Tag Archives: calypso

  1. Kadooment 2013 along Peterkin Road, Bank Hall, St Michael, Barbados August 20, 2013Events, Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  2. Kadooment 2013 – National Cultural Foundation not keeping with current Internet trends? August 5, 2013Photo Gallery, TechnologyNo comments
  3. Kaiya Investments & SOL Petroleum – Warrens open for Barbados: If Music be the Fuel you Love? July 23, 2013Music, Photo GalleryNo comments

    For the third year running, Brydenstokes Ltd. and the Big Show plan to be a winning combination in the quest for Calypso Monarchy this Crop Over. The sponsorship was announced at a short presentation at the offices of Brydenstokes Ltd. on Barbarees Hill when they handed over the cheque to Tent officials Merle Niles and […]

    June 30, 2013Agriculture, MusicNo comments
  5. Parlez Vous Francaise? As Popular Barbadian group gear for France, NexCyx Gifts Fans An Eternal Summer with New Single

    Five-member Barbadian band, NexCyx, is readying the release of their newest single, “Eternal Summer.” The upbeat, island-influenced track comes to fans just after the band closed a successful season of Mahalia’s Corner and opened for world-renowned musical act, Air Supply, last week. “We are eager to share this song with our fans in Barbados and […]

    May 28, 2013Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  7. Is Calypso music a unifying or divisive force in the Caribbean? By Rebecca Theodore

    The most rudimentary objective preserved in the French Revolution of 1789 was Liberty, Equality and Fraternity – privileged circumstances if you like. The many equalities enshrined in the constitution of many Caribbean nations continue to provide the means to achieve this objective- a freedom of speech through which we can speak, sing or write with […]

    March 16, 2013Music, Review1 comment
  8. Do you recall Andrew Bourne’s “Sheep” which urged you to think for yourself? Does Agrofest 2013?

    Years ago there was a song from Andrew Bourne (a distant cousin, yes) which reminded people that while groups (herds?) are nice – it’s nicer still when one can think for yourself… Unfortunately most gatherings are not collectively cunning, as UK fantasy author Terry Pratchett so aptly stated;- “The IQ of a mob is the […]

    February 4, 2013Photo Gallery, PoliticalNo comments
  9. Montserrat’s “Road to Festival 50” – Video Special

    Here’s Montserrat’s Broadcasting Division’s TV Special Road to Festival 50 hosted by Sharlene Lindsay and Ajahnii Lewis. This 55 minute show features interviews with Reigning Calypso Monarch Sylk, Miss Montserrat, Hon. Parliamentary Secretary Jermaine Wade, and Herman “Cupid” Francis Special Packages on The Rebirth of Masquerade, In the Band House, King of Kings Show and […]

    December 5, 2012Cinema, Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  10. Trinidad’s Ravi B & Iwer combine for monster Carnival 2K13 hit

    As the days countdown to the greatest show on Earth new music for Trinidad’s relatively short season seems to coming out fast and furious from all directions. Adding to the musical fray, is the interesting collaboration by former Chutney-Soca Monarch Ravi B and former International Soca Monarch Neil ‘Iwer’ George who have come together to […]

    November 20, 2012Events, MusicNo comments
  11. Barbadian Calypso Monarch to play at “Gimistory,” The Cayman Islands International Storytelling Festival

    For 15 years and counting, Gimistory, the Cayman Islands International Storytelling Festival, has enchanted audiences of all ages and backgrounds, with a delightful blend of moonlight, comedy, song, and tall tales. This year, Gimistory runs from November 24th to December 1st and, as always, will visit every district and all three islands. The festival is […]

    November 17, 2012Music, TravelNo comments
  12. TRINIDADIAN CALYPSONIAN CHALKDUST SHARES CALYPSO HISTORY AT 8th Annual African Diaspora Heritage Trail (ADHT) Conference

    Eight-time Trinidad Calypso Monarch, Dr. Hollis Liverpool, better known as Chalkdust, had a rapt audience this morning at the 8th Annual African Diaspora Heritage Trail (ADHT) Conference, as he – and his guitar – explored the history of Road Marches of the Caribbean. Beginning with the kalenda music used to accompany the stick fighters of […]

    September 24, 2012Education, MusicNo comments
  13. Calypsonian Blaxx fires up Yorke’s 50th Trindependence Fete

    The Trinidadian audience at the 2012 edition of Yorke’s Independence all-inclusive was left craving more after a performance by Dexter Stewart the musical powerhouse known to Soca fans as Blaxx. The charismatic vocalist and energetic performer put the exclamation point on an evening of premium all-inclusive partying. The annual Independence event was this year held at a […]

    September 17, 2012Events, MusicNo comments
  14. Police of Barbados watching Kadooment: ZERO TOLERANCE FOR UNLAWFUL ENTRY INTO A BAND

