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Straw hats rock Brass Partee - Fri, 2016/07/15 - 10:00am
THERE WERE STRAW HATS everywhere at the Port Authority Sport Complex when the Crop Over Brass Partee returned to its Crop Over stomping ground on Tuesday night. Straw hats could be seen bobbing and weaving through the growing crowd that eventually filled every space at the complex. It was full...
Classes in wuk up and jooks - Fri, 2016/07/15 - 9:00am
by CINDY MAYNARD  SCHOOL WAS NOW in session. The school was D’Hangar at the now defunct Helipad and the night classes for those “students” who attended were in how to wuk up and assume the position. Students adhered to the dress code for most instances – in full school uniform and games...
Cats still straying but loving their calypso - Wed, 2016/07/13 - 11:00am
by GERALYN EDWARD AFTER MORE THAN two decades of feeling their way, the Stray Cats should have found some stability, but don’t tell that to their loyal followers. The tent’s fans turned out in their numbers on Sunday night, filling the ballroom at the luxury Crane Resort as six calypsonians, led by...
Three first-timers in Semis - Tue, 2016/07/12 - 12:00pm
by TONI YARDE THE THREE FIRST-TIMERS in this year’s MQI/Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop Semi-finals are excited to be part of the 18 and promise to pull out all the stops come Friday night at the National Stadium. The three spoke to the DAILY NATION minutes after the draw at the National Cultural...
Big Show ‘gives 100% at all times’ - Tue, 2016/07/12 - 11:30am
WHILE SOME PEOPLE believe that the cast of De First Citizens/Digicel Big Show will take the lion’s share of the 18 places in the Pic-O-De-Crop Semi-finals each year, tent manager John King is never complacent about it. “I never have expectations where competition is concerned. I have an expectation...
Pan Pun De Sand – all Bajan talent - Tue, 2016/07/12 - 11:00am
by NATANGA SMITH IT WAS PURE Mosaic magic as the more than 40-member band closed the show on the last day of the three-day pan extravaganza, Massy Pan Pun De Sand, at Brandons Beach on Sunday. For over seven hours there was nothing but pan, sweet pan, as local talent took centre stage. This year...
King takes ’em down memory lane - Tue, 2016/07/12 - 9:30am
by CINDY MAYNARD A DOWNPOUR did not deter a crowd of John King fans and soca lovers from seeing the artiste in the intimate setting the Sand, Sea & Soca summer series provides. For two hours, the veteran calypsonian wowed the audience with a variety of songs that spanned his 30-year career. He...
A big hand for De Big Show - Mon, 2016/07/11 - 11:00am
by JOHN SEALY THE ANNOUNCEMENT of the 18 going through to the MQI/Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop Semi-Finals at the National Stadium should be known by now. De Big Show calypso posse had their opportunity on Saturday night at the Sea Rocks Dome, Maxwell, Christ Church, to be well represented in the lot...
Pan-tastic Finale - Mon, 2016/07/11 - 9:30am
IT WAS A FULL WEEKEND of pan that started with a sizzling night at First Citizens Pan Fusion on Friday, and climaxed with a scorching six hours at Massy Pan Pun De Sand at Brandons Beach yesterday. Thousands converged on the beach and spilled on to the Spring Garden Highway to be a part of the...
Pan-tastic Fusion at Ilaro - Sun, 2016/07/10 - 11:00am
by NATANGA SMITH FROM BRAZIL up to Trinidad, then to Barbados, visiting the United States briefly, and then finally making its last stop in Barbados, First Citizens Pan Fusion went global last Friday night. The first of the Pan Perfect weekend events, Pan Fusion showcased that music is...
Tappin bang on at Ilaro Court - Sun, 2016/07/10 - 9:30am
GIVE ARTURO TAPPIN HIS DUE. On Friday night he delivered a show worth the price of the ticket and then some to pan lovers and lovers of music in general at Pan Fusion. From spouge to soca, from R&B to reggae, the Arturo Tappin Band performed for over two and a half hours at Ilaro Court. It was...
Mikey, Mistah Dale to skip Pic - Sat, 2016/07/09 - 2:30pm
by NATANGA SMITH THIS YEAR there will be no triple threats in the big three National Cultural Foundation competitions. Mikey has taken a step back from doing the Pic-O-De Crop competition. The former Sweet Soca and Party Monarch winner has said the strain of doing three competitions was too much. “...
Rocky, Gold Teet shine - Sat, 2016/07/09 - 12:30pm
by TONI YARDE THERE WERE two bright sparks when Unshackled calypso tent faced the judges Thursday night at The Steel Shed. The only question is whether they shone bright enough when stacked against artistes from the other seven tents against whom they will be competing for a semi-final place in the...
Our heritage, our words - Sat, 2016/07/09 - 12:00pm
by DONNA SEALY LAST SUNDAY NIGHT at the Barbados Museum, the story of our heritage was told. It was Crop Over Read-In, titled In Our Own Words, and it captured the essence and the uniqueness of Barbados while highlighting the story of King JaJa and Becka beyond what most people know from the folk...
MRBLOOD ‘may’ take a break - Sat, 2016/07/09 - 10:30am
THIS YEAR could be the last year of competition for veteran entertainer Anderson MRBLOOD Armstrong – at least for now. The former Party Monarch and Road March king admitted that he might very well take a “break from competition” next year. “This one could very well be my last competition. But you...