Hollywood Carnival 2018 | Mirage Mas

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“Mirage is the only all-inclusive band and continues to extend all their amenities of an all-inclusive band such as tasty breakfast, snacks on the road, Trinidad delicate, unlimited nonalcoholic beverages, make-up artist on site and roaming photographers and the best DJs and special guest artists providing great vibes with a music truck on the road.

Mirage Mas will continue to be the best, high quality, exquisite band on the road. We continue to focus on our customers and remain the number one all-inclusive band. Be a part of the Mirage family today!!”

Website: http://Miragemas.com | http://Miragemas.com/shop


Section – Energy

Energy Backlin $340 | Energy Midline $415

Energy Frontline $900 (SOLD OUT) | Energy Male $300

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Section – Fire and Harmony

Fire & Harmony Backline $320 | Fire & Harmony Midline $500

Fire & Harmony Frontline $900-$1,075 | Fire & Harmony Male $300

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Section – Freedom

Freedom Backline $320 | Freedom Midline $480

Freedom Frontline $950-$1,125 (SOLD OUT)

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Section – Las Olas

Las Olas Female $900 | Las Olas Male $400

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“Mirage Mas Inc is a California based organization that is well family oriented. Their focus is customer service alongside flamboyant costumes, all-inclusive and making sure the people have a high-quality experience. Our goal is to create great memories with great vibes and energy. Since our inception in 2017, Mirage mas vision continues to be more than a cultural mas band but providing effortless fun, authenticity, enjoyment and endless quality to our customers.”

BAZODEE The Movie | Available now to Rent or Own | Link below

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Bazodee is Available Now to Buy or Rent:
USA & Canada – now on iTunes – http://bit.ly/Bazodee-iTunes
Rest of the world – now on http://machelmontano.com/bazodee

Anita Panchouri (Natalie Perera), the dutiful Indian daughter of a deep in debt businessman (Kabir Bedi) is about to marry a wealthy Londoner (Staz Nair) when a chance encounter with a local singer, Lee de Leon (Soca music star Machel Montano in his film debut) sets things askew. In search of a muse, de Leon agrees to perform at the engagement party for both families. Unable to deny their mutual attraction, and with the excitement of Carnival approaching, Anita must now choose between the answer to her family’s financial prayers and the possibility of real love.

FACEBOOK | https://www.facebook.com/Bazodeethemovie
TWITTER | https://twitter.com/BazodeeTheMovie
INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/bazodeethemovie
#BazodeeTheMovie

Serafini Pictures, Monk Pictures, Indiepelago Films

Director – Todd Kessler
Writer – Claire Ince
Actors – Machel Montano, Natalie Perera, Kabir Bedi, Valmike Rampersad, Staz Nair, Teneille Newallo, Rahul Nath, Chris Smith
Music by Machel Montano
Genre – Romance, Musical
Run Time – 1 hour 40 minutes

Kes exceeds 6.3 million views, Shal Marshall holds steady behind | Top 30 Viewed videos Week 5 2018

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Kes’s “Hello” on the Folklore riddim remains at position #1 for the 5th consecutive on our Julian’s Promos Top 30 viewed songs on our YouTube page with 776,760 views, bringing its total to over 6.4 million views.

Holding steady with position #2 is Shal Marshals “Splinters” (546, 329 views) on the 2am Project riddim. Also on the riddim on our countdown is Kes and Patrice’s “Like I Like That” which dropped from position #10 to position #11 this week.

“Soca Kingdom” has captured the hearts of many. Usain Bolt went crazy when he heard it at a recent show. You can see the video on Machel Montano’s Instagram page (@machelmontano). Unfortunately, it hasn’t captured the number one spot yet. Soca Kingdom is rocking steady at position #3 (453,288 views).

