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Tag Archives: calypso

  1. Leadpipe and Saddis; ‘Looka Trouble (Rich & Happy Riddim)’ – Barbados

    Artwork by 1Oak Designs Executive Producers: R.H., Paul Parris & Pull De Trigga  

    May 17, 2021Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  2. NCF has a new Chairperson & deputy named

    The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jasmine Babb as the new Chairperson of the National Cultural Foundation; Mr. Sheldon Hope has been named as the Deputy Chairman. She is a former U.K. Commonwealth Scholar and holds a Doctorate in Social Sciences specialising in Industrial Relations. Along with being […]

    March 31, 2021Culture, FeaturedNo comments

    In a move many suspected for days now, it was finally confirmed by John King how both the Crop Over Festival and the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) are the latest casualties of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which is affecting over 200 countries and territories across the world. Cabinet approved a recommendation by […]

    April 19, 2020Breaking News, Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Temporary Road Changes for “GRAND KADOOMENT”

    Barbadians should note that on Monday the 7th of August 2017, a number of temporary road changes will be in place to facilitate the hosting of “GRAND KADOOMENT“. These changes are as follows: Between 6:00 am and 8:00 pm, Codrington Road from its junction with Waterford Road to its junction with Spooners Hill, shall be […]

    August 7, 2017Breaking News, Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  5. Sir Ruel vows to fight Political Censorship – Bajans have the right to differing views!

    Calypsonian, Chad Sir Ruel Bowen, is at a loss why his two social commentary offerings for Crop Over 2017 — Can’t Get My Vote and Run Fuh Cover — have been banned by the radio stations of the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Starcom Network Inc. Sir Ruel confirmed in an interview with Bajan Vibes […]

    July 2, 2017Controversy, Music, Video GalleryNo comments

    “A win, win, win, event,” is how Peter Boyce, producer of Golden Soca 2016 described the highly successful show which achieved its main objectives of presenting a quality event at a good price which made a tangible contribution to the Crop Over 2016 season. At the recent presentation to BARP President Ed Bushell, Boyce said […]

    December 11, 2016MusicNo comments
  7. Bandleader collapses Kadooment Day 2016, Barbadians in mourning…

    Crop Over 2016 so far is violent free, but thrown into mourning after it was announced designer Renee Ratcliffe collapsed and died. The award winning designer of Jump Promotions was celebrating 10 years with the band, she collapsed on the outskirts of the National Stadium earlier today. The announcement caused ripples of sadness among Kadooment […]

    August 1, 2016Breaking News, Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  8. Flow investing over $500,000 in ‘sweetest summer festival’

    Where there is Crop Over, there will be Flow. So says Barbados’ leading telecoms provider who will this year pump more than half-a-million dollars into the world’s ‘sweetest summer festival‘ as part of its ‘Big Blue Summer‘ campaign. “Flow is dedicated to connecting people, and we are always seeking new ways to develop innovative ideas […]

    July 3, 2016Featured, MusicNo comments
  9. Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch Semi-finalists announced

    The reigning 8-12 Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch Asher Murrell “Dynamo” has aged out of the previous category, and will be judged at the semi-final stage in the 13-18 category. Category: 8 – 12 Given Name Sobriquet Song Dondrea Rowe Dondrea Fifty Years Ago Dondria Forde A@Lee-Ahh Too Young Elissa Callender Springer The Mighty Ballerina Water Woe […]

    June 5, 2016Featured, MusicNo comments
  10. Ram’s victories Flowing Over: Bookings increased dramatically

    Flow said congratulations to Peter Ram or “Yella African” as he’s known, who is not only one of the telecom giant’s ambassadors but a very successful performer in this year’s Crop Over. His victories enabled him to get more bookings outside of Kadooment, as heard in the following clip… Flow also showed appreciation to loyal […]

    September 27, 2015MusicNo comments
  11. Teddyson John gears up for T&T’s Carnival 2016 with “Allez”

    Ahead of Carnival 2016 in Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucian singer and song-writer Teddyson John has unleashed his groovy Soca contender entitled ‘Allez‘ which has already been gaining attention by Soca fans due to its catchy melodious lyrics and danceable instrumentation. Allez which translates from French to mean ‘get up and go‘ encourages listeners to […]

    September 26, 2015MusicNo comments
  12. Quarter million annually in training makes a Special Olympian: Sports Minister of Barbados celebrates medals of Special Olympics team

    Barbados’ Special Olympians earn lavish praise from Sports Minister Stephen Lashley for their successful medalling and social media prowess at the just-concluded Los Angeles Special Olympics World Games. The team returned to Barbados on Tuesday evening with a total of 17 medals: eight gold, five silver and four bronze. Their main star Tyson Browne not […]

    August 8, 2015Featured, OlympicsNo comments

    In what is now his second title for the season, the recently crowned Party Monarch Peter Ram aka Yella African won the 2015 STAG Jam Tune competition. He emerged as the winner with his song “All Ah We,” from a field of forty-five (45) entrants. In second place was Jagwa/Stiffy with Bus Crawl and tied […]

