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Featured Blog Posts – July 2016 Archive (5)

5 Reasons Why Crop Over In Barbados Rocks

NEW crop over Every island has its Carnival season, and this weekend in Barbados, music rocks. It’s Kadooment (an old Bajan word meaning a big occasion), which is the climax of the annual Crop Over festival.

A bit of background: Crop-Over originated from a time when the sugar cane harvest was over, the back-breaking work was done, and workers held a kadooment to celebrate their new-found leisure time. Today, Crop-Over is two months of parties and…

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Added by omar on July 31, 2016 at 1:21pm — 1 Comment

Crop Over, More than a Carnival

Crop Over, More than a Carnival

When pop princess Rihanna began attending Barbados’ Crop Over in 2011, the event got a publicity boost that money could not buy. Her presence at the biggest festival on the island of her birth, then and subsequently in 2013 and 2015, like a kind of celebrity fairy dust got tongues wagging and pictures circulating across the…

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Added by omar on July 31, 2016 at 1:16pm — 1 Comment

Road March - Lil Rick wins 2016 Tune of the Crop title

Bandleader dies during Grand Kadooment @ Barbados Crop Over + Aliza, first woman in 28 years crowned Pic-O-De-Crop Monarch of Barbados carnival

I’z A Bajan has earned Lil Rick his third crown for the 2016 Crop Over Festival.

The patriotic song was named the Tune of the Crop…

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Added by omar on July 31, 2016 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Panama Carnival (VIDEO)

As elsewhere, in Panama Carnaval always takes place over the four to five days leading up to Ash Wednesday. Even though it’s not an official holiday for the country, many businesses in Panama shut down for the entire time, and the entire country lets loose to party hearty. People all over Panama gather to drink, eat, and party until the sun comes up for 4 days.

The first Carnaval in Panama took place in…

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Added by Icom on July 14, 2016 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Flower Festival in Medellin, Colombia (VIDEO)

The city of Medellin's annual flower festival, known as the Feria de Las Flores, has helped it establish a reputation as the cultural capital of Colombia. Spanning 10 days in August, the festival is one of the city's most famous events. It's difficult to find a time when Medellin's nickname -- the "city of eternal spring" -- is more appropriate.…

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Added by Icom on July 13, 2016 at 3:11pm — No Comments

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