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Toronto radio station CHUM FM is hosting its 28th annual Breakfast in Barbados promotion in Barbados this week – April 13-20; highlighted by a concert on Sunday April 14 at Holders House. The link is to the the radio ads for the promotion. Note – no sound of Soca in the background music.
The following is from the Nation’s report on the concert:
THE HUNDREDS who went to Holders, St James, for the 28th CHUM FM 104.5 Breakfast In Barbados showcase last Sunday night truly got the best of both worlds.
Not only did they witness the performance of three young rising stars – Nikki Williams, Demi Lavato, and RaVaughn – with amazing voices and energy to match. They also were treated to a simple and unalloyed performance by three-time Grammy Award winner Ne-Yo, who wore not only his winning smile but his iconic trilby hatCHUM FM is entitled to include whatever performers it wishes if it is If, as I speculated in the earlier post . Barbados Today has a two page article “Star Studded Spectacle” Big Show- four American artistes – zero Barbadian artistes.
See Related Link: Toronto Breakfast in Barbados Promotion, Who Pays?
CHUM FM is entitled to showcase whatever entertainers it wishes to in its concert, if it (and the record labels) is paying for it. If on the other hand, as I speculated in the earlier post, BTA is footing (a big) part of the BIB bill to showcase Barbados to 72 lucky winners (36 winners + 36 guests), it strikes me that the concert should feature Barbadian artistes. Barbados has no shortage of internationally recognized recording artists, and not so recognized artistes, to headline a concert. Their performances would give the prize winners good reasons to come back to Barbados to enjoy the Bajan music.
A question – Why would Barbados issue work permits to these American entertainers, when the Island is full of “starving” artists, who could use some international exposure and would spend in Barbados the money they earned from the performance fees from a concert at Holders House?