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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. […]

Weary revelers make it to Spring Garden

Weary revelers make it to Spring Garden

By the time the bands reached Spring Garden for the climax of the Crop Over festival this evening revelers were hardly gyrating with the vigour with which they started, despite the continuous range of pulsating rhythms. Even before the bands passed the Frank Worrell roundabout people were limping, some assisted by friends as they made […]

Spectators turn out for parade of bands

Spectators turn out for parade of bands

Spectators took every vantage point along the Eagle Hall and Bank Hall Road today to catch a glimpse of revelers as they made their way from the National Stadium to Spring Garden. Children, adults and visitors alike sat on walls along the road, while some stood on guard walls ensuring that they missed nothing as […]

Togetherness Social Group caters to spectators

Togetherness Social Group caters to spectators

The Togetherness Social Group Lime and Booze was bigger and better this year, organisers said. The tent housing the group’s annual Kadooment Day lime at Malta Station Hill, was crowded as spectators gathered to watch the passing bands. President of the Togetherness Social Group, Pat Parris, said this is the fifth year the group entertained […]

Entertainers pay tribute to Ratcliffe

Entertainers pay tribute to Ratcliffe

Tributes have been pouring in from the entertainment fraternity, for the late veteran costume band leader Renee Ratcliffe, who passed away suddenly this morning. Ratcliffe collapsed minutes after she and her band Jump Promotions ended their parade before the judges at the National Stadium and mere feet away from the Scotia Bank gate.  She was […]

Revellers enjoy Kadooment despite delays

Revellers enjoy Kadooment despite delays

Hundreds, including infants and the differently abled, gathered along the Black Rock main road to catch a glimpse of the climax to the Republic Bank Grand Kadooment festival as the bands made their way along the final stretch towards Spring Garden Highway. It was about 11 a.m. that the first band, Walk Holy, made its […]

One Love the ultimate show

One Love the ultimate show

The One Love show was dubbed ‘The Ultimate Crop Over climax’ and that it was. Last night thousands of soca lovers converged at the Concorde Experience for the highly anticipated show, which also served as a prelude to today’s Grand Kadooment. The crowd was in a cruising mood as the local acts, the best of […]

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