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Seize The Opportunity

Veteran calypsonian and mentor of Barbados TODAY’S Crop Over Superstar competition Red Plastic Bag has called on local artistes to put in their bid to become the island’s first online monarch. With just four days to go before entries close for submissions, RPB says he’s excited about the competition and insists that no one should […]

Sand, Sea And Soca

Last Wednesday night, it was all about sand, sea, and soca. You couldn’t ask for a better mix. Set at the relaxing Weisers On The Bay, on Spring Garden Highway, the new Unplugged series, now into its second week, attracted a large audience, all searching for something ‘different’ this Crop Over. And different they indeed […]

Stray Cats

This could be Hammer’s breakthrough year in the Pic-O-De-Crop competition. Years of promise turned into possibilities last night when he shone at the Stray Cats Calypso Tent’s judging night at the Crane Beach Hotel. His two selections These Cons and Craftsmen were arguably the best social commentaries of the night to an appreciable crowd that […]

Tornadoes touch down

Jah Stone was the stand-out performer as the Tornadoes Calypso Tent made their case before the Pic-O-De-Crop judges on Saturday at the Roy Byer Centre at Waterford, St Michael. The veteran calypsonian whose forte has always been his phrasing and confident delivery, impressed in the first half with Kaiso In A Coma, which knocked the […]

COLUMN – No stopping Walk Holy

The Christian community will again be represented in this year’s Crop Over Festival. For example, there is no stopping the Walk Holy band which plans to hit the road on Kadooment Day, depicting the theme More Than Enough Part 2. The band joins the parade from Warrens, St Michael and members will do their depiction […]

Sargassum seaweed everywhere!

Sargassum seaweed everywhere!

We’ve shoveled it, swept it, dumped it and avoided it altogether. We’ve speculated over where it comes from and we’ve examined how we could recycle it. But nothing we do seems to stop the unwelcome guest to our once pristine shores. Yes, I’m talking about Sargassum Seaweed. Scientific names vary, as do the sources (some […]

King Bubba coming to mash up

King Bubba coming to mash up

When he touches down, the whole place will be mashed up, he promises. King Bubba (@kingbubbafm), who always gives music you can party to, is dancing all the way to the Party Monarch Semi-Finals. While he has been making music for quite sometime, this is his first time ever in competition and he is coming […]

What A Show Indeed!

If one wanted a contrived syllogism for the Crop Over season, one could perhaps go with calypso tents with ten kings and queens are a big show; De Big Show has ten kings and queens; De Big Show is, well, a big show. Fans were spoilt last Friday night at the Sea Rocks Dome of […]

Marvay’s Aim Is The Very Top

They want to challenge me . . . . This catchy line from new soca artist Damien Marvay’s Survive The Weekend must have been on the tip of your tongue at some point this season –– and with good reason. The song Survive The Weekend, produced by De Red Boyz, is one of the more […]