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Cadogan’s “Own Shoes” delights audience

by Katrina King It was a night of sultry music at  the Frank Collymore Hall last Sunday for the 2018 showcase of Walkin’ in My Own Shoes. The yearly exhibition, presented by East Point Productions Inc.,  provides a platform for its students and supporters to show off their vocal abilities while at the same time raising much needed funds […]

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Fierce felines

The Wild and Exotic Grand Kadooment Band is bringing sexy felines to the Spring Garden Highway on August 6. The new band debuted their designs for Cats on Sunday at 2nd Street Holetown . Traffic was at a standstill across the West Coast night hub as some of the most popular tunes from the season blared through the speakers. Tourists and […]

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Jah Reddis Defends Bashment Music

For those who think Milton Jah Reddis King is a new kid on the block, they are quite wrong. Jah Reddis has been rhyming and creating lyrics since he was 13-years-old at the Garrison Secondary School. Back then, it was all fun and games but now the bashment soca artiste has refined his skills and has become notorious for songs […]

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Classy opening by House of Soca

There is an abundance of talent in the House of Soca Calypso Tent and much of it is young talent. Last Saturday at the Derrick Smith School & Vocational Centre fans got their moneys’ worth and then some. Amazing Dre is one of the seniors in the tent and also one of the most talented […]

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 Imani going ‘All Day Long’ for Crop Over 2018

Former Richard Stoute Teen Talent Champion Faith “Imani” Hoyte has continued to create songs which can stand the test of time. The thirty-three-year-old soca artiste is no stranger to the Crop Over stage. She has recorded many songs which left a lasting impression such as 2014 Bacchanal Road, Fire Meh and her 2017 release Meh Heart.  Bajan Vibes sat down with Imani […]

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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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Corey’s love for deejaying

Thirty-three-year-old Corey Dan Corey Maynard is a local electrician, a former producer at Get Dark Studios and current producer at 9 life studios which is owned by DJ Kat. Maynard is also a deejay and the father of Aaliyah and Ariel, ages five and two respectively. He gained his certificate in automotive electrical engineering from […]

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Up close with ‘Mole’

Reco Cumberbatch or Mole, as he is famously known in Bashment Soca, is a familiar face on the local party scene. His songs such as Boom Flick, Do It Fuh Daddy,Wukless Brute can be heard blasting from the speakers of several fetes. Arguably, several have considered the former Ellerslie alumni’s lyrics vulgar and crude, but this ‘lyricist’ […]

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Multi-talented Yannick Hooper on top with ‘Wine Down Low’

Twenty-six-year-old Yannick Hooper is a full time creative. When he is not writing his own songs, films or plays, he is a full-time soca artiste. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Theatre and Film from The Errol Barrow Centre In Creative Arts (EBCCI) at the University of The West Indies where he wrote and acted in […]

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More contenders for Junior Monarch 2018

Seven new faces will be joining the Scotiabank Junior Monarch competition this year. There are six first-timers in the 7-12 age group and one first-timer in the 13-18 age group. The competition is expected to be intense as the defending champions have aged out of their categories and the number of participants has increased. The […]

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MoonLIT Festival: a spectacular success

Staying true to its name, MoonLIT Festival was LIT! The inaugural festival which catered to urban contemporary fans, accumulated a fair audience last Sunday night at the Falaise Petit, Lodge Hill, St Michael grounds. The show kicked off with bubbly and fresh-faced Aidan who gave a sultry and sexy performance of her 2018 R&B release Headphones. The 25-year-old songstress […]

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Bajans ‘Pompasetting’ Raise Funds for Children

The annual Pompasette Brunch Party signals not only the start of summer but that the biggest festival of the year – Crop Over is slowly approaching. Pompasette isn’t your typical Crop Over event with blaring soca and endless ‘wukking up’, but patrons were assured a good time as the sweet sounds of soca penetrated throughout the Barbados Museum […]

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MoonLit Festival a first for Barbados

Local hip-hop artiste-producer-writer, Teff Hinkson is back like he never left. Last year, Teff announced that he was retiring from the music scene, but for a guy whose life revolves around music, that proved to be a bit too difficult. “I wasn’t retired in the traditional sense in the first place. I feel like I have a bunch of […]

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Nadia ‘Aidan’ Holmes in the spotlight

If you are not too familiar with Adian, you might just remember her as the 2017 Banks Calendar Girl and also as the groovy voice behind the soca single Life Nice last year. In April, she released a sultry R&B single entitled Headphones. As Crop Over swiftly approaches, keep your ears tuned for music by Aidan!  In case you wish […]

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King Bubba ‘Jiggling’ for Crop Over

Adrian Ellias better known, as King Bubba,  is the founder of Platta Studios, a composer, producer, DJ, radio announcer, artiste and performer. He’s best known for his hit Mashup (When Ah Touchdown) which gave him 2nd place in the Party Monarch and Road March competitions in 2015. Bubba, who holds a recording arts degree from Full Sail University, has redefined who he […]

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‘Tuk-it-Up’ to launch 2018 Crop Over Festival

The National Cultural Foundation promptly reminded Barbadians that the Crop Over season was swiftly approaching with the press launch of the First Citizen Crop Over Xplosion last week Friday. Zealous masquerading dancers, acrobatic Shaggy Bears, a joyous Mother Sally and an energetic tuk band flooded the bank’s Broad Street, Bridgetown entrance. It’s a just a […]

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Mask Off turns the volume down

Imagine walking into a party with people dancing and gyrating but there is no music playing. It sounds bewildering, doesn’t it? But that is exactly what happens when you arrive at the monthly masquerade silent event, Mask Off, held at McBrides St Lawrence Gap Christ Church. The silent parties hosted by Sounds of Silence 246 have been quite the […]

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