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2017 Crop Over warm-up

2017 Crop Over warm-up

The crowd might have been subpar but the soca was certainly sweet for days at Checker Hall, St Lucy for the Hott 95.3 Mega Cavalcade, kicking off Crop Over 2017. For the first and last such event of the three-month-long festival season, the numbers gathered on the playing field savoured every last drop of soca […]

‘My fault’

‘My fault’

An unfortunate mix up led to two Barbadian artistes releasing the same song, written by the same person, albeit two years apart, according to lyricist Jason Shaft Bishop. Soon after Nikita released Same Way on Monday, it was discovered that Britain-based Deevine had released the song as We De Same on YouTube in 2015. The […]

Gospelfest 2017 to launch tomorrow

Gospelfest 2017 to launch tomorrow

The 2017 Barbados Gospelfest gets underway tomorrow, Sunday, May 21 with a thanksgiving church service at the Western Light Nazarene Church, Oxnards, St James beginning at 8 a.m. The annual Joseph Niles Legacy Lecture will place on Monday, May 22 at the L.V. Harcourt Lewis Room of the Barbados Public Workers Cooperative Credit Union on […]

Soleil St Lucia Jazz sizzles

Soleil St Lucia Jazz sizzles

Pigeon Island came alive last Saturday with a potpourri of French, Latin, Afro-Cuban and hip hop-flavoured jazz on day three of the Soleil St Lucia Jazz Festival. It was the closest thing to a musical trip around the world in four hours. Bluemangò, a group of musicians who come from St Lucia, Martinique, and Dominica, has […]

Nice vibes on the Hill

Nice vibes on the Hill

The Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival came to a grand climax Sunday night at the historic Farley Hill National Park with the highly anticipated Reggae on the Hill. And patrons would agree the show was worthy of two thumbs up. Organizers were expecting just over 20,000 people at the final show, which continues to be the […]

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 […]

Focus on making Barbados the entertainment capital, says Gilkes

Focus on making Barbados the entertainment capital, says Gilkes

Chief Executive Officer of the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) Cranston Browne has agreed with a local promoter that Barbados has what it takes to become the entertainment capital of the Caribbean. Speaking at the launch of the 2017 Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival last night at Kensington Oval, Director of FAS Promotions Al Gilkes reiterated the […]

A new singing sensation

A new singing sensation

Remember the name Tia Corbin? It’s one you will be hearing for years to come. Tia’s name has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue since her dynamic performance at the recently held School’s Choir Festival. Her rendition of Yolanda Adams’ That Name, earned her the awards of Best Solo Vocalist and Best Overall Performance. […]

Musical excellence

Musical excellence

Harrison College students, past and present, treated the public to a weekend of musical excellence at the fourth edition of Mosaic, the school’s annual fund-raising concert. Saturday night’s performances included the Harrison College School Orchestra, Jessica Kodilinye, Raanan Hackett, Harrison College School Choir, Harmoni Haynes, Harrison College Pop Band, Cover Drive and local artiste Quissa. […]