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  1. Calypso Monarch Quon creates history

    Dequon “Quon” Alleyne is the 2022 Calypso Monarch. Around 2:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, the two-time Scotiabank Junior Monarch was named winner of the Courtesy Garage Pic O De Crop competition beating a line-up of other veterans and four of his counterparts who are also former Junior Monarchs. Quon’s name will go down in […]

    July 30, 2022Breaking News, Featured, MusicNo comments
  2. Junior Monarch contestants benefit from Scotiabank workshops

    Since its inception, the Scotiabank Junior Monarch Competition has provided Barbadian youth the opportunity to take the stage, allowing them to hone their skills as young artistes. Described as a developmental programme, the Scotiabank Junior Monarch Competition also features exciting workshops and mentorship sessions hosted thanks to the partnership between Scotiabank and the National Cultural […]

    July 11, 2022MusicNo comments
  3. Forty vying for Cash prizes in NCF’s “Soca Rukshun”

    will end up as a sweet pay day for artistes, with the two newest events on the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF) Crop Over calendar. It starts out as the which will see the public voting for their favourite artistes in two stages. At the end of that contest, 20 people will then perform at what […]

    June 11, 2022MusicNo comments
  4. Bashment in Junior Monarch competition gets thumbs-up from Gospel artiste

    The decision by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) to have three separate categories judged in the 2022 Junior Monarch Competition meets with approval from Head of the Barbados Association of Creatives and Artistes (BACA) … The gospel artiste, under his NGO hat, described the move to add soca and bashment soca to the traditional calypso […]

    June 11, 2022Culture, FeaturedNo comments
  5. Natalyah aims for EUK Soca Monarch title at Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations

    Following the release of her up-tempo Soca track ‘Proper‘, Trinidad-born Swiss Soca Sensation Natalyah is riding high on the success of this latest fruit of her labour. ‘Proper’ has earned her a place in the finals of 2022 Europe United Kingdom Soca Monarch (EUKSM) competition set for June 5th during the ‘Big Platinum Festival‘ in […]

    May 18, 2022MusicNo comments

    Ir Sais returns with his brand new single and video “Claramente” via Sony Music Latin. Over the pandemic, the Caribbean crooner amassed more than six billion TikTok views for his 8x RIAA certified Platinum hit “Dream Girl,”  which features remixes alongside Rauw Alejandro and Sean Paul & Davido. Now in 2022, he emerges with the rest of the world, […]

    April 28, 2022Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  7. Barbadian Drummer Begins U.S. Music Exchange

    U.S. Embassy Bridgetown is pleased to announce that on April 15 Barbadian musician Juanita Clarke traveled to the United States to participate in the U.S. Embassy’s OneBeat program. Juanz is a pioneer for other female drummers, and she will spend the next four weeks in the United States making music with artists around the world […]

    April 18, 2022Featured, MusicNo comments
  8. Mel B’s appointment as Nevis’ Tourism Ambassador already creating international buzz

    Several international media agencies and entertainment websites have published articles about Spice Girl Mel B’s appointment as the UK Tourism Ambassador for Nevis, creating a buzz about the island paradise in key tourism markets. Melanie ‘Mel B’ Brown, MBE is a British singer, actress, and television personality who rose to fame in the 1990s as […]

    February 24, 2022Featured, TravelNo comments
  9. Miguel Maestre jump starts the Soca season with ‘Fan’

    Even with the absence of major in-person Carnival events, the eruption of new Soca music releases still remains constant. Singer-songwriter and admitted Soca fan Miguel Maestre has released his latest 2022 single dedicated to the global community of Soca music devotees and appropriately titled ‘Fan’. Fan is described as a lively mid-tempo track which is […]

    February 11, 2022MusicNo comments
  10. 1K Phew & Lecrae Release “MOVE” New Single/Video from their ‘No Church In A While Album’

    1K Phew and Lecrae released their third single and video, “MOVE,” from their new collaborative album, No Church In A While. The album features 10 tracks including: “Wildin” “Ready Or Not,” “Move,” “One Call,” “What We Gon Do,” “Amen,” “Blockhead,” “Born Sinner” “Save Us,” and “No Church In A While.” The latest song “Move,” is […]

    January 28, 2022Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  11. SOMI To Release “Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba”

    On March 4, 2022, GRAMMY-nominated vocalist, and songwriter Somi will release her new album, Zenzile: The Reimagination Of Miriam Makeba, a celebration of the late Makeba’s invaluable musical contributions and messages of social justice. The album, which will be released on the artist’s Salon Africana label, features Somi’s renditions of some of Makeba’s best-known songs–both […]

    January 27, 2022MusicNo comments
  12. Alethea unleashes new EP ‘Ode to My Younger Self’

