Category: Entertainment

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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Designer Kevin Small does the hat trick

  Having won the prize for Best Junior Kadooment Band in 2016 and 2017 designer and bandleader Kevin Small sealed the deal by winning this year’s title yet again. He won ahead of veteran Gwyneth Squires’ Los Barbados – The People Who Came which placed second and Trevor Nicholls’ Young Spirits Community Group – Mystical […]

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A better showing this year

Xhosa band is learning from last year’s mistakes and has undertaken a huge re-branding exercise. Band Leader Jeremy Nicholas told Barbados TODAY on the sidelines of their signature cooler party We Don’t Pose, We Party that his team will be doing extensive checks of the costumes. “We have received most of our stuff and by […]

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Twisted looking to make it even better

Twisted Entertainment, the promoters of Tipsy All White Beach Party not only managed to sell out their event days ahead of staging it, but they were also graced with the presence of Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley who came out to her first major fete for Crop Over. Bajan Vibes had an exclusive interview with […]

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A festive affair

A sea of people dressed in white and partying nonstop; the sounds of Big Bad Soca blasting from the speakers; complementary roti, popcorn and cotton candy with drinks flowing from the bar and huge smiles on everyone’s faces. This was the scene at Tispy-The All-White Beach Party last Sunday at Daiquiri Beach. And although the […]

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Thousands at Farley Hill

Last Sunday, Soca On De Hill proved why it has been a staple event in the Crop Over calendar for years. It was all about the good vibes as thousands of soca enthusiasts landed at the picturesque Farley Hill National Park for over eight hours of non-stop soca. From as early as 1 p.m., throngs […]

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Police looking for witnesses to POC brawl

Police are making a special appeal to witnesses of “criminal acts” which occurred during and after Puff of Colour in the early hours of this morning to come forward. Police Public Relations Officer acting Inspector Rodney Inniss told Barbados TODAY that lawmen are still trying to ascertain what exactly occurred. He said that there appeared […]

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17 picked for Soca Royale final

The finalists for the Sweet Soca and Party Monarch competitions have been announced ahead of the July 29 Soca Royale at Bushy Park, St Philip. Among them, popular entertainers  iWeb and Mikey who have made it through to both Crop Over finals. Facing defending monarch Lil Rick in the Party Monarch finals will be eight competitors. […]

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New bashment king crowned

There’s a new king of ‘bashment’ in town! Veteran entertainer Lil Rick, The Hypa Dawg, pulled out all the stops in the wee hours of Saturday morning to defeat two-time monarch Stiffy in this year’s revamped Yello International Bashment Soca Competition. The announcement was made just after 5 a.m following a keenly contested competition.   In […]

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Ready for the Oval

Twenty-one-year-old Ashawnya Bellamy might be the youngest performer on the Phenomenal Friday stage but she isn’t afraid to battle it out with the 16 semi-finalists for the Party Monarch competition. They say the third time is a charm, and in Ashawnya’s third year as a soca artiste, she has begun to make a name for […]

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‘Out Ah Road‘ and ready

Brian B Moore Specific Moore is celebrating his success this Crop Over with his first-time entry in the Party Monarch semifinals. The artiste, who is affiliated with Redhead Productions, said 2017 was a good year for him despite it being his first year in the soca arena. This year is also proving equally rewarding, with […]

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Awaken ‘ups de ting’

Not only did Awaken Ultra Premium All-Inclusive move from Kendall Sporting Complex in St Philip to a new elevated, scenic location, but organizers of the annual breakfast fete raised the quality of the event by a few notches. Last Sunday morning, from 4 a.m. to the end of the last song the DJ played at […]

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Honk: a must see

Janelle Headley and the team of Operation Triple Threat CONGRATULATIONS!, well done! Let me be honest with you, I usually have to  leave Barbados when I am in need of great theatre . . . get my fill and return . . .  I have seen enough of your productions now to know I don’t […]

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A tribute to RPB

Now that Stedson Red Plastic Bag Wiltshire has announced his retirement from competition, I consider it a good time to pay tribute to the man who revolutionized calypso in Barbados. Bag’s entry on the national calypso stage in 1982 saw a mammoth crowd attending the Pic O’ De Crop finals. His victory over the previously […]

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Argentina in Crop Over

Argentina may have made an early exit from the World Cup in Moscow, but some Argentine fans will be able to get a taste of the culture on July 14th. That’s when Argentine musician Fidel Nadal will attend the First Citizens Pan Fusion at Ilaro Court as part of a collaboration with the Embassy of […]

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New Stoli DJ crowned

Crowd favourite DJ Bon entertained his way last Saturday night to win the coveted Stoli DJ Competition title. The 34-year-old disc jockey showed his versatility behind the turntables as he played the perfect mix of genres from disco to soca, defeating Jamaican Bobby Kush and the DJ combo of Tonk & Jones. The competition, now […]

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Regal nine

Nine women, all hoping for a chance to represent Barbados at Miss Universe 2018 and to wear that coveted crown, have now started their real training. The 2018 edition of the Miss Universe Barbados launched to the media last Saturday at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Chief Executive Officer of Crown Events Inc., Brian Green, […]

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