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ARTISTES RALLY ’ROUND REGION

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The Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex was overflowing with talent last Sunday when the I Am Live Aid benefit concert came off. It was unfortunate that few came to witness it. The event, which was organised by TicketPal Caribbean, was held to raise funds for the islands in the region affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. It had been postponed from September …

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‘FOREIGNGITIS’ TAKING TOLL ON LOCAL MUSIC

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Veteran entertainer Richard Stoute says that Barbados is afflicted with “foreigngitis” that leads them to not support local entertainers. Speaking recently to a group of young people, he called on Barbadians to be more supportive of local entertainers. “If you look at it carefully, not one single top name in this country or top entertainers can dare put on a …

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PETER RAM – “Upside Down”

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PETER RAM “Upside Down” Written by: Jovan James, Peter Wiggins, Scott Gatl & Michael Hulsmeier Produced by: De Red Boyz Background vocals by: Geoffrey Cordle, Nikita Browne & Scott Galt Mixed by: Andrew Denny Mastered by: Will Quinnell @ Sterling Sound NYC BARBADOS 2017

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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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SOCA VIDEOS ARE THE NEW NORM

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In 2009, only a handful of soca artists understood the importance of having a music video. They were few and far between, and they represented the best of the industry. In those times, making a video was an added expense that not every soca artist could afford. Even in the last few years, many of the videos in existence for …

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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 …