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Machel Montano

THIS year’s Carifesta Youth Village will see the revival of Boy Boy and the Magic Drum, a children’s book set in T&T that tells the story of a young boy who dreams of making music with his magic drum.

The children’s book which also shares the message of recycling was written by soca artiste Machel Montano and was first released in 2009. It will be one of the books brought to life with readings by Elizabeth “Lady” Montano at the Carifesta Youth Village from August 17-24 at the Bishop Anstey High School, Port of Spain. There will be two readings each day followed by an interactive session with the audience.


Calypso legend and soca music inventor Ras Shorty I (Garfield Blackman) will be honoured today from noon with a full music festival at the Blackman Ranch in Piparo.

Chutney soca artiste Mr Nice Vibes has landed an international music recording and distribution deal.

Nice Vibes (Kumar Sieunarine), has been signed to New York-based American record label Bentley Records. The deal will see Bentley record and distribute his music, as well as book live performances around the world.