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  • blog January 23, 2017

    New Musical Perspectives on Jackie Opel

    Jackie Opel may have died in 1970, but his legacy burns bright–even for Bajan artists who weren’t alive during his lifetime. In recent months a number of artists have taken different approaches to exploring Opel’s story. It’s not surprising that … Read more »

  • blog January 19, 2017

    Barbados Independence Week Roundup

    Any concert MC knows that a good way to kill time between artists is to take an audience census: “Who here is visiting from out of town?” That unscientific polling indicated that a lot of expats returned to Barbados in … Read more »

  • interview January 19, 2017

    Iron Pipe: Spouge in the 21st Century

    When I arrived in Barbados’ capital Bridgetown for the 50th anniversary of independence week, I was excited about seeing some of the veterans of the local spouge music in concert and interviewing them about why the music had died out. … Read more »

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