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African awareness alive at Maria Holder

African awareness alive at Maria Holder

The adorable three and four-year-olds at Maria Holder Nursery School took the spotlight yesterday as they celebrated African Awareness Day. Before beaming parents and guardians, as well as the proud teachers of the school whose hard word showed in their performances, the children thrilled the packed school hall with their songs and dance. After an initial […]

No 2017 Grammy wins for RiRi

No 2017 Grammy wins for RiRi

Barbadian Rihanna went home empty-handed tonight, as British singer Adele and a very pregnant Beyonce stole the spotlight at the 59th annual Grammy Awards show. Rihanna, who already has eight Grammys to her name, was nominated in eight categories this year. However, the night clearly belonged to Adele, who copped the coveted album of the year with ’25’. […]

Sharon Primary start off African celebrations

Sharon Primary start off African celebrations

The pupils of the Sharon Primary School got their African Awareness month celebrations off to a start this morning at the Sharon Moravian Church in a special service dubbed African Assembly. Led by historian Trevor Marshall, he took the students on a journey, giving them insight in to their culture and reminded them why it […]

Dying art

Dying art

The death rattle appears to be sounding from the art forms of limbo dancing and fire eating, as well as tuk music, with fewer than ten people estimated to be practising these forms of entertainment here. And if the response to a series of workshops organized by Ruk-A-Tuk Inc in association with the Ministry of […]

Barbados loses a maestro

Barbados loses a maestro

The music fraternity awoke this morning to the sad news of the death of Barbadian maestro Adrian Boo Husbands. The veteran musician and late manager of the Headliners Tent was also a teacher and cultural industries consultant. As news spread of his passing, several local entertainers took to social media to express condolences, with Anderson Blood Armstrong […]

Literary contest dogged by plagiarism

Literary contest dogged by plagiarism

Plagiarism has raised its ugly head in Barbados’ premiere creative writing competition, the Frank Collymore Literary Endowment (FCLE), according to chairman of judges Antonio ‘Boo’ Rudder. Speaking at the 2016 awards ceremony, he gave several examples of immaturity in the submissions, while indicating that one or more of the budding authors had copied the writing […]

We pledge allegiance

We pledge allegiance

The work of more than 50 Barbadian artists is about to go on display at the Manor Lodge Pop-Up Gallery #1 Manor Lodge, Green Hill St Michael. The exhibit, entitled “We Pledge Allegiance”, has been commissioned by the Elcock Group of Companies as a tribute to Barbados’ 50th year of Independence. Here, group representative Adrian […]

NIFCA slammed as a ‘farce’

NIFCA slammed as a ‘farce’

Chief Executive Officer of the Pinelands Creative Workshop (PCW) Rodney Grant has described as a ‘farce”, the recently concluded National Independent Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA). In a stinging criticism of the event, the cultural advocate questioned the authenticity of the indigenous cultural currency offered by the premier performing arts festival. Speaking at a PCW […]

‘Barbados’ cultural industry missing out on billions’

‘Barbados’ cultural industry missing out on billions’

Barbados may be missing out on its share of a near $US200 billion global cultural trade due to its continued failure to preserve, formalize and market its indigenous products, Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo said. Dr Byer-Suckoo told a seminar conducted by the Pineland’s Creative Workshop Monday, the losses would continue until the cultural […]

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