Patrice” Patsy” Roberts is making serious fashion statements with each picture she posts on social media. Her chart topper “Sweet Fuh Days” is holding steady at position #4 with (338,077 views). “Criminal Wine” featuring Lyrikal and Millibeatz climbed back up the charts this week to position #8 (238,566 views).

Erphaan Alves “Overdue” (273,426 views) is rocking steady at position #5 this week and is gaining popularity amongst listeners, most notable is reality tv star Benzino from the hit show VH1’s Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta.

Voice’s “Year for Love” on the Upendo Riddim remains at position #6 (251,597 views). Also on the Upendo Riddim, that’s still rocking on our Weekly Top 30 is Machel Montano’s, “Take it Slow” which dropped down to position 15 from #12 last week. Turner’s “Champion” moved up from position 30 to 23. 

 “Full of Vibes” Voice featuring Marge Blackman, on the My Decisions Riddim remains at position #7 this week (241,942 views).

Capping off our top ten this week capturing positions 9 and 10 is the young and spunky Nailah Blackman.  At position #9 is “O’ Lawd Oye” (235,278). At position #10 is “Soka” (219,314 views). Also, her song “Badish” featuring dancehall artist Shenseea remains at position #21.

Notable songs moving up in our Top 30 is Blaxx’s motivational song “Hulk”. “Hulk moved up two slots this week to position #12. Nessa Preppy is still showing us how de “Tingo” as she made her way back on our top 30 easing in at position #13. Spinning her way back on our charts is Jadel’s “Round and Round at position #22. Iwer George’s Savannah went up four slots to position 14. Let’s see if he can make it to the top 10 next week.

Keep it locked to see this week to see what changes we have. Please note songs on our Weekly Top 30 are songs based on weekly views. Check @julianspromos on IG for more details on our criteria

 

Written by Chandelle “Chandy” De Riggs follow me @chandymedia

“Hello” remains at #1 for the 4th consecutive week. Top 30 Viewed videos Week 4 2018

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For the 4th consecutive week “Hello” by Kes on the Folklore Riddim is the #1 tune on our Julian’s Promos Youtube page (with 790,787 views).

Holding steady with position #2 is Shal Marshals “Splinters” (536, 152 views). “Splinters” is a crowd favorite Kes and Patrice’s “Like it Like That” moved up this week making it to our top 10 at position #10 (with 210,349 views).

Moving up to position #3 is Machel Montano and Super Blue’s “Soca Kingdom” (398,176 views) which was releases only two weeks ago. “Soca Kingdom” is a major song taking over the airwaves and You Tube Soca streams. Let’s see if it can conquer position #1 or #2 next week.

Patrice Roberts “Sweet Fuh Days” is holding steady at position #4 with (363,065 views). “Criminal Wine” featuring Lyrikal and Millibeatz dropped down to position #11 this week.

Erphaan Alves “Overdue” (258,396) is currently holding steady at position #5 this week.

Voice’s “Year for Love” on the Upendo Riddim dropped down to position #6 (254,193 views). Also on the Upendo Riddim, that’s still rocking on our top 30 chart is Machel Montano’s, “Take it Slow” position #12 and Turner’s “Champion” (position 30).  “Full of Vibe”, on the My Decisions Riddim, dropped down to position #7 (251,268 views).

Coming in at position #8 is “O’ Lawd Oye” (277,837). “O’ Lord Oye” is a colorful catchy video that showsNailah’s hot dance moves while shopping for fruits in the market square.  In position #9 is her warmhearted tribute song to her grandfather (Ras-Short I) titled “Soka” (219,314 views). Also, her song “Badish” featuring dancehall artist Shenseea dropped down one slot (position #21).

Notable songs moving up in our Top 30 is Blaxx’s motivational song “Hulk” at position #14. Jamming his way up the top 30 is Dev’s “Jam” at position #15. “Jam” is a popular song charming the waistlines of many.

