Tag: Calypso

  • On The Road

    5:00am I woke with a groan, knowing damn well we should have went to bed long before 12am but I wanted to be the first to wish Autumne a happy birthday. I also knew my best friend very well and hit snooze, there was no way she’d be getting up just yet. I hit stop on the alarm […]

  • Expression Wednesdays

    Hi Everyone! I’m taking a break from posting new music just for this week, because it is carnival week. Regularly it would have been the usual but seeing as I took it upon myself to jump in the Carnival Road March for the first time…Yes, in costume, feathers, makeup and all, I’m sharing a Soca […]

  • Expression Wednesdays

    Today is Ash Wednesday, which has a lot of significance for different persons; as for myself, I am grateful for the public holiday. Yesterday was Carnival Tuesday in Trinidad, and as such today signifies the end of their carnival season, and the beginning of our own, here in Jamaica. We celebrate carnival here, because it’s […]

  • The Road to Carnival -I

    In came the New Year, in the blink of an eye or the pop of a bottle, 2016 was gone. Cheers to life, we had airily planned out 2017, this year would be one of adventures and new experiences. A big one being Jamaica’s Carnival Road March. As a novice, I stalked as many social media pages […]

  • Expression Wednesdays

    Hi Everyone! Today I’m sharing a Soca song, I can’t say I have a favourite Soca artiste but I listened to the 2017 Soca Starter Mix by DJ Private Ryan, and this song stood out to me. This year I’ve taken it upon myself to jump in Jamaica’s Road March for the first time, and […]

  • Carnival

    “Why do we celebrate Carnival? …Where did it originate?” Were a few thoughts that floated through my mind during Jamaica’s Carnival season; near naked bodies feting in the streets was just intriguing and I decided to look it up. Carnival is an annual festival, celebrated typically during the week before Lent in Roman Catholic countries, […]

  • Bacchanal J'ouvert!

    My first paint party just happened to be Bacchanal J’ouvert, every time a paint party came up something had to come up in my life and block it, so this was my first. I have to say, it was amazing, unlike regular bacchanal that started at 8pm, J’ouvert started at 10pm ’til daylight.

  • Bacchanal Jamaica: The History

    Read this article of how Bacchanal started in Jamaica. Here →The History

  • Expression Wednesdays

    Hello Everyone 🙂 The tax deadline has officially passed and I’ll be free to blog heartily again! As Jamaica’s Carnival season nears its end I’m sharing with you a couple of my favourite 2015 soca (calypso) songs 🙂 Check out the Soundcloud playlist I made. ↓

  • Expression Wednesdays

    Hello Everyone 🙂 Today I’d like you to listen to Dj Private Ryan’s 2015 Soca Brainwash Mixtape! (I find it adorable that My mom still calls Soca, Calypso lol) Carnival Season in Jamaica is coming! 🙂 A.K.A. Soca Season A.K.A. Bacchanal Time!! The season to ‘Fete‘ instead of Party. Listen to the Mixtape here. Or […]