Music

Potent NEXT: Annalie Prime

Today, POTENT debuts our new video series called NEXT, highlighting up-and-coming artists, innovators, and tastemakers around the Caribbean and throughout the diaspora. The first episode features Trinidadian singer-songwriter Annalie Prime. Last y...

Voices of Bachata

Words by Sassy Ross  Chances are if you tune your radio to a Spanish-language station, you’ll hear the guitar-driven rhythms of Bachata. Slower than Salsa and more relaxed than Merengue, Bachata has risen in popularity over the last decade, tak...

The Sounds of PKWY

Words by Nneka Samuel Reggae. Salsa. Calypso. Dancehall. Cumbia. Soca. These are but a few of the blood pumping, hip-gyrating, life giving sounds we typically associate with the white hot music coming out of the Caribbean. But then again, he’s not e...

Summer Blaze: 5 Tunes for the Heat

We ready fi di summa! Unforgettable parties, cool drinks and romance….. while these good vibes don’t fully encapsulate the season, they make it more bearable in conjunction with the sweltering heat. And of course, music is the catalyst and a reminder...

Get to Know: Polly A

Words by Chelcie Porter Jamaican-American singer Polly A, also known as Meleni Smith, just has one of those voices. One of those rich, velvety voices that as soon as she even speaks you think to yourself - “Oh, this is going to be good.” She’s gaine...

Satisfy My Bowl: Bob Marley Inspired Ice Cream

Words by Nneka Samuel You can’t say the words “one love” without calling to mind late reggae icon, Bob Marley. Seriously, I’ve tried. It’s literally impossible. Marley’s timeless music stood for love, peace, unity and equality, and in honor of th...

#JamaicaHappy

Words by Lisa Collins-Haynes Thousands of Jamaicans home and abroad are dancing to a ‘Happy’ tune thanks to a new viral video on YouTube dubbed, #JamaicaHappy. Spearheaded by Digicel, the local version of Pharrell Williams’  ‘Happy’, was releas...

She x She Wolf: Shakira + Rihanna Pair Up on New Single

Words by Genice Phillips Colombian singer Shakira unites with Barbados native Rihanna in the uptempo, reggae-tinged single, "Can't Remember to Forget You." Since it's hyped release last Monday, the reaction from Shakira and Rihanna fans alike hav...