Keep it locked to see this week to see what changes we have. Please note songs on our Weekly Top 30 are songs based on weekly views. Check @julianspromos on IG for more details on our criteria

 

Written by Chandelle “Chandy” De Riggs follow me @chandymedia

 

 

Kes “Hello” remains number one, Blaxx “Hulk” moves up. Top 30 Viewed videos Week 2 2018

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For 2018, “Hello” by Kes on the Folklore Riddim is the #1 tune on our Julian’s Promos Youtube page (with 789,167 views) for this week’s top 30. “Hello” is an infectious tune. The Folklore Riddim has artiste like Turner “Holding On”, (position#19), Sekon Sta (at position #23) with “Aye Yo” and the lioness Nadia Batson’s “Catching Feelings” (position # 30).

Coming in at position #2 is Shal Marshals “Splinters” (520, 436 views). “Splinters” is a crowd favorite on the 2 am Project Riddim produced by Fryktion and Problematic Media. “Splinters” is a hot sexy video giving you a taste of Uber Soca Cruise 2017. Also on the riddim is Kes and Patrice with their very sensual collaboration “Like it Like That” (position 12).

“Let de pumpin start.” What is carnival without energy?  Patrice Robert’s “Sweet Fuh Days” is a spirited tune at position #3 this week (273,786 views). Her next song,  “Criminal Wine’ with Lyrikal and Millibeatz  is at position #10 (164,157 views) climbing up steadily.

Love seems to be Voices formula. Coming in position #4 is Voice’s “Year for Love” off the Upendo Riddim (257,841 views). The Upendo Riddim has heavy hitters like Machel Montano with his song “Take it Slow” which is at position #8 with (207,110 views this week). Another song on the riddim whose video made it on our countdown is Turner’s “Champion” (position 24).Champion is a nostalgic video that pays homage to the icons of Soca/Calypso.

Erphaan Alves is a very talented singer and songwriter. One of his carnival favorites “Overdue” (256,603) has crept up and grabbed the hearts of many. The video is rather sentimental and very relatable to all lovers out there. “Overdue” is currently holding position #5 this week.

Another popular couple’s anthem, holding position #6 (with 242,093 views) is the beautiful tune by Voice and Marge Blackman’s “Full of Vibes” off the My Decisions Riddim. Full of Vibes” overall has over 2.2 million views and counting.

Also from the Blackman family is Nailah Blackman. Nailah took it back with her song “Sokah,” paying tribute to her late grandfather, the God-father of Soca, Ras Shorty I. Sokah is in position #7 (235,004) this week. Nailah has a few other tunes on our charts this week. O’Lawd Oye (188,401) at position #9. “Badish” featuring dancehall artist Shenseea (position #20). Nailah is a budding artist that has a unique sound and sense of style. The ladies in Soca are making a high impact.

Nessa Preppy is another rising star in Soca. Her song “Tingo” (position 14) is creeping up the charts. This catchy tune has a wicked video that has massive sex appeal where Nessa shows you how de tingo.

Another positive song is Blaxx “Hulk” (position 25). Hulk is a song that inspires a person to stay strong when things aren’t making sense. Keep it locked to see if makes its way to our top ten next week.

Written By Chandelle ‘Chandy’ De Riggs

Ubersoca Cruise 2017 Review

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Welcome to the Ubersoca Cruise

The Ubersoca Cruise is the next level of Soca entertainment. Embracing the energy and spectacle of Caribbean carnivals worldwide, we have created the ultimate interactive experience aboard the Norwegian Pearl cruise ship. We have the biggest names in Soca music on tap and a dedicated crew just waiting to create the cruise of a lifetime. All Videos By: @Julianspromos

Ubersoca Cruise 2018 booking info Coming Soon – WWW.UBERSOCACRUISE.COM

All Videos By: @Julianspromos

Ubersoca Cruise 2017 – All White Party Highlights w. Voice, Kes, Asa Bantan & More:

Ubersoca Cruise 2017 – Football Tournament Highlights W. Voice, Lyrikal, Kerwin, Shal Marshall..

