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LUX entertainment makes it ‘Lethal’ for Crop Over

by Shamar Blunt From Canada to Barbados, LUX Entertainment has officially landed on the Crop Over 2018 scene with a big bang. During its vibrant display on the grounds of the Barbados Museum last Saturday night, the premium carnival experience band showcased their offering for the season this year entitled ‘Lethal’. Vibes and action were part of the […]

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Speakah: a ‘Fyah Blazin’ hit!

by La Shawna Griffith What happens when a self-proclaimed vibes architect and a singer/songwriter come together to produce music? Something amazing is created! Rhea Layne, the sister of Grammy nominated singer Shontelle Layne, and Adaeze, who was a finalist in the Digicel and Machel Montano Music Academy, came together with Jamaican artiste Anna Mariah to […]

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Joaquin’s love for soca

Joaquin Brewster is a 24-year-old soca artiste, barber and musician in the band Lejends246. The former student of St Paul’s Primary School and The Alexandra School sat with Bajan Vibes ‘La Shawna Griffith to speak about his journey as a Soca artiste. Q: Who is Joaquin Brewster? A: Joaquin is a young ambitious, hardworking, optimistic artiste who has […]

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”On the Block” Explores Intricacies of Bajan Pastime

The ‘block’ has been a controversial topic in Barbadian society for many years. It is often seen as just a liming spot for persons who either don’t have or want gainful employment to congregate and often times get involved in some form of mischief However, one cannot ignore the contributions to society that ‘block relationships’ […]

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Terrific blasts from the past

FAS Entertainment’s Vintage Reggae Show at Kensington Oval last weekend, was arguably one of the better productions staged by the franchise in recent memory. And much of this had to do with the dynamism and freshness brought to the proceedings by the incomparable Josey Wales. The popular Jamaican dancehall deejay of the 1980s lit up […]

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Baje International celebrates 20 years with ‘Odyssey’

“BAJE INTERNATIONAL!!” is the infamous phrase from one of our favourite local entertainers, Rupee. This phrase rang out through last Saturday’s creative display at Baje International’s 2018 launch dubbed ‘Odyssey.’ This year, the band is proudly celebrating twenty years of playing mas as a group. From humble beginnings as a party promotion endeavour back in […]

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An ‘Irie’ 2018 Reggae on the hill 

Cool vibes and good music are essential features of any great music show, and the annual Digicel Reggae On The Hill appeared to have delivered these in spades. From early last Sunday, patrons began their trek to the Farley Hill National Park armed with coolers, baskets, blankets and chairs for the much-anticipated show. In the early afternoon, […]

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Saint Lucia Jazz 2018

The Saint Lucia Jazz Festival 2018 kicks off on May 7 with A World of Jazz at the Sandals Grande St. Lucian Spa and Beach Resort and climaxes with a Mother’s Day Special at the Pigeon Point National Landmark on Sunday, May 13. Over seven days and nights, patrons will take a musical journey with thrilling Jazz performances featuring […]

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Kontact claims the “Road Ahead’ for Crop Over

The words “Nuh rain cyan stop dis jam,” aptly describe Kontact’s band launch of 2018. Though showers of blessings came down intermittently throughout the night’s proceedings, the models were ready to show what was on offer, and why the rains would not stop them from displaying the colours. The Road Ahead is this year’s theme and from all that […]

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Seize the Moment with Eunoia This Crop Over

The phrase premium Crop Over band gets thrown around a lot this time of year. Many bands promise a signature experience that you won’t get with their competitors. However, it usually means the prices for costumes will be very “premium” in nature, but that’s about it. This year, Eunoia has set out to change that. With a […]

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Aidonia Star Act at Reggae Beach Party

With one leap into the crowd Sunday night, popular dancehall artiste Aidonia cemented his position as the headline act at this year’s Magnum Tonic Wine Reggae Beach Party. This year’s event created a lot of buzz amongst reggae and dancehall fans after it was first announced Aidonia would be leading the charge on the stage Sunday, with DJ Puffy, Ding Dong and the ever so […]

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A night of soulful praise at Jus Worship concert

The presence of God could be felt at the Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex last Saturday as hundreds of patrons sang, jumped, waved and dance unto the Lord at Jus Worship. The HiArt Entertainment Group event was a hit among gospel lovers as Barbados welcomed for the first time, international recording artist Travis Greene. His powerful testimony introduced […]

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The Little Mermaid wows patrons

This weekend’s staging of The Little Mermaid by Operation Triple Threat (OTT) was nothing short of amazing. The young and the young at heart filled Frank Collymore Hall each night for an exceptional production – a tapestry of singing, dancing and acting of a classic love story portrayed by some of Barbados’ most talented young […]

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Xhosa Band Vows Better for 2018


Xhosa Barbados is promising to make amends with masqueraders this year after a disappointing 2017 performance. The Grand Kadooment band, now in its fourth year, launched its 2018 theme Circle of Life to curious patrons at the National Conservation Commission’s Botanical Gardens on Sunday. Last year, Xhosa won the top prize for Large Band of the Year, Best Party […]

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Krave the band in a fighting spirit for 2018

What happens when colour and creativity collide and are energized with spectacle? We get the Year of the Savage of course. At their weekend launch, the five-year-old Krave the Band signalled its intentions to bring the full action, no posing, to this year’s Crop Over season. The stage was set early in the proceedings with strong showings from the selected DJs, DJ Psalms and Mad […]

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2018 Reggae festival ready to go

The stage is set for the hosting of the 15th annual Reggae on the Hill show at the Farley Hill Park in St Peter. During a site visit today with stakeholders, organizers of the event which forms part of the 14th annual Barbados Reggae Festival, said they have made a few tweaks this year to […]

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First EDM music festival ends on high note 

Over 1,000 visitors from Canada and the US decended on Barbados for five-days of non-stop partying and activity at the first ever Vujaday Music Festival – an exposition of house and electronic dance music. The festival, which ran from April 4 – 8, was held at six unique locations across the island: Nikki Beach in St Peter, Bellevue Plantation […]

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