    August 1, 2015MusicNo comments

    Barbados’ Government has taken key steps to meet the requirements of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Intergovernmental Agreement (FATCA IGA), which allows for the reciprocal exchange of information between the USA and Barbados. Mr. Sinckler told his audience: “With respect to legislative requirements, I am pleased to inform you that the necessary amendments to […]

    August 1, 2015BusinessNo comments

    Soca Royale 2015 takes place on Sunday, 26th July at Bushy Park, St. Philip. To facilitate this event, a number of temporary traffic arrangements will be in effect between 6.00 am and 11.00 pm. ONE WAY Bushy Park Road, from its junction with Congo Road to its junction with Parish Land Road, St. Philip shall […]

    July 25, 2015Featured, MusicNo comments
  16. Captain Sawyer lambasted for commentary on old Bajan life, silence on incestuous social media video? July 10, 2015Music, Photo GalleryNo comments
  17. NCF Announces ‘Soca Royale 2015’ Finalists

    Sweet Soca Finalists Blood – Feel Alive Edwin – Party Ah De Year Hypasoundz – Sugar Rush iWeb – All Inclusive Mistah Dale – Celebrate Red Plastic Bag – Spontaneous T.C – Under De Influence Reserve: Nikita – Wine Gyal Party Monarch Finalists Blood – Let It Go Hypasoundz – How She Like It iWeb […]

    July 5, 2015Featured, MusicNo comments
  18. Impressive performances! Scotiabank Jr Calypso Monarch semifinalists, 13-18

    In a word – IMPRESSIVE! That was the general consensus on the performances from the 36 Junior Calypso Monarch participants in the 13-18 category on Sunday 17th May 2015. The 13-18 entrants were being judged in the second preliminary round of the Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch in association with IGM Stage Lighting which took place at […]

    May 19, 2015MusicNo comments
  19. Junior Calypso Monarch Semi-finalists in the 8-12 category announced

    Attitude and image – building a personal brand regardless of age! That must have been but one of the many messages on the minds of the junior calypso monarch hopefuls as they took to the stage at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed in the first round of Preliminaries in this two decade-long Junior Calypso Monarch […]

    May 17, 2015Featured, MusicNo comments
  20. Barbados’ top female calypsonian on Emerald Vibes TV

    Reigning Regional Female Calypso Monarch Crystal Cummins-Beckles of Barbados is one of six women featured in Girl Talk, two special episodes of Emerald Vibes TV. Hosted by Sharlene Lindsay, the two part episode focuses on how Crystal and other female performers are using calypso to highlight social and political issues. Crystal shares why her music […]

    January 15, 2015MusicNo comments
  21. Maxi Priest, David Rudder and Denise Jannah to Headline Naniki Music Festival

    Reggae icon Maxi Priest, calypso legend David Rudder and world renowned Jazz vocalist Denise Jannah will be in Barbados for the recently renamed Naniki Music Festival taking place on January 15th, 17th and 18th, 2015. The festival formerly known as Caribbean Jazz Safari has rebranded as Naniki Music Festival to include a more diverse musical […]

    January 6, 2015MusicNo comments
  22. Traffic changes for Crop Over 2014 events at the National Stadium

    40TH ANNIVERSARY CROP OVER MONARCH IN CONCERT, JUNIOR KADOOMENT & GRAND KADOOMENT The Public is reminded of trafficking changes for the following events at the National Station for Crop Over 2014. Road Closures On the mentioned dates, the following roads will be closed to traffic. 1. Codrington Road from its junction with Stadium Road to its junction […]

    July 22, 2014MusicNo comments
  23. Mosaic: From Classics Tuk Jazz – 7th & 8th March 2014, in aid of Harrison College’s Music Department

    Barbados’ economy can create unkind cuts – the Music Department at Harrison College no longer has After School classes which were a key initiative of the late Headmaster Albert “Tank” Williams. This 7th and 8th March, Harrison College hosts 2 fundraising Concerts “Mosaic: From Classics Tuk Jazz” with Boo Husbands, Debbie Reifer, Adonijah and Adrian […]

    February 12, 2014Music, Photo GalleryNo comments
  24. U.S. Embassy Bridgetown honors Barbadian-American lyricist, Irving Burgie

    On Monday, December 2nd, The Embassy of the United States to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS celebrated the life and work of Barbadian-American lyricist, Irving Burgie, by hosting a creative workshop at the U.S. Embassy in Wildey, St. Michael. In addition to honoring Mr. Burgie, the workshop helped recruit for and highlight the […]

    December 5, 2013MusicNo comments
  25. Carnival Concierge unleashes a premium travel experience for Travellers to live Carnival 2014

    Following a successful inaugural 2013 Trinidad and Tobago Carnival travel tour, professional travel management company Carnival Concierge LLC is gearing up to once again serve international festival lovers and first-timers an unparalleled vacation package during the 2014 edition of the ‘Greatest Show on Earth‘. The New York based boutique travel coordination company is the brain […]

    October 2, 2013Events, MusicNo comments