Music Brief

Kes & J Perry's 'Liki Tiki' Could Be Your New Summer Anthem

The Caribbean soca group blends their soulful voices with Haiti's J Perry to bring fans a sun-drenched video to match.

Caribbean soca group Kes (aka KES THE BAND) have teamed up with Haiti's J Perry to bring fans of island music a Caribbean

Produced by fellow Haitian producer Michaël Brun and directed by Trinidadian film wiz Maya Cozier, the accompanying visuals to the popular tune match the vibes exquisitely. This is Kes's second time working with director Cozier, the last on the music video for their single "Jolene." The group's chemistry shone right through the positive, high-energy video.

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Still from film 'Angelica.'

These 9 Films Prove Caribbean Cinema Is On the Rise

A recap of nine standout films hailing from the Caribbean featured at this year's Pan-African Film Festival.

Islanders made their mark on films from all geographic regions at the 2018 Pan-African Film Festival. This festival's selections captured the evolution of language, spiritual practices, food and art of a people whose descendants were forcefully removed from the African continent. Caribbean tales bridged the waters that lie between the African continent and the Americas. The story of the transatlantic holocaust of enslavement that began in the mid-15th century and brought some Africans to the Caribbean region echoes in the voices of the present-day inhabitants. The region's soca music moved festival goers at the opening night's party as well as in the final night's screening. As usual, you could count on the Caribbean artists to deliver both education and entertainment.

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