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Rihanna with the award for Best Rap Collaboration for Umbrella at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Rihanna with the award for Best Rap Collaboration for Umbrella at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles. (AP Picture.)

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Grammy-award winner Rihanna came home to a hero's welcome. The singing sensation was met by Prime Minister David Thompson

February 21, 2008

Grammy-award winner Rihanna came home to a hero's welcome. The singing sensation was met by Prime Minister David Thompson, Government ministers and relatives when she stepped off a British Airways flight around 3:50 p.m. There were hundreds of umbrellas in the arrival area, a tribute to her chart-topping song "Umbrella", as Barbadians converged en masse to celebrate the multiple award winner.

After the official welcome, Rihanna was the guest of honour at a cultural presentation featuring performances from Dancin'' Africa, Charles F. Broome Primary and Combermere School. (YB) AN AWESTRUCK RIHANNA (inset) taking in the huge outpouring of adoration by fans at Grantley Adams International Airport. Compliments of the Nation News

BARBADOS - music 2007

November 20, 2007 by Ricky Jordan

Compliments of the Nation News

THE SHINING SUPERSTAR that is Robyn Rihanna Fenty got even brighter Sunday night when she copped her biggest award at the prestigious American Music Awards (AMAs) show in Los Angeles.

Rihanna and Ne-Yo performing at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles last Sunday.

The 19-year-old Bajan sensation took the award of Favourite Female Artist, Soul/R & amp;B, beating out more experienced and renowned nominees including pop divas, Beyonc & eacute; and Fantasia, and adding this to a string of 2007 achievements that included two MTV awards, World Music Awards, dominance of the Billboard Top 100, and a ten-week run atop the British charts. < Read more >

RIHANNA SPARKLES AT MUSIC AWARDS. Rihanna, in a dramatic Zac Posen gown, performed a classical rendition of her smash hit Umbrella with string accompaniment and a Hate That I Love You duet with Ne-Yo at the 2007 American Music Awards on Sunday. Rihanna was named the favourite female Soul/R & B star, beating out BeyoncŽ and Fantasia. For the first time in show history, winners were chosen by public votes cast online. Above, Rihanna minutes after she accepted her award.

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RIHANNA'S BACK!

Barbados' brightest star is back home, armed with her umbrella . . . ella, ella, eh, eh!

The 19-year-old Def Jam recording artist, who copped two MTV awards last month and is a nominee at next month's American Music Awards, flew in Wednesday night, fresh from a concert in Montreal, and was joined by her mum Monica and met by best friend Leandre at the airport. Rihanna spent yesterday afternoon liming with other teenaged pals in Bridgetown, before joining other relatives for dinner on the West Coast. (RJ)

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September 2007 Compliments of the Nation News

Rihanna backstage with the award for Video Of The Year at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Palms Hotel and Casino on Sunday in Las Vegas. (AP Picture.) < Read more >

Rihanna backstage with the award for Video Of The Year at the MTV Video Music Awards at the Palms Hotel and Casino on Sunday in Las Vegas.

Jazz On The Hill. A cool-looking Arturo Tappin saxed his way into the hearts of all, giving the crowd its money's worth. The hills were alive with the sound of music. And not even the dark clouds could dampen the spirits of hundreds of people who flocked to Farley Hill National Park for the first day of Jazz On The Hill. A cool-looking Arturo Tappin saxed his way into the hearts of all, giving the crowd its money's worth. However, international artiste Stanley Clarke and his band were certainly "bad to the bone". Here, Clarke, who worked magic with his fingers on the bass guitar, had the crowd screaming and shouting for more. His band was certainly a crowd-pleaser, as many stood in awe watching each musician give a little of his own speciality. Compliments of the Nation news
Date January 07, 2007 Compliments of the Nation News

The Barbados Music Awards (BMAs) was hosted for the second year by Timeless Barbados Inc., the two-man team sought to reward Barbadian talent in the entertainment industry.
And with several record producers from the United States and other record executives in attendance, many artistes called the five-hour show a great success and "an excellent opportunity".
"I am a living testimony of what this show can do for you," said Dwayne Husbands who performed at the inaugural BMA and since then got the opportunity to create a duet with Rihanna. < Read more >
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Crop Over

Crop Over 2006

The origins of the Barbados Crop Over festival can be traced back to the 1780's, when Barbados was the one of the world's foremost producers of sugar. When the Barbados sugar industry declined, the Crop Over festival suffered and in the 1940's stopped completely. In 1974 the festival was revived and now draws visitors from all over the world.