Ubersoca Cruise 2017 – Rum & Water Pool Party Highlights:

Ubersoca Cruise 2017 – Majah Hype Comedy x Theatre Turn Up Pajama Party Highlights:

 

Ubersoca Cruise 2017 – UberJammy Jam Party Highlights:

Ubersoca Cruise 2017 J’ouvert – J’ouvert in Cozumel Mexico Highlights:

Ubersoca Cruise 2017 – Talking Soca Highlights w. Kes, Lyrikal, Skinny Fabulous & More:

MORE POST VIDEO COVERAGE COMING SOON


5 Days/4Nights aboard the Norwegian Pearl Cruise Ship, Miami to Jamaica Cruise
Event took place Wed November 16th to Sun November 20th 2017
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Ubersoca Cruise 2018 booking info Coming Soon – WWW.UBERSOCACRUISE.COM
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40+ Events & Activities / 7+ Concerts

 

 


What was Included?

Ubersoca Cruise rates included:

– Accommodations
– All meals, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, 24 hour room service
– Most beverages (water, tea, coffee, juice, milk)
– Government taxes and fees
– Entrance to ALL Ubersoca Cruise events on and off the ship (except Miami Pre-Cruise Warm Up Party and VIP Cocktail Party)
Ubersoca Cruise 2018 booking info coming soon – WWW.UBERSOCACRUISE.COM

Folklore Riddim (2018 Soca) – Presented by Julianspromos x Advokit Productions

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Folklore Riddim (2018 Soca) – Presented by Julianspromos and Advokit Productions

“Let’s take your soul and ears on a journey laid down within the foundation of the Folklore Riddim.

Folklore is tradition. Folklore is culture. Folklore is we! Get your heart pumping with every beat of the drum reminding us that we’re rooted in soil rich of culture inspired by our ancestors. The Folklore Riddim expresses the cultural musical syncopation of the tales told by those before us and enlivens our bodies through unavoidable dance. Like some of our folklore characters, the music will cast an enchantment upon you, finding yourself compelled by its intoxicating grip. It will spread through your veins like wildfire. It is tantalizing, drawing you in, beat by beat. The offering that is the Folklore Riddim encompasses both deep cultural tales whilst satisfying our desire for musical growth and diversity.

Celebrate this musical incarnation that represents our culture, with Julian’s Promos and Advokit Productions as they present the Folklore Riddim, with offerings from Kes, Turner, Sekon Sta and Nadia Batson.”

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Sekon Sta – 2017 Artist to watch

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Most people strive to be number one, but Nesta Boxill is ok with being the “Sekon Sta” in his family. Sekon Sta is the son of Calypsonian Dennis Franklyn “Merchant” Williams. Williams brought hits like “Caribbean Connection” and “Rock It” among many other songs.  His success inspired Sekon Sta to reach to the top. Who could forget his sweet tune “The best” on the Kan Kan Riddim, or “Night Shift” on the Set Good Riddim? Sekon Sta has been singing since 2001.

In 2005 he was the youngest person to make it to the International Groovy Soca Monarch competition in Trinidad at the age of 15. One would identify Sekon Sta as not only a great singer and remarkable stage performer but also as an exceptional writer. In the past he’s written for artist like: Kerwin Dubois, Patrice Roberts, Nadia Batson, Lil Rick and 5 Star Akil. He also wrote King Bubba’s “Who drinking Rum.” His writing and passion for success has driven him to the top for 2017. 

Sekon sta permeates energy and it shows in his song “Kings and Queens.”  “Kings and Queens” produced by Mega Mick written by Sekon Sta and Preedy, has picked up and gained the hearts of many. The colorful video shows the true beauty and essence of Trinidad and Tobago. He’s a humble youth who thought at age 21 he would never make it into music. A few years later his hard work and dedication has made him a name to remember. You can check out “Kings and Queens”on our You Tube page.

