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Pic-o-De-Crop finalists announced

Pic-o-De-Crop finalists announced

Four women, including former Junior Monarch Aziza, are among the nine Pic-O-De-Crop finalists headed to Kensington Oval on July 30 in the hopes of dethroning reigning monarch Classic. MC Carl Alff Padmore announced the finalists after a tough six-hour semi-final competition at the National Stadium. Of the finalists, De Big Show has bagged five spots, Cave Shepherd […]

Wednesday 2000 is ‘Limitless’ this year

Wednesday 2000 is ‘Limitless’ this year

In celebration of Barbados’ 50th anniversary of Independence, Wednesday 2000 will this year be highlighting the island’s impact on the world stage. For Grand Kadooment 2016, the masquerade band will be presenting four sections under the theme ‘Limitless’, in recognition of Barbados as the world’s first rum producer (liquid Gold), and as the home of […]

Crop Over Champion Competition heating up

Crop Over Champion Competition heating up

The top ten in the Soca Champion competition was announced on Monday and the finalists are already working hard to secure votes in hopes of winning the Barbados TODAY competition. Among the finalists is last year’s inaugural winner Azizi, veteran calypsonian Grynner and newcomers Mr.Veejay & King Julian.  The champion will be crowned at the […]

Praise for young brigade

Praise for young brigade

The emergence of a new brigade in this year’s Pic-O-De-Crop competition has delighted many veteran performers who are hailing the development as an encouraging sign that the future of calypso is in good hands. This year, four former junior monarchs Ah-Dee-Lah, Aziza, Sammy G and Sir Ruel and a newcomer Jamal Slocombe are among the […]

Jamal’s game plan

Jamal’s game plan

This is his first year in the semi-finals of the Pic-O-De-Crop competition and he will be first out the blocks at the National Stadium come Friday night. Twenty-year-old Jamal Slocombe, however, is not daunted. In fact, his plan for semis night is quite clear: to do all he can to make it through to the […]

Truly ‘pantastic’

Truly ‘pantastic’

It is one of the most highly anticipated weekends on the Crop Over calendar. And from attendance alone, the cultural happenings of last Friday right through to Sunday were truly ‘pantastic’. Hundreds of pan lovers turned out for a delightful weekend of sweet pan music, which began with Pan Fusion at the Prime Minister’s official […]

Hail the prospective kings and queens

Hail the prospective kings and queens

And then there were 18. Few can have much argument with the choices made by the Pic-O-De-Crop judges very early Monday morning after the Stray Cats ended their tent’s presentation at the Crane Beach Hotel. Those finding favour for the competition’s semi-final were: Adrian Clarke, Ian Webster, Adonijah, Chrystal Cummins-Beckles, Jamal Slocombe, TC (De Big […]

 18 semi-finalists announced

 18 semi-finalists announced

  The 18 semi-finalists in this year’s Pic-O-De-Crop competition have been announced. Included in the line-up are four former Junior Monarchs, namely Adela, Aziza, Sammy G and Sir Ruel, and one former Junior finalist, Jamal Slocombe. De Big Show and All Stars have also taken the lion’s share of positions.   The full list is as […]

Crop Over comes to Speightstown

Crop Over comes to Speightstown

Efforts to revitalize Speightstown continued today with the annual Speightstown Market and Pan around de town. A staple on the Crop Over calendar, the event attracted vendors of craft, plants and food among many others. However, during the early parts of the morning into the afternoon, the atmosphere was quite low-key, much more so than […]