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A passion for theatre

She has been involved in the cultural industry for 52 years. And at age 67, she is still contributing to the development of the sector. Merle Niles is no stranger to the arts having been the recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh Award (silver) at age 15 and joining the Barbados Theatre Workshop. Since then, […]

Back in time delight

Class acts rock Kaiso Kickback It was a nostalgic trip down memory lane Thursday (last) night when promoter Leroy Georgie Straker staged the first ever Kaiso Kickback. The ‘big people’ show saw calypsonians who produced hit songs in the 80s and 90s singing their hearts out and enjoying themselves on stage much to the delight […]

More than bashment

Shane Stiffy Atkinson showed Barbados that he is not solely a Bashment Soca artiste as he is one of the competitors vying for a spot in the Pic-O-De-Crop finals scheduled for August 2, 2019. Speaking to Bajan Vibes, Stiffy said he decided to enter the competition this year because with one song, there is less […]

Carnival goes digital

Hollice Mapp, better known as Mr Killa, wants carnival to be at your fingertips. On Tuesday, the International Power Soca Monarch launched the Go-Carnival app, which intends to be the hub for all things carnival happening in the region and beyond. The idea was conceptualised by Mr Killa, who partnered with PromoCaribbean to bring it […]

Paint, powder, party

We Ting has proven to be “a good vibe” for the hundreds of feters who participate in the bi-annual j’ouvert fete. Themed We Ting: Sugaland, the event took a detour from the customary Bushy Park track and switched it up by going to the streets, a change that was not welcomed by all but nevertheless, […]

Popcorn, glitter and fireworks

Over 4,000 feters, mainly dressed in white, converged on Daiquiri Beach, Bay Street, St Michael on Sunday for the annual Tipsy event. It started at 4 p.m. and ended around midnight but not before a spectacular display of fireworks just after 11 p.m. Earlier in the night, around 8:15 p.m., Lil Natty and Thunda from […]

Three crowned at Scotiabank Junior Monarch

Two kings and a queen were crowned Saturday night at the Soctiabank Junior Monarch held at the Wildey Gymnasium. For the first time ever, 19 contestants in three different categories participated in three separate ding dong battles for one of the top spots. At minutes to 1 a.m. Sunday, Quon was crowned king in the 15 […]

First-Citizens De Big Show cops lion’s share of finalists in Pic-O-De-Crop

A small crowd gathered in Solidarity House to await the results, hoping to see their favorite calypsonians heading to Kensington Oval aiming to dethrone Mr Blood on August 2, 2019. Tent Managers from Cave Shepherd All Stars, Eleanor Rice-Watkins House of Soca Calypso Tent, Sharon Carew and First Citizens De Big Show, Merle Niles sat eagerly to hear […]

Backyard vibes

The melodic sound of her voice flowed from above; the notes seemed to encircle everyone there, and as their gaze turned upward, she began her descent. Forty-four steps could not stand between jazz singer Kellie Cadogan and her awaiting audience on the Gully Deck below at Sunday Grooves. Accompanied by acclaimed musician Roger Gittens, Kellie’s […]

Who will be chosen?

The House of Soca Calypso Tent was the fourth to be judged by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) to select finalists to face defending monarch Mr Blood at the Pic-O-De-Crop competition on August 2. There was a full house of kaiso lovers and dignitaries such as Minister of the Environment and National Beautification Trevor Prescod; […]

Memorable and beyond compare

It’s been a year that reigning Junior Monarch Quon will never forget. For him, it was a priceless experience that has made him a better person and a better artiste. “It was simply an amazing experience, life changing to say the least. I’ve been exposed to all kinds of people who I’ve learned so much […]

Beach House bash a hit

In the pouring rain and then in the midst of the heat of the blistering morning sun, patrons of the annual Beach House Breakfast Party partied from dawn till mid-morning. The weather did not matter to the party animals who were eager to enjoy DJ music and live performances from some of the top acts […]

Pirates and playgrounds

Puff of Colour X (POC) silenced the critics this year with their tenth-anniversary celebrations. A new location coupled with a new structure equalled nothing but good vibes for the hundreds who partied until 6 a.m. at Ellesmere Plantation, St George. The numbers were noticeably fewer than last year but it didn’t matter as the patrons […]

From classical to kaiso

Nicholas Brancker’s genius-level musical skills took centre stage at Fusions held on the lawns of Ilaro Court last Saturday night. All eyes were on the multi-talented musician and his backing band on a night where not only the steel pan but music reigned as king. The audience which included: Governor General Dame Sandra Mason, Prime […]

Play on

A tropical wave dumping heavy showers on Brandon’s beach could not dampen the resolve of Barbadians who were determined to get the most from this year’s Pan Pun De Sand celebration.    Large colourful umbrellas swayed freely and patrons danced effortlessly to the sweet sounds of local and regional steel bands, who, from time to […]

Looking to expand

Romario SK Cave is not only the youngest International Bashment Soca Monarch, but he is also the writer behind last year’s winning song Ben It by Lil Rick. In 2018, Lil Rick snagged the inaugural Yello International Bashment Soca Monarch title with the widely popular song, Ben It penned by SK himself. His writing credits […]

12 vie for the pick

First Citizens De Big Show was the third tent to be judged by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) to select finalists to face defending monarch Mr Blood at the Pic-O-De-Crop competition on August 2. The show had a full house of kaiso lovers and dignitaries such as Minister of Innovation, Science, and Technology Kay McConney, […]

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