The recently culminated Crop Over Festival has been deemed a success by those involved. Event planners, party goers, street vendors, band producers, revelers and spectators all agree. Everyone who we spoke to had a blast and can’t wait until Crop Over 2020.
From the quality of music to the quality of the Kadooment bands, this year’s festival went above and beyond expectations. Below we have listed some of the best of the best, sharing with you the winners of the various competitions for this year’s Crop Over Festival.
Age 6 to 10 – The Mighty Bit Bit – “De Style Of Old Calypso”
Dee Jay singing “My Time” was second and Riyah B with “Indiscipline” was third
Age 11 to 14 – Queen Shontae – “Stop De Violence”
Xavi with “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” was second and Mhizz Khibaba singing “Her Story”, third.
Age 15 to 18 – Quon – “Smart”
De Overcomer’s “Last” was second and Yahandje was third singing “My Reality”.
Peoples’ Monarch: Leadpipe featuring Jus-Jay – “Sometime”
International Bashment Soca Monarchs: SK – “Reverse” & King Bubba – “She Always Bend Over”
Lil’ Rick held second place with “Balance Batty” and “Unda Dawg” captured third with “Ben Ova”.
Soca Monarch: Mikey – “Action Time Again”
Second place went to Lil Rick with his hit Jam Down and third place was Sometime by Leadpipe
Pic-o-de-Crop Calypso Monarch: Classic – “One Song”
Adrian Clarke and Terencia “TC” Coward tied for second place singing “Christmas in Crop Over” and “Iron Lady”, respectively.
Tune of the Crop: “Sometime” – Leadpipe featuring Jus-Jay
Second and third place were taken by Lil’ Rick singing “It Ain’t Me” and “Jam Down”, respectively.
Junior Kadooment Winners
Best Flag Person: Mia Farmer, Gwyneth Squires Junior Kadooment Band
Junior King of the Band: Kaden Hoyte – Tribute to de Ancestors, Young Spirit Community Group
Junior Queen of the Band: Jatara Small – Lady of the Reef, FifthElement Band
Best Junior Band: Fifth Element Band – Protect Our Coast Kevin Small
Robert Weekes Award for Best Festival Designer – Sanka & Sonia Price “Celebrating the Arts – Barbados future through the Orange Economy”
Grand Kadooment Winners
Winston Jordan Award Flagperson of the year: Justin Poleon – FifthElement Mas
Best Individual Male: Kevin Small – Underwater Royalty – FifthElement Mas
Best Individual Female: Suzette Reid – Golden Race – FifthElement Mas
Republic Bank Large Band of the Year: Betty West Kadooment Band – “Festival Time”
Republic Bank Large Band of the Year: Gywneth Squires Kadooment Band – “Sun, Sea & Fun”
Robert Weekes Award for Best Festival Designer: Kevin Small – “FifthElement Mas”
Presentation of the Year: FifthElement Mas – “De Golden Coast”
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