It's that time of year where I pack up my Georgy bungle and head to NYC for PanJazz. I'm looking forward to Allison Hinds' contribution this year!

Music The Original Social MediaWhat connects us with old friends and new ones alike, we use it to break up to make up and take up. It can start a revolution and yet end wars or just make us feel - No, it's not facebook or twitter we're talking music. This June 16th, Abstract Entertainment presents Pan Jazz 2012's production of Music - the original social media. Music IS indeed the original social media and we once again celebrate it's hypnotic unifying grip that transcends time and borders with the stylings of the simply electrifying Soca Queen Alison Hinds and the thought elevating rebel sounds of Thandiswa Mazwai - backed by an all star Caribbean ensemble led by Etienne Charles, Victor Provost, Leon Foster Thomas, Ronald Boo Hinkson with guest South African bassist, composer, vocalist… Bakithi Kumalo and more will take you on this year’s Journey, “Music The Original Social Media”

Start the experience off right by attending the Complimentary World Pre-Concert Reception. The Pre-Concert Reception will feature tastings from various indigenous restaurants in and around New York City featuring Caribbean and South African delights. Reception Kicks off at 4:30pm in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Atrium on the 5th Floor.

Alison Hinds
ALISON HINDS, a true Caribbean Queen, came to the throne thru SOCA (popular dance music of the Southern Caribbean) that is rapidly gaining popularity among music lovers around the globe. It is a sexy music known for its infectious rhythms and spirited spicy lyrics that inspires jubilant audience participation albeit with waving hands and flags to swaying hips, all in a ritualistic celebration that exemplifies life today in the Caribbean and is synonymous with Caribbean Carnival celebrations worldwide
Thandiswa Mazwai

Following in the footsteps of artists like Miriam Makeba, Dorothy Masuka and Brenda Fassie, singer and songwriter Thandiswa Mazwai is one of the most popular female musicians in South Africa today. Previously the lead vocalist of award-winning group Bongo Maffin, with whom she played a part in the foundation of the Kwaito music scene, Mazwai has enjoyed a great deal of success since she launched her solo career. She received a Metro FM award for Best Female Vocalist in 2004 after the release of her debut solo album, Zabalaza, an achievement that was followed up in 2005 at the South African Music Awards, where she won the Best Female Artist and Best African Adult Contemporary awards.
Ticket Outlets
New York City

Jazz at Lincoln Box Office
Time Warner building
60th Street & Broadway 
 212 721 6500

Negril Village Restaurant 
70 West 3rd street
212 -477-2804


Sugar Cane Restaurant 
238 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn NY
718 230 3954

Allans Bakery
1109 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn NY 7

Tropical Paradise Restaurant
1252 Utica Ave
Brooklyn NY 11203

I've had a hard time finding info on the village schedule and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Here it is: Monday April 23rd 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.: One Blood 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.: Ace Empire 10:30 p.m. - 12 a.m.: Daddy Jones 12:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.: Sugar Band Tuesday April 24th 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Sleepless Knights 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.: Juan Castillo 10:30 p.m. - 12 a.m.: Carimi 12:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.: Ah We Band Wednesday April 25th 5:30 p.m. to Until: Red Lion Sound 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Top Notch 9:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.: Nina Nyce 10 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.: Nadia Batson 12 a.m. - 1:30 a.m.: Tizzy & El A Kru ... I heard they can't make it and will be replaced with Cool Session Brass 2 a.m. - 3:30 a.m.: Red Hot Thursday April 26th 5:30 p.m. to Until: After Dark Sound 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.: Volume 10 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.: Jam Band 2 a.m. - 2 a.m.: Poizon Friday April 27th 5 p.m. to Until: DJ Pete 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.: Rudy 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.: Spectrum 10:30 p.m. - 12 a.m.: Destra 12:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.: Small Ax Saturday April 28th 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Full Circle 9 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.: Fireworks 10 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.: Calypso Show 12 a.m. - 2 a.m.: Triple K
I tried to go see this movie while I was in Trinidad for carnival...didn't happen :(  Looks like I'll miss it again cause I'll be at another carnival. Hopefully, you all go see it and they make so much money that they keep it for another couple weeks LOL. Or, an Atlanta showing would be nice *wink wink.*

Words by LargeUp

We’ve been huge fans and supporters of Roger Alexis’ “Santana” shorts so as soon as we found out the badbwoy Trini puppet and viral video sensation was getting his own full-on feature film, we knew we wanted to be involved in some way. We’re excited to announce that Flatbush Film Festival organizers CariBBeing will be bringing I’m Santana to New York for its U.S. debut this month. LargeUp is the official media sponsor for the screenings, which will be held at the Rerun Theater in Dumbo, Brooklyn, on April 17 (9 p.m.) and 18 (6 and 7:45 p.m.); Pulse 48 (formerly CPAC) in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, on April 19 (6:30 p.m.) and 20 (7 and 8:45 p.m.); and the Maysles Cinema in Harlem, on Sunday April 22 (3:30 and 5 p.m.). Get your tickets here and stay tuned for more details here on LargeUp, and on CariBBeing’s Facebook. In the meantime, keep yourself occupied with the trailer and our interview with creator Roger Alexis!

SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2012 Paradise Troupe & Mocko Jumbies R Us are... giving you choices for Atlanta Carnival 2012.
They will be at Thomas Bakery (4051 Covington Hwy - Decatur, GA 30032) on Saturday, April 7th from 2PM - 4PM.

Come see our costumes for Atlanta Carnival 2012 and secure your spot!!!

An $80 deposit will be required to join the troupe & a $35 deposit will be required to join the mocko jumbies!

Paradise Troupe & Mocko Jumbies R Us on deh road with Supa Tek of Deathzone Sounds!!

It's going to be mas again!!!!!!
(Canary Yellow/Neon Green)

2 Piece Only:
- Regular Bikini Bottom
- Hot Pants Bottom
- Boy short Bottom
(Canary Yellow/Orange)

This style is available in 2 piece or 1 piece.

... 2 Piece Options are:
- Regular Bikini Bottom
- Hot Pants Bottom
- Boy short Bottom

1 piece options available are:
- 1 Piece w/sides cut out
- 1 piece w/bikini bottom
- 1 Piece w/boy short bottom