Tag Archives: calypsonians

  1. Julie’s Party Rentals – Christmas In My Community, 22nd Dec 2020 December 17, 2020Events, Photo GalleryNo comments

    Barbadians are advised that as a result of the annual Crop Over Festival the following traffic management changes have been implemented for the respective events:- PIC O’DE CROP FINALS 1. There are no traffic diversions for persons attending the Pic O De Crop Finals at Kensington Oval. 2. Persons attending the event are encouraged to […]

    August 3, 2018Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  3. Lil Rick and RPB join Machel Montano for ‘RISE: Soca Kingdom’

    Preparations for RISE featuring Machel Montano and Super Blue on July 31st at the Kensington Oval are moving full steam ahead, with the addition of recently crowned International Bashment Soca Monarch and reigning Party Monarch King, Lil Rick, and reigning Sweet Soca Monarch Red Plastic Bag to the line-up. Mastermind Creative Productions, comprised of three […]

    July 22, 2018EventsNo comments
  4. New App for Barbados’ Crop Over 2018

    The D’Junction app, developed in Trinidad and Tobago, has received a warm welcome to Crop Over 2018 in Barbados. John King, Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports (Barbados) , got a demonstration of the app yesterday and endorsed it as a tool to help take culture and the Crop Over product into the digital […]

    July 16, 2018Technology2 comments
  5. Flow celebrates 1st birthday in Barbados

    Bridgetown was transformed into a sea of blue as Flow celebrated its first birthday with an island-wide motorcade that culminated with a free public concert in Hero’s Square entitled ‘Big Blue Live‘. Barbados’ leading telecommunications provider feted hundreds of city shoppers and passers-by with plenty of giveaways and top-notch performances from Flow ambassadors including Lil […]

    July 24, 2016Business, FeaturedNo comments
  6. A man of and for the community: NCF stalwart & CEO passes on

    The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) mourns the loss of one of its own. Mr. Anthony DeVere Browne better known as ‘Vere’ Browne joined the NCF as interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in 2008 at a very challenging period for the organisation and he immediately made unifying the stakeholder communities one of his major priorities. Mr. […]

    August 25, 2015Featured, MusicNo comments

    8-12 Category   In addition to the title, Dynamo took home the following prizes: A cheque for $2,000, the trophy, a Blu 8″ tablet and the offer of a Vocal Training Scholarship. Dynamo received a cheque for $2000 presented by Roger Archer, Director of Business Support, Scotiabank; A Blu 8″ Tablet presented by Dr. Suresh […]

    July 21, 2015Featured, MusicNo comments

    The nine finalists to face iWeb in the battle for the crown were announced just after 1:43 on Saturday morning at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium – here are the official results;- Tent Calypsonian All Stars Donella De Big Show Adonijah De Big Show Biggie Irie De Big Show Classic All Stars Hee Haw Experience Enobong […]

    July 19, 2015MusicNo comments
  9. MQI Pic-O-De-Crop Semi-finalists in order of appearance on Friday 17th July

    Tent Stage Name Number De Big Show Gabby 1 The Experience Tent De Doctor 2 Headliners Colin Spencer 3 De Big Show Biggie Irie 4 Headliners Chrystal Cummins Beckles 5 Headliners Adrian Clarke 6 Cave Shepherd All Stars Hee Haw 7 The Experience Tent Enobong 8 De Big Show Mikey 9 De Big Show Adonijah […]

    July 11, 2015Featured, MusicNo comments
  10. No “Celebration Time” contestants & only 3 women competing – THE CHOSEN EIGHTEEN

    Here is the list of semi-finalists in the 2015 MQI PIC-O-DE-CROP Competition. TABULATED BY PRICEWATERHOUSE COOPERS SRL TENT ARTIST Cave Shepherd All Stars – Donella Cave Shepherd All Stars – Hee Haw De Big Show – Adonijah De Big Show – Biggie Irie De Big Show – Classic De Big Show – Gabby De Big Show […]

    July 10, 2015Featured, MusicNo comments

    Bryden Stokes distributor of STAG Beer recommits to another three years for its title sponsored Foreday Morning Jam Tune. Four years ago as a pouring rights sponsor of the Crop Over Festival, Bryden Stokes sought to further cement the company’s involvement with the Festival through the conceptualisation of the STAG Jam Tune, to recognise the […]

    June 15, 2015MusicNo comments
  12. IGM Lighting & Scotiabank’s Jr Monarch – Growing Together

    As the story goes, a young company was contracted to provide services for the National Cultural Foundation’s new Junior Calypso Monarch and they immediately saw the vision of this evolving programme. Recognising the potential, even in its embryonic phase, to the development of the many juniors who would grace its stages over the years, the […]

    May 27, 2015MusicNo comments
  13. Caribbean filmmakers set to benefit from Market Incubator program

    The 9th annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) takes place in Toronto from September 3rd to 13th 2014. From September 2th to 7th, the festival will host a unique Market Incubator, which gives selected Caribbean filmmakers an opportunity to hone their creative and business skills, through workshops and one on one mentoring by world-class specialists. […]

    August 21, 2014Cinema1 comment
  14. Trinidadian Carnival Historian to show rare calypso, pan clips at Carnival Film Series this weekend

