Saturday May 28th, 2016
Made In Grenada Entertainment News
Cultural Ambassadors on the Road
The next month or so will be a very busy time for some of Grenada’s top performers as they take their unique talents to the USA for a series of performances.
Tallpree heads the list with a mini-tour beginning this weekend as plans continue for the staging of his signature carnival fete – PreeDay (the Black Edition) and his inaugural Uncle Tallpree’s Kids Fete.
|May 28th (afternoon)||Atlanta|
|May 28th (night)||Orlando|
|June 11th||West Palm Beach|
|July 02nd||Kingstown, St. Vincent|
|July 09th||Fort Lauderdale|
|July 29th – 31st (Caribana Weekend)||Toronto|
Elimus ‘Inspector’ Gilbert is in New York for three performances before heading home for the 2016 Carnival season.
He will perform alongside Barbados’ Mighty Gabby and Grinder on June 11th in a pre-Father’s Day affair, and then on June 18th he joins Tallpree, Mr. Killa and Mr. Legz in a Father’s Day soca showdown in Brooklyn. His final performance will be on June 25th, as plans for his annual Specky Sunday (July 31st Grenville Bus Terminal) continues.
Another Cultural Ambassador Finley ‘Scholar’ Jeffrey will be in Brooklyn for a Father’s Day performance on Sunday June 19th. He will join the likes of Beast, Val Adams and Judy Boucher for this special performance at the Mahalia Jackson High School.
Made In Grenada Expands
Made In Grenada has expanded its portfolio beyond the management of performer and recording Artistes. In the past week four Artistes have signed to Made In Grenada, with Made In Grenada providing exclusive Booking Agency and Public Relations services. 2016 Road March winners of Carriacou, PPM and Smalls, also from Carriacou D’ Regulars, Pupa Leendi and former Road March winner Soca Banton are those taking advantage of this new division under the Made In Grenada umbrella.
Beyond the Soca Riddim – the Soca Beat
In 2003 the Grenada music industry gave the world the phenomenon known as the Soca Riddim. The first such Riddim, known as the Cell Phone Riddim was recorded by Emmanuel Duncan through a collaborative effort with Nordley ‘Fatman’ Frederick. Since then Riddims have become the norm with producers of soca music the world over utilizing the idea that originally generated from Grenada. Another such idea is in the making with the idea of creating a Soca Beat. The Beat is to create a musical foundation from which a plethora of songs can be built around, giving each song its own unique sound without the repetition associated with Riddims. The evolution of the Beat will coincide with the 25th anniversary of the release of the 1991 hit tune Jambalsie Rule and will feature music created by some of Grenada’s top producers. The first songs on the new Soca Beat will be released in early June.