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Featured Blog Posts – August 2015 Archive (10)

Stiffer measures likely for artistes at festival: Benjai’s BVI Performance Considered Offensive

Left to right: A male entertainer who was on stage during the performance by Destra got personal with a patron on stage. Also Benjai stripped down to his underwear while performing



Organizers of the annual emancipation festivities here in the British Virgin Islands said they are likely to introduce more stringent requirements for entertainers amid the outrage expressed by sections of the community, following…

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Added by omar on August 18, 2015 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Antigua's 2015 Carnival parade and Monarch results

Photo by Kaemon Derrick

Photo by Kaemon Derrick

OFFICIAL RESULTS

 

2015 Large Band of the year winners –

Winner – Insane Carnival – Rio Tropical Bird Fantasy

1st runner up – Myst Carnival Inc. – Elev8te

2nd runner up – Beautiful People…

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Added by omar on August 12, 2015 at 1:01am — No Comments

International Panorama

A quarter million US dollars will be at stake when 24 steel orchestras from across the globe compete in the first ever International Panorama on Sunday at the Queen’s Park Savannah, starting at 3pm.

The bands, 12 local and 12 from the Caribbean, United States of America, Canada, France and Japan, will also earn…

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Added by CarnivalBwoyToy on August 9, 2015 at 6:46pm — No Comments

Japan’s Panorama Steel Orchestra

While most bands have chosen soca and calypso to perform in the historic first International Panorama Competition, Japan’s Panorama Steel Orchestra will play an arrangement of Dance of the Phoenix, a piece that is composed by musician Nestor Torres.

It was arranged by…

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Added by CarnivalBwoyToy on August 9, 2015 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Men caught taking creep shots at Toronto’s Carnival parade

The Canadian Press Masquerade band revelers dance during the Scotiabank Toronto Caribbean Carnival grand parade in Toronto on Saturday, August 1, 2015.

Alicia Rose was with the Louis Saldenah masquerade band, about to dance her way past the judges at Saturday’s Scotiabank…

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Added by CarnivalBwoyToy on August 9, 2015 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Toronto Carnival Grand Parade is DEAD

Let’s talk about the unmitigated disaster that was Toronto Carnival’s Grand Parade 2015.

The parade started off the way it always does. Beautiful carnival costumes filled the CNE grounds and DJs played the same 5 songs over and over. The parade ended the same way it did last year. Stormers flooded the route and forced masqueraders off the road, mass confusion took over and women were assaulted, molested and…

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Added by CarnivalBwoyToy on August 9, 2015 at 6:42pm — No Comments

SpiceMas 2015 Groovy & Power Soca Results

Groovy Soca Monarch Results

1 Finber Andrew - Short Pree 418

2 Elimus Gilbert - Inspector 405

3 Jalon Olive - Boyzie 400

4 Findley Jeffrey - Scholar 395

5 Valene Nedd - Valene 394

6 Kellon…

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Added by CarnivalBwoyToy on August 9, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Costume prices are out of control, cue the chorus of complaints.

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Every year without fail once costume prices are released there is an outcry at how expensive they are. And while I agree that everything Carnival related now has a higher cost factor attached , doing my own section for Carnival 2016 has taught me “shit’s expensive!”. The days of costumes coming from China for $100.00US are long gone, feathers are expensive, custom trim is expensive and good labour is expensive.…

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Added by CarnivalBwoyToy on August 9, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Peter Ram Is The 2015 Road March King Of Barbados

It's the third title for Peter Ram this season, having already won the Party Monarch crown and the STAG Jam Tune at Foreday Morning.

It's official.

The 2015 Tune of the Crop is Peter Ram's All Ah We.…

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Added by REDD on August 8, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Rihanna Proves That She Is Still The Reigning Carnival Queen Of Barbados {VIDEO+PICS} Joins Machel Montano On Stage

Bad habit: Rihanna puffed away on a cigarette at the Kadooment Day parade in Barbados on Monday

Bad habit: Rihanna puffed away on a cigarette at the Kadooment Day parade in Barbados on Monday

Rihanna proved she's still the reigning carnival queen of Barbados on Monday. 

The singer, 27, returned to the Caribbean for one…

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Added by REDD on August 4, 2015 at 5:30am — 135 Comments

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