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Impressive Chrisette!

Impressive Chrisette!

Soul singer, Chrisette Michele, left it all on stage during the second night’s performances at the Naniki Barbados Music Festival last Saturday. Under the theme Sounds of the City, the smooth-singing Chrisette brought the house down as she belted out many hits from her five albums. They included Black Girl Magic, Golden, Couple of Forevers, […]

Top artistes for Naniki Music Festival

Top artistes for Naniki Music Festival

Grammy Award winner Chrisette Michele and reggae icon Third World will hit the stage in Barbados next week for Naniki Music Festival which takes place January 11-15. The festival, which successfully rebranded two years ago to include a more diverse musical line-up, will feature five shows spanning the genres of R&B, jazz, reggae and calypso. […]

8 Grammy nominations for Rihanna

8 Grammy nominations for Rihanna

Bajan superstar Rihanna is among three singers in second place with eight Grammy nominations for 2017. Rihanna joins Drake and Kanye West behind Beyonce who is in the lead with nine nominations. The categories in which Rihanna has been nominated include record of the year with “Work”; best urban contemporary album with “Anti”; and best […]

Bajan Troubadours

Bajan Troubadours

That’s what music fans here in Barbados and abroad have come to associate with Troubadours, a leading Barbadian group which debuted in the mid-1960s around the time when the island gained political independence from Britain. It was well known Anglican priest, Canon Ivor Jones, who gave the name to what was then a fledging group […]

Bigger Classical/Pops show

Bigger Classical/Pops show

Organizers of the annual Classical/Pops Barbados Festival are hoping for a bigger event this year. Michael Aiken, general director of the show which is in its third year, says organizers are hoping to have a 30 per cent increase in the number of patrons. The show comes off on December 9 and 10 at the […]

A sweeter Honey Jam

A sweeter Honey Jam

There was nothing sweeter! Last Saturday night, the sweet sounds of music filled the Frank Collymore Hall for the sixth edition of the Honey Jam showcase. It was a night of 14 exciting performances, showcasing the array of talent from within these 166 square miles. The ladies were simply fantastic. And the youngest ones within […]

Triple shot of Hennessy Artistry

Triple shot of Hennessy Artistry

It is costing promoters close to one million dollars to produce the highly anticipated Hennessy Artistry show, which comes off next month and will be held over three days instead of one. And the high price tag is a result of the headliner coming this year – US-based singer and songwriter Lauryn Hill. Jamaican reggae and dancehall […]

14 chosen for final

14 chosen for final

Fourteen talented teens were chosen last Sunday night to contest the final of the Richard Stoute Teen Talent Competition on November 6 at Hilton Barbados. Those finding favour with the judges after completion of the second semifinal were Shaunette Alleyne, Maaisa Clarke, Neesha Welch, Gabrielle Yearwood, Raanan Hackett, The Right  Combanation, Yahandje Daniel, Tahirah Gibbons, […]

Yearwood shines in first semifinals

Yearwood shines in first semifinals

The song Gabrielle Yearwood chose to sing in the first half of the first semifinal of the Richard Stoute Teen Talent Competition last Sunday night at Divi Southwinds Resort was most appropriate. Yearwood delivered an energetic interpretation of Tina Turner’s Simply The Best and on the night she proved to be better than all the […]

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