Interviews with Caribbean stars and reviews of Caribbean events and festivals.

Upcoming Musical To Showcase Young Bajan Talent

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 15:27 — Anonymous

 Upcoming Musical To Showcase Young Bajan Talent

Operation Triple Threat (OTT) students aged between 11 to 21 will perform a hilarious, high-energy musical ‘13’ live on stage at Frank Collymore Hall during the 2014 Easter weekend (April 17th and 19th). This will be the premier of ‘13’ in Barbados, and a unique showcase for the singing, dancing and acting talents of Barbadian youth.

Word! Sound! Power! Full Of Purpose And Passion

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 13:40 — Pauline Neckles

Word! Sound! Power! Full Of Purpose And Passion

The audience at the Frank Collymore Hall was treated to a powerful display when members of the spoken word collective The League of Extraordinary Poets (LXP) presented Word! Sound! Power! Poetry with Purpose and Passion on Tuesday.

Spoken Word To Hit The Big Stage

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 12:40 — Pauline Neckles

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

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:09 — Carlie Pipe

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

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 23:01 — Carlie Pipe

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

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 00:29 — Gina Aimey-Moss

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.

Honey Jazz - Kellie Cadogan

Life With Livvi Franc

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 01:10 — Carlie Pipe

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.

Livvi Franc

Tessanne Chin Wins!

Wed, 12/18/2013 - 10:53 — Gina Aimey-Moss

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 wins 'The Voice'

Tessanne Chin holds her trophy

Tessanne Chin Makes It To 'The Voice' Finals

Wed, 12/11/2013 - 11:45 — Gina Aimey-Moss

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."

My First Barbados Music Factory Experience

Wed, 12/04/2013 - 11:30 — Gina Aimey-Moss

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.

Crowd at Barbados Music Factory

(All pictures by Amery Butcher.)

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