Interviews with Caribbean stars and reviews of Caribbean events and festivals.

Shawn: Theatre Tech Whiz

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 20:01 — Janelle Mitchell

 Shawn: Theatre Tech Whiz

Theatre encompasses decoding reality while fostering a make-believe world. Shawn Adderson Forde made the decision to be in this type of world since it was his first experiences of creating an illusion, a spectacle to amaze. It was new and exciting and immediately he felt like he had arrived at the place where he belonged. It was easy to stay. Follow us on the journey of his involvement in the arts and giving back to the community to inspire those aspiring ‘techis’.

Auditions Open For Honey Jam Barbados

Fri, 09/21/2012 - 13:32 — Michael Alexand...

Auditions Open For Honey Jam

It’s that time of year again when the best female talent in the island gets together to showcase what girl (star)power Barbados has! That’s right, Wednesday night producer Ebbonie Rowe launched Honey Jam Barbados 2012 at Divi Southwinds. Unfortunately, even with the presence of excited interested artists, past Honey Jam girls, avid supporters, sponsors and press, according to Ebbonie, there is still room for needed support, especially financially.

Honey Jam - Ebonnie Rowe

Bajan Music A-Live & Kicking

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:26 — Michael Alexand...

 Bajan Music A-Live & Kicking

Last Saturday marked a big step for the live music scene in Barbados. The Keep Music Live Festival at McBride’s Pub was a massive success, and proof that live music in Barbados cannot die. The 11-hour long event had artists of all genres performing at one event, showcasing the amazing musical talent of Barbados. And for those who know the scene, this was only a taste of what Bajans have to offer.

Bajan Artistes Try to Keep Music LIVE

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 13:28 — Michael Alexand...

Bajan Artistes Try to Keep Music LIVE

This Saturday, there will be a local live music event like Barbados has never seen, for over 10 years at least. The Keep Music LIVE Concert is the beginning of a movement to remind Barbadians of the importance of live music performances. The project is focused mainly in St. Lawrence Gap, which used to be a hub for live music in the 80s and 90s.

OTT Does 'Fame! Jr.' Bajan Style

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 19:10 — Michael Alexand...

OTT Does Fame! Jr. Bajan Style

Operation Triple Threat (OTT), a seven week intensive musical theatre camp, came to an end last Thursday when the youth performed in a production of 'Fame! Jr.' Directed by Janelle Headley-Newton, the musical performance showcased the talented kids who attended the camp and the sold out seats proved that Broadway-style productions can be successful in Barbados.

Honey Jam Ladies Sing The Blues

Wed, 08/22/2012 - 15:29 — Michael Alexand...

Honey Jam Ladies Sing The Blues

Holetown was filled with sweet jazz and blues as some of the Honey Jam Barbados girls preformed with a selection of the 1688 Collection Jazz Band for the Honey Jazz… Ladies Sing the Blues event held at Lime Bar recently.

Honey Jazz - Rhesa Garnes

Rhesa Garnes was one of the performers at Honey Jazz (All photos by Michael Alexander)

Not even the rain prevented Honey Jam supporters and West Coast regulars from attending the event sponsored by 10 Saints Beer and Blueprint Creative, nor did the performers allow the rain to dampen their spirits.

Kadooment Countdown

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 21:44 — Janelle Mitchell

Kadooment Countdown

Grand Kadooment is approaching fast and furiously. With about a week and a half left, there are some big events to seal the cap on the competitions and signal the climax of *Crop Over 2012. Here are the major events to expect in the days ahead.

Purple Niche by Janelle Mitchell

Who Made The Soca Cut?

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 20:22 — Janelle Mitchell

Who Made The Soca Cut?

Can you imagine soca artiste Lil Rick in a corner all shyly tucked away from people after a hype judgment for Party Monarch or a performance at a fete when he goes off stage? No one really expects this but it would be an interesting fact if this were the scenario.

Purple Niche by Janelle Mitchell

Who Will Be The Top 8 Sweet Soca?

Thu, 06/28/2012 - 20:49 — Janelle Mitchell

 Who Will Be The Top 8 Sweet Soca?

Crop Over*, Barbados’ summer festival, is heating up as soca songs are being released left, right and centre. The sweet soca tunes are fuelling the Crop Over parties which are in full swing. Competition season for The Sweet Soca is soon approaching to find the sweetest tune that will climb the soca charts for Crop Over 2012.

Purple Niche by Janelle Mitchell

Simon Pipe Unplugged

Fri, 06/22/2012 - 01:10 — Michael Alexand...

Simon Pipe Unplugged

Simon Pipe has become somewhat of a household name in Barbados ever since the release of his single “If Only These Walls”. So Kurama Magazine has finally been able to catch up with Simon for a long overdue interview about his journey as a musician.

Simon Pipe

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