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It’s the top of the year and I’m reflecting on a few trends of 2019 and making cultural predictions for 2020. There was so much happening in Caribbean music, fashion, travel and much more that I wanted to touch on my thoughts on what happened and what I think is coming in the New Year. 


2019 Trend Recap

Culture: Festivals

Music: Women dominating music

Music: Artist releasing albums/mixtapes/EPs

Music: Gimmicks Marketing in music

Culture: Fusion/Battle of Afrobeats/Soca/Dancehall/Reggae


2020 Predictions

Culture: More Festivals 

Travel: Experiences beyond resort life

Travel: More Travel to Africa

Music: Focus on regional success, versus crossover appeal

Music: Return of 90s Dancehall sound

Fashion: Increase in eCommerce for regional designers


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