Posts tagged "Barbados"

Rihanna Honored As Harvard University’s Humanitarian of the Year

Rihanna Honored As Harvard University's Humanitarian of the Year

Robyn Rihanna Fenty Graciously Accepts Award on Harvard University Campus

On February 28, 2017 students and faculty filled the Sanders Theatre at Harvard University. The gathering was held to honor musical artist, Rihanna for her philanthropy and exemplary compassion humanitarianism. More After The Jump…

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WATCH THIS: Jus D “Give It To Me” Crop Over Video

WATCH THIS: Jus D "Give It To Me" Crop Over Video

Free Up Yourself For The Crop Over

Although Trinidad’s carnival is renowned as one of the wickedest parties throughout the Caribbean, Crop Over in Barbados is no joke. Just ask Rihanna, who rarely misses the bacchanal in her home island. The Mega Cavalcade is going down tonight, with a crazy lineup of soca acts ready to set it off. If you can’t make it there to witness the action live, the least you can do is peep this new video of 2015 Crop Over highlights, all set to one of the hottest tunes for Crop Over 2016, Jus D’s cutting-edge soca fusion selection “Give It To Me,” produced by Livity Movements’ Dev Kutta and Guyana’s DRWTHVN. The ting tun up now. Video After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Fadda Fox ft. Runtown “All Day All Night”

HEAR THIS: Fadda Fox ft. Runtown "All Day All Night"

From Lagos to Bridgetown Comes A Cross-Cultural Collab For Cropover

These are exciting times for open-minded music lovers, as genre distinctions break down and the unifying forces of tempo and technology work their magic around the globe. No matter what name you choose to call them, certain songs have the power to move the crowd. Whether you’re in Africa, the Caribbean, or someplace else, the elements of a big tune remain consistent: combine a lively drumbeat, a supple bass line, spicy lyrics and a sweet melody and watch the people react. “My team and I are on a musical mission,” says soca artist Nicholas “Fadda Fox” Sealy. “It is our aim to showcase Bajan talent internationally, collaborating with other artists being one of many strategies to execute our goals.” During a recent tour of Canada, the man known for running the streets of Bridgetown, Barbados with tunes like “Ducking” was sharing breakfast with Nigerian-born Afrobeat star Douglas “Runtown” Jack Agu. The conversation turned to collaboration, and within days they’d come up with a soca-meets-Afrobeat anthem for Crop Over 2016. With writing by Jovan James, Runtown and Fadda Fox, and production by Darien Bailey and Hector Cesar for Decibel Productions. You may call it what you wish, we simply call it a Certified Boomshot. Audio After The Jump… Read more »

Rihanna Hits Up Cropover in Barbados

Rihanna Hits Up Cropover in Barbados

Rihanna Joins in Cropover Festivities & Becomes the Main Attraction

Cropover has been taking place in Barbados since 1688 and since then it has become quite the exciting celebration. And even more alluring when Rihanna became a regular attendee of the festival. Last year, Rihanna turned heads with her racy dance moves and all red and gold outfit but this year she took a sexy but more classy approach. The singer attended Cropover in a bejeweled bikini with a feathered headdress, fishnets and some high tops Adidas. Though, the outfit only covered the necessary parts of her body, Rihanna looked refreshingly, beautiful with her new haircut and genuine smile. Check out the photos of Rihanna at Cropover in the photo gallery.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Square One “Aye Aye Aye”

Alison Hinds Doesn’t Agesquareone

 

Earlier today we dropped a new tune from Alison Hinds called “Born Wit It,” so we at Boomshots decided to show Alison some more love and take it back to the days when she was the sexy lead singer of the Bajan band Square One. During her time with Square they produced hit after hit each year, but it wasn’t until this 1997 hit that really solidified them as Soca powerhouses. Alison is waiting for you, Hit The Jump Now… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Alison Hinds “Born Wit It”

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Bajan soca queen Alison Hinds unleashes another hit guaranteed to mash up this Crop Over season. Alison tells the ladies big and small be proud of you shape because it’s yours and you were “born wit it.” Tune After The Jump… Read more »

HEAR THIS: Rihanna “Man Down”

Don’t Make Her Reach For That Firearm… Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum!

“My favorite artists are all reggae artists,” Rihanna recently told MTV News, and on her latest cut “Man Down” the Barbados-born singer is “embracing her island roots”—by letting off some lyrical shots! You thought “Rude Boy” was rough? When she sings “What started out as a simple altercation turned into a real sticky situation,” we can’t help wondering if she’s thinking about one night with Breezy? As if to say, I got your Deuces right here! Read more »

DUNGLOAD: Rihanna “Russian Roulette” Remix

Gully Gaad And Gaza’s Most Wanted Pulling Triggers On The RiRi-Mix

Big shout 2 the Gully Gaad, the Teacha, and—as L.A. says—the Good Girl Gone Bad For Good. (Easy nuh Breezy.) Big shout 2 Chimney Productions (aka Chimney Motion Pictures) for the big bad “Movie Star” riddim. Big shout 2 Mike D on the RiRi-Mix. Big up Johnny Wonder anyweh u deh—blessed earthday. Let it go…

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