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The Style & Vibes Podcast: Exploring Caribbean Culture, Fashion, Music and more

Author: Mikelah Rose | Style & Vibes

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The Style & Vibes podcast is where Caribbean style and culture collide. Hosted by Mikelah, founder of Style & Vibes, you’ll get to know from Caribbean tastemakers and celebrities across the globe in dancehall, reggae, soca and more!
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The Caribbean film industry has been blossoming over the last few years with more stories from Caribbeans and Caribbean diaspora filmmakers creating films and shorts. Thanks to organizations like Caribbean American Film Academy (CaFA) bringing them to the people through festivals and movie screens. In this episode Romola Lucas (co-founder of CaFA) and Alysia Simone (Director of CaFA and founder of Rewind & Come Again) discuss the challenges of the industry from a creative and business standpoint, how the Caribbean film industry has grown and what we’d love to see in the future.   Stylin’ on: Rihanna’s collaboration with LVMH Vibin’ to: Buju Banton “Country for Sale”   Stay connected to Style & Vibes Keep up here: Website | Newsletter | Shop Let’s talk here: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook   Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown of Breadfruit Media
SV 27: Jamaica Carnival!

SV 27: Jamaica Carnival!

2019-05-0600:30:41

As the number of Caribbean carnivals across the globe has grown, Jamaica Carnival has been on a rapid rise in the last few years. Jamaica is already one of the top Caribbean destinations for the Caribbean regions, for people visiting during the carnival weekend, it’s a time to explore the other side of the island as well as take advantage of the islands’ vibe and culture from a different perspective. In this episode Deanna, of Dyschick (pronounced Dis-chick), and I discuss its growth in popularity and potential for the future.   About Dyschick Deanna aka Dyschick is a music and festival blogger from New York City. Her Guyanese heritage and passion for soca music led her to create a blog to demystify fetes and Carnivals by introducing neophytes to the artistes, deejays, and mas bands making headlines in the industry. Dyschick has become a go-to resource for tourism boards, mas bands, deejays, and artistes.   Stylin’ on: Style & Vibes Shop Vibin’ to: Pandora Stories - Growing up Jamaican   Stay connected to Style & Vibes Keep up here: Website | Newsletter | Shop Let’s talk here: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook   Executive Produced by Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown of Breadfruit Media
Reggae singer Chris Martin has had the ladies screaming and fellas respect for years. Since his win on Digicel Rising Stars singing competition program, his voice and music topics have matured with his fans as he dabbles in both the reggae love songs and dancehall categories. We talk about how he’s grown as a reggae artist, his latest album And Then and his amazing sense of style. Also introducing Mikelah’s new playlist curation on Pandora Stories! In the first playlist, she’s sharing her story, growing up as a Jamaican-American girl while sharing songs that are significant to her upbringing. Stylin’ on: Tropical Isle Living Headwrap Vibin’ to: Pandora Stories - Growing up Jamaican    Executive Produced by Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown of Breadfruit Media   Stay connected to Style & Vibes Keep up here: Website | Newsletter | Shop Let’s talk here: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Carnival culture has exploded across the globe in recent years. With events driven by elaborate costumes, Soca and pure vibes, inspired by Trinidad, carnivals have popped up in places like Japan, Oakland and Houston. The expansion is great for the soca music and creative industry, however it comes backlash. In this episode, I’m joined with DJ Jel and Caribbean journalist Melissa Noel discuss the backlash and why carnival culture can be misunderstood.   Stylin’ on: Sneakers Vibin’ to: Buju Banton   About DJ JEL DJ Jel is a NYC-based disc jockey of Trinidadian descent. Know for his tagline, “The Soca Boss,” DJ JEL has one of the most popular mix/podcast series that reaches a wide audience across North America, the Caribbean and Europe. While juggling bookings for open events, DJ Jel continues to focus on developing digital music content for the West Indian community, promoting the region’s music worldwide. In doing so DJ JEL is also the co-founder and content strategist for Di Soca Analyst, a digital media platform that focuses on the discussion of Caribbean culture and soca music.     About Melissa Noel Guyanese-American Award-winning journalist Melissa Noel is adamant about sharing a variety of stories from the region and its diaspora. As an independent multimedia journalist, Melissa Noel produces video as well as print and online stories for several major news outlets including NBCNews.com, Huffpost.com, Caribbean Beat Magazine and Voices of NY. Melissa is also a television correspondent and host for several Caribbean focused networks.   Executive Produced by Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown of Breadfruit Media
With her infectious personality and insatiable energy, Vanessa James uses her multi-platform career in music, radio, TV, voiceover and media to inspire others every day. The native South Floridian with Trinidadian and Venezuelan roots has been the voice behind some of your favorite lifestyle events and brands. As a premier bilingual, female multi-media personality and as an experienced events host and producer, entertainment correspondent, blogger, and brand ambassador. In this episode we not only talk about Vanessa’s career in media, remaining in-tuned with her culture while sharing it with others. Stylin’ on: Sokanaval’s latest tee “Who do here, does feel” Mommy 24:7 Vibin’ to: Koffee’s Rapture EP In honor of Women’s history month for the entire month of March we’re exclusively featuring the women of Women in Dancehall, Reggae and Soca.   LISTEN to our Caribbean Women Playlist on: Youtube | Apple Music | Spotify   Executive Produced by Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown of Breadfruit Media
Fiona Compton is an England base Caribbean creative hailing from St. Lucia. She’s a true creative “Jane of all trades” working as a photographer artist, filmmaker, historian and storyteller. Sharing exploring complex Caribbean realities over the past 13 years her work has explored the various disparities in the representation of the Afro Caribbean diaspora within art and mainstream media. Fiona continues her mission to educate in innovative ways through events and online through her account ‘Know Your Caribbean’ via Instagram which facilitates educational posts on short palatable bursts. Fiona also has run creative workshops for children and young people teaching the history and culture of the Caribbean and its linkages to Africa, in venues such as the South Bank Centre and Black Cultural archives in London.   Stylin’ on: Singer Grace Jones closed out the Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya show at Paris Fashion Week! Vibin’ to: Women in Dancehall, Reggae and Soca in honor of Women’s history month for the entire month of March we’re exclusively featuring the women of these genres.   LISTEN to our Caribbean Women Playlist on: Youtube | Apple Music | Spotify Executive Produced by Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown of Breadfruit Media
Jamaican menswear designer Carlton Brown has a passion for the perfect suit. The custom fit designer has designed suits for countless celebrities across the region like Usain Bolt, Aidonia, Chris Martin, Agent Sasco and many more. In this episode, we have a candid discussion on how Carlton started designing, his family life, the Caribbean fashion industry and how he’s stayed in his lane to nurture success on his own terms.     Stylin on: Lee Body Optix x Cushnie Vibin’ to: Jason Derulo feat. Lay Zhang and NCT 127 “Shut Up & Dance” Watch a snippet of female Jamaican Dancehall crew Versatile Ones choreographed by Kimiko Versatile Executive Produced by Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown of Breadfruit Media
SV 21: Bad Mind!