Follow Sekon Sta:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sekon.sta

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sekonsta

https://soundcloud.com/sekonsta


Written by Chandy
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Nailah Blackman – 2017 Artist to watch

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We all know Soca gives a great workout, whether dancing in the club or jumping up behind a truck. This young vision is no stranger to the music scene. However, 2017 has proven to be a stellar start for this 19 year old’s career. I’m referring to the beautiful Nailah Blackman, daughter of Abbi Blackman, granddaughter of the “father of Soca” “Ras Shorty I.” Clearly, music is in this young lady’s blood. Her family is her biggest influence in her life. They encouraged her to sing, write and play her own musical instruments, most notably the guitar. Nailah believes writing is her therapy.

She began singing at the budding age of 4. Two years later she entered her first Calypso competition. Although she started singing at an early age, it was at age 11 she became adamant about being a professional singer. What better way to ensure and mold her success but to be taught by one of the best? Nailah joined the family gospel band where she sang back up under her aunt Nehilet Blackman’s supervision. Her aunt realized she has another star on her hands, and gospel music was just one of many genres Nailah seemed to conquer, and there were other areas she had to tap into. At age 15 she left the family gospel band and went solo where she worked on demos with her uncle Issac Blackman. While in high school she was a dancer at the Shiv Shakir Dance Company.

She loves Soca but doesn’t want to be identified under just one genre her style of music is World music; a fusion of pop, Soca and Indie music. She released her first song on You Tube last year “Cigarettes” which has a heavy East Indian Arabic influence. “Cigarettes” caught the attention of Kees Dieffenthaller, (lead singer of Kes the band). With hard work and endless effort, the two produced a hot track called “Work Out.” “Work out” is produced by Anson Pro, written by Xone, Nailah Blackman, Mical Teja Williams, Anson Soverall, Preedy and Kes. Not only is Nailah a talented musician, singer and songwriter but Nailah designs her own clothes. Who knows maybe this fashionista will have a clothing line in a department store near you. Between her singing, dancing and sense of fashion her a style is truly a cynosure among many. I expect to see more from this young lady. Check out the hit tune “Work Out” on our YouTube page.

Follow Nailah Blackman:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nailah.blackman
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/nailahgoodmusic
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPPoZC8JJ8bPr5FAXvw4B0A/videos

https://soundcloud.com/user-nailahblackman


Written by Chandy
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Voice, Definitely Far From Finished

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A sensational burst of inspiration emerged onto the soca scene for 2016. This inspiration is the very talented singer/songwriter Aaron “Voice” St. Louis of San Juan Trinidad and Tobago (not to be confused with Young Voice based in Brooklyn). For 2016, Voice gave us “Cheers to life”, where he won the 2016 Soca Monarch competition, making him the youngest monarch winner in Trinidad and Tobago. For 2017, he brings us another inspirational tune, “Far from Finished.”

“Cheers to life” (commonly known as winner) was the party anthem for 2016, a perfect segue for his latest tune.  “Far From Finished”, written by Voice, produced by Fisherman Project and mixed by Precision Productions, has a nice blend of chutney and groovy soca. The lyrics rope you in with the beat. In this song, Voice gives you a glimpse of his life after his 2016 Soca Monarch win. Voice is currently attending the University of West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago, where he’s studying Theatre. Some may remember his tracks, “The Master” (2014), “Skillful Bumper” (2014), Vision (Belefonte Riddim, 2014) and of course his 2016 hit, “Cheers to Life.”  Take a listen and feel the vibes, “Far From Finished” is truly an inspirational track. I’m definitely looking forward to other tracks Voice may have coming up for the 2017 carnival season.

This blog was written by Chandy Ablaze chandy.ablaze@gmail.com or follow me on IG @Chandy_Sweet and on Facebook and Twitter at Chandy Sweet.