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Mikey, Mistah Dale doing the double - Sun, 2016/07/03 - 11:35am
by NATANGA SMITH MISTAH DALE and Mikey share the honours as the only two from the semi-finals to make it to both finals. They will compete twice at Bushy Park on July 24 – in the Sweet Soca and Party Monarch competitions. Mikey, who was on his way to the airport to perform in Antigua and then...
Junior Monarch finalists - Sun, 2016/07/03 - 10:54am
AFTER A KEENLY CONTESTED Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch semi-finals last night at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre 16 performers – eight in each category – were named to contest the finals. They are: In the 8 to 12 category: A@-Lee-aah (Too Young), Dondree (50 Young), Brown Star (Train We Up...
Headliners lack punch - Sat, 2016/07/02 - 11:30am
by ERIC SMITH THE MORNING AFTERWARDS and memories simply don’t stand out. The performances from the Headliners calypso tent at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre on Thursday night did not cause me to hum a few words or sway my head in reflection of sweet melodies, pulsating rhythms or interesting...
Soca Sweetness - Fri, 2016/07/01 - 2:00pm
by CINDY MAYNARD A “KAISO LEGEND” and a “soca king” came together on one stage last Wednesday night and left a large crowd of soca lovers wanting more after an unforgettable night of classic calypso and storytelling. The Sand, Sea & Soca summer series featured two of the biggest names in local...
Bashment battle - Fri, 2016/07/01 - 1:00pm
by NATANGA SMITH THE STAGE IS SET for the first ever Bashment Soca competition tonight at Kensington Oval and it seems to be a bashment battle. Facing off in the finals are eight artistes, who all declared themselves the one to beat. Positions have been pulled and battle lines have been drawn. Mole...
Billboard lights up Experience night - Fri, 2016/07/01 - 11:00am
by ROY MORRIS “YOU GET WHAT you pay for” – a saying with which most Barbadians should be familiar. Entry to the Experience Calypso Tent is free and therefore patrons would be wise if they kept their expectations to a minimum when entering Ballpark Events And Entertainment Centre at Balls, Christ...
Day 2 full of revelling - Fri, 2016/07/01 - 9:30am
FOR YEARS, Crop Over lovers have called for a second day of revelling, and the call has been answered by Ryan Moseley and his team at DM Celebrations. The Emancipation Day jump will take place along the scenic Ermie Bourne Highway (East Coast Road) under the theme Freedom.  The previously “...
Icon’s spirit over exhibit - Thu, 2016/06/30 - 12:00pm
BARBADIAN LITERARY ICON Austin “Tom” Clarke took pride of place at the opening of this year’s Central Bank Crop Over Visual Arts Exhibition at the Grande Salle on Sunday evening. Clarke passed away earlier that day in Toronto and his contribution to the development of literary and the wider arts...
Rocky punching for Unshackled - Tue, 2016/06/28 - 10:00am
by DONNA SEALY AFTER A 14-YEAR BREAK from the calypso scene, Rocky showed that he still has what it takes. Singing Confusing The Calypso and I Love My Country, he was one of the few bright sparks performing at the Unshackled Calypso Tent, which pitched last Friday night at Roy Byer Centre in...
Breath-testing at Crop Over fetes - Tue, 2016/06/28 - 9:30am
by TRE GREAVES AN INSURANCE COMPANY has answered the call for breathalyser testing at Crop Over fetes.  In the last SUNDAY SUN, president of the Barbados Road Safety Association, Sharmaine Roland-Bowen, expressed concern that binge drinkers would be driving from fete to fete and questioned why...
Stray Cats far from purr-fect - Mon, 2016/06/27 - 11:00am
by JOHN SEALY THE STRAY CATS have a lot of work to do if they are to be anywhere near ready for judging night on July 10. It was not a good start for them when they made their first showing at the Crane Hotel last Friday night. As a matter of fact, it was one of the more dismal openings for the...
Sizzling Soca - Mon, 2016/06/27 - 10:30am
by TONI YARDE THE LEGENDS TO LEGACIES concert was the perfect show to close the First Citizens Crop Over City Fest & Ceremonial Delivery Of The Last Canes on Saturday. After a full day of activities that started at noon, hundreds gathered in Heroes Square – in front the Parliament Buildings –...
DJs clash in The City - Mon, 2016/06/27 - 10:00am
by TRE GREAVES IT WAS LIKE pitting a pussycat against the king of the jungle in a scratching competition. That’s probably the only way the Junior Soca DJ Clash held during the First Citizens City Fest & Ceremonial Delivery Of The Last Canes on Saturday evening could be described. The “clash”...
Bajan tribute goes old school - Sun, 2016/06/26 - 12:00pm
by ALEX DOWNES THE WELL KNOWN saying “What’s old is new again” was demonstrated yesterday at the First Citizens Crop Over City Fest & Ceremonial Delivery Of The Last Canes. Everything Bajan, the tribute to the creative arts, featured a few sights that would be familiar to the pre-1966...
Turning heads at City Fest - Sun, 2016/06/26 - 11:30am
by CARLOS ATWELL THERE WAS NO shortage of colourful characters in the First Citizens Crop Over City Fest & Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes. One of them was Richard “Commissioner” Miller, who was zooming around on a home-made wooden scooter while wearing the shirt of his alma mater, the...