    On Foreday Morning Jump Up and Kadooment Day, there are a number of persons who enter bands of which they are not members. Such entry into a band is deemed unlawful. A person who is not a member of a band or who is not a person authorized to be in that band shall not […]

    August 3, 2012CrimeNo comments
  15. FestCaribbean – August 25 at Brantford, Ontario: JUNIOR KELLY & DAVID RUDDER

    International Reggae Artist Junior Kelly and legendary Calypsonian David Rudder to headline the Caribbean music festival Saturday 25th August 2012 at Branlyn Community Centre (238 Brantwood Park Road, Brantford, ON). Doors open at noon with a Steel Pan workshop hosted by the Hamilton Youth Steel Orchestra and Carnival Mas costume workshop entitled “What is Caribbean […]

    July 28, 2012Music, TravelNo comments
  16. National Cultural Foundation reveals – Sweet Soca finalists chosen

    Following the judging of the Sweet Soca Semifinalists on Friday July 6th during the Pork Lime at Wildey, the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) has announced the list of 2012 Sweet Soca finalists who will compete in the Finals which takes place during the MQI/98.1 the One Soca Royale event at Bushy Park on July 29th, […]

    July 7, 2012Events, MusicNo comments
  17. TeleBarbados Enters Fourth Year of Partnership With Baje International

    TeleBarbados, the provider of choice for premium Corporate & Residential Telecommunications Services in Barbados, is once again joining forces with Barbados’ premium Kadooment Band, Baje International. For the fourth consecutive year, TeleBarbados will be sponsoring the popular masquerade band, providing not only financial support, but also supplying revellers with handy items well suited for the 6th August […]

    May 30, 2012Culture, EventsNo comments
  18. Lucky Horseshoe’s Crop Over costumed group “Jump” Ready To Repeat As Large Band Champs

    Lucky Horseshoe & Jump Kadooment Band is looking to repeat its 2011 feat by once again capturing the “Large Band of The Year” crown. Featuring a total of six sections, one more than that which hit the road last year, this year’s band goes by the theme “Faces of Paradise”, depicting the multiplicity of cultures […]

    May 10, 2012Culture, EventsNo comments
  19. #Trinidadian #Calypsonian Ravi B releases new mobile app #iPod #iPad #appletechnology #cellular #mobileapps #appforthat

    As the digital revolution continues to sweep the globe, the entertainment industry especially music is successfully riding this technological wave. In his mission to take the Chutney-Soca genre to international heights and to keep it on par with all other musical art forms Karma’s Ravi B recently announced the release of the Ravi B & […]

    April 9, 2012Music, TechnologyNo comments

    They came in their numbers to the chapel at Westbury Cemetery to celebrate the life of the late Phylis ‘Froggy’ Collymore-Alleyne and to pay their last respects to the 81 year old artiste best known for songs such as “Ada Sow Pig”, “Mama had two Dumplins in de Pot” and “Doin’ it Bad, Bad, Bad […]

    March 6, 2012MusicNo comments

    Calypsonian Sackcloth and Ashes of Nevis will serenade the visiting Earl and Countess of Wessex this weekend with his original commemorative tune “Elizabeth Regina.” The calypsonian, whose real name is Tyrone O’Flaherty, told the St. Kitts and Nevis Information Service that he was looking forward to performing the song which he wrote for the Diamond […]

    March 3, 2012MusicNo comments
  22. Barbadian Female Calypsonian “Froggy’s” Funeral – Monday at 1:00 pm at Westbury Church & Cemetery

    The local entertainment industry is mourning the loss of one of the first females to perform calypso in Barbados. Phyllis Collymore, also known as ‘Froggy’, passed away peacefully this morning, aged 82, at Gordon Cummins Hospital in St Thomas after a short illness. Froggy performed at Club Morgan throughout the 1950s and will be best […]

    March 2, 2012MusicNo comments
  23. Veteran Barbadian Calypsonian known as “Froggy” Passes Away

    Barbados’ entertainment industry is mourning the loss of one of the first females to perform calypso inBarbados. Phyllis Collymore, also known as ‘Froggy’, passed away peacefully this morning, aged 82, at Gordon Cummins Hospital in St Thomas after a short illness. Froggy performed at Club Morgan throughout the 1950’s and will be best remembered for […]

    January 27, 2012Music, ReviewNo comments
  24. Walker “Brotherhood of the Grape/Q-South” Hornung Feat. Alison Hinds – Something About You


    November 4, 2011Cinema, Events, Music, Video GalleryNo comments

    CaribbeanTales is continuing the special film screening series “By Popular Demand” showcasing contemporary Caribbean films. The series takes place every last Monday of the month at the VIP Cinema, Olympus Theatres starting at 6:30pm with a cocktail sponsored by Mount Gay. Screenings begin at 7:00 pm sharp. We are showcasing special films made in the […]

    August 26, 2011Cinema, Events, MusicNo comments