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Ne-Yo’s new album will be ‘predominately R&B’


(Billboard) – Sorry dance fans, Ne-Yo is going back to R&B. It’s not that he didn’t have a good time. He even thanks the dance community for “accepting him,” but the singer/songwriter – who doubles as Senior VP of A&R at Motown Records – will be returning to his “roots” on the next album.

Just like Dabydeen’s Coolies…


Guyanese-born poet, writer and academic David Dabydeen is perhaps one of the most colourful literary artists of his time. I have always fancied a nice creole poem; my favourite poets being Edward Baugh and Christine Craig but I would be a fool to not have Dabydeen on my list with his “Coolie Mother” and “Coolie Son”.

Filligar here to rock and learn

From left: Teddy Matthias, Pete Matthias, Casey Gibson and Johnny Matthias

The Rupununi Music and Arts Festival kicked off yesterday and will run until tomorrow with the small savannah village of Annai hosting several international performers, including the American alternative rock band Filligar.

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