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In The Mix With Carnival Kicks

27 EpisodesProduced by Farrah Chow-QuanWebsite

This podcast will take you on a behind the scenes journey of Caribbean Carnivals and global music festivals; we'll talk travel, music, food, fashion, business and more!

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From Aha moment, to sipping on her own brand of vodka

January 28th, 2020


Dream big they say!

Well, nothing seems too big or daunting for Carla Chan. While sitting at a bar with friends and family this native Trini had an idea for vodka infused with the local flavors of home. Her aha moment …

A dose of reality served up with lots of laughs from Tana

January 21st, 2020


This guy has a lot to say, and he says it with a serious dose of reality mingled with jokes, mingled with some good ole' Trini picong.

If you're new …


January 14th, 2020


For as long as I've been a masquerader living in the US, I've been able to rely on the content provided by

Where …

Mardi Gras, with Choreographer Audra Allen

January 7th, 2020


In this episode of In the Mix, we dig into the most popular, mainstream, pop-culture, carnival in the United States, that's right Mardi Gras! But …

"The Dre Effect" - Andre Choo Quan of Trini Jungle Juice

December 31st, 2019


The Choo Quan brothers are the quintessential Carnival Ambassadors!  They have after all shared stories, videos and photos of carnivals around the world with the world...and they've been doing this for as long as I …

The storyteller tells her story - Jessy Schuster

December 16th, 2019


Jessy's story, her journey, her path that led her to do what she does now is inspiring. It shows us to listen to our hearts, to follow our passions, …

Enjoying the journey - Valmiki Maharaj

December 11th, 2019


I got a chance to speak to Valmiki Maharaj one of the most visionary people I know currently working in the industry of Carnival. His creativity, his leadership, his passion for this business is game-changing. 

We …

What does it mean to feel Empowered?!

December 4th, 2019


In this episode, I'll recap a recent speech I gave as a panelist at the Caribbean Women's Power Luncheon. The topic at hand was Empowerment, something I luckily never gave much thought about before having to speak on …

Taking over the airwaves with Roxy Romeo

November 25th, 2019


From the sidelines I've seen her grow in her industry. 

I was so inspired by seeing her growth that I asked her to share her story on this podcast. And what a story it is, one of perseverance, commitment, risk-taking, …

This is "How I journey" with Kristel Kouly (part 2)

November 18th, 2019


I continue my conversation with globe-trotter Kristel Kouly. We get into an interesting conversation about Carnival, and how it was actually this …

This is "How I journey" with Kristel Kouly

November 11th, 2019


Kristel Kouly has big travel dreams, she wants to explore all the nooks and crannies of the earth. In this episode, she shares with me all the tricks …

This Bahamian gyal knows what she wants!

November 4th, 2019


Columnist, TV Host, Publicist, Marketing professional and everything in-between, Rogan Smith is a media maven that found she still needed a different …

Mind, Body and Soca with Stephanie Stanford

October 28th, 2019


Stephanie Stanford's Bio reads...Divine Connector; New Life Guider; Action Inspirer; Mind, Body and Soul Coach.

Those are a lot of identifiers, but …

Chatting with my Hubby all things Fren-O and more

October 21st, 2019


Husband and wife team - yup that's us!

Before we were even married I told my then-boyfriend this idea that I had to put on a games-day so our friends …

Las Vegas Carnival, where the party never ends

October 14th, 2019


We wind down from Miami Carnival, but guess what, the party does not stop! 

We are at it again, exploring the festivals around the world, and today's chat takes us to the desert, out West, to Las Vegas.

I chat with …

Getting it done, no matter what

October 7th, 2019


When I sat down to talk to this media maven it was suddenly overwhelming because there was soooo much that she has done, and is doing that I wondered …

Tell Your Story!

October 4th, 2019


Asa Sealy, aka that branding guy. He divulges why telling your story is so important for your brand and how he's using his skills in marketing, …

That Carnival's pure EUPHORIA!

September 30th, 2019


When asked to describe what we love about Carnival, the word "Euphoria" is usually the adjective of choice to describe that heady feeling we get.

So the aptly named band for Miami Carnival, Euphoria Mas, joins me to …

It's an expression... K-PAYA!

September 27th, 2019


Who, What is K-Paya?! Well, I had the same question.

K-Paya is an expressive word/phrase coined by the team that is bringing a band of the same name to Miami Carnival, touching the road for the first time in 2019.

I …

Daring to be different is what propelled this swimsuit star to the top!

September 23rd, 2019


Lila Nikole became a breakout star of swimsuit designs before she knew what hit her! 

Her edge, her unique aesthetic and her grit and gutso has …

The Doctor of Good Vibes

September 16th, 2019


Continuing our Miami Carnival series we enter the realm of music.

There is no carnival with the DJ's that make our bodies move to the sweet sound of soca music. 

I am quite familiar with what Doctor Esan prescribes, …

It's a New Generation for GenerationX

September 9th, 2019


Our Miami Carnival segment continues with legacy band Generation X. Matthew Waddell, a director for the big band GenX had a sit down me as we chatted about the direction the band is taking in 2019, the changes, the …

How to travel like a DEEVA!

August 26th, 2019


Yep, I spelled it right, "How to travel like a DEEVA"! Our guest today goes by @Deevatheexplorer. She's kinda like Dora, but grown and sexy!

Okay, so her real name is Denise Weekes, and she takes globetrotting to a …

Who needs art school anyway? A chat with Laura Ferreira, a most talented portrait artist

August 19th, 2019


In this episode, I chat with the super talented Laura Ferreira. 

Laura honed her natural talent to become a very successful, self-taught Fine Art …

Fashion Forward with Chandra Maharaj

August 12th, 2019


Dive into the world of fashion with this beautiful gem, Chandra Maharaj

In this episode, Chandra and I go way back to when WE go way back as …

From Scientist to Creative: How this busy mom turned her hobby into her dream job

August 5th, 2019


There are two individuals that planted the seed for this podcast which is fast becoming my new obsession! So to honor them I've dedicated the first two interviews to showcase their stories.

Up first is my dear friend …

Who's this chick? What is Carnival Kicks? And why start a podcast?

July 25th, 2019


In this introductory episode, I'll tell you a little about myself, wife/ mom/ entrepreneur; a little about the "why" behind this podcast; and a sneak peek of what's to come!

I'm thrilled to embark on this journey with …

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