The Barbados Crop Over Festival

Background

The Sweetest

SUMMER FESTIVAL

The present day Crop Over Festival is a uniquely Barbadian festival that emerged out of the tensions in the meeting and merging of the island’s British and West African heritage. In ancient times, when several societies were predominately agrarian, cultures the world-over patterned their daily lives including agricultural practice in extremely complex and scientific ways that related in specific ways to their spiritual world-views.

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THE FESTIVAL

The present day Crop Over Festival is a uniquely Barbadian festival that emerged out of the tensions in the meeting and merging of the island’s British and West African heritage. In ancient times, when several societies were predominately agrarian, cultures the world-over patterned their daily lives including agricultural practice in extremely complex and scientific ways that related in specific ways to their spiritual world-views.

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Crop Over

BANDS LIST

The Crop Over Festival is a 3 month-long festival of Barbadian music, arts, food, culture and so much more. Barbados ends the festivities with a grand carnival parade know as Kadooment Day. Kadooment is known as the biggest and sweetest carnival to end the Caribbean’s carnival season in August each year. The event starts early morning at the National Stadium and beautiful masquerade bands traverse the local city streets ending on Spring Garden highway late in the afternoon. Take a look at the Barbados Kadooment band list below for all of Crop Over Kadooement bands participating for 2020.

GRAND KADOOMENT

FOREDAY MORNING

JUNIOR KADOOMENT

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The National Cultural Foundation
West Terrace,
St. James, Barbados
246-417-6610