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Zulu International’s band launch might have taken Crop-Over to a whole new level

Wings at last, wings at last, thank goodness, WINGS! AT! LAST! Can you tell I’m excited? Zulu International’s band launch was last night and wow – what a difference a year makes! After basically killing it for Crop-Over last year (Rihanna jumped with them. Need we say more?), Zulu has a whole new host of […]

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A sneak peek and a full look at two hot Crop-Over bands

Zulu International dropped a sneak peek yesterday of what people can expect to see from them come May 3rd when they launch their Crop-Over 2014 presentation, Once Upon A Time. The video came out yesterday, featuring Banks calendar girl Faith Callender as Little Red Riding Hood wandering through a forest of magical Crop-Over creatures.   […]

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Talk about early! Fantasy Barbados is first out of the gates for Crop-Over 2014

In what must surely be the earliest Crop-Over band presentation ever seen in Bim, Fantasy Barbados launched their Crop-Over 2014 presentation Great Empires at the Hilton’s Charles Fort last night. Yes, you read that right – in the middle of March – nearly five months ahead of Kadooment Day. Crop-Over has definitely gone to another […]

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Islandista Original Fashion Editorial: She Ready to Get On

Do you have a Carnival tabanca yet? Trinidad Carnival is now over (sigh) but if you missed it or if you went and returned and you are still missing it, check out another one of our throwback fashion editorials.

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Glamour Magazine goes for back-to-back islandista covers as Rihanna fronts November issue

Glamour Magazine has outdone itself with back-to-back covers starring islandistas! Following their October cover with Scandal star Kerry Washington, the magazine has┬áBarbados’ superstar Rihanna on the cover of their the November issue. The interview and shoot was done in Barbados while she was home for Crop-Over and fittingly, she explains the difference between Robyn (her […]

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Is Foreday Morning becoming like ‘Monday mas’?

With Foreday Morning now officially the biggest event of the Crop-Over festival (46 bands and 21,000 revellers this year), there has been much debate about the direction of the event. Foreday started out as a j’ouvert-type, ‘dutty mas’ street party, a mud-and-paint-and-chocolate alternative to the pretty mas of Kadooment Day. But at some point a […]

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Rihanna jumps with Zulu International for Crop-Over 2013

Oooooh it was killing us to keep this a secret but now the whole world knows ­čÖé …so we can finally be out with it! Bajan superstar Rihanna jumped with newcomer (and Islandista collaborator)┬áZulu International on the road today for Kadooment Day, the climax of Barbados’ Crop-Over festival. With her new curly short do, she […]

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Rihanna’s home for Crop-Over…cue international press hysteria

Rihanna is back home and jamming for Crop-Over and unlike last time, when she only jumped for Kadooment Day and stayed mostly on the truck, she got home in time for the Foreday Morning and this time she was out.to.all! The picture above is easily the most demure of her photos. Check the Daily Mail […]

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The party weekend starts now!

It’s BEACH HOUSE TIME! …and Lush time and Frazzled time and Glow time and CPL time… I swear, today must be the partying-est day of the year in Barbados! There are a ton of fetes on today – from Beach House’s first foray outside of Trinidad (if you haven’t, check out our exclusive interview with […]

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First Crop-Over 2013 band launches

Wow – they’re just launching earlier and earlier these days aren’t they? Last year’s early then late newcomer Dragon Fly Mas (it’s confusing I know) decided not to be tardy for the party in 2013. This time, they have it all together, with a brand new designer on board in Kesia Estwick and last weekend […]