Bearing The Torch: Clemvio Hodge On What We Do In Anguilla's Evolution & His Commitment To Youth Development
More than two decades since its inception under George Hodge, What We Do In Anguilla has taken on new life in a digital age. Tapped into the power of the Internet, Manager Clemvio Hodge is expanding the official island guide beyond its shores in an effort to show the world all the "Rainbow City" has to offer. Here, he discusses maximizing his father's legacy, promoting entrepreneurship among the youth, and dismantling some of the biggest misconceptions surrounding the island.
Levels Up: Infusion XL On Being Underdogs, Winning Their First Road March & Shifting Anguilla's Band Scene
Less than two years after an advantageous rebrand, Infusion XL now sits at the top of Anguilla's band scene. À la their latest album, the band has indeed leveled up after sweeping Bandclash for the second time in a row and securing their first-ever Road March win during Anguilla Summer Festival 2017. Here, they reflect on their early feats as a team, the weight of their trophies in the face of their history as underdogs, and why the real work starts now.
Sky's The Limit: Indy K. Bailey Talks Better Band Reunion & AXA Boy Entertainment's Ascension From Here
AXA Boy Entertainment's Indy K. Bailey might be miles beyond his humble days as an intern at Def Jam South, but he's still not one to trade in hard work for the easy way out. In fact, the Full Sail alumnus balances his stateside career as Ace Hood's right hand man with delivering some of the biggest events Anguilla has seen in recent years, including the long-awaited Better Band Reunion just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Anguilla Revolution. Read below as Indy details what it really took to organize the acclaimed event, the next phase for AXA Boy Entertainment, and why there's no ceiling on his path to success.
Beating The Odds: Dalicia Carty On Unpredictable Start In Beauty, Being Her Own Boss, And Next Chapter For Beats By Dal
Dalicia Carty is booked to capacity but before ringing in the New Year, the boss lady behind Beats By Dal managed to press pause amid the holiday rush to reflect on her journey in beauty. The road less traveled isn't easy, but the self-taught makeup artist knows how to make what others think can't be done happen. Read below as she looks back at her unplanned dive into entrepenuership, relives her dream-come-true moments, and shares what's in store for 2017.
Behind The Scenes: Cherrod Lewis On Early Beginnings, Building CL Productions, and the International Appeal of Caribbean Music
While the music producer may be a behind-the-scenes guy, Cherrod Lewis is ready to take his music to the world through CL Productions. Having worked with artists in various Caribbean countries from Anguilla to Trinidad, Cherrod continues to make waves throughout the soca industry and beyond. Learn more about the defining moments in his early career, his thoughts about being put in a box, and what he believes determines the international appeal of Caribbean music.
Respect The DJ: DJ Deany Discusses Building His Brand, King of Spin Victory, and Advancing DJ Culture in Anguilla
The brainchild of Crispin Brooks, the first annual King of Spin competition granted DJs in Anguilla a platform to elevate their brands and revolutionize nightlife at the Pumphouse. Through his company The Dream Jungle, Brooks collaborated with Pumphouse manager Lawrence Gumbs, Just Imagine founder and CEO Tiffany Rogers, and Digicel sponsors to bring his vision to life. Every Friday night, one of the six competing DJs took their post at the popular venue to prove themselves to the judges and audience at large, but only one walked away with the coveted title at the end of it all--DJ Deany. Otherwise known as Kevin Edwards, DJ Deany reflects on building his brand, shares his thoughts on the final head-to-head battle of the King of Spin competition, and discusses what he looks forward to accomplishing by the end of his reign.
Exodus HD has left an undeniable stamp on Anguilla's music scene, and the band's success during Anguilla Summer Festival 2015 is only proof of this. With three back-to-back Road March titles behind them, the band members have set their sights on the regional and international market. Read more as Tyrone "Latest" Brooks reflects on the significance of the band's Road March title this year, shares his thoughts on band talk, and predicts the future for Anguilla Summer Festival 2016.
Shanice Davis is the creator of The Protégé AXA. She currently serves as the Public Relations Ambassador of the Anguilla Progressive Association of New York, Inc.