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THE 18 SEMI-FINALISTS were announced early this morning at The Crane Resorts, St Philip after the last tent was judged. National Cultural Foundation Corporate Communications Specialist Simone Codrington announced the line-up before a largely silent gathering at the home of the Stray Cats. Many of...
by TRE GREAVES JOAQUIN BREWSTER IS good with his hands, but he is even better with his voice. After four years of submitting songs for competitions during the Crop Over Festival, the 22-year-old was finally rewarded with a spot in the finals at the 2016 Soca Royale competition at Bushy Park, and...
by RACHELLE AGARD DALEE B HAS RE-ENTERED the Crop Over scene and he is ready to Get On Bad. The former member of the band Synergy and the now defunct Electrik, real name Dale Best, said his last time on a stage was nine years ago. His last time peforming in Barbados was for the Mount Gay/Cable...
by SHERIA BRATHWAITE VETERAN BANDLEADER Betty West has plans to organise a workshop for young people who are interested in costume production and wire bending. “I’m getting older. I want to see this go on beyond myself. I want to see the young people designing and exporting the stuff to Notting...
by NATANGA SMITH IT SEEMED most of the Sweet Soca artistes’ prayers were answered yesterday. Those who spoke to the SATURDAY SUN, after the draw for positions to see how the nine finalists will hit the stage at the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale on July 24, said they prayed for theirspecific numbers...
by TONI YARDE THE DUO of Leadpipe & Saddis will hit the stage first in the Party Monarch competition at the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale. The first-timers are among eight other artistes who will do battle come Sunday, July 24. There are six former Party Monarchs, a two-time Calypso Monarch and...
by RANDY BENNETT REFERRING TO Grand Kadooment as the “jewel of the festival,” chief executive officer of the National Cultural Foundation Cranston Browne has promised to do everything in his power to keep traditional heritage bands alive. Stating that they needed to be protected at all costs, he...
by TRE GREAVES DO NOT criticise local culture if you have done nothing to improve it. That was the admonishment coming from Hetty Stoute-Oni, manager of the Girl Guides And Friends Junior Kadooment band. Stoute-Oni said parents and people in general needed to stop praising foreign culture in one...
by RANDY BENNETT THE DRAWS HAVE BEEN MADE and now the “kids” are ready to rumble. Two new monarchs will be crowned when the finals of the 2016 Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch comes off on July 23 at Kensington Oval. Last year’s champion in the 8-12 category Dynamo will be making his debut in the...
by NATANGA SMITH TODAY SIGNALS the start of a “pan perfect weekend”. For three days [today to Sunday],  steel pan will feature prominently on the Crop Over calendar of events. First Citizens Pan Fusion in association with the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited & CW Business, will...