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labelNews todayJune 25, 2015

An undying connection to the beat of dance

In the aisles and pews of a church is where Professional Dancer Rene Blackman found his calling for the arts, at the impressionable age of fourteen with a group of his peers. Over the past seventeen years his dance career spanning performing, teaching and training has included the Apostolic Teaching ...

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labelNews todayJune 23, 2015

YAR – A Dream Catcher for the Youth

The opportunity to gaze on the horizon and watch one’s dreams and aspirations begin to blossom is sometimes all the motivation one needs.  At least that must have been how the recent thirteen young graduates of the 2015 Youth Achieving Results (YAR) Programme felt as they proudly collected their certificates ...

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labelNews todayJune 22, 2015

Sweet Soca and Party Monarch Semi-finalists named

Reigning Sweet Soca and Party Monarch champions, Biggie Irie and Gorg, will be watching the outcome of the July 3rd semi-finals at the BRC Sweet N’ Spicy event to see who will be taking the stage for the Soca Royale at Bushy Park.  The semi-finalists vying for a chance to take the title were named ...

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labelNews todayJune 19, 2015

Developing our people through music

Last Sunday, June 14 the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) celebrated the achievements of the graduates of its latest Beginners Steelpan, Guitar and Voice Training workshops, at a small ceremony held at its Dance Studio, West Terrace, St. James, in the presence of their families and friends. The graduation ceremony was ...

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labelNews todayJune 18, 2015

Celebrating Our Culture

You are never too young or too old to get involved in contributing to the development of our culture and this was evident from the recently held Half Moon Fort Primary School ‘Culture Day.’  It is the hope that these festivities, held under the theme ‘Celebrating our Culture,’ will become ...

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labelNews todayJune 15, 2015

First Citizens Takes Over City Fest

The official start of the Crop Over Festival is fast approaching and today, Monday, June 15 the National Cultural Foundation (NCF), alongside its new title partner First Citizens, launched the Crop Over City Fest & Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes outside of the Bank’s Broad Street branch with pomp and pageantry. First ...

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labelNews todayJune 11, 2015

Feeding the Hunger for Dance

About four years ago, the National Cultural Foundation’s (NCF’s) Cultural Officer – Dance, Dr. John Hunte, created a dance summer internship programme in an effort to develop the discipline here in Barbados. This programme follows the progress of approximately 12 interns through their experiences in a pre-professional dance environment, as ...

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labelNews todayJune 9, 2015

Passing the Baton to the Crop Over Youth Volunteers

The National Cultural Foundation started its Youth Volunteer Programme in 2011 and it has been an important part of the Festival ever since then. The Crop Over Youth Volunteer Programme, the brainchild of the Honourable Stephen Lashley, came about as a result of a desire to create avenues for the ...

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