Schools’ Music Festival To Develop Young Musicians

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

Music has value and it must take its rightful place on the schools’ curriculum alongside traditional subjects such as Mathematics, English and the sciences. This sentiment was echoed by the players involved in the Schools’ Music Festival 2019, themed Showcasing Youth Excellence, which was launched today at the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training. The festival has been revamped …

DJs Must See Profession As A Business

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“Take your craft to the next level!” This is the advice of Business Development Officer at the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC), Allan Lange, to local disc jockeys (DJs), who participated in a Mix and Master Workshop held at Bagnall’s Point Gallery, Pelican Village, The City. The three-day event was designed to equip DJs with skills to fine-tune their …

Lashley Urges Radio Stations: Play Bajan Music

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

One Government Minister has urged local radio stations to play more local music. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, made this plea recently when he gave the feature address at the opening of the Cultural Ambassadors Recording Centre at #16 Pelican Village, Bridgetown. “It is a fact that music production and output have increased at an unprecedented rate over the last …

Harrison College’s Mosaic V Concert Series

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Linking Generations will be the theme of the fifth instalment of Harrison College’s Mosaic concert series, to be held at the Frank Collymore Hall, Central Bank of Barbados, Spry Street, The City, on Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18, starting at 7:00 p.m. each night. Headlining this year’s event are The John Roett Project, Marvay, Alix Cage and international …

Use Music To Stem Violence

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

“Put your money where your mouth is and invest in Barbados’ youth!” That’s the challenge being put forward by Director of the Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit, Cheryl Willoughby, to musicians and entertainers, as they called for a greater integration of music into programmes to assist with deviant youth. She pointed out that in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, …

We Bajans – Anthony ‘Gabby’ Carter

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The story and controversial issues of early Barbados, from Emmerton, Riots in De Land, Burn Mr. Harding, to Jack, were all recorded in this island’s history books by The Mighty Gabby. In the same vein, he challenged what was considered “traditional calypso” with masterpieces like Wuk Up and Ole Ashe, both of which earned him a Calypso Crown in 2000 and 2010, …