Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine July 2016 - Page 58

#6. PIC-O-DE-CROP FINALS #4. MONARCHS OF THE MAS We’ve been to the calypso tents and heard what gets Barbadians talking. Now it’s down to the finalists who will challenge the reigning Calypso Monarch for the coveted title. It’s social commentary at its best. goo.gl/kouKPg #5. BRIDGETOWN MARKET A BIG show with BIG costumes! Gear up for Kadooment Day with this feature of the Kings and Queens of the mas (parade) bands as they “jump” (dance) to the season’s hits and display the largest and most extravagant costumes to be seen on the big day. goo.gl/ir39de Spring Garden Highway is now transformed into a colourful, bustling, and pleasantly chaotic mix of loudly pumping rhythms, tantalizing aromas of local fare, and tons of local art and craft. Live musical and dramatic performances bring Barbadian culture to us in a fun and family-friendly way! goo.gl/9PUjXw #1 #3. RECOVERY CRUISE Wind down (not really!) from the season on one of many “cool down” cruises. Unlimited music + unlimited drinks all day = unlimited fun! Get everyone together and let’s end the season the right way! KADOOMENT DAY #2. JUNIOR CALYPSO MONARCH COMPETITION AND JUNIOR KADOOMENT PARADE The kids will not be left out! These kiddie versions of the adult events are amusing, inspiring, and entertaining all at once. Children aged 8-18 sing their (sometimes) self-written calypsos for a shot at the Junior Calypso Monarch title, and kiddie revellers charm us in their cute costumes ¨jumping¨ to the season´s hits on their very own Kadooment Day. goo.gl/vMZ9CK The vibrantly colourful and exhilarating climax of Crop Over, this parade of beautifully adorned revellers gyrating to the hottest, heart-pumping rhythms of the season winds along 1km on Spring Garden Highway. Wellcontrolled crowds line the street on both sides hoping to catch a glimpse of a familiar or famous face. This is the BIG DAY! goo.gl/Y7LOz8 `Foreday Morning Photo Credit: Anthony Eroll Maugée Kadooment Day Photo Credit: Andre Choo Quan `Foreday Morning 54Photo Credit: Anthony Eroll Maugée