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RPB ROCKS BUSHY PARK TO WIN SWEET SOCA COMPETITION IN BARBADOS

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RPB has won the Sweet Soca competition at the 2017 Soca Royale. The top four contestants in the Party Monarch were: 1, RPB (Boat Ride) 90 points, winning a Mazda 3 and cash, among other prizes. 2, Nikita (Carry Festival) 82 points, $17 500 3, Lil Rick (Blessings) 72 points, $12 500 4, Marzville (Give It To Ya) 48 points, $9 000 Stay tuned to …

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SOCA ROYALE 16 ANNOUNCED

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THE SOCA ROYALE stage is set. Sixteen artistes were selected this morning at the conclusion of the Yello Phenomenal Friday to face up to reigning Party Monarch Li’l Rick and Sweet Soca Monarch Edwin Yearwood. The semifinals of the Party Monarch and Sweet Soca Monarch contest bookended the Bashment Soca finals. By far the tougher competition was in the sweet …

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KING BUBBA SHINES AT ILLUMINATE

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King Bubba and Company should take a bow for a job well done. It was the perfect kick off to Crop Over 2017 when King Bubba, in association with Baje International and Slam 101 FM, put on the first ever fete Illuminate, which came off at Copacabana. And from the looks of things, come next year, the organizers may have …

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THE CITY COMES ALIVE

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CROP OVER in The City was lit! The fifth annual concert hosted by the Royal Barbados Police Force Band, in association with the National Cultural Foundation was the right elixir to put the large audience in the right mood for Crop Over. Barbadians and tourists flocked to Independence Square on Thursday evening to hear, see, dance and enjoy some of …

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DEEVINE: WHAT ABOUT ME?

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DISRESPECTED AND BELITTLED. That’s how Barbadian soca artiste Denise DeeVine Phillips is feeling today after the controversy surrounding the release and recording of We De Same versus Same Way. The bacchanal follows the release of Barbadian artiste Nikita’s Same Way on Monday. The songs were written by Trinidadian Jason “Shaft” Bishop. He said he forgot that he sold DeeVine the …

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COSCAP TO ARTISTES: GET IT IN WRITING

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In the wake of the debate about the release of the same song by two different artistes, two years apart, the Copyright Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (COSCAP) has issued guidelines on ‘Understanding The Rights of a Song’: “When someone (or multiple persons) writes a song (lyrics and composition or composition only) they are the original owner(s) of copyright. The …