Category: Music

8 Grammy nominations for Rihanna

Bajan superstar Rihanna is among three singers in second place with eight Grammy nominations for 2017. Rihanna joins Drake and Kanye West behind Beyonce who is in the lead with nine nominations. The categories in which Rihanna has been nominated include record of the year with “Work”; best urban contemporary album with “Anti”; and best […]

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Bajan Troubadours

That’s what music fans here in Barbados and abroad have come to associate with Troubadours, a leading Barbadian group which debuted in the mid-1960s around the time when the island gained political independence from Britain. It was well known Anglican priest, Canon Ivor Jones, who gave the name to what was then a fledging group […]

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Bigger Classical/Pops show

Organizers of the annual Classical/Pops Barbados Festival are hoping for a bigger event this year. Michael Aiken, general director of the show which is in its third year, says organizers are hoping to have a 30 per cent increase in the number of patrons. The show comes off on December 9 and 10 at the […]

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A sweeter Honey Jam

There was nothing sweeter! Last Saturday night, the sweet sounds of music filled the Frank Collymore Hall for the sixth edition of the Honey Jam showcase. It was a night of 14 exciting performances, showcasing the array of talent from within these 166 square miles. The ladies were simply fantastic. And the youngest ones within […]

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Triple shot of Hennessy Artistry

It is costing promoters close to one million dollars to produce the highly anticipated Hennessy Artistry show, which comes off next month and will be held over three days instead of one. And the high price tag is a result of the headliner coming this year – US-based singer and songwriter Lauryn Hill. Jamaican reggae and dancehall […]

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14 chosen for final

Fourteen talented teens were chosen last Sunday night to contest the final of the Richard Stoute Teen Talent Competition on November 6 at Hilton Barbados. Those finding favour with the judges after completion of the second semifinal were Shaunette Alleyne, Maaisa Clarke, Neesha Welch, Gabrielle Yearwood, Raanan Hackett, The Right  Combanation, Yahandje Daniel, Tahirah Gibbons, […]

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Yearwood shines in first semifinals

The song Gabrielle Yearwood chose to sing in the first half of the first semifinal of the Richard Stoute Teen Talent Competition last Sunday night at Divi Southwinds Resort was most appropriate. Yearwood delivered an energetic interpretation of Tina Turner’s Simply The Best and on the night she proved to be better than all the […]

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Talent galore at Honey Jam

There was talent a plenty at last weekend’s auditions for Honey Jam 2016. Hosted by Adaeze in the Dome Mall, hopefuls had just 60 seconds to prove that they deserved one of the coveted spots in the programme. Eleven judges, drawn from all areas of the music industry, including artistes, producers, musicians, managers, DJs, vocal […]

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Teen Talent celebrates 40

Veteran Barbadian entertainer Richard Stoute is marking the 40th anniversary of his Teen Talent contest. During a media conference yesterday, Stoute, who has been involved in the Barbadian music industry for many years, announced a series of activities planned to mark the anniversary, beginning with the official thanksgiving service on Sunday July 31 at the […]

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Brancker, Gabby and Rupee rock Montreal

by Tracy Highland Montreal recorded above average temperatures last week, a fitting welcome to the Bajan contingent that rocked the Taste Of The Caribbean (TOTC) festival in the city’s Old Port last weekend. The festival, in its 17th year, brings together the food, culture and music of the Caribbean in a four-day celebration in one […]

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B’dos on board with JetBlue

by Davandra Babb The sweet sounds of steelpan music and the striking moves of stilt walkers greeted the 128 passengers on board JetBlue’s first direct flight to Barbados out of Fort Lauderdale that touched down at the Grantley Adams International Airport at 11.20 today. It was a fitting climax to “Blue Ribbon” flight 385, which […]

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Dexta Daps humbled

He has had one of the biggest songs for the year, and it seems to be only getting better. Last Sunday at Digicel Reggae On The Beach, the now very popular dancehall artist Dexta Dapps was one of the headline acts, and he did not disappoint. While all of the songs in his set — […]

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Stiffy: Better and better

He has been in the music industry for quite sometime, and we have all watched him grow from strength to strength. He first came to us with Carr My Sheep In Town, but has quickly progressed into Stiffy Starquality, who is plugged into all, and equipped with a new management team. Speaking to Bajan Vibes […]

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Seth going places with his comedy

By now, everyone has watched on Facebook the comedy videos by Seth Xcel Bovell, and agree he is quite hilarious. And many a person must have found themselves using his catchphrase  “Yea, families” every so often. But, for Seth, comedy is no joke. He is actually taking this new career path very seriously, and hopefully […]

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Patterson-Ish is his dance!

We have all seen the dance. We have tried to do it –– some succeeding; others not so much. But who exactly are the pioneers behind this Ish dance? In the world of the teenyboppers, the name Patterson is synonymous with the Ish dance. He has appeared in many videos doing the dance and instructing […]

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Reggae cum soca and dancehall

Reggae On The Beach or Dancehall On The Beach? Maybe, it’s time the promoters of the Digicel Barbados Reggae On The Beach consider a name change for the highly popular event during the annual Reggae Festival. And the question from one of the featured acts, Jamaican dancehall artiste Dexta Daps, as to why he was […]

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Shaggy A ‘Wealth Of Knowledge’

Mr Lova Lova was in town last weekend for the annual Chum FM breakfast concert here in Barbados. Orville Shaggy Burrell, who has been in the music industry for over 25 years, took the hundreds in attendance on a journey down memory lane. He performed a string of hits from his well-known repertoire including It […]

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