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Cosmos crew - Fri, 2016/07/22 - 3:00pm
THE HISTORICAL SETTING of the Barbados Museum provided a magical backdrop for Cosmo, the fete staged by Baje International and Blue Box Cart last Saturday. From the time the doors swung open at 10 p.m., a steady stream of patrons could be seen making their way into the party. Sponsors Flow and...
No Ordinary Scrawl Up - Fri, 2016/07/22 - 2:00pm
PATRONS TOOK last Saturday’s Scrawl Up Fete to a higher level of hype as they, along with the help of DJs Ginseng, El Paso & Daddy Biggz, Penthouse 2.0, Daddy Fabian and Soca Superman, danced past the point of exhaustion under the theme No Ordinary Scrawl Up. With an emphasis on speed and...
Praise for Bajan artistes - Fri, 2016/07/22 - 1:00pm
by TRE GREAVES BARBADIAN MUSIC HAS gotten high praises from some of the region’s most popular soca artistes. Trinidadian-born Patrice Roberts, Ricardo Drue from Antigua and Teddyson John, who is from St Lucia, all praised the music released for this year’s Crop Over Festival. Roberts, who sings Ah...
On judges’ side - Fri, 2016/07/22 - 10:00am
by TRE GREAVES THE JUDGES’ DECISION IS FINAL. Finalists in the MQI/Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop competition said yesterday that they would leave it all up to the judges on finals night on July 30. Some tent managers, including manager of Cave Shepherd All Stars Eleanor Rice-Watkins and manager of the...
Blackett praises standard of calypsos - Thu, 2016/07/21 - 7:59pm
by YVETTE BEST A FORMER MINISTER of Culture is surprised at the lack of negative commentary about the Government in this year’s calypso offerings. Minister of Community Development Steve Blackett shared his view on the offerings for the 2016 edition of the Sweetest Summer Festival after a...
‘Sober Zones’ a hit for Crop Over - Thu, 2016/07/21 - 9:00am
AS THE VIBES FLOWED freely at Flow Soca On De Hill on Sunday, so too did messages about the responsible consumption of alcohol. As part of its Big Blue Summer campaign, telecoms provider Flow has been creating Sober Zones at sponsored events, with Consumers’ Guarantee Insurance (CGI)...
Soca high - Mon, 2016/07/18 - 6:09pm
by TRE GREAVES OVER ELEVEN THOUSAND party animals did “de dawg” yesterday as Farley Hill was ablaze for the annual Flow Soca on the Hill event. From mid-morning people started to flock to the St Peter location for what was one of the major activities on this year’s Crop Over Festival calendar. The...
Judges right on the money - Sun, 2016/07/17 - 2:00pm
by YVETTE BEST SELF-DOUBT KEPT me from achieving a perfect score in the end, but the judges at the MQI/Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop Semi-finals got it right early yesterday morning. I called the nine at the end of the first half, but apologies to Colin Spencer and the families for not...
Verdict: Semis better at Stadium - Sun, 2016/07/17 - 12:00pm
by NATANGA SMITH THE NATIONAL STADIUM is the people’s “pic”.  And some of the artistes are also singing its praises. The MQI/Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop Semi-finals returned to the Big Yard after a six-year hiatus on Friday night and the consensus was, “keep it there”. Many have knocked the Wildey...
9 go forward to meet Classic - Sun, 2016/07/17 - 10:00am
by JOHN SEALY EMCEE CARL Alff Padmore announced nine calypsonians to face defending monarch William Classic Waithe in the MQI/Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop competition finals slated for July 30 before a sparse audience at the National Stadium early Saturday morning. It was around 1:30 that Padmore...
Bare action at Beer Fest - Sat, 2016/07/16 - 12:00pm
HUNDREDS GATHERED at Glebe Land, St George, recently for Banks Beer Fest and no one left with a frown on their face. That’s because the event billed vintage night had featured acts like Grynner, Shirley Stewart, Bumba, De Devil and Pompey who put on a great show. Organiser of the event Orlando...
Thongs ‘not for the road’ - Sat, 2016/07/16 - 11:00am
by RANDY BENNETT THONGS ARE CUTTING it a bit too close. Two veteran bandleaders are against revellers taking to the streets clad in skimpy and revealing underwear for Grand Kadooment. Both Gwyneth Squires and Renee Ratcliffe believe revellers should be properly attired when they hit the streets for...
Mikey scores big at T20 - Sat, 2016/07/16 - 10:00am
by TONI YARDE THERE WAS A celebrity T20 match at The Cricket Legends Thursday night, but it had nothing to do with the “game of glorious uncertainties”. It was a ding-dong showdown between Team Mikey and Team Soca Superman DJ Alvin Toppin at Bacchanal Thursdays, billed Soca T20. The torrential...
Party non-stop at BRC fete - Fri, 2016/07/15 - 12:00pm
IN FINE Brewsters Road Crew (BRC) fashion, their 2016 Crop Over season of events kicked off with their fete Armourgeddon. Held at the Drill Hall Beach Range, the BRC faithfuls came out in their green and black attire befitting of the military themed party and danced the night away to music provided...
Xplosion of fun, foam, fete - Fri, 2016/07/15 - 11:00am
A LATE START did not put a damper on Trendy Boyz’s event, as their fifth instalment of Water Xplosion: World of Water came off with nary a hiccup over the weekend at the Party Stand at Kensington Oval. Almost packed to the brim with enthusiastic teenagers, the soggy surroundings kept them cool as...