Tag Archive for Crop-Over

More costume bands from NYC to Bim

Week by week, Barbados’ Crop-Over festival is heating up with more bands launching. Small and mid-size bands such as Wednesday 2000, Jump and Ooutraje have all launched recently. Our initial reaction to¬†Wednesday 2000 was … mehhhh. A lot of the…

Summer Carnival season is here!

¬† Islandistas, can you feel it? The summer carnival season is ready to get going! In fact, in St. Vincent and St. Lucia, whose carnivals fall on July 6-7 and July 20-21 respectively, the Carnival season is already starting to…

Artistry vs. sexy – the mas dilemma

Beautiful … but artistic? (photo credit: Baje International) It is getting close to the summer Carnival season in the Caribbean and its diaspora. In the next few months, St. Vincent, St.Lucia, Barbados, Antigua, Grenada, Toronto, London and New York will…