Archive | August, 2014

Feel so Good – Kevin Lyttle ft Shaggy

20 Aug

Hello Caribbean People. Check out the teaser clip for  this soon to be released music video by Vincy Sensation Kevin Lyttle featuring the Ultimate Jamaican Superstar Shaggy. The track is called “Feel so Good” and trust me we’re already beginning to feel good about it. The song promises to Continue reading

Saint Lucian born footballer signs deal with Premier League club

15 Aug

TUESDAY AUGUST 12, 2014 – Saint Lucian born footballer Janoi Donacien who turns 21 in November 2014,

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What’s for lunch?

15 Aug

Fufu is a a well known Caribbean mash of yams or other starches served as an accompaniment to meat or vegetable stews. To eat fufu, pull a small ball of mush off with your fingers, form an indentation with your thumb and use it to scoop up stews and other dishes. Or you can place large balls in individual serving bowls and spoon stew around them.

Rihanna takes a walk on the wild side in fur and little else

15 Aug

CALIFORNIA, United States, Thursday August 14, 2014 – Barbados’ pop princess Rihanna appeared to have taken a leaf out of American singer Katy Perry’s book

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Musical Feature – Alternative Quartet

15 Aug

Alternative Quartet is a string quartet with a difference. Our extraordinarily talented and award-winning musicians – all of whom have come up through the ranks of the National Youth Orchestra of Trinidad and Tobago and are leaders in their chosen instrumental fields – play effortlessly together in a dynamic electric ensemble that gives strength, depth and passion to the music that they love. The traditional sound of the acoustic violin, viola and cello are brought to life with high impact and energetic qualities that are capable of infusing the smallest to the largest of venues – including outdoor performances – with rich, enigmatic and evocative melodies that add vibrancy and specialty to any event or show.

Born and raised in Trinidad & Tobago, Alternative Quartet has been delighting Caribbean audiences with their musical gifts and world class performances for more than 5 years. We provide the music for weddings, parties, corporate events, festivals and other performances and bring a creative twist to the traditional perception of a string quartet ensemble. Aspiring to reinvent the way that we feel about classical music, Alternative Quartet provides a classically modern experience and aims to reach a wider, global audience with its versatile repertoire, exceptional skill and thoroughly unique style.

Formed in 2005 as the brainchild of founding member Andre Donawa, Alternative Quartet is a revolutionary string ensemble that offers a distinctively unique musical experience to the Caribbean region and beyond. Having played the stages of Trinidad & Tobago to rapturous applause for more than half a decade, this exquisitely talented, classically trained and pioneering group share a vision to not only be the premier string quartet in Trinidad, but to do so in a new and exciting way.

Alternative Quartet is comprised of four very special individuals. Andre Donawa is lead violinist, arrangement specialist and producer; Andre Comeau plays violin and is an ingenious graphic artist; Nariba Herbert plays the viola and is a talented songwriter; and our cellist Wasia Ward, who has been involved in music for most of her life, is a pannist, singer, pianist, producer and composer. Each musician is outstanding in their own right, yet together they seamlessly blend to create a luminous and carefully crafted contemporary sound, drawing on the rich diversity of Caribbean influences including local soca and dancehall, in conjunction with more traditional string arrangements that can be tailored to a variety of musical and social occasions.

Guided by the versatility and strength of electric instruments and the raw emotion that their charged strings provide, the members of Alternative Quartet harmoniously fuse the violin, viola and cello to give a rich and resounding performance. Having played to some of the Caribbean’s most prestigious audiences, including Machel Montano’s Alternative Concept, Tobago Jazz Experience, the 5th Summit of the Americas, Tourism Development Corporation’s Taste T&T, Caribbean Road Show in St Lucia and Barbados, the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) Awards and Heather Headley’s homecoming concert, Alternative Quartet is fast becoming a national and international musical treasure. Our most memorable experience was playing for the Queen of England and all Commonwealth Leaders at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting which was hosted in Trinidad in November 2009.

In 2013 Alternative Quartet has continued to mesmerize and delight audiences at many private, corporate and government events such as an exclusive private event hosted by one of the top spirits brand companies, Patron Spirits International, A.G., makers of Tequila Patron, in collaboration with Antillean Liquors of St. Maarten, the official distributor of the Patron spirits portfolio in St. Maarten; the LIV Concert at O2 Park, Chaguaramas; Ministry of Tourism’s Tourism Conference; Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Heads of Mission Conference; National Icon Awards of Trinidad and Tobago; Heads of Government of CARICOM at Petrotrin, just to name a few.


What’s for lunch?

14 Aug

Coconut Rice Pudding or “Rice Pap” as more commonly known is a Caribbean dessert. This meal was popular during the 1980s in Guyana when flour was banned. It is such a sweet and refreshing treat that you will definitely want seconds.

LIAT CEO: How to Improve Caribbean Aviation in Six Steps

13 Aug

BOTH THE history and the current reality of Caribbean aviation can be characterised by a consistent failure over the last 50 years

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