Category: Crop Over

Campaign backlash

The grouping of local bandleaders and promoters is charging that the recent election campaign put a massive dent on the upcoming Crop Over season. The Barbados Association of Masqueraders (BAM) said the timing of the election forced them to play catch-up because it encroached upon time which would have been used for marketing and sales. […]

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King tells Crop Over Thanksgiving Service ‘transformation’ is coming

The Crop Over Thanksgiving Service was held this morning at the St Barnabas Anglican Church under the theme Art of Celebration. Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports John King, in an address to the congregation, said the Ministry plans to transform the island’s creative  and cultural sector. “With renewed vigor, we etch our policies […]

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Holla Bak continues to soar

Twenty-six-year-old Rico Holla Bak Goddard is continuing to develop hits even with his 2018 song for this year’s Crop Over Too Sweet amassing 14,154 views since being uploaded on YouTube on May 14th, 2018. He released the official Music Video for Too Sweet on YouTube on May 27th and it has received over 2 000 views thus far. Speaking to Bajan Vibes, Holla Bak said that 2017 was his […]

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King Bubba’s ‘Illuminate’ was Electrifying

It was full steam ahead for the unofficial launch of Crop Over this past weekend, with the huge second-year deliverance of King Bubba Illuminate. After the well-attended first production last year, patrons were clamouring for another show from the “Bubbaling” artist. He promised and delivered, what was arguably the perfect start for this Crop Over season. Once again […]

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Soca Ignition brings down the ‘House’

Soca Ignition was dubbed the unofficial, official start of the Crop Over Festival 2018.  The ‘Soca Kingdom’ as it was nicknamed, didn’t get started at the call time of 9 p.m. but got underway just after 10:30 p.m. However, DJ Tami and Jon Doe kept the early birds engaged until the five-hour show got started, while Leadpipe and Saddis performed a full set of their biggest hits.  Kirk […]

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Barbados loses a calypso gem

The entertainment community has lost one of its gems. Charles Romeo Smith, a former calypso monarch, has died at age 71, throwing the fraternity into immediate mourning. Following a bacterial viral infection and spinal surgery in 2005 doctors had told him he might never walk again. However, Romeo had refused let that stop him from performing […]

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Sinckler promises infrastructural development for St John

St John can look forward to infrastructural development should the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) pull a hat trick in the May 24 general election. Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler made this promise Saturday to DLP supporters who gathered at the Gall Hill sports complex. “In the next Democratic Labour Party administration, we are going to […]

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Kontact claims the “Road Ahead’ for Crop Over

The words “Nuh rain cyan stop dis jam,” aptly describe Kontact’s band launch of 2018. Though showers of blessings came down intermittently throughout the night’s proceedings, the models were ready to show what was on offer, and why the rains would not stop them from displaying the colours. The Road Ahead is this year’s theme and from all that […]

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Seize the Moment with Eunoia This Crop Over

The phrase premium Crop Over band gets thrown around a lot this time of year. Many bands promise a signature experience that you won’t get with their competitors. However, it usually means the prices for costumes will be very “premium” in nature, but that’s about it. This year, Eunoia has set out to change that. With a […]

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Bashment Soca competition goes global with $125,000 grand prize

This year’s purse is more than double last year’s top prize of $50,000.

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