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A giant retires

It was an evening of love and appreciation as the Royal Barbados Police Force musical fraternity celebrated the distinguished life of one of its most talented members. The Director of Music for the Royal Barbados Police Force band, Mr Keith McDonald Ellis B. S. M, was the star of the night, as the force celebrated […]

A ‘holly jolly’ Mahalia’s Corner

There is no denying that Barbadian soca artiste Damian Marvay knows how to keep a crowd’s interest. Last Sunday night at Mahalia Corner’s Christmas Edition, the groovy crooner had the crowd eating out of his palm with his popular tunes and engaging personality. The hundreds gathered in the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre formed a chorale […]

A night of surprises

Despite the hiccups that occurred during the night, the tenth year of Hennessy Artistry at the Kensington Oval was a memorable one. As the event approached its final performance of the night, FAS7STAR dropped a bombshell. Buju Banton will be performing in Barbados April 6, 2019 at the Kensington Oval. The shocking announcement was met […]

‘Spice’ and more on the sand

Pirate’s Cove was a melting pot last Sunday as the third edition of Hennessy Artistry on the Beach took place at the popular party spot Daiquiri Beach. Hundreds of eager patrons descended on the sandy venue and were ready to be wooed by reggae and dancehall hits of yesteryear and present day. Kicking off the […]

Sand, water and limestone

Public and private sector persons were recently given the opportunity to gain insight into the technical aspects related to extraction of some of the island’s natural resources. A tour organized by the Natural Resources Department, exposed participants to the technical work and projects undertaken by the Ministry in the areas of natural resource and mineral […]

Countdown to christmas

Mahalia’s Corner , It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for fans of the band 2 Mile Hill. This week, they announced a special Christmas Edition of their show Mahalia’s Corner to be held on December 9 at The Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. 2 Mile Hill will lead the special cast of performers which includes […]

Taking centre stage

Jabari Browne was born for the stage – literally. Last weekend, at the Franklyn Collymore Hall, Browne was the first male act to sing on the female-dominated Honey Jam stage. Born from a family of talented vocalists such as Carolyn James-Leacock, Ricardo Leacock, Stephen Leacock and ‘orange-haired Bajan songbird’ Nikita, Browne grew up harmonizing with […]

Angie’s Song

It is always satisfying when a dramatic piece touches on acts in life that are often veiled to the public eye. Last weekend at Jargo’s Bar in Paynes Bay St James, Angie’s Song, written by Selena Dodson, explored normal tragedies of life within a Barbadian context. Parental guidance is advised for this community theatre project […]

Contrast and composition

Art & Expression, two words synonymous with each other, was the perfect title for Saturday’s showcase of art held on the grounds of the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination. The event which was put on by the local branch of the Soroptimist International, was meant to accomplish two tasks – raise much needed funds […]

A dream come true

For the first time in the history of Spirit of the Nation Show, the eastern parish of St Andrew took home the coveted title of the 2018 Most Outstanding Parish Ambassador. Last Saturday night at the Garfield Sobers Complex, Zhara Khan and Keyon Watson dominated the competition with a total of 2,191.5 points to steal […]

Past meets present

Gold and silver award winners in this year’s NIFCA Performing Arts Finals, along with veteran class acts, graced the stage at the Wildey Gymnasium on Sunday night for one grand cultural explosion. The 18 performances which included dance, singing, spoken word and drama showcased why NIFCA can boost “a tradition of excellence” in its 45th […]

UWI delights

From gospel and spoken word, to soca and dances soaked in spouge, there was something for every artistic taste during the cultural show at the Open Day and Cultural Extravaganza. The two-hour treat featured the talents of past and present students of the UWI Cave Hill Campus, some of whom graduated more than two decades […]

Turtles, chattel houses and more

Breathtaking is how you would describe the lifelike paintings done by Kovsky Cox who owns Mysterious Arts, a company he operates from St Lawrence Gap, Hastings Christ Church. Over the years, the self-taught artist has won the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts Gold, Bronze and Silver awards since entering the competition in 2007. He […]

Rule the catwalk

From the third segment of the 2018 edition of the annual model competition, Runway Blitz, themed In The Beginning, it was very apparent the winners would be Kaveh Holder and Amber Williams. Holder and Williams were crowd favourites but their professionalism, confidence and effortlessness on the catwalk earned them the titles of 2018 Mr & […]

Deep messages

It was social commentary portrayed through performing arts – five different acts all dealing with serious social issues and sending profound messages. And they all did so in a comical and entertaining way. It was the staging of the first night of the NIFCA Theatre Arts Final last Friday at the Daphne Joseph Hackett Theatre. […]

Not too old to soca

It was a priceless soca show and a night fitting for legends; legends whose voices are as golden as when they started their careers decades ago. The show was made richer with the presence of MC Admiral Nelson whose sound knowledge of the art form and its history provided invaluable information throughout the night. I […]

Overwhelming talent

Here at Bajan Vibes we don’t profess to be judges. We don’t brag or boast to know-it-all in the area of arts or entertainment. We simply see ourselves as spectators with a pen – a pen that has a powerful reach. That said, I would not wish to be on the judging panel of the […]