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Crop Over sweet

Twenty-seven-year-old Soca artiste, Desirèe Keda Ben, has released her song Gimme Sugah produced by Redhead Productions. Bajan Vibes sat down with Keda to discuss who she is as a soca artiste and what her plans are for Crop Over 2019. Q: Is this your first year entering the soca arena? A:  No, this is not […]

Get on board

This year’s last canes will be heading to the island’s first major port and commercial center – Speightstown – on June 8. The official launch of Crop Over and the ceremonial delivery of the last canes will kick off in the former mecca of the sugar industry. The announcement was made Wednesday morning at First […]

Aura ‘gives birth’

#AuraFaCropOva was the chant at the Bellevue Plantation on Sunday night. The popular Grand Kadooment band launched its 2019 theme Birth of the Phoenix with much fanfare. The venue was reminiscent of the road experience on Kadooment Monday with the Aura Experience trucks carefully positioned throughout the venue for optimal viewing pleasure. Locals squeezed in […]

Ecstasies and Cloud Nine

Twenty-one years in the costume ‘game’ and Baje International has yet to drop the ball. The band, founded by Richard Haynes, is celebrating over two decades in Grand Kadooment with Renaissance. The theme refers to the age of discovery in European history where there were great developments in music, history, art, and philosophy. Synonymous to […]

White is the colour, peace is the plan

The unofficial start to Crop Over kicked off last Saturday in the carpark of the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) with the first Hott 95.3FM Bajarama. The family fun day which is a revamped replica of the cavalcades will be held at a different location across the island weekly. The all-day event will include a Bajan […]

Half Full or Half Empty

From prestigious Forbes magazine to The Huffington Post, BET to NY Times, former professional athlete, now renowned guitarist, singer-songwriter Omari Bank’s charm, musical delivery, versatile lyrics ranging from consciousness to sensuality and memorable performances have all been recognized and praised internationally. His distinctive style blending rock, reggae, and blues, have given Omari a unique panache […]

A Spanish Kadooment

On the cusp of the Xhosa Barbados launch for Crop Over 2019, the award-winning Barbadian Kadooment band is taking the Crop Over experience to the Spanish party isle of Ibiza this May. Ibiza, well known for its nightlife, club scene, and idyllic beaches will be transformed to become the ultimate Caribbean Carnival street party for […]

Oistins on ‘fire’

The FLOW Oistins Festival reached its climax on Monday night with the Bajan Story Telling and Folk Concert held at the Festival Stage. Droves of locals and tourists crowded the venue for nearly three rousing hours of music, dance, song, poetry, and storytelling. The ‘storytellers’ for the evening included the celebrated and talented actor/director Cecily […]

Off to Africa!

Twenty-five-year-old Akeem StonedwithCupid Chandler-Prescod is a 3rd-year student at The Barbados Community College pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Arts & Entertainment Management. He has also won three National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) Silver Awards for his pieces Boys Will Be Boys, Prizefighter and Diary of My Life as well as the Earle […]

Hats, screens and the Blue Economy

The parish of St Joseph is known for its tropical gardens, picturesque historic sites, and beautiful seascape; last weekend its residents showed that they also had an abundance of talent at the St Bernard’s Primary School. The Josephine Connection, an evening of Poetry and Music, was hosted by the St Joseph Independence Committee and attended […]

Bigger and better

Premium Kadooment band, Xhosa has had its ups and downs through its five years as a stakeholder in the Crop Over festival, but according to organizers, the band is back and it’s better for 2019. On Sunday night the band’s vibrant colours were on full display during this year’s launch under the theme Ethos. Dozens […]

Only two more shows

After five successful sold-out shows last week, Operation Triple Threat (OTT) is returning to the Frank Collymore Hall for two bonus shows of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical on Saturday, April 20. OTT, a registered charity and developmental performing arts programme for students between the ages of seven and 21, presented the musical from April […]

New Calypso Tent in the line up for 2019

Six Kaiso Tents will be putting their top Calysonians in the ring to face the judges this season and of that number four are managed and operated by women. The tent managers were at the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) on Friday evening, April 12 to draw for positions in the preliminary judging round of the […]

Fete and ‘famalay’

UWI’s weekend of revelry Thousands of University of West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill students tossed aside their books and took a break from the long hours of studying for a weekend of revelry. From Friday night into Saturday morning, it was complete bedlam as approximately 3,000 feters congregated at the Roy Marshall car park for […]

Improving on tradition

Some changes are in store for this year’s popular Flow Oistins Fish Festival which has become a staple in Barbadian culture to celebrate the Easter season. Despite the harsh economic climate, the festival committee received a cash donation of BDS$25,000 from their title sponsors, Flow. Senior Manager, Flow Southern Caribbean, Marilyn Sealy said the company […]

Love, betrayal, hardship

The Pinelands Creative Workshop did an excellent portrayal of life, love, relationships and societal struggles with the theatrical production When Night Turns To Day at the Parkinson Memorial School. Premiering on Saturday, the play which was written and directed by Rodney Grant, showcased the discrepancies of the residents of Cattle Town. The main arch of […]

Thank you all!

Anthony The Mighty Gabby Carter celebrated his 71st birthday in fine style on Saturday surrounded by his longtime friends Eddie Grant, veteran entertainer Richard Stoute, former Mr Olympia Earl Maynard, The Mighty Grynner as well as members of his family at an event organised by the Pan African Coalition of Organisations in his honour at […]