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ISSUE ONE


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Scorch Breakfast Party Limerz Cruise Booze Cruise: Booze Paradise 1love: Machel Montano

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Crop Over Yays  Nays Cr Nays

Remember to collect your costume before the band house closes off completely and your costume is sold! Be organized and pace yourself appropriately, especially if your personal event calendar is loaded. Before leaving home for events ensure that you have the address and telephone number of the place that you’re staying stored in your phone as well as the number for a taxi service. Make sure that you know where the party is located and how to get there. Remember your fete tickets before heading out the door. Walk with vex money. Avoid dark areas especially in parking lots. Travel to the washroom in pairs. Prearrange transportation home. If travelling in a group with your own vehicle, each person can take turns being the designated driver throughout your stay. Try traditional Bajan food and take in some of the cultural events. Bridgetown market is the perfect event to kill two birds with one stone. Use the Barbados Free Wi-Fi app to find free Wi-Fi hotspots around the island.

Style Etiquette For The Season Live by the following rules and you’ll be a happier person, guaranteed! Remember, there is no such thing as being overdressed but the horror of being underdressed exists. Don’t ever be that person! + Dress appropriately for the particular event. Before you choose your outfit consult our event guide to determine if it’s dressy versus casual. You can also visit the event’s social media pages or even Google Images to view photos from last year’s event to get an idea of how people dressed. + Wear the correct footwear. Again, consult our fete guide beforehand to determine the terrain of the location where the event will be held. + If the event poster contains any of these words: ‘jouvert’, ‘paint’, ‘mud’ or ‘powder’, then don’t come out in your Sunday best. You are sure to fall victim to these elements. + Always be confident no matter what you wear. If you think you look good then what other people say should be like water off a duck’s back!

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Do Dixie! Do

When it comes to soca music, Bajans dance by wukking up. Those highly skilled in the art are said to "do dixie” when showcasing their well-practised waistline gyrations. Whether chipping (slowly marching to the rhythm of the music) or doing dixie is your specialty, these crème de la crème Crop Over 2015 soca releases are guaranteed to get you in the dancing mood.

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All Ah We - Peter Ram Bacchanal Zombies - Natahlee Badmind - Shanta Born Ready - Snypa De Vibe - LeadPipe DJ Salute - Holla Bak Dun It Up - Bobo & Nelieux Fire Meh - Imani Fly - Leadpipe & Saddis Footprints - Rupee Freedom - Mikey Gimme Vibes - Renee King Gym Instructor - Lil Rick Hello - Shanta Hit After Hit - Lil Rick Hold You - Saddis How She Like It - Hypasounds Jelly - Bobo Mashup - King Bubba My Island - Biggie Irie No Authority - Lil Rick No Worries - Edwin Yearwood Own Day - Coopa Dan Push It On Me - Holla Bak featuring Saint Charlz Soca Format - Lead Pipe & Saddis Soca Soldier - Coco Spontaneous - Red Plastic Bag Sugar Rush - Hypasounds Survive The Weekend - Marvay Sweet Type of Way - Biggie Irie Take Me Out - Faith Callender Tequila - Nikita featuring King Bubba Thief A Piece - B Roca Touch Down - Fantom Dundeal Under De Influence - TC We Bizness - Lil Rick When Tomorrow Comes - Don Trent Wid You - Statement Wine Gyal - Nikita Wuk - Fadda Fox & Preedy You’re My Number 1 - Kirk Brown


Featured artists "Tequilaaaa. Nikita, Nikitaaaa!"



Nikita

Tracks available for purchase on iTunes

 @nikitasings

"We like drinking rum and watching girls!"



Rico Holla-bak Goddard

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cropoverites COURTNEY “I love Crop Over because it’s unique and it’s inherently Bajan. Everybody comes to Barbados to enjoy our festival and it really showcases our talent and our culture and I just love it!

ZANELLA “My favourite part about Crop Over is receiving my costume and jumping with Baje International every single year.”

LEAH “To me BAZODEE is all the music and the people and all the happiness. Everybody is hype and happy. I just love the whole feeling.”

NEIL “The music! I love the music.”

KAREEM “The music is what is most exciting for me. I enjoy soca!”

