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Get Ready For Carnival With This 2015 Soca Mix

January 28th, 2015 by It's Carnival

2015 is here, that means that Carnival season is upon us again! Here at It’s Carnival we’re already ready for the next Carnival we’re going to attend, are you?

With Trinidad Carnival 2015 around the corner and many more, we’re sure you want to know all the latest Soca tracks plus those you loved last year. So download the 2015 Soca Mix by Shane Talon


Will Trinidad Carnival 2015 Be Cancelled Due To The Ebola Virus?

October 16th, 2014 by It's Carnival

Trinidad Carnival 2015Unless you live down a hole and never see daylight. You will have heard about the Ebola Virus that is slowly leaving Africa where it has originated from and spreading worldwide. So will this affect Trinidad Carnival 2015? Trinidad & Tobago’s Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan has said there is no need to cancel Trinidad Carnival 2015 due to the threat of the Ebola virus. However! He has said that this unfortunate possibility could change if the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) declare otherwise.

If Carnival does go ahead there is already stringent plans for passengers entering Trinidad and Tobago. Two rooms at the Piarco International Airport have also


Has Carnival Become One Big Business – In Particular Notting Hill Carnival?

October 8th, 2014 by It's Carnival

trinidad carnivalNotting Hill Carnival celebrated 50 years this year. This can really be seen as an achievement, especially due to the bad press it gets. But Notting Hill Carnival is also BIG business. Millions are now attending carnival, there are even house and dance sound systems and there are now more than 60 bands on the road. However has Notting Hill Carnival lost what it started out as…. a way of bringing West Indians together?

The beginning of Notting Hill carnival can be tracked back as far as 1959 after white youths murdered Kelso Cochrane aged 32. An Antiguan immigrant and


Machel Montano Took Europe By Storm This Summer!

October 5th, 2014 by It's Carnival

machelNow here at the It’s Carnival HQ we love us some Machel Montano! His soca music is often blasting from our speakers. This year Machel took Europe by storm and of course the It’s Carnival team got to see him. This year we saw a great performance by double M at Carnival Glow in Berlin, Germany. The energy was great and we could be seen at the front flying our flags high.


Miami Broward Carnival 2014 Countdown!

September 29th, 2014 by It's Carnival

Miami Broward Carnival 2014Miami Carnival 2014 is nearly here, so of course the countdown begins for many masquerders and revelers! Miami carnival is one the largest of many Caribbean carnival’s in the US. Miami carnival is often seen as the closest carnival to Caribbean due to the beautiful beaches and lovely weather. With all the drama earlier in the year with the location issues we’re sure you’re now ready for Miami Carnival to be here already. Roll on 12th October!


Billboard chart topper Meghan Trainor was once in a soca band

September 22nd, 2014 by It's Carnival

Meghan TrainorDid you know Billboard chart topper Meghan Trainor was once in a soca band? US Billboard chart topper Meghan Trainor from Massachusetts in the US and who is now well known for her hit single “All about the bass” (a song that promotes positive body image) and even topped Taylor Swift to reach number one, was once a member of a soca band called Island Fusion. She was a member of the band from the ages of 13 to 16.


Big Things For Bunji Garlin – New York Times Review.

September 15th, 2014 by It's Carnival

Bunji Garlin Differentology AlbumFor a long time the It’s Carnival team has always known that someday soca will become more of a recognised genre, making big moves on the music scene. Fast-forward to 2014 and Bunji Garlin’s new album Differentology released on iTunes this summer has earned a review by the New York Times!

See what they said below:

“Decades ago, reggae made peace with dancehall, its younger, rowdier,


Notting Hill Carnival 2014 Results Are In!

September 10th, 2014 by It's Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival 2014 ResultsAlthough many people think that Notting Hill Carnival is just one big party (well it is the largest street festival in Europe), it is actually judged every year. Each band on the road is placed into three categories; large band (150 or more people in costume), medium band


Has soca music / soca scene become to sexualised?

September 7th, 2014 by It's Carnival

Recently we have heard a lot of talk about soca music and the soca scene as a whole becoming to sexualised (mainly from the older generation we must say). With the slow demise of the sweet sounds of Calypso music and rise of popular soca songs such as Skinny Banton’s – Saltfish (if you know, you know and if you don’t we won’t explain the song to you, it’s a bit X-rated to say the least) has soca music and the soca scene become to sexualised?

We personally do think there are still many positive/ uplifting soca songs such as Machel Montano’s – Happiest Man Alive. With it’s opening line of “happiness is the measure of success”. With many of the sexual orientated soca songs being implicit and left to the imagination. Many of our friends who are actually lovers of soca music didn’t even know the meaning of Skinny Banton’s – Saltfish song until we told them.


Notting Hill Carnival 2014 Was A Washout – But Vibes Were Still There!

September 3rd, 2014 by It's Carnival

We still can’t believe that Notting Hill Carnival 2014 has already come and gone again and our Carnival Tabanca has definitely kicked in (A helpless yearning for Carnival). Months and months of preparation goes into Carnival and we can still remember when we were deciding what costume we were going to wear and now it has come and passed, damn. Read below for our Notting Hill Carnival 2014 review.