On Saturday, Barbadians will be feeling that infectious fever of the festival as Crop-Over 2013 takes to the community with the Cavalcades.
The National Cultural Foundation ushered in the Cavalcades dockside on the Wickham-Lewis Boardwalk in Bridgetown on Friday, May 3, with the support of its title partners LIME and HOTT 95.3.
Chief Executive Officer of the NCF, Cranston Browne said that the music shows “herald the unofficial start of the season, often hastening the final production of new music from studio to market and providing national exposure for tunes from emerging and seasoned artistes alike. It helps us to bring the festival to the communities and to build momentum for the other activities to come.”
He dubbed the Cavalcades the true pulse of the people because it affords entertainers the opportunity to immediately gauge the temperature of their music through the crowd response.
A number of the festival’s stakeholders including sponsors and entertainers, along with other representatives of the local music industry and officials of the NCF attended the launch which also featured performances from a mix of upcoming and veteran artistes representing a segment of the line-up on the Cavalcade stage.
The cavalcade will be held at the Dover Playing Field, Christ Church.