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Vision 2020 in Barbados - 'We Gatherin'

Crop Over Festival 

(Officially launched on Sat June 08 -Details below)

The Barbados Crop Over Festival spreads over a period of approximately (12) weeks from the month of May through to August.

This summer Barbados invites travelers to live like a local and experience the island's lively Crop Over Festival, celebrating a 200 year-old tradition that honors the end of the sugar cane season. The six-week festival celebrates all that is Bajan with dusk till dawn parties, arts and crafts markets and a culinary-driven street fares./ & (Music & Fun galore) More

Vision 2020 in Barbados  'We Gatherin'

 'We Gatherin’ is a vision concepulized by Prime Minister, Hon Ms Mia, Amor, Mottley. It is a 12-month global celebration of Barbadian excellence, and a re-commitment to the country’s successful future and core values that have defined us as a people. The year 2020 has been designated as the year for Barbadians and those who love this country to come home, reconnect with family and friends, and invest in the rebuilding and development of Barbados.More

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Bajan Rythum,Calypso & Soca Galore

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April 20

May 14

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Sat May 04- Sat June 01 

July 02

Community Oriented Events - HOTT BAJARAMAs 

'Journey to the last Cane' 

NCF Car Park, Dover Playing Field, Three Houses Park, Bridgefield, Belleplaine and Friendship Playing Fields  (See Calendar for further details)

OVERWHELMING  SUCCESS - says experts. Let's keep this again next year.

Sat June 08

July 01

Crop Over  was Officially launched  at the  Speightstown Playing Field, St Peter.

'Journey to the last Cane' - 'Ceremonial delivery of last canes'

The First Citizens Crop Over Launch with the Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes were delivered in style today. In keeping with tradition, members of the Spiritual Baptist Faith blessed the last canes.

The parade of groups started at the nearby Alexandra School, and hundreds flocked to the Northern event

Included was the Barbados Defence Force Zouave Band, many dance groups to include -the Israel Lovell Foundation dance, Dancin Africa, Dance Stride, Haynesville Youth. The  Barbados Cadet Corps, Cheerleading groups and 2019 parish ambassadors also participated.

A full evening of entertainment was also in effect, with performances from the  reigning Calypso Monarch-MR BLOOD, Veteran Cultural Ambassador-Anthony 'The Mighty Gabby' Carter, TC, Li'l Rick, Hypasounds, Marzville, Marvay, Mikey and Stiffy

Hon John King, Minister of Creative Economy, Culture /Sports and Chief Executive Officer of the National Cultural Foundation, Carol Roberts-Reifer, delivered addresses.

Fri July 05

Sat July 06


July 07

Fri July 12 - Sun 14

The Soca Monarch Semi-Finals - Kensington Oval

The 34 semi-finalists for this year’s MQI 98.1 The One Soca Monarch competition were announced on Tues June 24, at the National Cultural Foundation headquarters.

This year, 152 entries were received for the competition.

The finalists will go forward to meet Lil Rick and Mikey.

They are: Adrian Clarke – Ah Like It , B Moore Specific – Soca Explosion, Betty B – Nah Holding Back, Biggie Irie – Magic, Bo Bo – From De Heart, Brett Linton – We’re Alive, Brian Bumba Payne – Tell Me When Yuh Coming, Damain Marvay – Summer, Faith – All Night, GQ – I Got Life, Grateful CO – Do Thing, Hotta Flames – Thanks For Life, Jamal Slocombe – Alive, Jus D – So What , Lead Pipe – Sometime, Lizzie Jay – Infeteuated, Marzville – Owe Me, Mighty Grynner – Security, Mike Thompson – Ah Fed Up, Mistah Dale – Millions, Mr Blood – Calories, Natahlee – Why We Live, Peach Bless – Good Vybez, Queen T- Keep Up, Ray Dainja – Ain’t missing me, Rene King – Wish List, Sanctuary – I Pledge, Shanta – Drip, Shaquille – Darlin’, Skung Yung – So Happy, Sugahrhe – Sugah, TC – Music, Walkes – Champions Of Colour and Yannick Hooper – Woman. (AG-B)

RESULTS- The fourteen advancing to meet Mikey and Lil Rick on Sunday July 28 are: Adrian Clarke - Ah like it, first-timer Betty B -Nah holding back, Biggie Irie- Magic, Marvay - Summer, Faith - All Night, Jamal Slocombe - Alive, Jus D - So what, Leadpipe- Sometime, Marzville- Owe me, Natahlee - Why we live, Sanctuary - I pledge, Skung Yung -(Ian Alleyne) - So Happy, Shaquille- Darlin and TC -Music. The reserve is Bo Bo, with 'From the heart'.

The YELLO International Bashment Soca Finalists named-

 The biggest Bashment Soca competition will see 12 artistes trying to dethrone King of Bashment Lil Rick.  This event will be on July 6 at PIRATES COVE . 

