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Nothing short of a ‘spectacle’ - Wed, 2016/07/27 - 1:00pm
PRODUCER of this year’s MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale, Aja, has described the show as “nothing short of a spectacle”. The event – which  was held at Bushy Park, St Philip, and featured the Party Monarch and Sweet Soca competitions – attracted over 10 000 patrons. Speaking to the MIDWEEK ...
Former junior champs add flavour - Wed, 2016/07/27 - 12:00pm
by YVETTE BEST NOSTALGIA CREPT ITS way into the Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch competition last Saturday night. Unlike most years when patrons get the opportunity to roam, play judge by calling the top places or just relax while the judges deliberate, producer the National Cultural Foundation...
Nothing ‘sweetah’ - Wed, 2016/07/27 - 11:00am
ALL ROADS LED to Party Central on Monday night. The usual Crop Over Sunday night lime, which shifted to Monday, was packed to capacity, with partygoers filling every inch of space on the lawns of the Husbands, St James, venue. In the words of Mistah Dale, there was Nutten Sweetah than some liming...
Flow big-up for Party three - Tue, 2016/07/26 - 12:00pm
FLOW BARBADOS is extending heartiest congratulations to its cultural ambassadors Lil Rick, MRBLOOD and Peter Ram for claiming the top three positions in the Party Monarch competition at the MQI/98.1 The One Soca Royale. Lil Rick, an ambassador for the...
Lil Rick life of the Party - Mon, 2016/07/25 - 1:00pm
by NATANGA SMTH WHEN DID THE party start? Well it started and ended with Lil Rick who came in at position No. 7.  He “flattened” Bushy Park with his patriotic I’z A Bajan, leaving just a small piece of the track for TC and Mikey who came after him At 10:45 p.m. Lil Rick signalled he was...
Momentum with Marvay - Mon, 2016/07/25 - 12:00pm
by YVETTE BEST NIKITA, DEFENDING CHAMP Edwin and Marvay created the biggest impact in the Sweet Soca segment of Soca Royale at Bushy Park last night. And of the three, Marvay must have got all five of the points for crowd response before he opened his mouth. The Bushy Park posse was with him from...
Road March kings on fire - Mon, 2016/07/25 - 11:00am
by TONI YARDE HIT AFTER HIT after hit after hit. That was what thousands at MQI/98.1 Soca Royale’s pre-show enjoyed last night as winning Road March songs from as far back as 1979 were showcased during a tribute to past monarchs. Old met young when soca legends Gabby, Ras Iley, Grynner shared the...
Junior Kadooment 2016 results - Mon, 2016/07/25 - 8:00am
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Smooth Kadoo for Juniors - Sun, 2016/07/24 - 11:00am
by TRE GREAVES IT MAY HAVE been the heat, the clear skies or as Red Plastic Bag once said, it may have been “something in de music”, but whatever it was,  it all led to the 2016 Junior Kadooment and Fair being a smoothly-run event. The annual jump-up, which came off in association with the...
De MC and Summa are new Junior Monarchs - Sun, 2016/07/24 - 2:26am
DE MC AND SUMMA are the new king and queen of the Scotiabank Junior Monarch competition. Last night at Kensington Oval, De MC was crowned king in the 13 to 18 age group, while Summa began her reign in the eight to 12 category. As the first performer in his age group, De MC set a standard that no...
Square One rocks the boat - Sat, 2016/07/23 - 4:00pm
by TONI YARDE and SHAKA MAYERS THERE WAS A reunion like no other on the high seas along the West Coast on Thursday night. A reunion of the members of the band once labelled the “Soca Ambassadors”; a reunion of family, friends and fans with the band; and a reunion of the band and their following...
Thurs Night full house - Sat, 2016/07/23 - 3:00pm
by NATANGA SMITH IT WAS ANOTHER Thursday. What to do? Where to go? Cricket Legends on Fontabelle is the new location for Bacchanal Thursdays. Patrons took advantage of the special entry fee before 10 p.m. and by midnight the steady stream of cars that turned Fontabelle into a one-way street from...
Juniors get a taste of the Oval - Sat, 2016/07/23 - 12:00pm
by YVETTE BEST IT WILL BE an historic showdown when the Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch Finals kicks off at Kensington Oval tonight. For the first time since the Oval became the “big yard” for calypso and home to the Pic-O-De-Crop Finals, the juniors will have their battle royal at that venue....
Juniors ready to play mas’ - Sat, 2016/07/23 - 11:00am
by CARLOS ATWELL TODAY IS JUNIOR Kadooment and the youngsters will strut their stuff at the National Stadium. On Thursday, band members were busy making preparations. At Tyrol Cot, bandleader/designer of Island Spice, Wayne Smith, said that, while he has not put forward a band every year, this time...
Wednesday 2000 goes Limitless - Fri, 2016/07/22 - 3:30pm
THROUGHOUT ITS HISTORY, Barbados has demonstrated that the country and its people are unlimited, and in the year of the 50th anniversary of Independence, Wednesday 2000 Kadooment band will be portraying aspects of Barbados impact on the world in Limitless. The four section Kadooment band will...