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Coming 2 America ‘a lesson for young African women’

Coming 2 America ‘a lesson for young African women’


Washington - The 2020s should be the decade of success for African women, according to a South African actress starring in the sequel to one of the most successful films ever with a black cast. Nomzamo Mbatha appears alongside Eddie Murphy in Comi...

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No Spicemas for 2021

No Spicemas for 2021


ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Feb. 26, CMC – There will be no Carnival celebrations this year, even if 60 per cent of the population get the COVID-19 vaccine, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell said on Friday. This will be the second consecutive year Spicem...

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Paris ‘ready for’ 2024 Olympics

Paris ‘ready for’ 2024 Olympics


Paris – Tony Estanguet, the head of the organising committee, said on Tuesday that Paris will be ready to host the 2024 Olympics even if the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is ongoing as organisers have been working on contingency plans, Tony Estangu...

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Coachella cancelled again

Coachella cancelled again


LOS ANGELES – The Coachella music festival, due to be held in southern California in April 2021, was cancelled on Friday by local health officials because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It was the third time the outdoor event, one of the lar...

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Singer creating Tik Tok version of Netflix hit Bridgerton

Singer creating Tik Tok version of Netflix hit Bridgerton


Washington – US period drama Bridgerton has been re-imagined on the social media platform TikTok by singer Abigail Barlow. The American has started work on a musical version of Chris Van Dusen's hit new Netflix show. So far it includes original...

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US music producer Phil Spector passes away in prison

US music producer Phil Spector passes away in prison


Washington – US music producer Phil Spector has died at the age of 81, while serving a prison sentence for murder. Spector, who transformed pop with his "wall of sound" recordings, worked with the Beatles, the Righteous Brothers and Ike and Tina T...

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Ebe Gilkes passes away

Ebe Gilkes passes away


Jazz pianist Ebe Gilkes has passed away. Cheryl Holder, secretary of the Barbados Jazz Society and Gilkes’ friend, said he passed away at St Philip District Hospital, Jezreel, St Philip on Saturday. Musician Arturo Tappin posted a tribute to Gi...

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Bajans to perform for Kamala

Bajans to perform for Kamala


Several local entertainers are excited that they will have the opportunity to perform at a virtual concert to celebrate the inauguration of United States Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris. Edwin Yearwood and Kirk Brown confirmed that they were as...

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New database to improve royalty payments

New database to improve royalty payments


A new regional music database is likely to improve royalty payments to artistes. Chief executive officer of the Copyright Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (COSCAP) Erica Smith made that estimation on Tuesday during the Association of C...

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UK govt under pressure about EU visas

UK govt under pressure about EU visas


London – Pressure is mounting on the United Kingdom government to resolve issues around European Union touring visas for musicians and crews. Since leaving the EU, British musicians are no longer guaranteed visa-free travel and may need additional...