In the finals are Blaze Anthonio (Guyana); Sita The Lyrical Diva (St Vincent); Subance & Mighty (St Lucia) and from Barbados are – Jagwa The Champ, King Bubba FM, Mara Rose, Marz Ville, Mole, SK, SugahRhe, UndaDawg the son of L'il Rick and Walkes. 

The 2019 monarch will receive $60 000. Also, for the first time, there  will be second and third place prizes in the competition, now in its fourth year. The second-placed artiste will receive $15 000, while the third will take home $5 000.

RESULTS- Debutant SK and King Bubba FM were jointly crowned winner of the 2019 Yello International Bashment Soca Competition.

The judges could not separate the two after Saturday night’s competition at Pirate’s Cove, The City, both finishing with 308 points.

The crowd was not happy the top prize of $60 000 would be shared, but SK, whose performance of Reverse was the crowd favourite, was happy with the result.

King Bubba had already left to perform in Grenada when the results were announced and his trophy was collected by his mother Marian Elias. Earlier, he had sent the crowd wild with his performance of She Always Bend Over.

Last year’s champion Lil Rick scored 279 and his son Underdawg got 274 to complete the top finishers with Balance Batty and Ben Over, respectively.

Junior Calypso  Monarch - Semi-Finals - Garfield Sobers Gymnasium

RESULTS- The below finalists will compete on Sat July 20, for three Monarchs competition.

Category - Age 6 to 10 are Lil Jazz, DJ, Dazzle, Mighty Bit Bit, LeAndre and Riyah B. Category - Age 11 to 14, Yonte, Soca Gem, Mhizz Kibabba, Star Diamond, Shontae and Xavier. and Catrgory - Age 15 to 18 - As-lee, Miracle, De Overcome, Raanan, Yahanje and Dynamo..

Pan Experience - * NCF- Massy Pan Yard,  * Fusions & * Pan Pun-de-Sand- 

(See Calendar for further details)


July 20

Junior Calypso  Monarch - Finals- Garfield Sobers Gymnasium 

RESULTS :The newly crowned 2019 Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarchs are-

Quon, who retained his title. Two new monarchs were crowned as the curtain came down on the 2019 Scotiabank Junior Calypso Monarch Competition came down tonight at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium.

Quon, who won the 13 to 18 category last year, emerged victorious in the newly created 15 to 18 age group with 82 points for his performance of Smart. The Mighty Bit Bit, who was second last year in the 7 to 12 group, won in the new 6-10 category, while Shontae took top honours among the 11-14 performers.

It is his last year in the competition, and Quon went out with a bang. De Overcomer, also in his final year, was second with 70 points, Yahandje was third with 68 and Raanan and [email protected] tied for fourth with 62.​

The Mighty Bit Bit blew away the other contestants to take the crown in the 6 to 10 age category with 100 points. The 7-year-old student of St Paul's Primary School had a big presentation with De Style Of Old Calypso. Second place went to Dee Jay, followed by Riyah B and Le Andre.

Shontae was crowned queen of the 11 to 14 category, earning 90 points with Stop De Violence, four more than Xavi, who had an impressive rendition of Reduce Reuse Recycle. Mhizz Khibaba told Her Story to earn 68 points and a third place finish, while last year’s monarch, Browne Star, had to settle for fourth place with 62 points.

The competition was held in association with the HIV/AIDS Commission and IGM Stage Lighting.


July 27

Sun July 28

Junior Kadooment  - Kensington Oval


MQI/98.1 - The One Soca Monarch - National Botanical Gardens, Waterford, St Michael

The fourteen advancing to meet Mikey and Lil Rick on Sunday July 28 are: Adrian Clarke - Ah like it, first-timer Betty B -Nah holding back, Biggie Irie- Magic, Marvay - Summer, Faith - All Night, Jamal Slocombe - Alive, Jus D - So what, Leadpipe- Sometime, Marzville- Owe me, Natahlee - Why we live, Sanctuary - I pledge, Skung Yung -(Ian Alleyne) - So Happy, Shaquille- Darlin and TC -Music. The reserve is Bo Bo, with 'From the heart'.




Aug 02

Sat Aug 03

Thurs Aug 01-Sun 04

'Pic-0-De-Crop' Calypso Monarch, Kensington Oval

Finalists pickec by Judges to compete against the reigning Calypso monarch 'Mr Blood'are -

Cave Shepherd All Stars – Donella, Granny, Jude Clarke, Kid Site, Sammy Dello, Teri.

First Citizens De Big Show - Adrian Clarke, Chrystal, Classic, Edwin Yearwood, Jamal Slocombe, Mistah Dale, T.C.

House of Soca: Faith, Miss Sammy G, Rameses. 

Stray Cats: Sammy Jane




Bridgetown Market - Spring Garden Highway


Aug 05

Aug 06

'Grand Kadooment Day' - Waterford to Spring Garden H'way - Kensington Oval   - Mon Aug 05





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