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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 […]

Wet feting

There is no doubt about it, the annual Splash Pool Party should be added to the Crop Over list of “must do” events. Each year, party animals journey to the Beach House, St James to the all-inclusive event for a night of exciting entertainment, endless food and drinks and a great vibe. And year, after […]

Sweet Soca and Party Monarchs crowned

Ricky Lil Rick Reid showed that he is a force to be reckoned with Sunday night at the MQI/98.1 Soca Royale after his winning Sweet Soca performance. In 2012, he narrowly missed the Sweet Soca title with I like Muh Myself. However, he came back to Bushy Park, St Philip with a vengeance to win […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]