    Trinbagonian Pop/Rock artiste Alethea Beharry (known simply as Alethea on the entertainment circuit) is fulfilling her creative destiny while simultaneously taking a major step on her journey of inspiring and connecting with others through her musical stories with the launch of her first EP, ‘Ode to My Younger Self’. With a professionally trained vocalist mother […]

    January 3, 2022MusicNo comments
  13. CIIF Digitization of Music Accelerator Programme deemed a success

    Guyanese entrepreneur and recording artist Martin Massiah is the recipient of a US$10,000 Grant to help bring the winning marketing plan for his business to life. The announcement was made yesterday morning during the virtual closing ceremony of the Digitization of Music Accelerator Programme, which was funded by the Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund […]

    December 9, 2021MusicNo comments

    Saint Lucia/Bahamas based producer and performing artiste Benje has been busy under the lockdowns and curfews of the pandemic! When performing at venues paused, he put down the artiste cap and put on his producer cap, to work on one of the hottest riddims to hit the Caribbean for 2022. The Bahar Riddim pays homage […]

    October 19, 2021MusicNo comments
  15. Champeon sings one for the ‘Girls’

    With the current plethora of in-person events and the return of physical Carnival celebrations throughout the diaspora, all-round entertainer and artiste Champeon has brought forward a fresh Soca song that is dedicated to the ladies. The new release is aptly titled “Girls”. “Girls” is described as a dance-party Soca track that shines the spotlight on […]

    October 14, 2021MusicNo comments
  16. Biz Music Inc. provides support for Caribbean & World music professionals

    With 13 years of music industry experience the diligent team at Canada-based independent record label Biz Music Inc. continues to create opportunities for Caribbean artistes and music projects to obtain international success. In addition to being a creative, entertainment force, Biz Music Inc. has always stayed very true to its name by placing a major […]

    September 30, 2021MusicNo comments
  17. Guess who’s back? Rod Stewart – One More Time

    Watch the NEW official music video for Rod Stewart – “One More Time” from his forthcoming album ‘The Tears of Hercules‘ out November 12th. ‘The Tears of Hercules’ features 9 new original tunes written by Rod Stewart including “One More Time” plus covers of Marc Jordan, Johnny Cash and more. Pre-order your copy here

    September 28, 2021Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  18. Beres Hammond with Popcaan: ‘A Mother’s Love!’

    Reggae legend Beres Hammond and Dancehall superstar Popcaan have collaborated again on a soul touching single, “A Mother’s Love;” a heartfelt melody expressing unending love for their mothers and how prayers and hard work can lead to success. The song is also a reflection of the love people have for the women who have raised […]

    September 3, 2021Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  19. Jahvillani Announces New Album ‘Dirt to Bentley’

    Recording artist and Wile Side Government originator Jahvillani has today announced the release date of his album ‘Dirt to Bentley.’ The project was just released and the 13-track debut is a triumphant expression of Jamaica’s youth-driven Dancehall. The lead single for which the project is named, is “Dirt to Bentley” which features the smooth vocals […]

    July 19, 2021MusicNo comments
  20. Everything You Need to Know About Rihanna’s Guitarist: Nuno Bettencourt

    R&B singer and superstar Rihanna is widely known as the most successful Barbadian musician in history. But she didn’t get to where she is without the help of her producers and fellow musicians. His partnership with Rihanna began in 2010 Most fans know Bettencourt as the guitarist for seminal ‘80s rock band Extreme. “After Extreme’s early […]

    June 3, 2021Featured, RihannaNo comments
  21. 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
  22. Music Saved Me from Depression, Alcoholism & Suicide – Gabiro Mtu

    At most if not all the time when the issue of mental health enters a family’s life they try to get it hidden mainly because it is seen as shame and disgrace to the family unit. Even after losing his friends to crime, alcohol, depression, and suicide – while he dropped out of campus in […]

    March 30, 2021Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  23. “God is Love”- Young Dominican Talents Behind Beres / Popcaan Hit

    The surprise appearance of dancehall heavyweight Popcaan (Andre Sutherland) on Beres Hammond’s virtual ‘Love From A Distance’ concert and their ensuing duet “God Is Love” may have arguably been the highlight of the VP Records-presented experience for many. Unbeknownst to fans old, new and in between, this collaboration was in part due to the efforts […]

    March 15, 2021MusicNo comments

    Sevana releases a brand new visual for one of her most personal records to date “Set Me On Fire.” Captured on a Californian shoreline by director Yoram Savion, the Jamaican-born singer recalls an abusive relationship from her past in order to heal for the future. The visual follows Sevana’s NPR Tiny Desk home concert, which […]

    February 1, 2021Music, Video GalleryNo comments
  25. Extra Time at Home? Learn a new skill, when Barbados re-opens, maybe make money off it?

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    January 16, 2021Events, Photo GalleryNo comments