"Catch Di Riddim"

I came across this article from the Jamaica Observer while browsing the Caribbean news headlines. The article has many bits of information but two paragraphs were of interest to me and they are presented here. The link above and at the end of this post will take you to the original article.

The first paragraph is about the St. Lucia Jazz Festival but the article had some information about the artist Zoelah that was unknown to me (text highlighted in red):
"St Lucia Jazz Festival is set to take place from May 1-9. Among the confirmed performers are Ne Yo, Corinne Bailey Rae, Shaggy, Steel Pulse, Laura Izibor, Jeffrey Osborne, Freddie Jackson and St Lucia's very own Teddyson John.
St Vincent native and soca artiste Zoelah who was recently in the island for Bacchanal Fridays, says she likes to cook and do cosmetology in her spare time. She added that if music hadn't worked out for her, she would've pursued a career in cosmetology. Zoelah was born in Trinidad, but moved to St .Vincent while still an infant.
Trinidadian soca artiste Oscar B who calls Jamaica his second home, says he is working in the studios on various recording projects. He said an album of new material is expected this summer.

The Second bit of information is about Bill Ocean's song Caribbean Queen:
"Did you know that the song Caribbean Queen recorded by Billy Ocean, was recorded under different titles for release in different parts of the world? There were two other versions of the song, namely African Queen and European Queen.
Caribbean Queen hit the number one spot on the Billboard R&B and Hot 100 singles charts in 1984.
In 2004, the song was re-released as a digital single for its 20th anniversary, shooting up to number 25 on the Billboard digital singles chart and garnering radio play across the US and UK.


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