RYAN “The whole atmosphere of the partying and of everybody coming together and having a good time. Don’t matter who you are, you’re just enjoying yourself and partying in one environment. That makes me BAZODEE!”


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Munch Spots

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It’s 2 a.m. and you’ve just partied the night away. You’re feeling high on life but your tummy tank is on low. Where can you go? These eateries are open well into the wee hours of the morning and serve up food capable of quieting any voracious appetite.

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BAJAN CHOW DOWN So you’ve decided to take a day off from partying. Never mind, we know that is unlikely to happen. Ok, here is a better scenario. In between partying you’re feeling peckish and would like to explore the culinary pleasures that Barbados has to offer. These places are must-visits.

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Visit www.fb.com/bazodeemag for photos and descriptions of foods you must try during your stay on the island!

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How To C homp Your Way to Grand Kadooment Day The dread! The dread of Kadooment diets! Admittedly, these are the epitome of pure, unrelenting “sufferation”! But we sacrifice our taste buds and put our fortitude to the test because little is as pleasurable as taking advantage of the many sweet photo ops on Grand Kadooment Day. We want to look our best in our costumes and much to our dismay, clean eating along with exercise is the best way to achieve this goal.

There are a plethora of dietary regimens out there and most of them have one central theme: low-carb, low-fat, high-protein, high-fibre and drink copious amounts of H2O. Below is an example meal plan. Although there is no room for sweet treats or cheat days, these delicious meals are guaranteed to curb cravings, at least until Kadooment Day.

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DINNER ast, fish or beef iled chicken bre • Baked or bo li and asparagus • Boiled brocco d • Tossed sala . oughout the day etened tea thr we uns and ts of water oun am s iou nk cop Bazodee is not a medical institution and therefore the information provided in this article is not intended as a means of medical advice. The decision to follow this meal plan is at your sole discretion and risk. You should consult a certified medical practitioner for tailored dietary advice.


the tale of a kadooment wirebender

246-267-6564 246biz@gmail.com Troy De Artivist Burgess

Troy De Artivist Burgess is one of the last standing wire benders in Barbados; an art form revered by many for the sheer skill and boundless creativity possessed by experts. Wire benders are equipped with the knowledge to transform a mind-lingering mindconcept into the tangible reality of an elaborate costume. Thus, it is not surprising that De Artivist, a Bajan with over 10 years experience, is celebrated for his mastery of the art. On the other hand, he is also treasured for being among a special group, which many fear is on the verge of extinction. The fear that wire bending is a dying art form is not only pressing in Barbados but across ac the region at large and with it, comes the dread of losing a significant chunk of creativity presently afforded to costume design. De Artivist, who acquired his masterful skills by way of self-teaching as well as through Trinidadian and Brazilian mentors, agrees and explains his reasoning following. “Most people tend to use plastic plas molds and other types of mechanically made forms that would normally be created by the wire bender. Also, with 3D printing becoming more affordable, that too will soon make its way into costume making. Furthermore, most of the wire benders have either passed on or are too old to practice anymore.” With that being said, the burning question was asked, “What are we as Caribbean people doing to ensure ensu that the skill is passed on to the youth in order to ensure its longevity?” To this query, De Artivist noted that there are schools dedicated to wire bending in Trinidad and on the home front, the NCF offered basic courses in the past albeit a more comprehensive program is needed. In fact, this veteran wire bender for many of the large Kadooment bands including Betty West and Jump Promotions, intends to pioneer this initiative in Barbados and bequeath his skills to curious Barbadians. Apart ini from his many informal teaching sessions, De Artivist plans to open a carnival school in Barbados by November of this year and welcomes any input from the NCF. To add, De Artivist asks earnestly for the reintroduction of the King and Queen of the Band competition, as he believes that this is a vital element missing in the festival. Also, he eagerly awaits any opportunity to play a more front row part in the festival. Until that time arrives, De Artivist will continue to work diligently to produce the high quality costumes that have brought him much recognition. He also offers alterations to costumes, shoe embellishments and airbrush body painting services.


