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Touched by drums

Touched by drums

by Adonojah Yuh see me and drums? I don’t, can’t trust myself when I’m near to drums. They touch something fundamental deep within me, the part that is undiluted Africa, despite the hundreds of years since I left home. Sometimes the drums just lift me up and carry me to a place where my soul […]

Shontelle’s show

Shontelle’s show

headlining cohobblopot, shontelle says bajans can expect to enjoy themselves

International recording star Shontelle Layne is in Barbados and ready to give Bajans a great show.

This Sunday, she as well as Mr. Hits, Lil’ Rick, will headline the Nat

Countdown to battle!

Countdown to battle!

The countdown is on, the buzz is getting louder, the weather is threatening…. If a script-writer had written it there couldn’t be more suspense going into Friday night’s calypso finals. Something is different about this year’s finals. To start with, there has been unprecedented public criticism of some “big horses” in Friday night’s show. Then […]

Freedom or wha?

by Shawn Cumberbatch and Donna Sealy The only individuals whose emancipation would have caused visible disappointment on the night were the several ticket holders who were free to return home after being confronted with a full Queen’s Park Steel Shed. For the next few hours those fortunate to get a seat to experience the National Cultural […]

Foreday start point

The National Cultural Foundation is reminding Barbadians of the starting point for the Roberts Foreday Mornin’ Jam. Large bands will leave the BTI car park on Lower Bay Street at 1:30 a.m.; smaller bands will stat their jam at the carpark beside the helipad on Hincks Street at 1 a.m., while all other will leave […]

RIP Marryshow

by Adonijah It was sad news, hearing of the passing of Julian Marryshow. We have probably had only about two or three conversations but that was enough to mark him as a unique character. I can see him now in his pixie-like red shoes, cravat or scarf and hat at a jaunty angle. The man […]

Another level

Another level

Does Crop-Over have to be driven by competition?

AC heated!

AC heated!

“If ya caan stan’ de heat, step away from de oven”.

Patrons praised for behaviour

The Royal Barbados Police Force and the National Cultural Foundation are praising citizens and visitors for their behaviour at Sunday’s Soca Royale at Bushy Park, in St. Philip, an event the NCF said had about doubled last year’s turn out of 10,000 patrons. Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector David Welch told Barbados TODAY that things […]