Category: Entertainment

Krave the band in a fighting spirit for 2018

What happens when colour and creativity collide and are energized with spectacle? We get the Year of the Savage of course. At their weekend launch, the five-year-old Krave the Band signalled its intentions to bring the full action, no posing, to this year’s Crop Over season. The stage was set early in the proceedings with strong showings from the selected DJs, DJ Psalms and Mad […]

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2018 Reggae festival ready to go

The stage is set for the hosting of the 15th annual Reggae on the Hill show at the Farley Hill Park in St Peter. During a site visit today with stakeholders, organizers of the event which forms part of the 14th annual Barbados Reggae Festival, said they have made a few tweaks this year to […]

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First EDM music festival ends on high note 

Over 1,000 visitors from Canada and the US decended on Barbados for five-days of non-stop partying and activity at the first ever Vujaday Music Festival – an exposition of house and electronic dance music. The festival, which ran from April 4 – 8, was held at six unique locations across the island: Nikki Beach in St Peter, Bellevue Plantation […]

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Concert for a Cause delivers

The beat goes on for HeadStart musicians – children between ages eight and ten – who will continue to receive free beginner level training on the saxophone, trumpet, flute, clarinet and percussion. It’s all thanks to the inaugural annual Concert for a Cause organized by jazz saxophonist Elan Trotman. The show, held at the Hilton Barbados Resort, included performances from talented Barbadian musicians […]

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Alexandra model search crowns Howell and Forde

The Alexandra School held its annual model search, entitled EXODUS: The Fashion Movement, last Sunday on the premises. The competition is part of an effort organized by the school to aid in activities outside the normal school curriculum. Though the night started a bit behind schedule the stage was set, the contestants ready and the spectacle […]

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Soca high

Gimme Soca fans enjoy Crop Over preview by Katrina King If last weekend’s Gimme Soca show were a preview of what to expect this Crop Over, then we are in for a thriller of a summer festival. Like bees to honey, hundreds of soca lovers descended on Pirate’s Cove last Saturday for the premium event […]

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Spiritual awakening

Sonfest lives up to its billing The Holy Spirit was alive and well at the Party Stand on Easter Monday during the staging of Sonfest: A Holy Thriller. After a seven-year hiatus, the gospel show, which is hosted by the Kingdom Culture International Church, returned with a bang. Hundreds packed in the venue for what […]

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Lions delight

Charity holds variety concert It was a delightful evening of music last weekend at the Combermere School Hall as the Lions Club of Bridgetown hosted a variety concert. The three-hour long event was as diverse as it was enjoyable, catering to both the young and the old. It included performances by the Royal Barbados Police […]

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Starting fresh

Marzville releases two new Bashment Soca tracks Following a successful Crop Over 2017 season in which his hit single Give It To Yah simply took off, Barbadian soca artiste Marzville is not resting on his laurels. In fact, he is already in full preparation mode for Crop Over 2018 and has released two new Bashment […]

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A song for Yugge

Bajan artiste moved by Vincentian model’s plight by Katrina King Amber Stone is using her soothing and soulful voice to address social issues. The 24-year-old debuted her single Free Yugge in response to the legal predicament facing a 22-year-old former Vincentian model Yugge Farrell, who was recently confined to a mental institution under court orders […]

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Best Drama

Bajan/UK film collab wins UK award It was the best night of her life for A Caribbean Dream producer Melissa Simmonds, as the film won Best Drama at the National UK Film Awards last Wednesday. This will be the film’s fourth award as it won Best Film Feature at London Independent Film Festival, Best Produced Screenplay […]

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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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Sold out!

Rotary-sponsored ‘Great Gatsby’ a hit by Krystal Hoyte It was all about glitz, glamour and glorious music last weekend as the Rotary Club of Barbados South staged Caribbean Excellence: The Great Gatsby. Patrons turned out at Frank Collymore Hall dressed to the nines in keeping with the 1920s theme. The sold out show, which featured […]

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Meet Syd

Full of lyrics & vibes Sydney Syd Corbin-Weekes is a Barbadian poet and rapper. With the help of members of his group Lyrics & Vibes, the 19-year-old is seeking to redefine rap music with lyrics that contain no sexual imagery or abusive language. In fact, he is focused strictly on promoting positivity, as well as […]

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A conscious message

Morgan Heritage focused on more than just the music by Katrina King For over 20 years, reggae sensation Morgan Heritage has been illuminating the global reggae scene with its conscious and positive vibes. And though the industry itself has evolved over the past two decades, the royal family of reggae has stayed true to its […]

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Big entrance

Another masquerade band launches its Kadooment costumes Khepri Kulture, pronounced ‘KEH-PREE CUL-TURE’, is the newest Crop Over band on the scene and they have made their entrance in a big way. Last Sunday on the grounds of George Washington House, the masquerade band hosted an impressive launch event which showcased all of what it has […]

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Oistins Festival opens

Patrons can expect a week of fun-filled activities for this year’s FLOW Oistins Fish Festival. The annual festival, which attracts approximately 40, 000 persons over three days, has extended its list of activities.  Speaking to Barbados TODAY at the Caribbean LED Lighting Ceremony, the Public Relations Officer for the festival, Alex McDonald, explained that the […]

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