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Bad decision by judges, says John King

Bad decision by judges, says John King

Ridiculous and a mockery of the calypso art form! That’s how veteran calypsonian John King has dismissed the judge’s decision in this year’s Pic-O-De-Crop calypso final. While making it clear that he had nothing personal against the eventual winner Ian Webster, King, who was a reserve competitor in Saturday night’s contest, was adamant that the [...]

Ian Webster rules again

Ian Webster rules again

On a night when the Headliners calypso tent took the lion’s share of the prizes in the Pic-O-De-Crop finals, Ian Webster reclaimed the coveted calypso crown, defeating a competitive field of nine previously adjudged top contenders. Webster, who was the defending monarch, managed to secure top honours for the second straight year (445 points) to walk away [...]

Intense competition

Intense competition

by Davandra Babb It was a battle royal layered with picong in the first half of the Pic-O-De-Crop finals tonight at the  The Oval. The calypsonians came ready for war and addressed the issues of the day and some even dared to address issues with each other. Defending monarch Ian Webster thrilled the packed crowd at Kensington Oval [...]

Columbus Short in Foreday Morning Jam

Columbus Short in Foreday Morning Jam

If American actor Columbus Short has his way, he would be in Barbados every year for Crop Over. The Hollywood actor gave the festival his stamp of approval this morning as he took part in the Foreday Morning Jam. “Look at me right now, look at me. I’ve never been more filthy and happy about [...]

Meh Rum and Benup tie for first place

Meh Rum and Benup tie for first place

Gorg’s Meh Rum and Porgie & Murda’s Benup, were adjudged the most popular tunes played by the bands in the 2014 Roberts/BL&P Foreday Morning Jam.  In the results issued this morning, Meh Rum and Benup tied for first place, which comes with a cash prize and the title of Stag Jam Tune. With a tie [...]

Winner!

Winner!

Akeila Pile was all smiles this evening after being presented with her Foreday Morning costume to play with the Kolour Me Bad band with the compliments of Barbados TODAY and Wednesday 2000. She was one of two persons, who were selected for the giveaways.  

People’s Monarch

People’s Monarch

Imani has become the  first female to win Starcom Network’s People’s Monarch. Her Crop Over hit Bacchanal Road secured 64 per cent of the votes, beating out Feeling by Lead Pipe & Saddis. In a message to her fans following this afternoon’s announcement, the soca artiste said, “Wow! I am in awe.” “Team Imani, you voted for [...]

No gospel awards to Bajans

  Barbados failed to come away with any of the coveted trophies from the 2014 Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards held in the Bahamas last Saturday evening. Losing out were recording artists Neesha Woodz, who was nominated in three categories –– Calypso-Soca Vocal Performance/Female (Adrenaline), Pop Vocal Performance Of The Year (More Precious) and Soca [...]

Pic-O-De-Crop finals postponed

Pic-O-De-Crop finals postponed

The Pic-O-De-Crop finals has been postponed until tomorrow due to anticipated bad weather. Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley told Barbados TODAY moments ago that the decision was taken on the advice of the Barbados Meteorological Services. “While the warning has been lifted we were told we would still have rain and there’s the possibility of [...]