Little Lion Sound Celebrates a Decade in Switzerland

They're one of the most known and respected sound systems in Switzerland and today, (April 13th) they celebrate 10 years,  Little Lion Sound in Geneva. The love of the music and culture has brought together Nicolas and Jannali to push spread the Caribbean culture and for a decade make a name for themselves. "I started at 12 years old back in 2004 but Little Lion Sound took a total different level when Jannali join me in 2008 and since, then nothing could stop us. We travelled around the world and play the music we love each and every week-end years after years !!!" said Nicolas Meury "Little Lion"

"We got to thank everyone for the love and support since the beginning ! 

As his father Garry Littman would say : 
"They began when they were 16 and have built the Little Lion Sound into one of Europe's most popular reggae sound systems. Their videos have collected almost 3 million views. They have played all over the world from Brussels to Byron Bay. They have recorded and facilitated concerts for many of Jamaica's leading reggae musicians. They run a music-in-the -park programme for the city of Geneva every summer. 
They give it with love. Hats off and a Big Up to Nico and Jannali for a truly great and positive musical creation."

We Do It For The Love From Day 1" He continued. 

In addition to their DJ activity, they organize numerous events and festivals in Geneva that are growing in popularity year after year. These include the Traverse Reggae Festival (La Traverse), Dancehall Madness (Halle W), Dancehall Explosion (Silencio), the Geneva Sound Connection Festival in the Geneva Parks in collaboration with the City, and the management of the Urban Summer scene of the Geneva Festival.

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Caribbean Cruise Experence in Europe

SOCA ON THE SEAS COMES TO EUROPE

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Soca On The Seas comes to Europe and will be an unforgettable experience where World Music explode in a colorful tapestry of culture and art aboard the Royal Caribbean International’s brand new and largest, luxurious ship in the world, Symphony Of The Seas. It’s all the greatest hits, plus revolutionary new firsts. We sail for eight days and seven nights, to six of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

On Sunday 13th May 2018 we sail from Barcelona, Spain then on to Palma de Mallorca followed by Marseille, France, Florence, Rome, then Naples, Italy, before returning to Barcelona on Sunday May 20th 2018. Be part of an amazing journey where you will be immersed in non-stop Carnival themed events featuring the top artists along with a few surprises. Come journey with us as we celebrate music! The Journey Continue!

18 Decks | 7 Neighborhoods | 25 Restaurants & Bars | #FlowRider #Ziplining | #IceSkating #Rockwall #RoboticBartender #AquaTheater #AquaPark #Promenade #VirtualBalcony #BroadwayShow #10StorySlide

Destinations

Barcelona, Spain

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To prepare you for the journey of a life time, we celebrate at Catwalk, one of Barcelona’s hottest beach clubs located at the Port Olimpic. We will party the night away with the top international artistes while you enjoy the beautiful seaside view of Barcelona!

 

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

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The resort city and capital of the Spanish island of Palma de Mallorca in the western Mediterranean will captivate you, leaving you mesmerized after your visit to the massive Santa Maria Cathedral which overlooks the Bay of Palma. The adjacent Almudaina is a Moorish-style Arab fortress converted to a royal residence. West of the city, hilltop Bellver Castle is a medieval fortress with a distinctive circular shape. This excursion will be an awesome experience!

Marseille, France

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Marseille, a port city in southern France, at its heart is the Vieux-Port (Old Port), where fishmongers sell their catch along the boat-lined quay. Some of the landmarks include Basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde which is a Romanesque-Byzantine church. Modern landmarks include Le Corbusier’s influential Cité Radieuse complex and Zaha Hadid’s CMA CGM Tower.

Florence/Pisa (Laspezia) Italy

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This awesome port city is home to the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. Visit the impressive Duomo, Baptistery and Campo Santo and the breathtaking hotel Palazzo Vescovile in Piazza Arcivescovado. Immerse yourself in history and art in the birthplace of the Renaissance. Receive a walking tour of Florence's best sites, including Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, and the Accademia Gallery. Enjoy this amazing shore excursion from Livorno Port and take the best of Florence

Rome, Italy

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Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Naples, Italy

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Naples, a city in southern Italy, sits on the Bay of Naples. Nearby is Mount Vesuvius, the still active volcano that destroyed nearby Roman town Pompeii. Dating to the 2nd millennium B.C., Naples has centuries of important art and architecture. The city's cathedral, the Duomo di San Gennaro, is filled with frescoes. Other major landmarks include the lavish Royal Palace and Castel Nuovo, a 13th-century castle

Entertainment

  #Aquatheater  A mind-blowing show that combines cutting-edge technology, future-forward choreography, unexpected stunts and highly innovative, physically extraordinary acrobatics.

