Spoken Word To Hit The Big Stage
When the League of Extraordinary Poets (LXP) take to the Frank Collymore Hall stage on Tuesday, March 11, it will be a rare sight for Barbados. The hour and fifteen minute long show entitled Word! Sound! Power! is a free sunset concert hosted by the Hall and presents for the first time, on this scale, a spoken word only event.
BalconyTV: Music With A View
BalconyTV Barbados is on a high. The local franchise for a global web series that focuses the spotlight on indie artists, BalconyTV has also specially featured major names like Foxes, Mumford and Sons and Ed Sheeran. The Barbados channel was started in October, with demo videos shot in early October 2013 and submitted to the global brand for approval.
BalconyTV Barbados was welcomed to the international family with the debut episode released on October 24th, and the rest is history.
Adaeze: The DaeDreamer
Adaeze has an energizing sound that is all the way hype and all the way reflective. She’s an intellect who attended Harrison College, a United World College in Norway and The University of Florida.
Fresh off of an impressive performance at Honey Jazz, her acoustic jam on BalconyTV for the song 'Daedream' put her at one of the highest watched videos in the Barbados series. She is the new generation of musicians whose words are weapons and whose songs will make you stand up and take note.
Sweet & Smooth Honey Jazz
Barbadian lovers of jazz were treated to the smooth, bluesy performances of Honey Jam alums at the Honey Jazz... Ladies Sing the Blues event last Sunday in the Frank Collymore Hall. Kellie Cadogan was the featured artiste and show-stopper of the night, blending subtle Caribbean influences with her original music that was peppered with scat. My personal favourite from Cadogan was a kaiso-jazz song, written by Roger Gittens.
Life With Livvi Franc
Singer/songwriter Livvi Franc is that chick. She has jet setted to the UK and been a top shot in LA - but strip her of the spotlight and you’ll see a Bajan fuh real. Here the Queen’s College alum shares the story behind 'What Now', insights into the best parts of being a Bajan, her favourite Bajanism and the real way to tell which corncurls are the cheesiest.
Tessanne Chin Wins!
It was no surprise to anyone last night when it was announced that Tessanne Chin won this season of 'The Voice'!
Tessanne Chin holds her trophy
My First Barbados Music Factory Experience
Last Saturday, Barbados' Independence Day, was my first ever Barbados Music Factory (also known as TMF) experience and it was awesome! If you're not familiar with TMF, it's an EDM (electronic dance music) festival that aims to build up the genre and culture among Bajans.
(All pictures by Amery Butcher.)
Vita & Shontelle Join The Honey Jam Stage
Last weekend saw another amazing instalment of Honey Jam Barbados. This year the production went glam and staged the show in Frank Collymore Hall, with Caroline 'CiCi' Reid of SLAM 101.1 FM as the host. A special change this year was having the show for two nights, probably meeting the demand of a growing fan base. Recording artistes Shontelle and Vita Chambers, who were panellists at the industry workshop last Friday, were in the audience and added to the excitement of the first night.
Rihanna Releases Dark 'What Now' Video
Today Rihanna released the highly anticipated music video for her single 'What Now'. This time around she explores her dark side, rocking two "red carpet goth" looks.
Rihanna in the 'What Now' music video
Through the course of the eerie yet beautiful video she's alone in an empty warehouse, where she gives us some "exorcism-type" choreography.
Tessanne Makes Finals With Emotional Performance
Tessanne Chin nabbed a spot in the finals of 'The Voice' after giving a flawless performance this week.
The Jamaican songbird's rendition of 'Bridge Over Troubled Waters' was so emotional and beautiful that it left her celebrity coach, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, speechless and drew an intense response from the audience.
"I've never been speechless on this show before," said Levine. "I think that that’s probably the most flawless and graceful performance I’ve ever heard on this show."