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    June 19

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All Stars tent starts on high note

03 June 2018

The official start of the Crop Over Festival has gotten off to a rocky start but so far it has been smooth sailing at the Cave Shepherd All Stars Calypso Tent. The show began around 6 p.m. with hundreds in attendance at the St Gabriel’s School Auditorium who came... Read More

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Regional vibes at Illuminate

03 June 2018

Held at Copacabana, dubbed the first official fete for Crop Over, King Bubba's Illuminate brought Fire and Ice as its theme this year. For the second straight year it was pure soca vibes for the party, with a little bit of dancehall, hip hop, and R&B in the form... Read More

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Crop Over Xplosion postponed

01 June 2018

The First Citizens Crop Over Xplosion which was planned for tomorrow at King George V Park has been postponed. The National Cultural Foundation said the official start of the festival was delayed because there was not enough time new Minister of Culture John King... Read More

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2 shows to start season

01 June 2018

It will be pure soca tomorrow. Two fetes have branded themselves as the first fetes to “officially start Crop Over and, based on their line-ups, there is enough soca to share. There is the return of Soca Ignition which was first launched in 2016 on the first Saturday... Read More

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Gospelfest ‘here to stay’

01 June 2018

After 26 years of bringing the best in gospel music to stage in Barbados, executive producer Adrian Agard says Gospelfest is here to stay. While reflecting on the event over the years, Agard told the Weekend Buzz he was in awe at how much it has grown. “This edition... Read More

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Heritage Bus Tour on again

31 May 2018

This year’s Crop Over Heritage Bus Tour is an event not to be missed. Sponsored by the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA) in association with Carmeta’s, it will take on a new look under the theme: Rum and Sweet Food. Event producer Alison Sealy-Smith said... Read More

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Cave Shepherd All Stars ready to go

30 May 2018

The Cave Shepherd All Stars calypso tent is raring and ready to go. With Crop Over set to officially start on Saturday, the tent will be launched Sunday at its usual location St Gabriel’s School auditorium. Speaking Monday during a media launch at Cave Shepherd... Read More

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Roseanne Barr blames sleep aid Ambien for racist tweet

30 May 2018

LOS ANGELES – United States comedian Roseanne Barr said she was tired of “being attacked and belittled” and blamed sleep aid Ambien for her tweet that compared a black former Obama administration official to an ape, a racist remark that sparked a wave of outrage. ... Read More

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Scores support Pompasette

27 May 2018

Scores of Barbadians came dressed in their Sunday's best in support of the annual Pompasette Brunch Party. The annual fundraiser was held at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society in support of Variety, the Children's Charity. Read More

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Gospelfest family affair

27 May 2018

Hundreds have gathered at the picturesque Farley Hill National Park for the culmination of the 2018 staging of Gospelfest. It is expected to be a full evening of entertain by top local, regional and international gospel artistes. Read More

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Musical treat

27 May 2018

Not even a General Election could stop the Barbados Celtic Festival. Organisers made some changes to the programme, and the second annual Pipers Parade went off without a hitch at Hastings Rocks, Christ Church, much to the delight of both locals and visitors. ... Read More

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Actor Morgan Freeman apologises after accusations

26 May 2018

Actor Morgan Freeman said on Friday any suggestion he assaulted women or created an unsafe workplace is false and apologised to anyone he may have upset after media reported that women have accused him of inappropriate behaviour or harassment. The accusations against... Read More

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Jus music his focus

25 May 2018

For the past year, Jus D has been singing on cloud nine because people around the world have got more familiar with the singer/songwriter and producer and his sound. In addition to the success of 9 (Na Na Ni) he can also boast that he has written for artistes including... Read More

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A taste of Celtic culture

24 May 2018

Barbadians got a taste of Celtic culture when the annual Barbados Celtic Festival kicked off with sing-along concerts at a number of schools across the island. Students were introduced to Celtic history in the form of “edutainment”, folk songs sung in indigenous... Read More

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Parish Talent shows next month

23 May 2018

Parishes within the Northern Zone of the island will host a series of Talent Shows next month. The St Andrew Parish Independence Committee (PIC) will host its talent show on Saturday, June 9, at The Alleyne School, Belleplaine, while the St James PIC will hold its... Read More

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Drop in Foreday Morning bands

19 May 2018

Foreday Morning bands are on the decline. But it is not yet a worry for the National Cultural Foundation. A total of 57 bands registered in 2016, but since then registration has dropped. This year 37 bands will hit the road on August 3, including 11 new ones. Last... Read More

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Block play not for faint of heart

18 May 2018

If you want to know about the block subculture then you need to see the one act play, On The Block, written by playwright Glenville Lovell and directed by Nala. It explores the block subculture while offering the audience an insight into the way of life for a group... Read More

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Crop Over Xplosion on Broad Street

18 May 2018

The Crop Over Festival is quickly approaching. And on Friday morning commuters in Bridgetown got a glimpse of what’s to come when the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) held a press launch for the upcoming First Citizens Crop Over Xplosion. This June 2 event... Read More

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Hypasounds about Soca For Her

18 May 2018

While Hypasounds is waiting for Crop Over 2018 he is continuing to build his brand. “The music really branch off and has been a feature at all the various carnivals and [the exposure] helps me to be more creative,” Hypasounds [Damien Etienne] told Weekend Buzz recently,... Read More

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Feminist war movie captures zeitgeist at Cannes

14 May 2018

CANNES, France – “When they hear our female voices, they tremble with fear,” says the heroine of Girls of the Sun, a feminist war movie that captured the zeitgeist at a Cannes Film Festival dominated by the issue of women’s rights. Based on the true story of Iraqi... Read More

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Riveting pieces from dancers

11 May 2018

Andrea Prince, Magdalen Gibson, and Naomi Graham celebrated two years of studying dance at the Barbados Community College with a delightful showcase of creativity and skill. Elements was the name of this year’s dance portfolio held at the Frank Collymore Hall and... Read More

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