Xhosa band is learning from last year’s mistakes and has undertaken a huge re-branding exercise.
Band Leader Jeremy Nicholas told Barbados TODAY on the sidelines of their signature cooler party We Don’t Pose, We Party that his team will be doing extensive checks of the costumes.
“We have received most of our stuff and by the end of the week the rest of the customers will be here. To follow up from last year, we are making sure we aren’t making some of those mistakes. We will be doing all of our quality checks over the weekend to prepare for distributing.”
Nicholas said his committee has rectified the difficulties on the road last year and has assured revellers that a good time will be had, “The band is obviously recovering from last year, but we are thankful that we are still able to go on the road and have a good time. We had to rebuild and show people that Xhosa is a brand that is serious about [what] we are giving to people and they will see that demonstrated on the road.”
He said numbers have dropped off, but he blamed that on the economy.
“We are obviously faced with the economic situation period in Barbados so [there] wouldn’t be a massive group as we had last year but it will be enough that we will have a good time on the road.
Meanwhile, hundreds of partygoers who turned out to the beautifully transformed Sugarland Garden, Haymans, St Peter for Xhosa’s second annual Cooler Party enjoyed themselves.
Last year, Xhosa partnered with the Red Boyz to produce an all Bajan cast. Nicholas said they’ve tweaked the lineup to enhance the production and make it more attractive.
“This year, we followed up with that and have increased the [number] of artistes that are performing, all backed by the Red Boyz, RPB, Lil Rick, Peter Ram, Jus D, Faith, Nikita, Lead Pipe and Saddis and Biggie Irie,” he said. (KB)