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Doughty ( above left) revelling in his victory as Shorey congratulates the new champion.  at the Oistins Fish Festival

Christ Church festivals

 

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. Be delighted by the colourful splendour of authentic, rhythmical native dance, experience the sounds of traditional music and awaken your soul to the natural spirit of the Caribbean.
Christ Church festivals
Christ Church festivals

Oistins Festival

During the Easter Week end, Oistins becomes a riot of celebration, as the fishing community celebrate in the only way they know how ....enthusiastically!

by CARLOS ATWELL


Ruth Layne showing off her winning work after the fish boning competition.  at the Oistins Fish Festival THERE WAS FOOD, drink, music, jumping tents, fashion shows, and even casino style gambling tables at Oistins Fish Festival 2006 yesterday.

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 Police Force.

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. < Read more >

The concept of the Oistins Festival was conceived by Mrs. Stella St. John and Senator Herbie Yearwood, who planned the festival in the late 70's. The original aims of the festival still remains, to promote those in the fishing industry, giving them and other talented Bajans an opportunity to display the crafts of their trade. Oistins fish festival
Oistins fish festival
For three days Oistins attracts locals and visitors alike to enjoy the craft, music, dancing and competitions. The Oistins Fish Fry is renown Internationally ,despite trying to keep it a secret!


Friday night is fish-fry, the hottest spot in town! Women at roadside stalls fry or Bar-B-Q shark, barracuda, marlin, snapper, kingfish and of course the traditional flying fish. All caught that same day, little wonder it is becoming a tradition and a Friday night ritual!
Oistins fish festival

 

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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 of globalisation.'
Southern Palms steelpan 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," he said.


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 of entertainment.
Congaline Symposium 2003


St. James festivals

Holders Season

Diamonds International one of the sponsors of Holders Festival 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.

Holetown Festival



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!


Compliments of the Nation News

SHARPE-PAN-ER. After hearing Len Boogsie Sharpe at the Barbados Pan Festival's Pan Under The Trees at Sunbury Plantation on Saturday, some patrons were tempted to say he was born to play steel pan. But one man with an obvious sense of occasion perhaps paid him the ultimate compliment when he suggested steel pans were created simply for Sharpe to play.



Festivals in St. Michael

Barbados Crop Over  Carnival 2003

 

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 News


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.

Barbados for the Celtic Festival, marched through Bridgetown before stopping by the Waterfront Café to entertain patrons.

Crop Over festival

Barbados Crop Over  Carnival 2003

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 finals.

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.

Barbados Crop Over  Carnival 2003



Click and enjoy the Crop Over opening gala 2003 and follow the carnival and jump with Baje International

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Barbados Crop Over  Carnival 2003
 
 
 
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