Category: Entertainment

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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17 picked for Soca Royale final

The finalists for the Sweet Soca and Party Monarch competitions have been announced ahead of the July 29 Soca Royale at Bushy Park, St Philip. Among them, popular entertainers  iWeb and Mikey who have made it through to both Crop Over finals. Facing defending monarch Lil Rick in the Party Monarch finals will be eight competitors. […]

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New bashment king crowned

There’s a new king of ‘bashment’ in town! Veteran entertainer Lil Rick, The Hypa Dawg, pulled out all the stops in the wee hours of Saturday morning to defeat two-time monarch Stiffy in this year’s revamped Yello International Bashment Soca Competition. The announcement was made just after 5 a.m following a keenly contested competition.   In […]

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Ready for the Oval

Twenty-one-year-old Ashawnya Bellamy might be the youngest performer on the Phenomenal Friday stage but she isn’t afraid to battle it out with the 16 semi-finalists for the Party Monarch competition. They say the third time is a charm, and in Ashawnya’s third year as a soca artiste, she has begun to make a name for […]

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‘Out Ah Road‘ and ready

Brian B Moore Specific Moore is celebrating his success this Crop Over with his first-time entry in the Party Monarch semifinals. The artiste, who is affiliated with Redhead Productions, said 2017 was a good year for him despite it being his first year in the soca arena. This year is also proving equally rewarding, with […]

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Awaken ‘ups de ting’

Not only did Awaken Ultra Premium All-Inclusive move from Kendall Sporting Complex in St Philip to a new elevated, scenic location, but organizers of the annual breakfast fete raised the quality of the event by a few notches. Last Sunday morning, from 4 a.m. to the end of the last song the DJ played at […]

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Honk: a must see

Janelle Headley and the team of Operation Triple Threat CONGRATULATIONS!, well done! Let me be honest with you, I usually have to  leave Barbados when I am in need of great theatre . . . get my fill and return . . .  I have seen enough of your productions now to know I don’t […]

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A tribute to RPB

Now that Stedson Red Plastic Bag Wiltshire has announced his retirement from competition, I consider it a good time to pay tribute to the man who revolutionized calypso in Barbados. Bag’s entry on the national calypso stage in 1982 saw a mammoth crowd attending the Pic O’ De Crop finals. His victory over the previously […]

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Argentina in Crop Over

Argentina may have made an early exit from the World Cup in Moscow, but some Argentine fans will be able to get a taste of the culture on July 14th. That’s when Argentine musician Fidel Nadal will attend the First Citizens Pan Fusion at Ilaro Court as part of a collaboration with the Embassy of […]

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New Stoli DJ crowned

Crowd favourite DJ Bon entertained his way last Saturday night to win the coveted Stoli DJ Competition title. The 34-year-old disc jockey showed his versatility behind the turntables as he played the perfect mix of genres from disco to soca, defeating Jamaican Bobby Kush and the DJ combo of Tonk & Jones. The competition, now […]

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Regal nine

Nine women, all hoping for a chance to represent Barbados at Miss Universe 2018 and to wear that coveted crown, have now started their real training. The 2018 edition of the Miss Universe Barbados launched to the media last Saturday at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Chief Executive Officer of Crown Events Inc., Brian Green, […]

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Life’s a beach party

Elevate St Tropez showed exactly what a premium experience party should be all about – great vibes, sweet music, and free drinks to last the whole night long. It was Saturday on the grounds of Pirate’s Cove, Daiquiri Beach, where the stage was set for hundreds of patrons to enjoy one of the most highly […]

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Non-stop ‘Powda’

From Saturday night into Sunday morning, the Vaucluse Raceway in St Thomas was a spectacle as over 2,000 revellers gathered at Powda for endless hours of soca. The event kicked off at 11 p.m., however, patrons were still trickling into the venue well after 3 a.m. Many arrived in white outfits but left the venue […]

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Bright start

The highly anticipated Crop Over 2018 season is off to an explosive start following last Saturday’s opening gala. The newly revamped gala at King George V Memorial Park delivered on its promise to be a manifestation of Barbadian pride with a range of activities and first class music for attending the First Citizens Crop Over […]

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On a high

Veteran entertainer Anderson Mr Blood Armstrong is on a high as he celebrates the achievements of five artistes whose Crop Over 2018 songs were produced at Redhead Productions. They are newcomers Chrissy D and B Moore Specific, along with veteran entertainers Mac Fingall, The Mighty Grynner and iWeb with whom he is performing a duet. […]

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No competition

Reigning Bashment Soca Champion Stiffy Star Quality has no fears going into this year’s Yello International Bashment Soca Competition. In 2017, Stiffy whose real name is Shane Atkinson dominated the competition with his ‘Tip and Ben Ova’ to drive home in a Kia Picanto, with a $6, 000 cash prize, a Sony stereo system, a […]

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Fresh blood

A total of ten first-timers have secured places in this year’s Sweet Soca and Party Monarch semifinals announced by the National Cultural Foundation last weekend. Among them, Mr Veejay who will be performing ‘Twin Brother’ during next week’s Party Monarch semifinal. He told Bajan Vibes that initially he was not planning to enter the competition […]

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