Manchester Caribbean Carnival J'ouvert 2017

J’ouvert Morning Manchester Carnival 2017

Jump Up, Jump Up, J’ouvert!

Join in J’ouvert Morning at Manchester Carnival 2017. Follow J’ouvert on Facebook.

J’ouvert Marning, Manchester Carnival 2017, Jump up Lash D Pig.   Linking up @ Westwood Street, Manchester, M14.   Jam starts 12th Aug @ 7.45am – 10.00am.

J’ouvert morning returns this year, ready to be the best J’ouvert yet, with two ‘Jump Up, Jump Up’ trailers on the road.

  • Trailer 1 – A combination of DJs
  • Trailer 2 – 1PLUS, live Soca band

J’ouvert starts from 7.45am to 10am. There will be traditional Caribbean cuisine including: Souse, Pig Foot, Rice, Black Pudding, Salt Fish, Johnny Bakes and all your favourite traditional Caribbean punches for refreshment.


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Soca Village J'ouvert 2017

Leeds Soca Village

Hol Dem, N Wuk Dem

£10 Gets you a Bag, Bandana, Horn, Water, Rum T.Shirt and Full English/ West Indian breakfast.   Famalaaay, join in for the 50th!.


Organiser, The Soca Village

Made in the Caribbean Events and Facebook

The Soca Village is a product of Made In The Caribbean – a community based organisation developed by residents of the Chapeltown community of Leeds. Its overarching aim is to build social platforms that encourage community integration premised on the shared values of good vibes, from good people. Read more


Take a look at the 2017 What’s On page.


Carnival 2017


Original Burning Flames

The Original Burning Flames: O2 Academy Birmingham

Live Event

The Original Burning Flames

o2 Academy Birmingham

Jun 10, 2017

o2 Academy Birmingham Ticket Line


Burning Flames

The original Burning Flames band has reformed and they are playing a ‘not to be missed’ night at the O2 Academy Birmingham. Some time ago the band split up; therefore, the night at the Academy is a unique opportunity to see the original line-up back in action together – who knows, this may be the last time. If you are a Burning Flames fan, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Some History

The band formed in St. John in 1984. The original lineup included three brothers — Toriana “King Onyan” Edwards (vocals, guitar), David “Bubb-I” Edwards (vocals, bass) and Clarence “Oungku” Edwards (vocals, keyboards), along with drummer Rone “Foxx” Watkins.

The three brothers had previously worked together as buskers and Clarence and Toriana played in Arrow’s backing band. The band appeared at the Antiguan Road March carnival in 1985 with their song “Stiley Tight”, which was issued as their debut single in 1986.

The band went on to have international success in 1989 with “Workey Workey”, which was also later covered by Byron Lee & the Dragonaires.

The band signed for Mango Records in 1991, releasing the album Dig. They won the Road March title on five occasions between 1991 and 1996, and in 1997 Toriana Edwards embarked on a solo career as King Onyan, going on to win four Calypso Monarch titles, before eventually leaving the band.

The other members recruited vocalists Bryan Fontanelle and the Trinidadian Onika Bostik. The new lineup recorded the album HokusPokus (1999). They won the Road March title again in 1999 with “Magician (I Command You)”.
Bostik died on 19 December 2004, due to injuries sustained in a car crash on 11 December. The following year, lead singer Oungku left Burning Flames after winning that year’s Carnival Road March with the single “De Harder Deh Come” and formed a new band, Red Hot Flames.

From his song, “Oungku Too Bad-Minded”, it became apparent that Oungku left the band due to some kind of controversy. He said it was because the band had outgrown its members.

Red Hot Flames went on to win the 2006 road March competition with the single “Trouble”. That year, original band member Onyan rejoined with bass player and vocalist David “Krokuss” Edwards, also known as Lord Satellite. The first album of the reformed band was entitled Ebry Bady Ha Fu Nyam and featured hit songs like “Raw Sole” and “Green Bush”. They went on to reclaim the Road March title with the single “Papi” from their 2007 album De Real Fyah.

(, 2015)


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Original Burning Flames 2017
Burning Flames Birmingham 2017


Caribbean Music Festival

Caribbean Music Festival joins forces with Liverpool Carnival

Soca Music Festival launches new name and location

The Soca Music Festival has launched a new name and location. As a part of its rebranding and growth plans the brand has changed its name to the Caribbean Music Festival and joined forces with Liverpool carnival.

After being solely devoted to the Caribbean’s Soca music genre since its launch two years ago, the festival has evolved into displaying the array of Caribbean music genres.

Taking the show on the road

Liverpool is 2016’s new location for the brand. This year Liverpool Carnival is celebrating its first carnival parade and with its exciting new plans, the Caribbean Music festival will bring live Caribbean festival entertainment to the stage. Luton has been home to festival since its launch in 2014.

Caribbean Music Festival

Commenting on the move to Liverpool, Event Director, Garvin Johnson says:

‘We’re extremely excited to be taking the festival to Liverpool Carnival. The carnival is getting even bigger in Liverpool and it’s a great time to be bringing the festival to a new audience.’

What will be happening?

The outdoor music festival experience is still the root of the festival. The weekend will start with the festival launch party, and then the festival stage goes live on the Saturday with the Liverpool Carnival big parade and ends with an after party.

It is designed to make its audience escape into the Caribbean, mimicking the look and feel of a Caribbean island street party with a live Caribbean band and artists creating a party atmosphere. The line-up extends across the reggae, soca, calypso and salsa.

Why the change?

Soca music is our passion and the original reason for the festival was to create more awareness to the sounds of Soca. The change comes because comparing the sounds of Caribbean music allows us to depict the diverse nature of Caribbean music while highlighting similarities and influences on each other.


Visit The Caribbean Music Festival site to find out more details.




SOCA-Reggae Festival

COX in Conjunction with DJ SOSO London/ Manchester Link Up



  • TEA
  • TINA B

DJs Competing on the Night:

  • Live Band – EQUINOX
  • Guest Artist – BLACKOUT JA

DJs on the Night

  • (The hottest DJ’S Outta London)
  • Love From Manchester


Friday 27th November 2015
VENUE: R Base, 42 Charles Street, Manchester, M1 7DB
Coaches from Woolwich & Clapton Pond £40

COX: 07713 746 948 (London)
DJ SOSO: 07908 571 834 (Manchester)

Doors Open 7pm till Late (No ID NO Entry)

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SOCA Explosion 2015

SOCA Explosion Cup Clash 2015

Cup Clash: 5th Anniversary

DJs Competing on the Night:

  • 1/4 bottle (Manchester)
  • Hyper Spice (London)
  • DJ Face (Leicester)
  • Godfather & DJ Flush (Leeds)
  • Mr Worthless (Bristol)
  • Mr Silk & Magikal Flagz (London)
  • MC SOCA Gold (France)

Warm Up DJs on the Night

  • More Fya & DJ Spice
  • Live performance on the night by Terrah Dan


Adm Ticket £8.00 or £10 on the Door

Ticket Hot Line 07760671314 or 0161 273 6869

For more information log onto Tropical Radio North West here

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