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New music from Elan Trotman

New music from Elan Trotman

United States-based Barbadian saxophonist Elan Trotman is unwavering in his commitment to wave the flag high for Caribbean music. After releasing six soul-jazz albums and more than ten chart-topping singles that have made him a permanent fixture on radio playlists, Trotman is “shaking it up” by going electronic on Electro Sax, his seventh outing which […]

Storytelling in a rumshop

Storytelling in a rumshop

Set in a traditional Barbadian rum shop, this event offered an eclectic storytelling experience over three nights –– March 30, March 31 and April 1 –– at The Garden Theatre of the Barbados Museum. The Mouth –– the name of the rum shop –– is run by Nala who, in this incarnation, is the grandson […]

Meet the monarchs of CP!

Meet the monarchs of CP!

On a night which saw eight “royal” delegates vying for a crown,  “Sir” Rasheed Pilgrim and “Lady” Danissa Belgrave-Broomes emerged as eventual winners in the Of Kings and Queens: Courage and Pride Mr and Miss Coleridge & Parry School Pageant. “Lady” Dreshonna Browne and “Sir” Niquon Scott provided stiff competition but had to settle for […]

Alexandra’s big winners

Alexandra’s big winners

Patrons who supported the Alexandra School’s model search had an extra-terrestrial experience last Saturday evening when 11 contestants drawn from the student body competed for honours. At the end, consistent performances handsomely paid off for Keithmar Smith and Asmara Lynch who emerged winners of the competition. The pair was the clear crowd favorites but had […]

Olympus in deejay partnership

Olympus in deejay partnership

Big things are on the horizon for Olympus Theatres and deejays Timeless and AON Skillz. The Sheraton Centre-based movie house has entered a partnership with the two CBC-based deejays and said it is looking forward to a long and successful working relationship in which both deejays will serve as Olympus ambassadors. Speaking about the arrangement, […]

For some very special children

For some very special children

Some of the island’s top musicians came together in support of a worthy cause last Saturday night when the Rotary Club of Barbados staged its Music Through the Years concert at the Concorde Experience . The fund-raising event was held to provide support to children with special needs on the island, through assigning the proceeds to […]

Artistes urged to do more in region

Artistes urged to do more in region

Local professionals across a range of industries including the cultural and performing arts are being encouraged to do more business in the region as well as in Europe. However, Minister of International Business, Industry, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss says for this to take place it is critical that bilateral agreements, that would […]

Festival Choir stages Lenten Cantata

Festival Choir stages Lenten Cantata

Commemorating Holy Week, the Barbados Festival Choir celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus with a musical production of The Atonement. The annual Lenten Cantata which has been performed by the choir for the past six years, was staged for the first time at the Donald Henry Auditorium, Bethel Methodist Church Complex, last Saturday night. Directed by […]

CARIFESTA venues being prepared

CARIFESTA venues being prepared

At least six schools will be among the venues for the Caribbean Festival of Creative Arts (CARIFESTA) XIII that will be getting a facelift for the event this year. Members of the Festival Committee, including Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth Stephen Lashley, recently took a tour of the various venues and met with the […]

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