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  • program September 29, 2016

    Carnival In Brooklyn

    Every September, millions of people celebrate Carnival in Brooklyn. From the pre-dawn J’ouvert bacchanal in the streets, to the intense Panorama steel pan competition, to the massive Labor Day Parade on Eastern Parkway, Central Brooklyn is transformed into a Caribbean … Read more »

  • interview February 13, 2014

    Dennis Bovell: UK Reggae, Lovers Rock, and the Power of Linton Kwesi Johnson.

    It’s not entirely hyperbole to state that reggae in the United Kingdom wouldn’t exist without Dennis Bovell. It certainty wouldn’t have become what it did. The sound system operator-turned-producer, band leader of Matumbi, bass player, dub innovator, lovers rock songwriter … Read more »

  • blog August 29, 2013

    More On The West Indian American Day Carnival

    Yesterday we brought you a listing of WIAD sponsored events, but there’s always more Carnival to report on in NYC. Here’s a look at the rest of the celebrations happening around the city this weekend. Hot 97’s got a real … Read more »

  • blog July 18, 2013

    Paris DJs Soundsystem – West Indies Vintage Funk Vol.2

    This mix of vintage funk from the West Indies from Paris DJs Soundsystem comes just in time for the summer heat wave hitting NYC! We feel right at home with these funky Caribbean tunes.  Following-up on Loik‘s first volume – published more than … Read more »

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