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Awesome Gospelfest

Awesome Gospelfest

Coming from the east, north, south and west, Barbadians in their numbers flocked the Farley Hill National Park last Sunday to have a spirit-filled experience at the Flow Gospelfest One Awesome Day event. Families came out with picnic baskets, blankets and folding chairs to spend quality time in fellowship and also to take in the […]

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 […]

UK’s taste of Bim

UK’s taste of Bim

Various aspects of Barbadian culture, including entertainment, were on display in Britain last weekend at the Taste of Barbados showcase in South Molton Street, London. The three-day culturally authentic extravaganza, mounted by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. from May 5-7, celebrated local cuisine, music, art and, of course, rum. The event was aimed at giving […]

New entertainment venue opens doors

New entertainment venue opens doors

Too many corporations in Barbados are still operating under a Massa-like mentality, according to Minister of Commerce Donville Inniss, who believes a new entertainment venture here could help change that. Inniss, who is also Minister of Industry, International Business and Small Business Development, expressed that view as he addressed the grand opening of the Barbados […]

The ‘Bajan’ Tempest on stage

The ‘Bajan’ Tempest on stage

Theatre arts students of the Barbados Community College, as part of their final examinations before graduation, dazzled a packed Frank Collymore Hall last Saturday night with a flawless presentation of Shakespeare’s play The Tempest modified to reflect Barbadian reality. The class of 12 included Akudo Wells, stage manager; Ashly Evelyn, make-up designer; Malique Marsh, costume […]

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 […]