Fashion, Makeup  Hygiene tips for a Flawless Kadooment Visage

All About Fashion Fit your costume as soon as you collect it so that any adjustments can be made well in advance. Have one of your own bras decorated if your costume bra doesn’t fit. Use body tape to prevent nip slips. You can have your costume's underwear altered if necessary but remember “big is a fit not too small.” Don’t be afraid to style and accessorize your costume how you see fit. Shorten or alter your board shorts for a better fit Guys, wear comfortable, snug-fitting & supportive underwear. You don’t want to damage the boys! Waterproof feathers in the event of rain. You can be DIVA and wear heels at the judging point but walk with comfortable shoes for the jump. Break in new sneakers a couple weeks before the big day. Guys wear comfortable sneakers. No slippers! Wear clean cotton socks and buy insoles for added comfort and protection. Mas stockings can function as a barrier from bodily fluids. Walk with clear nail polish to combat runs. Mas stockings are NOT pantyhose. A pair of cheap yet fashionable sunglasses can perform miracles. Bedazzled cups complement the DIVA or DIVO look. Buy a waterproof pouch for your cell phone. Pack a matching bag with essentials: cell phone, painkillers, deodorant, wet wipes, safety pins and sunblock

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Have your makeup professionally done so it will remain flawless all day. To keep makeup intact, use setting spray and primer for the face, eyelids, lashes and lips. False eyelashes, eye feathers and face gems are allowed. Go wild! Airbrush body designs can add a nice touch but don’t overdo it. Travel with powder, blot paper and lipstick for on-the-road touch-ups.

Cleanliness Is

Next To Godliness Wear deodorant and lots of it! Shave or wax every nook and cranny. Wear a cotton thong under your costume. If aunt Flo visits choose tampons over pads.


Kadooment Do’s  Don’ts

And the proverb goes, “A word to the wise is sufficient.”

DO’s

Eat a hearty breakfast. You’ll need the energy for the jump and the full stomach for alcohol. Note the name and address of the place that you are staying. Store the information in your cell phone along with the number of a taxi service but make a plan B in case the battery dies. Arrive at the National Stadium early so you don’t miss your chance to parade in front of the judges or to be on television! Remember to walk with the cup in your goodie bag. You’ll need it to get drinks from the bar. Drink responsibly. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water between alcohol. Dance inside the ropes. This is a sure way to keep intruders at bay. Organize a meeting spot in case anyone in your group gets lost. Your band’s music truck is a good point or the mobile restrooms. Walk with vex money and make sure you have enough that can purchase food on the road if you get hungry. Protect your body parts at all times. Use both sunblock and the other kind of protection if the situation arises. Organize a ride home beforehand. If driving, make sure that you have a designated driver. Consider using the shuttle service offered by your band so that you don’t have to worry about getting your vehicle from the National Stadium at the end of the jump. Free up, have loads of fun and always remember above all else put safety first.

DON’Ts

Accept drinks from strangers. Mix alcohol. The hangover will be brutal! Get messy drunk as you are likely to make poor choices. Be afraid to wukkup. 99% of observers lining the street wish they had the guts to jump. Behave badly if a random stranger wukksup on you. Just decline nicely. Wukkup on police officers. This could land you in a cell! Climb the mental wall if you lack agility or you’re unable to balance while wukking up. Jump directly in front of the music or drinks truck. This could be a recipe for crush injuries. Get on wassy (behave badly) if someone steps on your feet. Run from pictures as these are inevitable. Therefore, jumping or dancing with your man/woman on the side may not be in your best interest.

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Top 7 Places to Visit on a Budget Alas, Kadooment Day is over and all of the Crop Over events have come to pass. Your pockets are now empty? Have no fear; you can still capture a glimpse of the beautiful island of Barbados by visiting these attractions that require no entrance fees. We have also equipped you with the corresponding Barbados Transport Board (BTS) bus routes.

bRIDGETOWN Stand at any “Bus To City Stop” and board any bus marked “Bridgetown”.

Historic Garrison

Bathsheba

Carlisle Bay

OISTINS

Speightstown

St. Lawrence Gap

www.transportboard.com/route-finder/

BTS buses (blue) are government owned while

yellow buses belong to the Minibus system and are privately operated. ZRs are small white vans with a maroon stripe that are also privately owned and like the Minibuses, only travel selected routes.


BaJanisMs Find more #bajanisms on our Instagram: @bazodee_mag We will be posting more unique Barbadian phrases and words


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