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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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BENEFIT CONCERT ON AT GYM

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Scores of people are currently at the Wildey Gymnasium taking in the sweet vibes of West Indian music as part of the I Am Live Aid Benefit Concert. There have already been performances by Alison Hinds, Biggie Irie, Jamaica’s Queen Ifrica and Freddie McGregor, Trinidadian David Rudder and Sael of Martinique. Also in the line-up are Barbadians Red Plastic Bag, …

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EVENING OF PURE GOLD

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GOLDEN SOCA MUST have been the hot ticket event on Saturday evening. More than 1 000 people attended the fete/show at the Sea Rocks Dome where they partied for five straight hours to vintage and present-day calypsos played by the DJ and sung by the stellar line-up of artistes. Performers such as Sweet Soca monarch Red Plastic Bag, Party monarch …

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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 SWEETNESS

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SOCA GOLD was short but sweet and sumptuous, as calypso lovers got a rich taste of their favourite hits of yesteryear at the cosy seaside Hilton Barbados venue on Sunday. From the legendary Lord Nelson, who opened the three-hour show, to Mighty Gabby, Baron, Red Plastic Bag and Crazy, it was a night for an old wine as the five …