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Tag Archives: calypsonian

  1. Patrice Roberts – Tender (Tender Touch Riddim) 2021 Soca

    There is more than one way to express thankfulness, be it to a higher power, the people we love or the music we connect with. One thing remains unchanged, with gratitude comes Tender Touch. We thank you, the listeners, for your unwavering support and loyalty. So with music of love and appreciation, AdvoKit Productions joins […]

    November 17, 2020Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  2. Launch of NEW Cave Shepherd Card Mobile App – Now Available on both iOS and Android

    Mikey at centre, the People’s Monarch and Party Monarch of 2018, with a few of the key personnel from the hard working crew who made the App possible! For your convenience, Users have three (3) options for transferring credit to friends and family. These can be found under the Send Funds option within the Mobile […]

    August 26, 2018Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  3. DESIGNATION OF BARBADOS’ CULTURAL AMBASSADORS

    The Government of Barbados is set to confer the instruments of appointment on three of the recently announced Cultural Ambassadors of Barbados. They are cultural practitioners Alison Hinds, Stedson ‘RPB’ Wiltshire and Dr. Anthony ‘Mighty Gabby’ Carter – all highly regarded for their consistent musical excellence. According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth […]

    January 4, 2018MusicNo comments
  4. Christmas in The Villages 2017

    The Villages at Coverley will be lending a helping hand to the Optimist Club of Barbados South as part of activities to celebrate this year’s Christmas in the Villages. On December 16th Coverley Square will be transformed into a Christmas Wonderland, as hundreds gather to enjoy what has become a highly anticipated event. Sales Manager […]

    December 13, 2017MusicNo comments
  5. CIBC SURVIVORS WIN BATTLE AGAINST CELEBRITY FIGHTERS

    It was fun, cheers and cricket, all for a cause when the CIBC FirstCaribbean Survivors came up against the Celebrity Fighters last Saturday night at the UWI 3W’s Oval in a fundraising match as they continue the fight against breast cancer. The Survivors won with a score of 103 when a decision was taken after […]

    November 6, 2017Breaking News, Cricket, FeaturedNo comments
  6. SIR RUEL WAS BANNED BY HERR FREUNDEL – “NOT MY VOTE” (SOCIAL COMMENTARY) CROP-OVER 2017 BARBADOS

    CALYPSONIAN CHAD ‘SIR RUEL’ BOWEN is singing the blues after both the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Voice Of Barbados VOB) pulled the plug on two of his social commentaries. “I have two political songs – Run For Cover, written by Nick Joseph, and Not My Vote written by Invader. CBC has banned both but […]

    July 2, 2017Controversy, Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  7. Younger Entrants for 2017 – Scotiabank Jr Calypso Monarch semifinalists announced

    The workshops have ended, the preliminaries recently concluded and semifinalists chosen – all this is certainly an indication that the 2017 Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch Programme in association with IGM Stage Lighting is well underway. Every year just prior to the start of the season, the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) facilitates a series of workshops […]

    May 23, 2017Featured, MusicNo comments
  8. A HOME SWEET HOME FOR A DESERVING FAMILY

    One deserving Barbadian family is in for a major home makeover, just in time for Christmas this year. Arawak Cement, in association with Harris Paints and Genesis Construction, launched the Arawak Cement Home Sweet Home Make Over show to be aired on CBC TV and online in October. The show allows Barbadians to nominate a […]

    May 15, 2017Breaking News, Business, FeaturedNo comments
  9. Flow congratulates Lil Rick on ‘perfect season’

    Flow Barbados is extending heartiest congratulations to company ambassador Lil Rick for capturing the Party Monarch, Stag Jam Tune and the Tune of the Crop titles with his hit song ‘I’z A Bajan‘. ‘I’z A Bajan’, with its infectious rhythm and patriotic cry, was duly recognised as the most frequently played song during the Foreday […]

    August 14, 2016MusicNo comments
  10. SCOTIABANK JR MONARCH SEMIFINALISTS, ON THE WAY UP

    The journey to the top can be filled with disappointments, but your eventual success will be all about ‘the get up,’ or how you choose to colour your glasses in these situations. The key is to never give up, it is not all about winning, these are but stepping stones with valuable lessons to be […]

    June 7, 2016MusicNo comments
  11. Patrons and Monarchs to Fly Blue for the Festival

    Two patrons of the Pan Fusion event and the Monarchs of all three major calypso competitions will fly blue for the Festival. This is the airline’s second year supporting Crop Over. JetBlue joined the Festival family in 2014 as a sponsor of Pan Fusion and as a prize sponsor of the three Monarchs in the […]

    July 30, 2015TravelNo comments
  12. Barbadian Calypso Monarch and Top Chef Take a Taste of Barbados to Montreal

    Multi-Decade Calypso winner Gabby and Bajan chef Didier Skeete will spice up Montreal this weekend for their 16th anniversary of A Taste of the Caribbean, Quebec’s premier Caribbean cultural event at Isle Secours, Old Port of Montreal from June 26th to 28th. It’s also the first year Barbados’ Naniki Music Festival got invited to participate and they’re thrilled to be […]

    June 25, 2015Featured, MusicNo comments
  13. SWEET SOCA AND PARTY MONARCH SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

    There was an increase in the number of songs entered for the 2015 Sweet Soca and Party Monarch competitions. This year the NCF received 82 songs for Party Monarch up from 58 in 2014 and for Sweet Soca the number was 133 up from 114 in the previous year. The following names of the 2015 […]

