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Costume and cosplay

The Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre came alive on Saturday and Sunday as comic lovers and local cosplayers turned out for one of the biggest live displays of animation: AnimeKon 2019. Booths at the Two Mile Hill, St Michael location included those from Komic Kraze who said they were excited to capitalize on sales, Odboih, the […]

‘Beauty with a purpose’

There could only be one Miss World Barbados and Che Greenidge now sits on that throne and manages that crown for 2019. Greenidge ran a close race with 1st runner-up Shahaida Lynch and six other delegates on Saturday night at the Bajan Helipad, Bridgetown St Michael. The night was a battle of purpose, poise, and […]

Simon Pipe in the mix

You may have heard the infectious song Banana which features Jamaican artistes Conkarah and Shaggy which has garnered 64,000 views on YouTube since being released one week ago. But would you believe the song was produced and lyrics were co-written by a Barbadian-born Simon Pipe? Yes, you read it right. Bajan Vibes sat down with […]

Rain can’t stop the parade

Brooklyn’s annual West Indian Day Parade prevailed on Monday, with masquerading revelers in colourful, eye-popping costumes, steel pan, and Caribbean flags turning out to Eastern Parkway despite the pouring rain. “I’ve been waiting for this all year,” said Keiandra Blair,18, of Brooklyn who marched in the parade for the first time. “Rain or sun, I’m […]

Standing room only

It was a nostalgic and emotional night for Mahalia Cummins and her band 2 Mile Hill as they celebrated the 10th anniversary of Mahalia’s Corner with the first of six events for this year’s season, last night. The season premiere, held at the band’s stomping ground at the Marina Bar and Restaurant (The Old Bump […]

Anti-violence in focus

The Open Yah Eyes Project presented the winners of the inaugural Music and Video Community Anti-violence Competition on August 30 in the Training Room of the Ministry of Youth and Community Empowerment. The project was conceptualized by Adisa Aja Andwele and invited artistes to produce a song or video which highlighted the theme of anti-violence. […]

Grand finale

The curtains came down on the Barbados Classical Musical festival over the weekend with a well-received finale. Held at the Barbados Museum on Saturday, the opening acts were the very appreciated Ken Gee showcasing his magic on piano and the delightful Paule Barsalou on violin. The audience turnout this time around was smaller, but they […]

Intimate harmonies

Local musician, Roger Gittens, accompanied by 10 Voices and a Saxophone Quartet delivered an enjoyable concert entitled Hymns, Psalms and Songs. The event which was part of this year’s Barbados Classical Music Festival, was held on Friday, August 23 at the St James Anglican Church. The 10 Voices, six females and four males, did justice […]

Moonlight and music

On Friday 23rd August 2019, the facilities at Gun Hill were transformed with beautiful lights and entertaining performances from the band Kite as they presented Moonlight by Gun Hill. At 6:15 p.m. there was the usual lowering of the flag by the Barbados Defence Force to cheers from members of the audience who were slowly […]

Down memory lane

Old Dibby Dub held their first fete since breaking for the Crop Over season. And the massive at Kensington Oval seemed eager to assemble for a special Back To School edition, last Saturday. The last fete was in June under the theme Black Out. Patrons came representing their alma mater. Some brought a creative flair […]

“Oh, What a Night!”

Sweet-singing Biggie Irie serenaded patrons of Blakey’s Bar and Restaurant for close to three hours on Sunday night. Those gathered at the Hastings, Christ Church diner seemed oblivious to the pending bad weather which was approaching the island. Visitors and locals alike appeared to have not a care in the world as Biggie, real name […]

Hot, steamy carnival

Revellers headed home after basking in the sunshine of Notting Hill Carnival’s hottest summer Bank Holiday ever. Music filled the streets in West London on the first and second day, as people piled out to mark the long-standing celebration of Caribbean heritage in the capital last weekend, August 25 and 26. Drummers paraded their way […]

Marking a milestone

It’s been ten years running for the popular music and poetry festival Mahalia’s Corner and its founders, the band 2 Mile Hill, are launching this year’s season with a throwback show on Tuesday, September 3 at the place where it all started, Marina Bar and Restaurant or the old Bump ‘n Wine as it was […]

Brahms, Chopin, Dvorak and more

The audience turnout was moderate, but it was worth the while for those with an ear of musical sophistication who attended the Barbados Classical Music Festival. Held at the Prince Cave Hall, Station Hill, St Michael on Thursday, patrons saw the likes of modern piano greats such as Ken Gee and Norman Reintamm. The highly […]

Rallying around

The Parkinson Memorial Secondary School hall came alive Wednesday night during Camp Fusion’s benefit concert for terminally ill calypsonian, William “Smokey” Burke. The show opened with the song Colours sung by Smokey’s niece, Natalie Burke. The campers danced to the hit which was choreographed by Shelly Durant-Forde. The annual camp, organized by the Pinelands Creative […]

A glorious movement

The Kingdom Arts Dance Ministry concert told a profound story about the life of Jesus last weekend. The concert had a full house in the New Dimensions Ministries hall at Barbarees Hill, St Michael and showcased the work of Christian dancers from all over the island. They really showed up and showed out as they […]

Juggling, song, spoken word

It was the first of its kind but success, nonetheless. The BAJE to the World Talent Show kicked off last Saturday at the Queens Park Steel Shed with the first of 12 talents shows to be held across Barbados. Judges Chetwin Stewart, David Kirton, Cassandra Crawford and Astra Babb were on hand to rate the […]