Talk:Music of Barbados

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Good articleMusic of Barbados has been listed as one of the Music good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
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April 8, 2006Featured topic candidateNot promoted
December 26, 2006Featured topic candidateNot promoted
July 30, 2007Good article nomineeListed
Current status: Good article


The Findarticle ref is completely dead. Circeus 01:40, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Well damn. I'll see if the Internet Archive has it. Tuf-Kat 02:26, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
Nope. Is there a standard solution for that? Tuf-Kat 02:39, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
Okay, I found further info on it, and have cited it as a journal rather than a webpage. Tuf-Kat 02:43, 4 June 2006 (UTC)
I tried looking up the same site, and the Wayback machine too. Googled a bit, but still couldn't unearth it. Good thing you managed it. Circeus 03:38, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

I've searched pretty hard for photos, and only found one of any kind that would be useful, and of course, it was not freely licensed. Tuf-Kat 05:41, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

I did upload three sound samples though. Two of them are definitely very notable (the lyrics to "The Big Bamboo" are pretty funny - I'll give a hint... I don't think the woman wants a big bamboo plant.) Rupee may not be so notable in the grand scheme of things (not sure), but a song of his was available and he is, at least, typical and representative if not particularly pioneering himself. Or maybe he is and I don't know it. Tuf-Kat 05:44, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Why isn't there a 21st Century section? Has the music completely died out in the past 6 years?--SeizureDog 04:51, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

It's not a history of everything musical that has happened in Barbados - it's an overview. It explains quite a bit about music in modern life. A 21st century section under "history" would almost inherently be out of historical context. If something suitably notable and verifiable has occurred, it should be in the 20th century section, at the end (and that section should be renamed, obviously). Tuf-Kat 00:39, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

Nice job with this article. As you may or may not be aware much of the Caribbean music scene has found it's new more modern home in Toronto. So it's mostly Canadian sites that have the newwer Caribbean music online for sampling.

Sites like:

In terms of what's happening to Barbados music, for a long time Square One [1] and Krosfyah [2] dominated the party soca music scene but Square 1 Retired last year. Alison Hinds from that group only occationally makes music now. And all the original crew from Krosfyah have retired. Lil' Rick is the new household name when it comes to Barbados soca.

Oh and this article touches on Caribbean Jazz, here's 2 samples of that from Barbados:

In terms of Tuk Music and Spouge, both had died out in Barbados replaced by Reggae, Ragga-Soca or Party Soca. Lately some artists have been trying to bring back the Tuk sound i.e. (A Drum, Bass, a flut and a Triangle) - namely Terencia Coward "TC" comes to mind.

But none the less the Barbados music industry is going thru a shake-out right now. There's a lot of new names to the scene right now most of whom I don't yet know by name that are trying to out-do many of the artists that rose to fame in the late 80's/early 90's.

P.S. There's more Crop Over music on:

CaribDigita 17:59, 22 October 2006 (UTC)


This is a great article in terms of information and is definitely worthy of good article status but it uses way to many subheadings in my opinion. Many of the sub-headed sections could easily be combined into one section instead of the chopped up version the article presents. Though I passed it, I would recommend getting rid of many of these sections. TonyJoe 16:13, 11 June 2006 (UTC) --Tuf-Kat 06:49, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

Queen Elizabeth[edit]

The Song section made reference to songs written for the coronation of Elizabeth I of England. This seems highly unlikely to me, since Elizabeth I was crowned in 1559 and Barbados didn't come under British control until 1627 (according to History of Barbados). I went ahead and changed the reference to Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Perhaps a native Barbadian can check that. --Wayne Miller 23:04, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

GA Pass[edit]

This article has been reviewed as part of Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles/Project quality task force/Sweeps. I believe the article currently meets the criteria and should remain listed as a Good article. The article history has been updated to reflect this review. Regards, T Rex | talk 00:03, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

That's quite an awful lot of red links. Perhaps someone should de-link some. OhanaUnitedTalk page 14:36, 24 August 2007 (UTC)


How come the article doesn't include a single reference to Rihanna? BomBom (talk) 17:27, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

I was wondering the same thing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:13, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Actually as the story is told in the Barbados press, Rihanna was actually found by accident... She was found while a record promoter was on Vacation in Barbados... CaribDigita (talk) 23:36, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

So what? She is still from Barbados, isn't she? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:40, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Sure, but she has no involvement in the Music of Barbados whatsoever.--Chimino (talk) 21:49, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Barbados Music Awards links to this page[edit]

The Barbados Music Awards have been scrapped, and in its place will be something that is supposed to be regional. It is involving one of the past American Idol contestants (Fantasia Barrino).

The song La La by RPB[edit]

The song I included 'La La' (which has since been turned into a Barbadian line-dance number), is really an overt political song about Hamilton ("Hammie") Lashley and his quickness in switching political parties. Hence the lyrics, "Jump over here, party! Jump over there, party! Jump back here, party, that's the way to do the Hammie!" Source CaribDigita (talk) 06:00, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

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