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Bliss is back

The fireworks came at exactly the right moment. Kes The Band’s ‘Where Yuh From‘ was blasting, an appropriately pan-Caribbean anthem for the mix of sophisticated, soca-loving, UWI-connected islandistas and island men who always patronise Bliss. And just as every man and woman jubilantly raised their hands to “show meh where yuh from”, the fireworks exploded […]

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Islandista Approved: the Aurora Breakfast Party

Progress is always good. We love to see events and people improve from year to year and that’s why this year’s edition of the Crop-Over Breakfast Party Aurora was so great. From the lush and lovely venue to the perfect park and ride, the ever-flowing drinks, constant food and great performances, Aurora was on point […]

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Ex-Scandal star Columbus Short in Bim for Crop-Over! But is he a wanted man?

Well… this is certainly a bit awkward. TMZ and a host of American media outlets are reporting that former ‘Scandal’ star Columbus Short is a wanted man. Apparently a judge reportedly issued a warrant for his arrest earlier this week after he failed to appear in court for a hearing in his domestic violence case […]

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Baje International presents Mega Monday – did we love it?

If you follow us on social media, you would have seen that the Islandista team was live at the launch of Baje International’s Crop-Over 2014 presentation on Friday night at the Hilton’s Charles Fort. Baje along with Power X Four, is one of the established Crop-Over kingpins and is actually celebrating its 15th anniversary as […]

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New Crop-Over band Krave launches – did they live up to the hype?

It’s always tricky launching a Crop-Over/Carnival band especially in this day and age when we can see hundreds of costumes from bands across the whole Caribbean and its diaspora. On the surface, it seems easy enough to tick off all of the boxes for ‘what makes a sexy costume’. So feathered back-pack – check, tiara […]

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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 […]