Music

McDonald’s Taps Caribbean Star for New “Lovin’” Musical Campaign

 Leslie Grace headlines new ad campaign By the Caribbean Journal staff McDonald’s has tapped a Caribbean music star to headline its new “Lovin’” musical ad campaign. 20-year-old Leslie Grace, a native of The Bronx who is the daughter of a …

A New Way to Get Local Music in Turks and Caicos

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor TCI Beat Records, the top music label in the TCI, unveiled its musical CD Vending Machine at the Providenciales International Airport earlier this month. The machine holds up to 430 CDs in the racks, with 10 …

Pressure Busspipe, Barrington Levy to Headline USVI Music Festival

 Above: US Virgin Islands native Pressure Busspipe By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St.Thomas will host musicians and entertainers for the America’s Paradise USVI Music Festival from July 16 to 19. This year’s slate will include Cedric The Entertainer, Barrington Levy, Destra, Don …

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 Above: Ciara By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If the music lovers in your office are suddenly absent from their desks, they just might be on a flight to St. Kitts, where the annual St. Kitts Music Festival kicks off in …

 Above: Jorge Celedon By the Caribbean Journal staff Curacao’s North Sea Jazz festival has, in recent years, become one of the Caribbean’s leading concert festivals. Now, the Dutch Caribbean island is adding another to the mix: Viva La Musica Latina. …

 We’ve set it before. Here at CJ’s Airporter column, we’re big fans of the musical airport welcome. After a long flight, a local band offers travelers to the Caribbean an immediate reminder that they’ve arrived in paradise. It also says that …

 Above: Tabou Combo By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Tabou Combo and Jamaica’s Jah Cure are among the headliners for this year’s World Creole Music Festival in Dominica. The festival, which will take place from Oct. 24 to 26, will …

 By Alexander Britell FORT-DE-FRANCE — When you hear old biguine music on a Thursday night in Fort de France, you find yourself in a place and time you never considered. The band had no name. Its mercurial, talented leader had none …

 The Caribbean is one of the great music exporters in history. But it also manages to attract some great musical talent to come to its many festivals over the course of the year, and 2014 is no different, with high-profile …

 Above: the new National Institution of Music in Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti has officially opened its newest music school, the “National Institute of Music” in the city of Hinche. Haiti Culture Minister Josette Darguste was on hand …