Category: Entertainment

The ‘Bajan’ Tempest on stage

Theatre arts students of the Barbados Community College, as part of their final examinations before graduation, dazzled a packed Frank Collymore Hall last Saturday night with a flawless presentation of Shakespeare’s play The Tempest modified to reflect Barbadian reality. The class of 12 included Akudo Wells, stage manager; Ashly Evelyn, make-up designer; Malique Marsh, costume […]

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Nice vibes on the Hill

The Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival came to a grand climax Sunday night at the historic Farley Hill National Park with the highly anticipated Reggae on the Hill. And patrons would agree the show was worthy of two thumbs up. Organizers were expecting just over 20,000 people at the final show, which continues to be the […]

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New music from Elan Trotman

United States-based Barbadian saxophonist Elan Trotman is unwavering in his commitment to wave the flag high for Caribbean music. After releasing six soul-jazz albums and more than ten chart-topping singles that have made him a permanent fixture on radio playlists, Trotman is “shaking it up” by going electronic on Electro Sax, his seventh outing which […]

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Storytelling in a rumshop

Set in a traditional Barbadian rum shop, this event offered an eclectic storytelling experience over three nights –– March 30, March 31 and April 1 –– at The Garden Theatre of the Barbados Museum. The Mouth –– the name of the rum shop –– is run by Nala who, in this incarnation, is the grandson […]

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Meet the monarchs of CP!

On a night which saw eight “royal” delegates vying for a crown,  “Sir” Rasheed Pilgrim and “Lady” Danissa Belgrave-Broomes emerged as eventual winners in the Of Kings and Queens: Courage and Pride Mr and Miss Coleridge & Parry School Pageant. “Lady” Dreshonna Browne and “Sir” Niquon Scott provided stiff competition but had to settle for […]

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Alexandra’s big winners

Patrons who supported the Alexandra School’s model search had an extra-terrestrial experience last Saturday evening when 11 contestants drawn from the student body competed for honours. At the end, consistent performances handsomely paid off for Keithmar Smith and Asmara Lynch who emerged winners of the competition. The pair was the clear crowd favorites but had […]

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Olympus in deejay partnership

Big things are on the horizon for Olympus Theatres and deejays Timeless and AON Skillz. The Sheraton Centre-based movie house has entered a partnership with the two CBC-based deejays and said it is looking forward to a long and successful working relationship in which both deejays will serve as Olympus ambassadors. Speaking about the arrangement, […]

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For some very special children

Some of the island’s top musicians came together in support of a worthy cause last Saturday night when the Rotary Club of Barbados staged its Music Through the Years concert at the Concorde Experience . The fund-raising event was held to provide support to children with special needs on the island, through assigning the proceeds to […]

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Artistes urged to do more in region

Local professionals across a range of industries including the cultural and performing arts are being encouraged to do more business in the region as well as in Europe. However, Minister of International Business, Industry, Commerce and Small Business Development Donville Inniss says for this to take place it is critical that bilateral agreements, that would […]

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Festival Choir stages Lenten Cantata

Commemorating Holy Week, the Barbados Festival Choir celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus with a musical production of The Atonement. The annual Lenten Cantata which has been performed by the choir for the past six years, was staged for the first time at the Donald Henry Auditorium, Bethel Methodist Church Complex, last Saturday night. Directed by […]

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CARIFESTA venues being prepared

At least six schools will be among the venues for the Caribbean Festival of Creative Arts (CARIFESTA) XIII that will be getting a facelift for the event this year. Members of the Festival Committee, including Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth Stephen Lashley, recently took a tour of the various venues and met with the […]

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Focus on making Barbados the entertainment capital, says Gilkes

Chief Executive Officer of the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) Cranston Browne has agreed with a local promoter that Barbados has what it takes to become the entertainment capital of the Caribbean. Speaking at the launch of the 2017 Digicel Barbados Reggae Festival last night at Kensington Oval, Director of FAS Promotions Al Gilkes reiterated the […]

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A new singing sensation

Remember the name Tia Corbin? It’s one you will be hearing for years to come. Tia’s name has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue since her dynamic performance at the recently held School’s Choir Festival. Her rendition of Yolanda Adams’ That Name, earned her the awards of Best Solo Vocalist and Best Overall Performance. […]

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Musical excellence

Harrison College students, past and present, treated the public to a weekend of musical excellence at the fourth edition of Mosaic, the school’s annual fund-raising concert. Saturday night’s performances included the Harrison College School Orchestra, Jessica Kodilinye, Raanan Hackett, Harrison College School Choir, Harmoni Haynes, Harrison College Pop Band, Cover Drive and local artiste Quissa. […]

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Diggz’s passion for music

Better known in local entertainment circles as Diggz da producer, Denzil Bovell is focused on making a substantial contribution to the development of the Barbadian music industry, especially by making sure that young artistes have the support to produce a top quality product. Bovell sat down with Bajan Vibes recently and recounted his journey into […]

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Delightful poetry and worship

Poetry N Worship exceeded all expectations last Sunday. This event featured Grammy award winner, singer Jonathan McReynolds and five amazing poets from the USA. They brought down the house at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Local artistes, John Yarde and Larix, also represented well as the opening worship acts for the night. The four-hour show […]

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Twice for Voice

Aaron Voice St Louis thought it so nice, he did it twice and proved he is far from finished. Last Friday night, Voice beat out the pack at the International Soca Monarch competition, an event of Trinidad and Tobago’s 2017 Carnival, to take his second consecutive title. He overcame technical difficulties to give what was […]

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