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Plans for Soca Jazz on Crop Over Calendar - Mon, 2011/06/20 - 4:47pm
by Carol Martindale It was soca with a jazz flair at Bagatelle Great House on Sunday night. The event, Soca Jazz, featured the likes of David “Ziggy” Walcott, Eyan Alleyne, Darian Bailey, Rickey Aimey and James Lovell, rendering songs like Soca Junkie, Pump Me Up, Wotless and Something’s Happening...
100 per cent Bajan - Mon, 2011/06/20 - 4:28pm
Bajan all the way. That’s what Garden Stars Promotions is promising to offer up at this year’s Crop Over festival. Events Coordinator Cardinal Hinds told Crop Over Central that every Sunday patrons can expect a Bajan fare – music and food. On Sunday night at the Sweet Soca Session at the Clock...
Big show opens with heavy weights - Mon, 2011/06/20 - 3:07am
by John Sealy THE BIG SHOW  got off to a good start at the Plantation Theatre last night with the big names in kaiso living up to their reputation as stalwarts of the local calypso scene. Stand out performances came from calypsonians Adonijah, RPB,  TC, Pompey, new comer  Miguel...
Panta hits back at Admiral - Sat, 2011/06/18 - 1:55pm
by Ricky Jordan ONE ARTISTE is up in arms over a radio announcer’s comments regarding his Crop Over 2011 song, and the station has promised to investigate.Bert Panta Brown told the Nation Thursday he had written a complaint to the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) about talk show host/DJTony...
Malik’s Back - Thu, 2011/06/16 - 9:49pm
by Yvette Best LEROY MALIK GOODING has lost some of his mobility, but his wit and impressive phrasing are still very much intact. Malik is back as part of the Tornadoes Calypso Tent 2011 cast, after being out of commission because of injuries sustained in an accident. He will be singing a cheeky...
Tapping into Tuk - Thu, 2011/06/16 - 9:33pm
The sweet sound of pan will be a staple of this year’s Crop Over Festival. Pan Fusion, referred to as “the new child added to the pan calendar” by event co-ordinator Karen Pestaina, comes off on July 14 at Ilaro Court. It will feature Arturo Tappin doing his “Tap into Tuk” technique where he...
Chasing the balance for Crop Over - Thu, 2011/06/16 - 9:27pm
“Balancing the office work and my songs can be difficult but after a while you get used to it”. So says Andre Chase (Mr Traxx) who works as a Customs Clerk at Trevor Chase Custom Brokers Inc., his father’s (Trevor Chase) business. The calypsonian said he worked in this business for 14 years with...
Green light for Crop Over Gala - Wed, 2011/06/15 - 5:58pm
TRAFFIC will come to a halt in The City on Sunday, July 3, when the Bridgetown Alive Dooflicky heats up the streets, with road tennis, food stalls, entertainment and more as part of the Crop Over activities for 2011. But that’s just as one of the many initiatives that Donna Hunte-Cox, chief...
RPB's advice to young artistes - Tue, 2011/06/14 - 10:38pm
VETERAN CALYPSONIAN Stedson Red Plastic Bag Wiltshire is concerned today’s artists are failing to see the big picture when it comes to their work. “There will always be [a place for] funny songs and there will always be songs outside the traditional box,” he said, “but it is how we treat them and...
New date for Soca on De Hill - Tue, 2011/06/14 - 10:25pm
THIS YEAR’S Soca On De Hill will now be held on Sunday, July 17, at Farley Hill National Park. A source close to producers 4D Entertainment said the show was moved back a day to accommodate some acts who would have been unavailable on the original date. Play Whe Groovy Soca Monarch Kes, of Wotless...
The Crop Over summer festival - Fri, 2011/06/10 - 10:39pm
The Crop Over summer festival is Barbados' most popular and colourful festival. Its origins can be traced back to the 1780's, a time when Barbados was the world's largest producer of sugar. At the end of the sugar season, there was always a huge celebration to mark the culmination of another...