Marvay is new People’s Monarch

29 July 2016

IF YOU DON'T KNOW the face you must know the name. It is familiar on the airwaves and in fetes. The name is Marvay and by fan votes he is the Hott95.3fm People's Monarch 2016. Marvay's Know The Face pushed TC's De People’s Place into second when he garnered 63 per... Read More


People's Monarch to be named this afternoon

29 July 2016

WHO WILL BE the Starcom Network People's Monarch 2016 and walk away with the cash prize? Will it be TC, a former Sweet Soca and Party Monarch winner who has never won a People's Monarch? Or will it be Damian Marvay? In his second year on the soca scene he has... Read More


Roadblock for Day Two jump

29 July 2016

STAY AWAY FROM the East Coast on Tuesday if you are not in the band. That was the message from the organisers of Day Two, a major Kadooment-like jump-up featuring about 1 000 revellers, who will hit the streets on the picturesque St Andrew coast to celebrate the... Read More


Fans get to meet finalists

29 July 2016

IT WAS ONE LOVE when the two finalists in the People’s Monarch competition met fans at Cave Shepherd yesterday evening. Marvay (Know The Face) and TC (De People Place) arrived at the Broad Street store separately and gave each other a warm embrace when they met in... Read More


Kaiso queens

28 July 2016

THE ISLAND’S BIGGEST kaiso battle comes off Saturday night at Kensington Oval when the MQI/Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop Finals will be staged before thousands. The eagerly-anticipated competition will see four women and six men squaring off for the coveted calypso monarch... Read More


Classic holding back 50 song

26 July 2016

REIGNING PIC-O-DE-CROP MONARCH Classic will be singing a song for Barbados’ golden jubilee. Slated to be released in November, he told the DAILY NATION that he opted not to do a patriotic song during the Crop Over Festival but will do so closer to the 50th anniversary... Read More


Marvay: No. 2 is great

26 July 2016

THE HEATED DEBATE on social media and radio airwaves that first-timer Damian Marvay was hard done in the Sweet Soca competition yesterday morning isn’t being endorsed by the singer. “I feel great to place second. I have no qualms coming second to Edwin Yearwood.... Read More


New movement aimed at positive expression

25 July 2016

THOSE IN THE entertainment industry should look out for stiff competition. There is a new outlet for young people to express themselves. The Endorsing Kingdom Culture Only (EKCO) NATION movement was launched yesterday at Ball Park Events and Entertainment Centre.... Read More


Edwin and Lil Rick win Soca Royale

25 July 2016

EDWIN YEARWOOD successfully defended his Sweet Soca title, and Lil Rick is the new Party Monarch. Early Monday morning, the two kings, both performing songs with patriotic themes, were crowned at Bushy Park to put a wrap on this year’s MQI/98.1 Soca Royale Competition.... Read More


Crowds gathering for Soca Royale

24 July 2016

EARLY BIRDS have already gathered at Bushy Park hours before the scheduled start of the MQI/98.1 Soca Royal Competition. The gates opened at 1 p.m., but the Sweet Soca Competition is not scheduled to get underway until 6:45 p.m. and the Party Monarch at 8:50 p.m.... Read More


De MC and Summa are new junior Monarchs

24 July 2016

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... Read More


Small's big win

24 July 2016

FOR A SECOND time, bandleader Kevin Small has played his cards right. His kiddies band Fifth Element has claimed the Best Junior Band title in this year’s Junior Kadooment and Fair. Read More


Kaiso juniors on a roll

24 July 2016

THE Scotiabank Junior Monarch Finals started off last night at Kensington Oval at a hot pace, with the youngsters competing in the 8-12 category. With eight vying for the crown, there was no defending monarch as last year’s winner Dynamo has graduated to the 13-18 category.... Read More


Junior Kadooment underway

23 July 2016

A FEW HUNDRED people are currently at the National Stadium cheering on their children who are taking part in Junior Kadooment & Fair. So far the Kings and Queens of the some of the bands have already faced the judges. Overall 17 bands are expected to take part in... Read More


Square One rocks the boat

23 July 2016

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 with... Read More


Battling for turf

23 July 2016

NOT ONLY WILL Sweet Soca King Edwin Yearwood and Party Monarch Peter Ram defend their titles tomorrow, they will engage in a fierce battle on each other’s turf. Edwin is in Party Monarch with a chance to dethrone Peter Ram, while Ram is in Sweet Soca with a chance to... Read More


Weekend Buzz July 22, 2016

22 July 2016

Calypso and soca lovers have been busy. See what they experienced at the Pic-O-De-Crop Semi-finals, Soca on the Hill and Square One's Reunion Concert. Also, find out what you can do this weekend. Read More


Classic ready to rumble

22 July 2016

CLASSIC WILL NOT be dethroned without a fight. The reigning monarch of the MQI/Mount Gay Pic-O-De-Crop Competition, whose real name is William Waithe, said he was confident in the strength of his two songs. “I intend to defend [my title] with everything I’ve got;... Read More


Sherborne brings the swing

22 July 2016

SWING MUSIC and Crop Over met on the South Coast when a visiting British “big band” of teenaged musicians gave a 90-minute performance at the Ocean Two Resort & residences. Twenty-six all-male musicians from the Sherborne School of England thrilled staff and guests... Read More


Pokemon GO takes off in Barbados

21 July 2016

IT HAS TAKEN over the world by storm and people in Barbados are also getting caught up in the craze. What are we talking about? Pokemon GO - the world’s newest fad. The upgraded game made by game developer company Niantic crisscrosses the virtual world of gaming... Read More


MRBLOOD first out the blocks

21 July 2016

MRBLOOD WILL BE the first calypsonian on stage at the MQI/MountGay Pic O De Crop finals. The ten finalists in the annual competition signed contacts today at the Mount Gay’s Visitor’s Centre on Brandons Spring Garden Highway where they also pulled their numbers. ... Read More




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