It was the time of year all Bajans wait for… the sweet soca music, festive atmosphere and just all around euphoric feeling: Crop Over. If you have watching me on YouTube for a while, you would know about two years a ago a posted a video explaining the roots of the the festival ( you can watch that here– please excuse my elongated brows and unblended eye shadow, I’ve come a long way haha).
As many adaptations have occurred over the years the one constant that remains is that the mood across the island is exultant.
This year because of work, I was only able to make it from the last Friday to the day after Grand Kadooment- which more or less means I didn’t sleep. I teamed up with Carnival Live TV to show you some of the parties for the concluding weekend. Everyday I was running around with a microphone awkwardly trying to interview tipsy patrons which actually ended up to be very entertaining as you can tell by the video. The sun was blazing, food was never- ending and one of the funniest things I had seen were patrons scurrying from a man with a hose at Scorch which consequently lead to several women’s eyebrows running off of their faces. It was a good time.
Kadooment (the day when everyone marches in costumes) was so amazing. I have to say the music for 2014 was some of the sweetest I’ve ever heard. One thing I’ve noticed that is growing over the years is the amount of regional visitors Barbados is receiving. That weekend I met so many different people from neighboring islands such as St. Vincent, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and St. Lucia. The weekend illustrated a melting pot of islands and it was refreshing to see everyone together as one celebrating our festival.
Enough of my rant… check out the pics below and if you have any questions regarding the Crop Over season be sure to leave them in the comment box below.