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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 […]

Creating history

This year’s Honey Jam will have a new feature which caters for male vocalists in the entertainment industry. The announcement came from the founder of Honey Jam Barbados Ebonnie Rowe who explained how it came about. “There is something new that we are doing this year at Honey Jams. For all the years that I […]

Top class

The new queen of the 42nd Richard Stoute Teen Talent is a pupil of Trinity Vocal School, Jalissa Edwards. Edwards gave a powerful rendition of I Who Have Nothing in the first half of the competition. Dressed in a red polka dot dress, she delivered her song with style and class belting out some of […]

Oneikonn hits big leagues

Local singing duo Oneikonn has attracted international attention. Their debut song Next To You has been heard by international pop star Justin Bieber who shared the song on his Instagram account. The 26-year-old twin brothers said Next To You was inspired by their mother’s last relationship. “Our mom Nicole . . . went through a […]

Lights, camera, action . . .

“Know your voice. Make friends in your chosen field, be prepared to fail, but above all else, just do it!” This advice came from three prominent artistes in Barbados as they addressed secondary school students at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre during a forum on the Creative Industries – one of the activities commemorating Education […]

Giving God the glory

Twenty-five-year-old gospel artiste Russell Blackman describes himself as a “modern-day David who wants to take the news of his encounters with God to the world”, hence the title of his debut album, One Shepherd Boy, officially launched at a recent Listening Party at the Grande Salle at the Tom Adams Financial Centre. Russell recently completed […]

Tezz Cart’r has the fire in you

Twenty-one-year-old Martez Tezz Cart’r Carter is a passionate singer whose dream is to become one of the next superstars out of Barbados. Bajan Vibes sat down with Tezz Cart’r to discuss who he is as an artiste and how he feels about his song Fire In You – a single on his four-track EP Purpose […]

Reggae at twilight

The Gates at the Belle was the hot spot for festival-goers at the first instalment of Music in Autumn. Before the official 2018 lineup was released, there were murmurs of the reunion of two popular local reggae bands who enjoyed an extensive touring career throughout the Caribbean and Europe, collectively. There was a buzz from […]

“Shirley biscuits” lead

If you were present on Sunday at the Barbados Visual Media Awards held at the Accra Beach Hotel, you would have heard one name being called when the awards were being given out – Kia Redman. Redman grabbed the majority of awards winning Best Film Editing for a Short Film, Best Sound Editing for a […]

Top awards

The Barbados Visual Media Association (BVMA) celebrated its tenth anniversary by hosting its fifth annual Barbados Visual Media Awards commonly referred to as VIMAS. The awards were held over the weekend at Accra Beach Hotel, Hastings, Christ Church where local filmmakers sat eagerly waiting to see if they would receive one of the coveted awards. […]

Talent galore

Who said that the members of the disabled community cannot sing? On Sunday night at Divi South Winds Resort patrons at the Richard Stoute Teen Talent over 21 and Disabled Contest were treated to stellar performances from the members of the disabled community who performed their social commentaries and ballads and left the audience craving […]

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