Congaline

The Congaline Music Festival, now discontinued, used a three dimensional approach to the development of Barbados' entertainment industry. Four days of music and partying were accompanied by a Trade Fair, exposing the potential of the industry, and the Congaline Symposium which brought together leading practitioners in the world of entertainment.

November Jazz

November Jazz

Nicholas Brancker is to be congratulated for presenting a musical treat that mesmerized the appreciative audience at the Plantation Garden Theatre. Solos by each of the musicians left no-one in doubt that the Caribbean produces world class players!

Barbados Jazz Festival

Bds Jazz Festival

The Barbados Jazz Festival has become a major annual Caribbean event. Venues include the Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, historic Sunbury Plantation House and the popular open air venue, Farley Hill National Park. The jazz festival brings together top International talent with the best of the Caribbean for an exciting week-long musical treat.

Chris Harper of Cool Jazz

Chris Harper

Christopher Harper is the Founder and Managing Director of Notes to Note and producer of the monthly Cool Jazz evening at Southern Palms hotel. Chris is a very versatile musician who plays both the saxophone and the trombone professionally. He is dedicated to creating events where the talent of the region can be showcased to good advantage.

 

 

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Barbados Music Awards 2006

The Barbados Music Awards 2006

The inaugural Barbados Music Awards was a resounding success and those in the music industry, the public and, importantly, the media have all been showering praise on Ronnie Morris and his team at Timeless Barbados Entertainment Agency.

Hosts for the evening Cassandra Samuels & Wayne “Cool” Simmons worked well together providing a smooth segue between the acts and awards

Arturo Tappin
Arturo Tappin

Arturo Tappin, ended the Barbados Jazz Festival’s dinner set with a spouge number and a calypso medley at the Colony Club. Underlined by the spicy drumming of Buddy Williams – an incredible American musician who plays kaiso and spouge as if it’s second nature – ’Turo rocked the place with Sach Moore’s I Am A Proud Barbadian and a medley of Mighty Sparrow’s hits.


Gabby

Gabby

Gabby's current activities as Cultural Envoy of Barbados sees him visiting schools in Barbados teaching them about Folk and Calypso music. In the months ahead a few schools will be selected where Gabby will take on a permanent role where he will be at the schools each week.


Aja

Aja

Aja is one of the pioneers of performance poetry in his country Barbados, and is a leading exponent of the artform in the Caribbean.

He began writing poetry in 1978, and in 1981 started experimenting with rhythm poetry

Barbados has a long history of producing top class musicians and this heritage is clearly in good hands with the next generation.


Patrons who attended the Cool Jazz June event in 2004 at Southern Palms Hotel saw Miles Robertson and ‘the boys’ prove conclusively that they have what it takes.

The Freddy McGregor Show at The Plantation Garden Theater thrilled the fans that filled the venue. Melody Man, backed by Third Stone, was a great start to the evening.

Ivory One Night Only at  the Yacht Club on  Independence night 2005


Ivory One Night Only provided an exciting start to the celebrations as Barbados recorded 39 years of Independence on the 30th November

A new event on Barbados’ already exciting calendar was Culture Shock held at the Boatyard. International recording star Nick Van Eede topped the bill at the inaugural event.



Sir Cliff Richards

Fans flocked to see International star and sometime resident of Barbados Sir Cliff Richard, who performed in aid of the Barbados Childrens Trust



Superstar Bryan Adams gave a fantastic show at Harbour Lights courtesy Canadian Radio station Chum FM and had no shortage of volunteers to come up on stage and dance.

The Plantation Band typifies the talent and creativity in Barbados music today.


The Plantation Band typifies the talent and creativity in Barbados music today. Lead guitar Ian Alleyne can burn up a room when he’s ready. Click on the picture for photos of the Plantation Boogie Night.

 


 The Waterfront Cafe offers an ever-changing menu of music.
Ringbang is a union of various types of Caribbean music, with the focus on the rhythm rather than the melody. Since its creation in 1994, ringbang has grown in popularity throughout the Caribbean and especially in Barbados.

 

 

The island's musical offerings are varied and exciting. Jazz, folk, steel pan, rock, dub, reggae and of course calypso. Here, Rosemary Phillips and Andre Woodvine delight fans at the British High Commissioner’s residence on behalf of the Dialysis Fund

 
 
 
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