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Two new junior calypso kings crowned

Barbados has two new junior calypso kings. A short while ago, Quon was crowned monarch in the 13-18 category following a keenly contested competition in which he rendered ‘Why I sing’. He also walked away with the coveted $2,500 cheque, trophy and other prizes. Second place in the 13-18 category went to Yahandje singing ‘Dont Cry’, while Dynamo […]

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You are the future of calypso, King tells youths

Young calypsonians are being urged to stay in the game after they mature out of the Junior Monarch competition. Minister of Culture, Creative Economy and Sports, John King was giving a pep talk to the 16 finalists of the Scotiabank Junior Monarch Competition this morning before they battle it out at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium […]

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Patrons describe experience on stranded Dream Chaser as traumatic

What was supposed to be a warm up to Soca On De Hill turned into pandemonium after 352 party goers were stranded at sea during the wee hours Saturday morning. For more than five hours, patrons of the Soca On Seas cruise hosted by 4D Entertainment were left in a state of panic after the […]

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UPDATE: Patrons rescued from Dream Chaser party vessel

Hundreds of passengers who were stranded at sea for more than five hours aboard the Dream Chaser have been rescued. Two Coast Guard vessels and the Jolly Roger were called into action after the Dream Chaser started drifting after 1 a.m. All of the the passengers have been brought back to shore. There were no reports of injuries.

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Dream Chaser party vessel in distress, Coast Guard dispatched to rescue patrons

The Dream Chaser party vessel is said to be stuck at sea and life jackets have been issued to patrons The boat is also said to be leaning drastically to one side. The Coast Guard has been dispatched to rescue patrons. More details soon.

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Pic-O-De-Crop calypso finalists announced

The nine finalists who will go up against reigning calypso king iWeb on August 3 in the Pic-O-De-Crop finals have been announced. They are from All Stars: Donella, Jude Clarke, Kid Site, Structure   Big Show: AC, Chrystal Cummins-Beckles, Mr Blood House of Soca: Billboard Super Gladiators: Smokey Burke The Reserve is Colin Spencer of All […]

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Who shall the lucky nine be?

This Friday night 18 hopeful calypsonians will take to the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex seeking to be among the nine that make it out of the semifinal and into the ‘Big Yard’ of the Pic-O-De-Crop Final. The 18 are Cave Shepherd All Stars’ Charisma, Colin Spencer, De Announcer, Donella, Jude Clarke, Kid Site, Raheem and […]

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A new Mikey

Former Party and Sweet Soca Monarch and finalist in the Party Monarch and Sweet Soca competition Michael Mikey Mercer told the media that he won’t be the same in this year’s Crop Over as he has enhanced his relationship with God. He was speaking to Barbados TODAY on the sidelines of the drawing of the positions for Soca Royale, set to kick off on July 29 at Bushy Park. […]

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Talented Darkus

Thirty-four-year-old Ryan Darkus Forde is a first-time entrant in the Bashment Soca competition with his song Spin It. He spoke to Bajan Vibes about his journey in the soca arena. Q: Who is Darkus?  A: Darkus is a versatile well-rounded artist, well known but underrated. Q: If you had to describe yourself in three words what would they be? A:  Humble, Positive and […]

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Steelpan vibes contagious

Argentinian reggae artiste Fidel Nadal has fallen in love with the sweet sounds of the steel pan after his first visit to Barbados. Nadal informed Bajan Vibes that he is considering including the piercing sound of the steel pan in his future works after being exposed to the instrument while participating in last weekend’s pan-filled events, Pan Fusion and Pan […]

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Rise in security

In light of recent violent incidents at entertainment events, organizers of RISE: Soca Kingdom featuring Machel Montano and Super Blue on July 31st at the Kensington Oval are assuring patrons that they are taking extra security measures to ensure safety. That guarantee was given by event producer Mastermind Creative Productions. Speaking on the behalf of the group Kirk […]

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iWeb not M.I.A for Pic-O-De-Crop

Reigning calypso king Ian iWeb Webster has ended public speculation over whether or not he will be defending his Pic-O-De-Crop crown. Earlier today he confirmed to Barbados TODAY that he would definitely be in the August 3 line up at the Kensington Oval, explaining that he was strongly encouraged to compete by both his fans […]

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Police looking for witnesses to POC brawl

Police are making a special appeal to witnesses of “criminal acts” which occurred during and after Puff of Colour in the early hours of this morning to come forward. Police Public Relations Officer acting Inspector Rodney Inniss told Barbados TODAY that lawmen are still trying to ascertain what exactly occurred. He said that there appeared […]

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New take on the labour riots

The story of the labour riots will be told through a new lens on July 26 at the Frank Collymore Hall. The Crop Over Evening of Folk, one of the festival’s calendar events, has the theme What’s Good for the Goose: Love and War. The annual theatrical event will explore the 30 year-period between 1937 to 1967 […]

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18 calypso monarch semifinalists announced

The semifinalists in this year’s Pic-O-De-Crop calypso monarch competition have been announced with the Cave Shepherd All Stars claiming the majority or eight of the 18 places. The announcement was made in the wee hours of today by the National Cultural Foundation’s Corporate Communications Specialist Simone Codrington. The semifinalists are as follows: From the Cave […]

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Off to the finals!

The positions have been drawn and the 16 young calypsonians of the  Scotiabank Junior Monarch Competition are preparing for the soca showdown on July 21 at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium. There was no sense of nervousness at the Scotiabank Sky Mall Haggett Hall branch this morning as competitors for the 7 to 12 and the 13 to 18 age […]

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Sky’s the limit for Q-Lemar

Twenty-eight-year-old Quinn Q-Lemar Belgrave is back at it again after releasing his debut song Woii for Crop Over 2017. The former Richard Stoute Teen Talent Champion has entered the competition again this year with his song All Over De Road (Bram). Q: Who is Q-Lemar? A:  Q-Lemar is a fun loving, humble and cool individual who loves music and art. Q: If you […]

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