#Aquatheater A mind-blowing show that combines cutting-edge technology, future-forward choreography, unexpected stunts and highly innovative, physically extraordinary acrobatics.

  #HAIRSPRAY  Big hair, big dreams and all the right moves — you can’t stop the beat in this Tony Award-winning Broadway hit.

#HAIRSPRAY Big hair, big dreams and all the right moves — you can’t stop the beat in this Tony Award-winning Broadway hit.

CHARLY BLACK

SHURWAYNE WINCHESTER

NAILAH BLACKMAN

TURNER

RICKY T

PREEDY

DJ ENTERTAINMENT

Miami Dream Team | Flagzsound | D'Ultimate Sting

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Contact

info@socaontheseas.com / 877-457-1268 / www.socaontheseaseurope.com

Trinidad Carnival Through the Lens of Maria Nunes

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This week Trinidad and Tobago hosted the largest Carnival in the Caribbean and one of the most known and imitated Carnivals and street parades. We have decided to showcase the work of Maria Nunes, a photographer from Trinidad and Tobago with special interests in capturing imagery related to the performing arts and in documenting cultural heritage, especially traditional Carnival portrayals. Below you can get a taste of the festivities and visit her site for more work.  The images focus on traditional mas, award winning designer Peter Minshall and costumed moko jumbies (stilt walkers). Hope you enjoy the images and see you in Trinidad 2019.

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“In a World of Their Own”, a book of Maria Nunes' carnival photographs, will be published by Robert & Christopher Publishers very soon. Stay tuned!

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Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley wins 3rd GRAMMY Award

Just exactly a week before his father's birthday, Damian Marley wins his 3rd GRAMMY Award for Best Reggae Album with his album Stone Hill. The announcement was made during the pre-telecast at the Madison Square Garden in New York City Sunday 29th, 2018. 

Damian, who has been nominated 5 times had the company of 2016 GRAMMY award winners Morgan Heritage, first-time GRAMMY-nominated artist Chronixx and Common Kings and finally, second-time GRAMMY-nominated artist J Boog. Just last year his brother Ziggy Marley won his 8th GRAMMY giving the winner a back to back win for the Marley's. 

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Stony Hill was released in July 2017. It spent several weeks atop the Billboard Reggae album chart. It has to date sold more than 18,000 copies in the United States according to Nielsen Music.

Coppershot Sound (Jamaica) comes to Geneva

Coppershot Disco is seen as the next step in entertainment having been performing their art for over Sixteen years and consistently being on top of the game. Founded in 1994 through a merger with Sage Enterprises, Coppershot boasts an impressive and energetic crew of hardcore music loving Jamaicans. Over the years this sound has been tested, tried and proven true, building a strong following in Kingston and the whole of Jamaica. Despite having been dubbed an ‘uptown sound’ Coppershot has proven they have the ingenuity and the right flavor for all crowds.

Having started from the aspirations of three young Campionties Matthew Gray, Jason Henriques and Shaun Anderson, Coppershot has since grown into an enterprise. They have expanded to ten members adding a variety of styles and enabling them to widen their scope to extensive play outs. The members include top selectors such as ‘Jigzagula AKA Jay-Z, Nero P, Mr. Shaun, DJ Donny, DJ Small Voice, Sanjay,   Cutty, DJ Marc Chin and Dj Ash . The Coppershot name is so popular that if one looks at all the hottest party posters one will no doubt find their distinctive logo as the stand out selectors.

The sound is known for their versatility, playing at all kinds of events from birthday parties, weddings, stage shows, clubs, parties and more. Always holding true to their word and professional standards the sound has been enlisted by all the major corporate sponsors to play for their events. These include recurring jobs with Digicel, Red Stripe, Bmobile, Appleton and Smirnoff Ice. From the sound’s inception its talented crew have been consistently working alongside other popular sounds such as Stone Love, Tony Matterhorn, Fire Links, Bass Odyssey and Renaissance; proving themselves on par in the entertainment business

OUR PICK FOR THE TOP 30 SOCA SONGS OF 2018 *SO FAR*

It's a new year so that means Trinidad Carnival is around the corner and since Caribbean Vybez International will host its first event in Geneva around the same period I have been listening to the offerings of 2018 and I must say it's sounding good. Based on feedback from friends on Facebook I can see that Patrice Roberts has something good for the season so congrats to her, will she actually have a fighting chance only time will tell as we know it's still too early to really tell for road march. 

So this is just my opinion and keep in mind this is from someone not living in Trinidad at the moment so based on what I've seen and heard on my own with no radio or fete help. 

In no particular order... 

RELEASED EARLY IN 2017 BUT FOR 2018 SO STILL COUNTS... 

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