    This weekend the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) is pleased to feature Carnival historian and researcher Ray Funk presenting rare historic film clips on calypso, pan and mas, at two events. These free presentations, part of the film festival’s Carnival Film Series, take place at San Fernando Hill and the NALIS Amphitheatre at the National Library […]

    February 27, 2014Cinema, TravelNo comments
  15. CONTEMPORARY CARIBBEAN ART: Selections from the CaFA Art Exhibition – Display Extended Until February 28th

    “LONG LIVE CALYPSO” A Multimedia Presentation by Prof. Playthell Benjamin Will Be Held on Thursday 27th February in Celebration of Black History Month; 6 pm – 9 pm DWYER CULTURAL CENTER 258 ST. NICHOLAS AVE. at 123rd ST Wed’s: 5 – 8 pm Sundays: 4 – 7 pm

    February 16, 2014Featured, GalleriesNo comments
  16. Barbados Calypsonian “Blood” – Ranch perfect for Sweet Soca

    Recently crowned Sweet Soca monarch Anderson “Blood” Armstrong has described the Ranch Crop Over Village as “a phenomenal investment in Crop Over” which in his view is an ideal location for hosting Sweet Soca events. “It think it is tremendous what [owner] Paul (Johnson) has achieved this year with the Ranch, and with the Sweet […]

    August 1, 2013Events, MusicNo comments
  17. Wondering where Social Commentary disappeared? Ever felt NCF is on hidden agenda to squelch dissent for Kadooment 2013?

    Instead of goofing off at a Calypso Tent, shouldn’t Sealy be looking at more realistic Niche Markets as potential alternatives for Barbados Tourism Industry? What about reviving the Irish market, perhaps adding in Scotland? Barbados used to corner Scandinavians, why not add Norwegians who are next door neighbours? Instead of trying to pull imaginary Brazilians […]

    July 13, 2013Photo Gallery, TravelNo comments
  18. Police to quell Kittitian Opposition? So claims Shawn K Richards, Political Leader of St Kitts’ PAM (Press Conference June 25th 2013)

    The time has come for all citizens of St. Kitts and Nevis to step forward in defense of their democracy and the rights that are enshrined in our independence constitution. That journey to protect our fundamental constitutional rights begin today, but it shall take our ongoing and united effort to preserve and protect those entitlements […]

    June 27, 2013Editorial, PoliticalNo comments
  19. Jewellers’ Warehouse helps Calypsonian Mikey get ready for Crop Over 2013

    Tune O’De Crop contender Mikey passed in at Mall 34 to make sure he’s blinging for this Kadooment while on the road or in the tent and he did that with the help of Colombian Emeralds subsidiary – Jewellers’ Warehouse. All of the staff made sure Mikey got the best of advice in selecting the proper gear […]

    May 8, 2013Events, MusicNo comments
  20. Montserrat Festival 50 honours key figures in its cultural history

    More than 50 people were honoured last evening at the final event on the Montserrat Festival 50 calendar. The festival committee paid tribute to past queens, calypsonians and community leaders and organisations who supported the annual celebration which turned 50 in 2012. The red carpet affair organised by Yvette-Ryan and her team was hosted by […]

    January 7, 2013Events, MusicNo comments
  21. Cupid crowned Calypso Monarch for Montserrat’s Festival 50

    Herman ‘Cupid’ Francis added a fourth calypso monarch crown to his credit after delivering two incredible performances at the 50th cultural festival celebrations Calypso Finals on Montserrat over the weekend. Cupid, who also serves as Montserrat’s Head of the Department of Culture and one of the island’s leading song writers and music instructors also nabbed […]

    January 1, 2013Events, MusicNo comments
  22. Barbadian Calypsonian takes Regional Female Calypso Crown at Montserrat’s ‘Festival 50’

    Chrystal Beckles of Barbados reigned supreme over a group of talented female calypsonians to take the 2nd Euphony Vibes Regional Female Calypso title. The competition was one of the major events on Montserrat’s Festival 50 calendar which runs until January 1, 2013. Beckles performed sixth in each round singing two songs she wrote and arranged […]

    December 23, 2012Music, Travel1 comment
  23. Talypso? Electronic tally system launched at Montserrat Festival 50 Calypso Judging

    A new electronic judging system was launched on Saturday, December 8, at the Calypso Eliminations, which was the first major event on the Montserrat Festival 50 calendar. The calypso eliminations saw 32 artists competing, some veterans and many newcomers with the judging made easier with Talypso, a web based software created to provide instantaneous updates […]

    December 10, 2012Music, TechnologyNo comments
  24. Euphony Vibes to host second Regional Female Calypso Monarch Competition in Montserrat

    Euphony Vibes will host the second Regional Female Calypso Monarch Competition on Friday, 21st December in Montserrat. The show is being held as part of the 50th Festival celebrations on the island. Participating will be Minelle from St. Lucia who won the crown last year. Others vying for the 2012 Kaiso crown include: Singing Althea […]

    December 9, 2012Music, TravelNo comments
  25. Grand Kadooment 2012 – Mamma Jammer #1 August 7, 2012Culture, Photo GalleryNo comments