SV 21: Bad Mind!

2019-02-1100:39:46

In this episode executive producer, Kerry and I dissect the idea of “Bad Mind.” A popular idea in Caribbean music, particularly Dancehall we talk about why the term is so popular, how it is used and know the difference between  “Bad Mind” and constructive criticism.   LISTEN to our BAD MIND Playlist on: Apple Music, Spotifyor Youtube   Stylin’ on: Usain Bolt in Carlton Brown Vibin’ to: “Boasty (REMIX)”- Wiley feat. Stefflon Don, Sean Paul & Idris Elba   Credits: Male voice actor in Bad Mind Scenario: Kirk Malcom  Executive Produced by Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown of Breadfruit Media  
The Fyre Festival was a music festival scheduled to take place on the Bahamian island of Great Exuma. Exclusively targeted to elite millennials as a luxurious version of Coachella organize by Fyre creator Billy McFarland with “partner” rapper Ja Rule. The festival didn’t happen, Billy oversold and under delivered committing fraudulent activity to cover up the fiasco, causing chaos for festival goers, staff, Bahamian contractors/government and venture capitalist investors. Hulu and Netflix simultaneously release documentaries. The Netflix version produced by the marketing company that handled the social media marketing for the festival. The Hulu documentary was produced by Hulu. In this episode we discuss the series of issues with the festival from our perspective with insights from Eva of Soca Mom and Bahamian based entertainment vlogger Timmay.   Stylin’ on: Fe Noel’s Resort 2019 - A Queen’s Tale Vibin’ to: Ms Melanin - Neeqah   Keep up with Eva of Soca Mom : Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Keep up with Timmay: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook   Executive Produced by Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown of Breadfruit Media   Stay connected to Style & Vibes Keep up here: Website | Newsletter | Shop Let’s talk here: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
Whether you do resolutions or not, the new year is always a good time to get yourself right mind, body and soul. The new year is a time to reflect, make new goals and have a renewed spirit as you evolve on your life’s journey. I’m sharing ten tips that can help you make realistic changes that you can stick to.   Stylin’ on: DLR Clothing / Nailah Blackman Vibin’ to: Famalay - Skinny Fabulous, Machel Montano & Bunji Garlin   Executive Produced by Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown of Breadfruit Media   Stay connected to Style & Vibes Keep up here: Website | Newsletter | Shop Let’s talk here: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
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Breadfruit Juice

I love your podcast! I'll be following!

Jul 25th
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