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A FEW HUNDRED people are currently at the National Stadium cheering on their children who are taking part in Junior Kadooment & Fair. So far the Kings and Queens of the some of the bands have already faced the judges. Overall, 17 bands are expected to take part in the parade of costumes. The...
THIS IS THE PENULTIMATE weekend for Crop Over and things are kicking into a higher gear for the producer the National Cultural Foundation (NCF). Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley, NCF chief executive officer Cranston Browne and his corporate communications specialist Simone Codrington...
by TONI YARDE EVEN WITH the staging of two back-to-back shows next week at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), MADD Entertainment will still not be able to fully accommodate the numbers that patronage their annual show. That’s because the LESC can only hold a limited number of people...
by DONNA SEALY JOHN KING, manager of the De First Citizens/Digicel Big Show is over the moon. He is especially happy as the three new additions to his tent – MQI/Mount Gay Pic-O-De Crop finalists Ian iWeb Webster, Adrian AC Clarke, and Chrystal Cummins-Beckles – have fit in well. “I think those are...
by NATANGA SMITH THERE WILL BE A DIFFERENT TYPE of competition at Bushy Park on Sunday and it has nothing to do with car racing. While MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale will see 18 talented Barbadians in a ding-dong battle for the Sweet Soca Monarch and Party Monarch crowns, Trinidad will have a vested...
by TRE GREAVES JUMPING on Grand Kadooment day is a fantasy for one premium masquerader, but the cost attached to the experience is real. Managing director of the premium band Fantasy, Amanda Reifer, told the WEEKEND NATION that along with the costume came additional services that contributed to the...
MRBLOOD WILL BE the first calypsonian on stage at the MQI/Mount Gay Pic O De Crop finals. The ten finalists in the annual competition signed contacts today at the Mount Gay’s Visitor’s Centre on Brandons Spring Garden Highway where they also pulled their numbers. The finals will come off on July 30...
A FORMER ROAD MARCH winner says calypsonians should be running the calypso competitions and demanding more. Ewatt Viper Greene, who won the Tune of the Crop competition in 1980 with Ting Tong, lamented the lack of unity among the calypso fraternity during a recent interview with DAILY NATION. “I...
TRADITIONAL CALYPSOS are “fading away from the scene”, says veteran songwriter Anthony Walrond. “Not only calypsonians like [Red Plastic] Bag and Gabby are moving out but young calypsonians are not emulating them. They’re going for the new type of bashment calypso and there is...
BUSHY PARK, ST PHILIP, known for motorsports, will be echoing different decibels as one of the biggest events for the Crop Over season comes off under the billing of MQI Soca Royale. The package will comprise the Sweet Soca and the Party Monarch competitions on Sunday. A site...