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Kevin Small wins big at Grand Kadooment 2018

  Band leader and designer of Fifth Element Kevin Small is in winner’s row for the second straight year at Grand Kadooment. He copped the Robert Weekes award for Best Festival Designer and will drive away with a new vehicle from MQI and $7, 500. Small also captured awards for Presentation of the Year, Small […]

A Grand Kadooment

Scores of Barbadians and visitors braved the scorching heat and turned up at the National Stadium in Waterford, St Michael this morning to witness the parade of costume bands at Grand Kadooment, signalling the climax of the 2018 Crop Over Festival. While five registered bands failed to turn up, this did not diminish the impact, […]

Lil Rick is 2018 Road March King

  Lil Rick has copped his fourth title for Crop Over 2018. He won this year’s Road March title with his song Mudda Sally. Lil Rick who also won the International Bashment Soca competition, the Sweet Soca Title and Jam Tune competition for the most frequently played song during the Foreday Mornin’ last weekend wins […]

A sight to behold

  Hundreds of spectators lined the Black Rock, St Michael stretch eager for a glimpse of the revelry and masquerade of Grand Kadooment. As the soca blared from the passing bands, the young and the old joined the revellers as they chipped, whined and belted some of this year’s top soca singles at the top […]

Grand time at Bank Hall

  Having partied for more than a mile, the verve and enthusiasm of revellers participating in this year’s Grand Kadooment, had not waned in the least when they approached Bank Hall. Hundreds of Barbadians and visitors flocked to the sidelines to see the bands parading in their colorful splendor. Spectators could be seen using any […]

Public notice: Downed power lines in Bank Hall

Police have cautioned Kadooment revellers and spectators to beware of some fallen power lines along the parade route in the area of Prescod Bottom, Bank Hall, St Michael. Personnel from the Barbados Light&Power Company have already been notified and an emergency team has been despatched to deal with the situation. Police have advised members of the […]

Grand Kadooment under way

  Thousands of revellers have hit the streets for Grand Kadooment, the climax of the Crop Over Festival.   Colourful costume bands have been making their way across the National Stadium, where they are parading in front of the judges. Thousands are also beginning to line the route to Spring Garden as they take in […]

Vendors and patrons concerned about Bridgetown Market changes

Patrons and vendors have expressed concerns about the revamped annual three-day Jet Blue Bridgetown Market under way along the Spring Garden Highway. The cultural showcase has been divided into the Jet Blue Food and Crafts Village and the Traders Way, to lure locals and tourists to experience Barbadian culture. On day one of the event, […]

Rick rules at Foreday Morning

After claiming the International Bashment Soca and Sweet Soca crowns, popular entertainer Rickey Lil Rick Reed has captured a third  title for the 2018 Crop Over season. Earlier today, he emerged as the clear winner of  the Jam Tune competition, for the most frequently played song during Foreday Morning. In fact, he tied with himself for […]

Still no boom

Like the economy, local bandleaders say this Crop Over season for them has been very depressed, with a smaller than usual number of revellers expected to participate in Monday’s Grand Kadooment jump from the National Stadium to Spring Garden Highway. In fact, according to the National Cultural Foundation, the number of bands for judging during […]

Public Notice – Traffic changes for Crop Over weekend

The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) has advised the public that the following traffic management changes have been implemented for this weekend’s  Crop Over events. Below are the full changes. PIC O DE CROP FINALS There are no traffic diversions for persons attending the Pic O De Crop Finals at Kensington Oval. Persons attending the event […]

King saddened by Smokey’s illness

  Minister of Culture, Creative Economy and Sports John King has extended best wishes to ailing veteran calypsonian, William ‘Smokey’ Burke, who is currently warded at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. King, who spoke to Barbados TODAY on the sidelines of Emancipation day celebrations at the Sir Garfield Sobers Gymnasium this morning, said he was saddened […]

Smokey Burke hospitaliized

Veteran calypsonian Smokey Burke has been hospitalized. Confirmation of this came this afternoon from his daughter Sharon Carter-Burke who told Barbados TODAY: “Yes, Smokey is in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. We thank the doctors and nursing staff managing his care and we thank the public for their concern and prayerful support.” No details were provided on […]

Lil Rick is 2018 Sweet Soca Monarch

  Lil Rick is the king of sweet soca. Singing his popular tune, Breakfast in Bed, he scored 100 points to finish ahead of Mikey who captured 78 points. Biggie Irie placed third with 62 points and Bobo finished fourth with 48 points. Here he celebrates with Mikey at Bushy Park.

Mikey is the 2018 Party monarch

Mikey is the 2018 Party Monarch. He captured 82 points with his song My Kinda Ah Party. Stiffy placed second with 76 points,  Lil Rick, third with 74 points and  Mistah Dale finished fourth with 66 points.

Top performances in the finals of the Sweet Soca competition

Judges will have a hard time selecting the winner of the 2018 Sweet Soca competition after a night of spectacular performances. Bobo invoked showers of blessing as he graced the stage, delivering a sound rendition of Rain to kickstart the competition at the packed Bushy Park. However, the downpour failed to cramp his delivery or […]

Rick and Mikey rule performances in the Party Monarch competition

  Lil Rick showed why he is the lone artiste with six Party Monarch titles to his name. Performing at position number six in the MQI 98.1 The One Soca Royale at Bushy Park tonight, the reigning monarch pulled out all the stops to retain his crown. However, Mikey and the duo of Mr Blood […]

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