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KENNY ROGERS APPRECIATION CLUB

My first encounter with the music of Kenny Rogers was in the mid 90s. I was working as a waiter in Pontins and shared a room with Alan from the Rhondda Valley. There were many peculiarities about Alan but the … Continue reading

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ISOLATION RAVING

How many times have you heard the word unprecedented in the last couple of weeks? To be fair nothing else quite seems to sum things up as precisely and with nobody really having any clue as to what’s happening next … Continue reading

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A is for ACID TECHNO – BOOMTOWN MUSICAL ALPHABET 2020

This is the first letter in my Boomtown Alphabet… it might be the last, I make no promises but I do plan to stick it out til the final Z (26 points if you guess what it might be). Of … Continue reading

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DESPERADOES TAKE PANORAMA

Although I’ve always been partial to a little bit of steel pan, I never fully appreciated the power and grace of a steel band until I went to Trinidad last year. There truly is nothing quite like it, such warmth … Continue reading

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Pirate Ship on the Streets Of Salvador.

People have been sending me videos of BaianaSystem at Brazilian Carnivals for the past few years and what a site to behold they truly are, a perfect example of bacchanalian spirit personified. Mass musical participation and unbridled revelry, I have … Continue reading

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WHO WEARS THE SOCA CROWN THIS YEAR?

My Carnival FOMO is kicking in hard this weekend, to solidify this fact I decided to stay up late Friday night and watch the International Soca Monarch on my laptop. Not quite as exciting as being there in the midst … Continue reading

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HAITI KANAVAL 2020

With Pre-Lenten Carnival festivities switching into top gear all around the world, the people of one Caribbean country are most likely viewing the next few days with as much trepidation as excitement. After anti-corruption protests shut down the majority of … Continue reading

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