruise Sail La Vie and the bubbly-inclusive Carnival Saturday fete Flutes) remain committed to providing quality events for their loyal clientele in the local, regional and international markets.