Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2016 - Page 57

David Yearwood Photo Credit - Calvison Maynard #15. CROP OVER READ IN! Against the backdrop of rich Barbadian culture and history at the Barbados Museum, we’ll be experiencing the Caribbean through the eyes of storytellers, spoken word artists, musicians, and dancers. Let’s not miss the Stage 2016 Play Writing Incubator workshop. One of us may be a budding Shakespeare…. goo.gl/9Ae27b #14. VISIT A CALYPSO TENT No, we’re not going camping! These shows are where we learn about the issues of interest and seriousness to Barbadians through live musical performances by local artists, budding and mature. Think of this as the “conscious” side of Crop Over. goo.gl/9DGI3m #13. PAN FUSION At the Prime Minister´s residence, if you please! This is an exciting evening mash-up of steel very Cruise - Photo Credit: Wendell Bailey House of Soca - Photo Credit - Calvison Maynard pan, jazz, and tuk band music! Let´s get out to this event to find out what a tuk band is! goo.gl/sEJ1Zr #12. SPEIGHTSTOWN MARKET AND PAN AROUND DE TOWN Not to be outdone by its bigger, bustling sister to the south, Speightstown on Barbados´ gentle northwest coast invites us to a fun, family-friendly day featuring steel pan and live band performances, an art fair and a farmer’s market! goo.gl/wUBaaE #11. PAN ON THE SAND Barbadian and Trinidadian steel pan bands and local soca artists join forces to bring us the sweetest of sounds as we soak up the rays at Brandon’s Beach on Spring Garden Highway! Getting out of the beach chair: optional! goo.gl/X7dM9L 53 #10. CROP OVER HERITAGE LECTURE AND TOUR Starting at the Barbados Museum at the Garrison (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and ending with an informative lecture at St. Ann’s Fort, we´ll stroll back in time and explore the island’s role in British military history, George Washington House, and the historic Garrison tunnels. goo.gl/p7D0zD #9. SOCA ROYALE It’s high energy all day as the biggest and best in Barbadian soca and calypso vie for the titles of Party Monarch and Sweet Soca Monarch! Get yuh rag and wave! (Food and drinks available for refuelling!) goo.gl/zE2XTh Recovery Cruise - Photo Credit: Wendell Bailey