MASCOLL MAS'. You can't keep politics out of Crop-Over.
This costume, part of the Bajana Kadooment Band, is entitled Mascoll'ision.
It portrays the cross-over of politician Clyde Mascoll from the Democratic
Labour Party to the Barbados Labour Party. The front is all red representing
the colours of the BLP and the back blue to signify the DLP. Designer
and bandleader Deij Britynee-Carter (sitting) is seen here making adjustments
to Stacy Norville's costume at the Bajana Mas' Camp.
Date July 19, 2006
Brief Systems go for Soca on Hill Compliments of the
THE STAGE IS all set for one of the biggest Crop-Over events this year,
the inaugural all-day Soca On The Hill at the Farley Hill National Park,
OISTINS FESTIVAL 2006
Chairman of the Oistins Fish Festival Committee,
Dan Carter, is promising that next year's event will be even better,
as special activities were being planned to coincide with Cricket
World Cup 2007. In the popular dolphin-skinning and fish-boning
competitions, there was an upset yesterday. Former champion, six-time
winner Tyrone "Dolphin" Shorey, was dethroned by Fabian
Doughty and had to settle for second place in the dolphin competition.
Another first was Ruth Layne, who was the top fish-boner. Here,
Doughty ( above left) revelling in his victory as Shorey congratulates
the new champion.
THERE WAS FOOD, drink, music, jumping tents, fashion
shows, and even casino style gambling tables at Oistins Fish Festival
Hundreds of people descended on Oistins, Christ
Church, to experience another year of fun and competition and both
were in high supply, under the watchful eye of the Royal Barbados
From the boat competition, to the much anticipated FirstCaribbean
Bank-sponsored dolphin skinning and Chefette-sponsored fish-boning competitions,
to the all-new fish fry competition, there was something for everyone.
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Congaline Music Festival
'It is ironic that Barbados' historical cultural diversity
is the main characteristic that will make the country unique in the face
This is the view of Minister of Health
Senator Jerome Walcott, who addressed the opening of the ninth Congaline
Festival And Trade Fair at Dover.
"This cultural diversity has occurred as a result of our history but
now, ironically, it forms the basis for us to inform the world that
we are important via our arts, dance, music, and of course, steelpan,"
The Congaline Music Festival is a three dimensional approach to the
development of Barbados' entertainment industry. Four days of music
and partying are accompanied by a Trade Fair, exposing the potential
of the industry, and the Congaline
Symposium which brings together leading practitioners in the world
St. James festivals
Founded in 1993 to develop the culture and love of classical music, Holders
Festival is held annually in March at Holders House.
Experience classical concerts performed under the stars, with quality singers
and musicians assembled for a classical musical treat.
Mr. Alfred Pragnell, a popular local commentator, was the originator of
the Holetown Festival, he thought it was time for Barbadians to take note
of their rich cultural history. With the help of friends the concept of
the Holetown Festival developed. The festival was opened in February 1977
by the then Senator Lionel Craig. It has grown into the 'peoples festival'
allowing a wide cross section of our divers community to benefit –
financially, culturally, and spiritually. In mid February every year the
festival celebrates the discovery of our beautiful land by the British.
The streets are filled with stalls selling local food and handicrafts. There
is a choice to suit every taste from Chinese to Indian, African to American,
Caribbean and European. Music is perfuse and the atmosphere electric as
local dancers perform and stilt men strut about twelve foot tall!
Bridgetown is the capital and cultural centre of
Barbados. Festivals are the living expression of our creative, imaginative
people. These cultural extravaganzas reflect the dynamism of our
local culture. Over the years street festivals have become an art
form in Barbados and some of the best occur in St. Michael.
The following paragraph is reproduced compliments of the Nation
THE PIPERS were in Bridgetown on Tuesday, bringing merriment to
shoppers and workers as the sounds of the Highlands filled City
streets. The City Of Plymouth Pipe Band, which is in Barbados for
the Celtic Festival, marched through Bridgetown before stopping
by the Waterfront Café to entertain patrons.
Today calypso is an integral part of the Crop Over
festival, with thePic-O-De-Crop Calypso
Monarch Competition being one of the most popular events.
During the Crop Over season, numerous calypso tents perform several
times weekly and performers compete for a place in the Calypso Monarch
The enthusiasm of Barbados' young calypsonians ensures
that the future of calypso in Barbados is secure. The
Junior Calypso Monarch competition, serves as an excellent training
ground for the calypsonians of the future.