Category Archives: Entertainment

DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS- SHUT UP AND LIVE

A group of artists recorded a compilation of songs.  Their compilation was uploaded on YouTube (outside of Barbados), where it had to compete with over 800 million other videos.  After one week, it joined hundreds of millions of other videos in the YouTube graveyard. Three weeks later, Barbadian: politicians, news media, clergy, and business leaders started to vigorously promote the

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How De Yutes Get So?

Submitted by Just Observing 26 years ago there was a hue and cry when a then young Minister of Education who managed a group of artists brought school aged students to the Wildey Gymnasium to be “feted” by none other than Mr. Edwin Yearwood, Pic of De Crop winner. At the time this mass “party” was unheard of but clearly

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Hail King Swallow: A Polished Man of Kaiso and Art

Submitted by Dr. Hollis ‘’Chalkdust’’ Liverpool My last article on ‘’Respect for PhDs’’ caused many eyebrows to be raised: some people wanted to find out if persons without PhDs should not be respected; others asked if we shouldn’t show respect for the Opposition members in Parliament as well. My response to all such vain questions is that at age eleven

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David Comissiong Critiques Third World Performance

DAVID COMISSIONG  CRITIQUES  THIRD  WORLD  PERFORMANCE  AND  NATANGA  SMITH’S  REVIEW  OF  THE  CONCERT  IN  THE  NATION  NEWSPAPER As the whole of Barbados knows, I am a passionate believer in the valuableness and beauty of our Caribbean and Pan-African Civilization: and so, when I witness or experience an exemplary manifestation of that Civilization I am obliged to publicly acknowledge it and

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Emancipation Dance

Submitted by Peter Thompson It is August 1st, Emancipation Day across much of the formerly British Caribbean. It commemorates the Slavery Abolition Act (1833), which legislated the end of slavery in the British Empire in August, 1834. Here in Jamaica it is part of a week of parades and parties leading up to Independence Day on August 6th. In Barbados

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Barbadian Founded Film Production Company to Premiere PAPA MACHETE at the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Submitted by Third Horizon MIAMI — On January 23, 2015, the short film Papa Machete will make its U.S. premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, one of the most prominent film festivals in the world. Founded in 1985 by actor Robert Redford, Sundance has launched the careers of many of Hollywood’s most acclaimed independent directors such

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Barbadian is the Consummate Anglophile

Submitted by the Mahogany Coconut Think Tank and Watchdog Group “The same way no Jews will overlook the atrocities inflicted by the Nazis, Barbadians must never overlook the significance of Emancipation Day. Indeed, for us it must be seen as even more important than the observance of political independence.” Daily Nation (Barbados) Friday August 1st. 2014 Sometimes words are just

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Crop Over & Carnival – What is Caribbean Culture? What Does it Mean? Where Are We Going?

Submitted by Pachamama We are working with a few ideas. The people who seem to know, like to consider a culture as the beliefs, enactments, values, mores, stories and maybe traditions of a people. We always talk about the dead-endedness of the political and economic cultures in the Caribbean but it is also difficult to measure any higher level of

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