On De Scene: Brewsters Road 24 hour soca fete and Crop Over Schedule

>> Thursday, June 18, 2009

I have now transitioned to a 24 hour schedule for Crop Over. Things at BoomTribe are becoming very hectic. Last week, I had pleasure of spending a few minutes with the Brewster's Road Crew at their Press Conference where they announced their 2009 Crop Over Schedule.

I already told you the Brewster's Road Friday Nite is one of the more popular limes for Crop Over, and they are aiming this year to "put the Barbados back into Crop Over" - stating clearly that their events will be 100 % Bajan. They are moving locations to Tim's On The Highway, on Spring Garden Highway, which they believe puts them very close to where the navel string of Crop Over might have been buried. Anyone remember that old hit tune by Ras Iley - "Spring Garden Ah Coming"? ... Spring Garden is the location all the Mas Bands disperse at the end of their jump on Kadooment Day. Yes, right there!
Here is the Brewsters Road Itinerary for Crop Over 2009

Friday June 19th
Launch Fete - Return Of the Burn features the first ever appearance by Barbados 246 - Lil Rick, Peter Ram, Biggie Irie, Mr Dale and Krosfyah
I should say here that this is a bit significant because Brewsters Road Crew is going back to the days of old and burning Mr. Harding to start Crop Over. Mr. Harding signifies the end of hard times. This is actually the name of the tune that introduced veteran Calypsonian Red Plastic Bag to Barbados in 1982. Mr. Ragga Ragga himself, who was wining on the wrong gal last year. RPB is staple and foundation in Barbados. I am wondering if he is going to make an appearance on the nite. I don't see his name on the flyer right now hmmm. Oh yeah they are actually going to be lighting a fire in the party! This one is going to be HOT, HOT, HOT.
Friday June 26th
Black Hawk Down
Monster Army themed party
Friday July 3rd
Stay Safe, Love Life
Brewsters Road being aware of their social responsibility and focusing on raising the awareness of HIV/AIDS, along with a drive to get patrons to donate food to the HIV food bank.
Friday July 10th
Theme - To Be Announced
Friday July 17th
Ole Ting, New Ting
A back in time soca fete that matches some of the older DJs and performers with the new and upcoming ones. I am kinda excited about this one, it can serve as a good history lesson.
Friday July 24th
This one is the highlight - its a 24 hour soca fete! Imagine that 24 hours of soca, from Friday, July 24th at 10 PM until Saturday, July 25th 10 PM.
They want to make this into a fixture on the Crop Over calendar this event is held on the second last weekend of the Crop Over Festivities. The thinking is that our Caribbean neighbours and people in the wider world who cant make the final weekend can come into Barbados and enjoy this event and then take in the Party Monarch which is held on Sunday.
I am sure there will be more info about this in the coming weeks.
Friday July 31st
No Event
Friday August 7th
Big Thank You Fete
This fete is just want it says!
Well that's that! Ah Gone!

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