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Rihanna at the Barbados Music Awards CLICK

Barbados Music Awards 2006 Music in the Caribbean covers a wide spectrum. From an early age Caribbean children learn to appreciate calypso, soca and reggae, at school and special occasions they are introduced to the classics and at church, music is the expression of joy and faith.
Grenada Spice Concert

Events

The diversity of musical events and entertainment ensures that there is always something for everyone. Caribbean Festivals include jazz, reggae, Carnival with its emphasis on Calypso, Gospel music, special events, concerts and fairs. Top International artistes also make appearances on the stages of the Caribbean.

Cool Jazz

Bds Entertainment

Entertainment in the Caribbean is always assured of an appreciative audience. There are regular reggae, soca, dub, house and alternative venues on the music scene, as well as a full calendar of jazz events. Classical and cultural performances delight audiences and there are several annual theatre productions.

 

Barbados festivals

Festivals

Festivals are the living expression of a creative, imaginative people. These cultural extravaganzas reflect the dynamism of local music, theatre, art and craft. Over the years street festivals have become an art form, filled with the colourful splendour of a myriad bodies dancing as one to the sounds of traditional music.


Cool Jazz

Cool Jazz

Cool Jazz offers a stimulating blend of artforms to complement the excellent monthly jazz presentations. Art and photography exhibitions, fashion shows and literary presentations have all been well received by the patrons of Cool Jazz. Musicians can also look forward to the 'Crucial Jam' sessions and are invited to bring their instruments.

GetBak

GetBak

GetBak has added a new dimension to the Barbados music scene with great renditions of the top tunes of the sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties. This retro group combines top local musical talent with the considerable vocal talents of Alex Santoriello, ex Broadway lead performer. GetBak performs at special events and private parties.

 

Third Stone

Third Stone

Third Stone has opened shows for most of the top reggae artists that have visited Barbados and now their popularity is growing on the club scene.Lead singer Gaye ‘Melody Man’ Yearwood is a musical dynamo, radiating energy as body and voice add power to conscious lyrics. His popularity since winning the Richard Stoute Teen Talent contest in 1994 has steadily grown.

 
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Crop Over

Crop Over

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.

 

 

SPECIAL FOR THIS MONTH

Rihanna and Gabby at the Barbados Music Awards

Rihanna and Gabby at the Barbados Music Awards 2006

The Barbados Gold Cup Festival came out of the gates in great style with ‘Broadway Rocks & Grooves’, A Musical Journey through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. A star-studded cast enthralled the packed houses at the Frank Collymore Hall.

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Neil Berg, at piano, with Angela Covington, Ron Bohmer, Danny Zolli, Geri Sager, Robert L. Mattern, Kevin Morrow, John Patrick Schutz, Sandra Joseph and Jeff Gardner performing a special selection for Sandy Lane guests.

 

 

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

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Real Estate

The Caribbean has responded to the need for lifestyle environmental real estate and there are several Caribbean luxury developments associated with golf, polo and tennis as well as retirement communities and marina developments..

West Indies cricket

Sports

Due to the reliability of the climate, the excellent facilities, keen competition and warm hospitality, the Caribbean is fast becoming the destination of choice for a variety of sports holidays, both individual and team sports.

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Water Sports

The islands of the region offer the perfect location from which to enjoy a wide variety of watersports, both above and below the surface of the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean.

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Eco tourism

The differing ecosystems in the Caribbean, encompassing everything from magnificent coral reefs to rain-forested volcanic slopes,
make it one of the most biologically diverse areas in the world.

Caribbean accommodation


Caribbean accommodation ranges from royal to rustic.

Barbados luxury beachfront real estate, click to view
Surround yourself with unadulterated style and elegance in a Barbados luxury villa or discover a quaint cottage perched right on the ocean's edge.

There are luxury golf properties for rent adjacent to world class Caribbean golf courses.



Luxury polo real estate, click to view Polo enthusiasts please note,there is land for sale on Polo Ridge as well as luxury Polo villas for rent.

If tennis is your game there are luxury villas with private tennis courts for rent and for sale throughout the Caribbean.

Although famous for magnificent beaches the lush interior of the various Caribbean islands is also becoming popular for properties to purchase or rent, including Plantation houses in Barbados.

Caribbean sports

Cricket photograph compliments of Brookslatouchphotography, click to enter site World class cricket is of course the sport most associated with the Caribbean and the fortunes of the West Indies cricket team have been discussed in depth the length and breadth of the Caribbean island chain.

The 2004 Test Match is history notable for England's win and Lara's world record. The Cricket World Cup 2007 is already the focus of the Caribbean as the West Indies, both as team and region, plan to host the best cricket event ever seen.

Caribzones is ready to promote your cricket and sports-related products and services in time for the Cricket World Cup 2007

On a more local level, the recently held 'Easter Cricket Festival' is the initiative of the Carriacou United Cricket Team. The event is envisaged as taking place annually throughout the Caribbean.

The Festival focuses on education, culture, cricket and fun!

 

The Caribbean has many keen hockey teams that welcome visitors from around the world.

The Pan American Women’s Hockey Cup was held at the National Hockey Centre in March 2004 and was praised by Tony von Ondarza, president of the Pan American Hockey Federation, who at the closing ceremony congratulated the organising committee for staging “a top-level event here in Barbados”.

The Banks Hockey Festival held annually in Barbados has become a premier event on the hockey calendar.

The Barbados Junior Girls winning their event in the 'Banks Hockey Festival' 2003.

Congratulations Barbados for gaining automatic qualification for the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia in 2006.

Banks Hockey Festival


 

 

Haydn Barbados' top tennis player sponsored by Caribzones

 


Caribbean tennis holidays are becoming increasingly popular and there are excellent facilities in several of the islands.

Caribzones is pleased to be the internet sponsor of this talented young player. Click on picture

 

Caribbean watersports

From the north to the south of the Caribbean sailors can enjoy the thrill of the challenge or the relaxation of calm, clear waters.

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For the perfect Grenadines sailing experience cast off from St. Vincent and sail to Mustique or cruise over to Bequia. . Enjoy a sailing regatta in Grenada and discover the unspoilt neighbouring island of Carriacou. . Further north, Antigua is a popular destination for sailing week.

Watersports enthusiasts enjoy the Caribbean every which way. Kite surfers soar above the waves,

and wherever off-shore breezes are to be found there you will find the windsurfers revelling in the fact that no wetsuits need to be worn!

Click on the photo to share the fun day at the Barbados Virgin Birdman contest 2004!

Barbados Virgin Birdman 2003 competition


Still above the water there are plenty of good surfing spots in the Caribbean mostly on the Atlantic side of the islands where the surf breaks a good distance from the shore.


The waters are also welcoming to divers. who appreciate the variety of wall, drift, reef and wreck dives.

Photograph compliments of Zeds Surf Travel

 

Caribbean ecotourism & conservation

Caribbean conservation As the islands of the Caribbean develop sustainable practices, Caribzones is pleased to be associated with all forms of Caribbean ecotourism. Click on photo

A coast to be proud of which is valued, appreciated and safeguarded as a place to live, work and relax; a place where development and use of resources will be sustainable, and where the natural environment is protected and enhanced to keep its essential and unique place in the Barbadian heritage.

Let's all play our part to protect our coastal and marine environment.

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Caribbean ecotourism Visit the whale breeding area off Dominica for the heart-warming pleasure of whale and dolphin watching. Hike the nature trails of St. Vincent, or discover wonderful species of tropical birds in St. Lucia

Experience the diversity of rainforests and arid plains, bubbling volcano lakes and cascading waterfalls that the Caribbean has to offer! !

 
 
     


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