– Move to the side, said a bearded Afro-Swedish policeman (nice guy) and I shuffled accordingly and allowed the steady flow of cars to pass by. Across the road sat three girls on the pavement edge huddled under an umbrella, above them a lone flag of Barbados briefly appeared as if looking for company and then disappeared again. Yes, I was at Viva Stockholm, Sweden’s Caribbean Carnival waiting to jump and wave behind the big truck except the truck wasn’t moving and I had been standing here for over an hour. Having already forgotten the battery to the camera (doh!) this evening had progressively gone from bad to worse.
George Allyn Chockness - the calypso king of Sweden
Artists and friends pay tribute to percussionist George Allyn in a concert with Amadou Jarre & the High Life Orchestra, Rudy Smith, Babatunde Tony Ellis, French bassist Koffie Aivo, Taxi Stand Steel Band, Hotpans steel band and others.
De rytmiska socavibrationerna är utmanande smittande och som bevis på dess effekt, låt oss presentera den 29-åriga japanska sångerskan MINMI. Urbanlife.se handlar om att visa en värld av vackra blandningar av kulturer och Minmi har självsäkert lyckats med reggae och soca.