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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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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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Kadooment band launches- Contact is here!

The music has been out for a while and now Crop-Over is finally getting into full swing with launches of some more bands, including some of Barbados’ largest and most popular bands. Contact launched on Friday with a wicked, wicked launch party and┬áthe pics of their 2009 presentation ‘Firestones’ are already up. Check out some […]

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Getting Crop-Over-ish in this crank…

Slowly but surely, the Crop-Over season is starting to heat up. Brewster’s Road held its first pre-Crop-Over warm up lime on Friday night and it was goooo-ood! I had friends who show up at the lime from all half hour before the 6 p.m. start and all when Saturday morning come, they were still there. […]