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All hail, Queen Aziza!

All hail, Queen Aziza!

Melody won the night! And it came in the form of Aziza. On a night when there was not much to choose among the artistes in terms of lyrics and rendition, Aziza’s Bring Back Respect and One People, One Nation were melodic tours de force that garnered her “114 points” and the 2016 Pic-O-De-Crop calypso crown. Much hullabaloo […]

Happy Day Two-ers!

Happy Day Two-ers!

Revellers and everyone else who love to party during Crop Over, especially in the street on Grand Kadooment, can look forward to a bigger and better Day Two next year following the inaugural run of the event on the East Coast Road Tuesday. That’s the promise from organizers of the street party which presents an […]

‘Fantastic’ Crop Over

‘Fantastic’ Crop Over

Organizers have hailed the just-ended 2016 Crop Over Festival as one of the best, thanks to the participation of locals and visitors, and the police for maintaining law and order. “I want to thank all the stakeholders, the Royal Barbados Police Force, the sanitation [services], the calypsonians, masqueraders, and all the representative bodies for really […]

No break for Squires

No break for Squires

Nothing short of sickness will prevent veteran bandleader Gwyneth Squires from playing Mas next year. “The only way I will take a break is if I am sick. I am not taking a break because there was a rumour going around that Gwyneth ain’t bringing no band, and that happens almost every year, and I […]

Chase going all out for 2017

Chase going all out for 2017

Trevor Chase’s Ooutraje continues to dominate the Small Band category on Grand Kadooment. For the third successive year the band that caters to 175 masqueraders copped Best Band On The Road as well as Small Band Of The Year. Ooutraje, which has been playing Mas for the past 19 years, also secured first place in […]

Bandleaders look out!

Bandleaders look out!

Come 2017 Betty West is going “to the extreme” with both her Kiddies and Grand Kadooment bands, despite a challenging season in the just concluded Crop Over festivities. “It was very challenging but we came through in the end. We had a few hitches where delivery was concerned. It was much harder than any other year. […]

Magnificent Machel!

Magnificent Machel!

Once he’s alive and well, Trinidadian soca star, Machel Montano, is assuring his legion of Barbadian fans that he definitely will be back to party hearty again for Crop Over 2017. “It’s all about one love and unity,” he told Bajan Vibes after giving an epic performance at the One Love show on Sunday night […]

Jail them!

Jail them!

Oh no, this is too much skin showing now! This is the sentiment of some bandleaders who are calling on the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) to consider putting a halt to the rising number of skimpy costumes allowed in bands on Kadooment Day. Award-winning designer Betty West said as she paraded on Monday she was […]

Police report peaceful Crop Over

Police report peaceful Crop Over

Police are reporting a peaceful Crop Over weekend this year. Acting Police public relations officer, Inspector Stephen Griffith, told Barbados TODAY there were no major incidents to report. Officers from the Royal Barbados Police Force and the Barbados Defence Force maintained a heavy presence throughout the weekend’s activities, and according to Inspector Griffith the public […]