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Two change tunes for Pic-O-De-Crop Finals

Two change tunes for Pic-O-De-Crop Finals

Two calypsonians have changed their songs ahead of tonight’s Pic O de Crop finals. The National Cultural foundation announced that former monarch, Adrian Clarke, will be singing ‘Real Kaiso’ instead of ‘Not Studying Uranus’, as originally planned.  Biggie Irie, meanwhile, will replace ‘Sweet Type of Way’ with ‘De Big Dawg’. Biggie Irie told Barbados TODAY […]

BT Superstar finalists named

BT Superstar finalists named

Three women and seven men are in the race to become Barbados’ first online monarch. After two weeks of voting, Barbados TODAY has revealed the names of the ten finalists in its Crop Over Superstar Contest. They are Donnell Grant, Mistah Dale, Hypasounds, Mikey, Verseewild, Kirk Brown, Azizi Clarke, King Bubba, Faith Callender and Ian […]

Who’ll meet webster?

Who will go forward to challenge reigning monarch Ian Webster for the Pic-O-De-Crop crown on August 1 at Kensington Oval? Which ladies will be there? Will they include former Junior Sammy G? These questions will be answered on Friday night at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex. The semi-finalists have busy going through their rehearsals, getting themselves ready for the big night. Today, […]

Poonka for NCF kaiso contest changes

Poonka for NCF kaiso contest changes

He may have been out of the competition arena for almost two decades, but calypsonian Wayne Poonka Willock is giving 100 per cent backing to the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF) proposals of change to the major Crop Over competitions. But he’s also asking some questions about what is passing for calypso. The NCF has been discussing […]

Intense competition

Intense competition

by Davandra Babb It was a battle royal layered with picong in the first half of the Pic-O-De-Crop finals tonight at the  The Oval. The calypsonians came ready for war and addressed the issues of the day and some even dared to address issues with each other. Defending monarch Ian Webster thrilled the packed crowd at Kensington Oval […]

Pic-O-De-Crop finals postponed

Pic-O-De-Crop finals postponed

The Pic-O-De-Crop finals has been postponed until tomorrow due to anticipated bad weather. Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley told Barbados TODAY moments ago that the decision was taken on the advice of the Barbados Meteorological Services. “While the warning has been lifted we were told we would still have rain and there’s the possibility of […]

Terrific ten

Terrific ten

Crop Over’s biggest musical competition that started with more than 80 hopefuls has now been whittled down to ten.  And on Friday night, these terrific ten will brave the Pic-O-De-Crop judges, if not the weather, to see who earns the right to be the 2014 monarch. The ten competitors have equal opportunity to win the crown, […]

Pic-o-de-Crop nine chosen

Pic-o-de-Crop nine chosen

Chrystal Cummins-Beckles is the lone female among the nine finalists  chosen early this morning to  go up against reigning monarch Ian Webster  in the Pic-o-de-Crop calypso finals two weeks from now. This follows last night’s keenly contested  semifinals at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex. Three artistes each from De Big Show, Headliners and All Stars copped places in the […]

Pic o de Crop semifinalists announced

All Stars Calypso Tent and De Big Show dominate the list of semifinalists in this year Pic o De Crop competition, which will be held next Friday, July 18, at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex. Both tents have a total of five being chosen, followed by Headliners with three, The Experience Calypso Tent with two […]