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New day for Fabian

12 August 2016

IT’S A NEW DAWN, a new day, and a Nu Lyfe for Fabian Odle. And he’s feeling good. The 29-year-old singer and songwriter’s musical rebirth – which included a name change and a fresh perspective – may have come through baptism by fire, but by the sound of it he has emerged... Read More

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Chilly’s claim to bashment soca

12 August 2016

IF ONLY DJ CHILLY had known, he would have registered the name bashment soca. The disc jockey, whose real name is Omar Jordan, is claiming that he invented the moniker for that genre of music peculiar to Barbados. DJ Chilly, who along with Alias A comprise the duo Fraud... Read More

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‘Real’ music missing

12 August 2016

A VETERAN calypsonian is worried that the importance of social commentary in calypso in the island has declined. Darcy Small, whose stage name is Ras Iley, said in an interview on Wednesday that the other forms of calypso had taken over the summer festival to the point... Read More

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Farewell, Renee

12 August 2016

IT WAS THE FAREWELL MAS for one of their own and Crop Over band leaders and designers turned out in splendor at Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens yesterday for the funeral service of Renee Ratcliffe. Read More

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Monarchs take possession of cars

10 August 2016

THE 2016 MONARCHS are still cashing in on their winnings from the Crop Over season. This morning Party Monarch Lil Rick walked away with the keys to his Kia Cerato hatchback, while Sweet Soca king Edwin Yearwood got to drive away in his new Kia Cerato sedan and first... Read More

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Weekend Buzz August 5, 2016

05 August 2016

Crop Over has officially ended but the memories will live on. Take a look back at Grand Kadooment, Day 2, Pic-o-de-Crop Finals, Dis Is Rick, Crop Over Evening of Folk and Scorch. Find out what's buzzing this weekend. Read More

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Lottie and Mabel are back

05 August 2016

GOLDEN SOCA PRODUCTIONS is cooking up a special treat for patrons attending its upcoming Golden Soca Show. The event which is themed It’s More Than a Fete, It’s a Celebration, will feature a revival of the characters Lottie and Mabel best known from production Okras... Read More

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Marvay claims People’s Monarch prize

04 August 2016

MARVAY IS NOW officially $15 000 richer. The singer who is known for hits such as Survive the Weekend and Know the Face recently won the Hott 95.3fm People’s Monarch 2016 with the latter song. And on Thursday at Cave Shepherd he received his cheque before serenading... Read More

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Mia pays tribute to Grynner

03 August 2016

IF MIA MOTTLEY had her way, the Spring Garden Highway would have a name change. For her, it would be the McDonald Blenman Highway, named after the 70-year-old calypsonian, Grynner. The leader of the Barbados Labour Party, under whose patronage the annual Dis Gotta... Read More

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NCF wants to revive the ’Pot

03 August 2016

IN 2017 THERE may be the return of a Cohobblopot-like event. This was revealed by chief executive officer of the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), Cranston Browne, who was speaking to the MIDWEEK NATION as the festival wound down yesterday with one of its last... Read More

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Day 2 spectators ‘welcomed’

03 August 2016

WE WANTED SPECTATORS at East Coast to watch us jump. That was the unequivocal message from Ryan Moseley, organiser of Day Two, the Kadooment-like event held yesterday. Moseley, who is the managing director of DM Celebrations, sought to clear the air following... Read More

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Republic Bank Grand Kadooment results

02 August 2016

GWYNETH SQUIRES took the lion’s share of awards from this year’s Republic Bank Grand Kadooment Day. HISTORICAL 1ST Betty West Kadooment Band - Betty West – Bajan Impact 2ND Ooutraje Festival Band - Trevor Chase/ Sophia Chase – Pic-O-De-Crop 3RD Wednesday... Read More

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Day 2 underway on East Coast Road

02 August 2016

HUNDREDS OF REVELLERS have converged on the Ermie Bourne Highway (East Coast Road) to continue Crop Over 2016 celebrations. They are jumping in the inaugural Day 2 event, a “come as you are” jam, being held under the theme Freedom. It did get off to a slow start,... Read More

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Pure love at 1Love

02 August 2016

SOCA STAR MACHEL MONTANO showed global love in his second 1Love concert in Barbados. Well represented were Nigeria, Trinidad, St Vincent and of course Barbados. From as early as 6 p.m., soca diehards descended on the Concorde Experience grounds to secure a prime... Read More

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Cops ground Cloud 10

02 August 2016

THE JARRING HALT TO THE CLOUD 10 all-white affair put on by Brewster’s Road Crew did no justice to the hours of fun, food and frolic enjoyed by the over 300 patrons. The party – which was in full swing – ended abruptly when police pulled the plug on the music around... Read More

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I’z a Bajan is Tune of the Crop

01 August 2016

LIL RICK COPPED yet another major award this 2016 Crop Festival, winning the Tune of the Crop on Republic Bank Grand Kadooment day. Lil Rick’s patriotic I’z a Bajan took the top prize of $7 500, beating Bashment Soca king Stiffy into second place with Tek off Something.... Read More

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Barbados 50 celebrated at Kadooment

01 August 2016

TRIBUTE WAS PAID to Barbados in its 50th year of Independence by the scores of masquerade bands parading today in the Republic Bank Cropover Grand Kadooment. Several of the 32 bands going before the judges at the National Stadium devoted sections to Barbados’ history... Read More

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Kadooment Day 2016: Station Hill

01 August 2016

SPECTATORS WERE OUT EARLY and took up vantage spots along Station Hill, St Michael to watch the parade of the bands for Republic Bank Grand Kadooment Day. They were not disappointed as some of the major bands were among the first on the road. As usual, Walk Holy... Read More

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Oh happy day

01 August 2016

THERE WAS JUBILATION in parts of Brittons Hill yesterday as a young woman brought glory and pride to the community. Aziza Clarke, 21, was crowned new calypso monarch in the early hours of Sunday morning. Read More

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Not an easy call

01 August 2016

ANALYSING performers in a song competition is a purely subjective exercise and that was quite evident to me by the time the Pic-O-De-Crop calypso competition was all over. The judges, experienced in scoring, former front-line musicians themselves or long-time followers... Read More

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Machel in to bring more love

31 July 2016

MACHEL MONTANO is in Barbados. The soca superstar and his crew landed today at the Grantley Adams International Airport for the 1Love concert to be held later at The Concorde Experience. Montano told BARBADOS NATION it was so nice he had to do it twice. " “Two... Read More

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