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BARBADOS - National Cultural Foundation

Crop Over

Wednesday 06, August-2003

by Ricky Jordan

Barbados Crop Over Carnival 2003

The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is patting itself on the back for having pulled in some of the largest Crop-Over crowds ever.

According to its marketing officer Carol Roberts, Monday saw the largest number of Barbadians and visitors flocking to the Spring Garden Highway.


“And for the first time ever, there were over 30 000 paying patrons at the East Coast Party Monarch, and Cohobblopot had probably the biggest crowd ever. So we’re wondering what will we do from here,” she said yesterday.

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Pic-O-De-Crop at Crop Over 2003

Today calypso is an integral part of the Crop Over festival, with the Pic-O-De-Crop Calypso Monarch Competition being one of the most popular events.


Barbados Crop Over  Carnival 2003


During the Crop Over season, numerous calypso tents perform several times weekly and performers compete for a place in the Calypso Monarch finals.

Junior Calypso Crop Over 2003

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

This is a truly unique Barbadian celebration Created from the marriage of the English Harvest Festival and the West African Yam Festival, Crop Over is a coming together of these two great cultures



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Barbados Crop Over 2003It was originally held on the sugar plantations and involved the celebration of the end of harvesting of the sugar crop. The plantation labourers would bring the last load of sugar canes to the mill, followed by a procession of workers with exotically decorated animal carts. An effigy was made out of cane trash, representing the hard times faced when sugar cane was not in season.

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The official beginning of the festival was when the plantation owner was thanked for being the host of the festival. Food was a plenty and drink flowed freely and there was a riot of folk song, (original calypso music), traditional tuk-band music and dancing.

In the 1940's, due to the war, it was discontinued but the people longed for their traditional form of celebration and finally Crop Over was revived in the 1970's.

Barbados Crop Over  Carnival 2003From simple beginnings it has grown to a massive festival requiring many months of preparation. Commencing late June and lasting for five weeks, Crop Over's main features are calypso music, flamboyant costumes and a carnival spirit that infects the entire island.


Crop OverStreet jump -ups with tuk-music and stilt walking, vendors with a fantastic selection of food and drink, calypso tents offering a great evening's entertainment: in short ... plenty of fun for all!

Barbados Crop Over  Carnival 2003

Click and enjoy the opening Crop Over opening gala 2003 and follow the carnival.


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