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Small rides away with top designer prize

Small rides away with top designer prize

With a cloud of controversy still hanging over his victory in this year’s Kiddies Kadooment contest, 25-year-old designer Kevin Small has still managed to drive away with top honours in this year’s Grand Kadooment parade. When the final results were announced by the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) tonight, Small emerged as the clear winner in […]

BAM wants NCF to strip Small of Best Junior Band award

BAM wants NCF to strip Small of Best Junior Band award

The Barbados Association of Masqueraders (BAM) has written to the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) demanding an explanation for the results of last Saturday’s Junior Kadooment contest. BAM Secretary Mackie Holder has confirmed that the letter was dispatched to the state agency responsible for Crop Over, although he revealed little about its content. “It basically outlines […]

Child’s play

Child’s play

From the wee toddlers to the excited teenagers enthusiastically buzzed around the National Stadium for the annual Junior Kadooment jump last Saturday. The kiddies partied and paraded, proudly showing off their colourful costumes and creative makeup. It was a wonderland for the children who portrayed various mystical creatures and Barbadian characters. As the kiddies whizzed […]

Come clean!

Come clean!

The Barbados Association of Masqueraders (BAM) is calling for a formal investigation into the results of last weekend’s Junior Kadooment contest, following objections raised by some of the bandleaders. Last Saturday 25-year-old Kevin Small walked away with the coveted Best Junior Band award for his Fifth Element band, Candy Land 246, beating out veteran bandleaders […]

Fifth Element it is!

Fifth Element it is!

The results are in…. And after a keenly contested Junior Kadooment, designer Kevin Small has walked away with the coveted Best Junior Band award for his Fifth Element Kiddies Band – Candy Land 246, following yesterday’s parade at the National Stadium.   Small’s Fifth Element was also adjudged Most Colourful Band in the junior category as […]

Lots of fun at Junior Kadooment

Lots of fun at Junior Kadooment

Scores of children partied and paraded their way around the National Stadium today during Junior Kadooment as they proudly showed off their colourful costumes and creative makeup. As the kiddies whizzed to and fro about the stadium, their parents were caught up in the excitement of the mas as well. Joining the masquerade and revelry is […]

Kiddies on parade

Kiddies on parade

Every colour in the rainbow graced the National Stadium as 15 bands crossed the stage to be judged today for Junior Kadooment. Young revelers braved the heat to proudly display their costumes to the members of the audience gathered at the Stadium.  . A few hundred patrons filled the temporary seating to watch and support […]

Girl Guides launch Kadooment band

Girl Guides launch Kadooment band

The Girl Guides Association of Barbados will present judges with ‘Beautiful Barbados: Land, Sea and Sky’ at Junior Kadooment on July 23. Band leader Hetty Stoute-Oni told yesterday’s launch that the designer Nykeba Oni made sure to celebrate and identify the beauty of the island’s 166 square miles for the association’s first participation in the […]

First time is the charm

First time is the charm

They say that the third time is the charm but incredibly that wasn’t the case for the 5th Element Kiddies Band. In just their first appearance at yesterday’s Junior Kadooment they walked away with the bounty of titles, including the Best Junior Band at the annual Crop Over event. 5th Element had all the right elements; enthusiast […]

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