    June 24, 2015MusicNo comments
  14. ‘Two Smart’ starring Alison Hinds, George Gill and Saran Lashley: Movie Premiere, 17th July

    Barbados’ first psychological thriller, “Two Smart”, will premiere at Olympus Theatres on Thursday, July 17th under the auspices of The Rotary Club of Barbados South. Featuring popular Soca Queen Alison Hinds, George Gill and Saran Lashley, “Two Smart” is about a disgruntled married couple and a hitchhiker who get trapped in a gully during a […]

    July 12, 2014Cinema, Photo GalleryNo comments
  15. TESSANNE CHIN FOR GRENADA’S NANIKI JAZZ SAFARI

    The Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari returns to Grenada at the end of this month with a stellar line up of international, regional and local performers headlined by winner of NBC’s TV show ‘The Voice,’ Jamaican singer Tessanne Chin. The Safari continues on Saturday Sunday 1st June, with the legendary Calypsonian, Relator. The former National Calypso […]

    May 18, 2014MusicNo comments
  16. Kiwanis’ Silver Dollars Event – May 3, Heroes Square: 9 am to 5 pm

    In the Prime Minister’s absence, Senator Dr. Esther Byer-Suckoo has consented to be the Patron for the event and she will give the feature speech. Over the years, the event has realized Bds $600,000.00 for children in the eight participating charities, namely; the Barbados Council for the Disabled, the Barbados Cancer Society, the Learning Centre, the […]

    May 2, 2014Events, Photo GalleryNo comments
  17. POPULAR ENTERTAINER INVOLVED IN FATAL COLLISION ON HIGHWAY 5

    A serious accident occurred about 12:45 am on Monday 7 April, 2014 at Pinder’s Bottom, St George located on Highway 5, to the east of Boarded Hall, St. George, which resulted in the death John Corbin, 41 years, of Well House, St. Philip, who was the driver of one of the vehicles involved. David Welch […]

    April 8, 2014CrimeNo comments
  18. Trinidadian rock star and Chutney Monarch’s collaboration ‘Clap Your Hands’ continues to break boundaries

    On the heels of what many are deeming a truly memorable performance at the 2014 Chutney Soca Monarch, Rikki Jai and Nigel Rojas continue to receive much love from music fans and the Caribbean entertainment industry on their collaboration “Clap Your Hands” which continues to gain steady airplay both locally and internationally. The Punkalunks Factory-produced […]

    March 8, 2014MusicNo comments
  19. JOHN HARDY’S HEAD DESIGNER BASKS AT LIMEGROVE: JEWELLERY FIT FOR A QUEEN OF SOCA

    Guy Bedarida inscribed his name on customer pieces right there in the boutique. What a delight for many John Hardy owners and fans…

    February 25, 2014Fashion, Photo GalleryNo comments
  20. Barbadian Queen of Soca Allison Hinds Appointed Ambassador

    Barbadian Alison Hinds has been appointed the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International) Goodwill Ambassador. In her letter of appointment President of the BPW International Freda Miriklis said, “We have identified in you, qualities that contribute to BPW International efforts, in raising awareness of the aims, objectives and key priorities of the […]

    February 23, 2014Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  21. CIBC FirstCaribbean contributes to Caribbean Icons project

    A new audio-visual project designed to increase students’ appreciation of their Caribbean heritage has received support from CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank. During the recent signing of a fourth Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between CIBC FirstCaribbean and the University of the West Indies, the bank also announced that it was funding the Caribbean Icons Project, a […]

    January 24, 2014BusinessNo comments
  22. South Carolina based Soca artiste delivers pulsating J’ouvert track “Red Devil”

    The upcoming T&T Carnival 2014 season will be a long and competitive one as several artistes from near and far have already thrown their hats into the ring for Soca supremacy. One such entertainer is South Carolina based Soca artiste, Champeon, who recently released his J’ouvert inspired contribution “Red Devil”. The Trinidad-born Champeon whose real […]

    December 5, 2013Music, TravelNo comments
  23. Ricardo Drue revives term of ‘Socaholism,’ which CBC TV8 used in 2004

    Years ago, under Dr Allyson Leacock, the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation developed the term Socaholic which was eventually shelved for a while as Bajans got hypocritically upset since it sounded like Alcoholic. But the Celebration Time calypso tent tried using it for one of their characters, again to not much fanfare – now Trinidad is having […]

    December 4, 2013Music, Travel1 comment
  24. An Evening with Irving Burgie: A Citrus Book & Poetry Night, 5th Dec. 2013

    You have been anxiously awaiting the return of Citrus Book & Poetry Night. Well here it is! Books on sale on the night! Irving Burgie Autobiography, Songbook and CD Special Citrus Night Prices: DAY-O!!! $48.00 BDS/ $24.00 US Songbook $36.00 BDS/ $18.00 US CD $30.00 BDS/ $15.00 US Iconic Legend IRVING BURGIE: Composer of the National […]

    November 29, 2013Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. Antiguan author Dorbrene O’Marde reads in Barbados this week from his two recent Books

    All Barbadians are expected to flock in droves to THE CROTON INN, Maxwell, Christ Church for THURSDAY 17th OCTOBER 2013 at 7:30 pm

    October 13, 2013Books, Photo GalleryNo comments