Simon Pipe’s Debut Album Aids The Poor
Simon Pipe is a Bajan pop-reggae artist swimming upstream in what he calls “an industry that can swallow you whole in a second.” Preferring to employ his creative freedom unhindered as an independent artist, Pipe released his much anticipated debut studio album “Ya Probably Shouldn’ta” in March. His first order of business? To dedicate proceeds from digital sales for the month of April to the Barbados Vagrants and Homeless Society (BVHS).
Salt Pt. 2: Batman The Performer By Night
When dusk falls, the mask goes on, the dark knight rises to his turntables and dominates the dancehall as the trim and neatly buttoned Salt transitions fluidly into Batman, an entertainer of formidable proportions.
Salt Pt.1: Dark Knight With A Day Job
Salt the radio announcer is Bruce Wayne. He rises as early as 12 am to write the headline news, spends about ten hours a day costumed as the Advertising Manager in his cool SLAM FM cave and drinks tea to get through a pressing schedule.
Fighting For Rock
Rock fans, buckle up! Meet Bajan band Fighting Traffic, aka Carlos Baptiste (mic navigator), Kevin Jack (turbo charged guitarist), David Thomas (bassist and back seat vocalist) and Melvin Alick (drummer and bumper defenda). Heavily influenced by Sting, Michael Jackson, Gabby, Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix… they’re not afraid to fight for their right to rock.
Sweet As Honey: Ebonnie Rowe Does It Again
The Plantation Theatre was abuzz on Saturday, November 17 when another installment of Honey Jam Barbados was staged there. It has become a very popular showcase of female talent ever since its founder Ebonnie Rowe, introduced the concept to Barbados early last year. This most recent show was no disappointment.
Teff: Living In A Dream World
Teff Mayweather – a self-described island-boy lyricist who’s slim in stature but fat with freestyle – released his debut album ‘Dream World’ in June this year. With cool rhymes, catchy melodies and stellar collaborations, ‘Dream World’ cements Teff’s footing as Barbados’ swaggest hip hop artist.
Music Review: Hal Linton’s ‘Technicolour’
As I’ve exclaimed before, Hal Linton is back with his latest mixtape ‘Technicolour’ and we should welcome him with arms wide open. It’s refreshing to see a talented artist have extensive creative control over his music. The Bajan neo-soul singer/songwriter broke ties with record label Universal Motown so he could work independently.
Honey Jam Announces New Playgirls
Shawn: Theatre Tech Whiz
Theatre encompasses decoding reality while fostering a make-believe world. Shawn Adderson Forde made the decision to be in this type of world since it was his first experiences of creating an illusion, a spectacle to amaze. It was new and exciting and immediately he felt like he had arrived at the place where he belonged. It was easy to stay. Follow us on the journey of his involvement in the arts and giving back to the community to inspire those aspiring ‘techis’.
Auditions Open For Honey Jam
It’s that time of year again when the best female talent in the island gets together to showcase what girl (star)power Barbados has! That’s right, Wednesday night producer Ebbonie Rowe launched Honey Jam Barbados 2012 at Divi Southwinds. Unfortunately, even with the presence of excited interested artists, past Honey Jam girls, avid supporters, sponsors and press, according to Ebbonie, there is still room for needed support, especially financially.