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DECEMBER 2017

relive the  2017  vibes

2017 HIT LIST

THE BEST EVENTS OF 2017

2018 HERE WE COME


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Relive the 2017 Vibes A celebration of passionate living. Š 2017 Events Barbados All rights reserved. No part of this e-magazine shall be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of Events Barbados. Photographer: Shaka Mayers www.myeventsbarbados.com myeventsbarbados@gmail.com @myeventsbarbados


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Editor's Note At Events Barbados, we pride ourselves on passionate living because we believe that with one shot at life, you better live it with endless passion. When it comes to things to do in Barbados: parties, family, sporting, professional and other events, Events Barbados speaks with poise and conviction. We promote events for every interest, that is why you can rely on Events Barbados to #findyourpassion. We have established and maintain high quality standards, hence our maxim, #ifitsworthitwelistit. Our aim is to provide events which are of high quality; with epic experiences, and are well organised to ensure safe, secure and hospitable environments for patrons. We focus a lot on passionate living because we believe our purpose in business should be to help others to live passionately. We believe that events have a remarkable capacity to create that free state of mind, regardless of their interest group. It is for that reason that we generally seek to produce content which helps to uplift and encourage. Everything we do is about creating a story for others to experience, creating memories for us all to relive, and capturing the energy and essence of life. For if ever we fail to do that, we have not only failed you our passion seekers, but we have first and foremost failed ourselves. & Be it resolved, we shall not fail, for to do so is to forget the essence of life which we seek to portray! 2018 HERE WE COME - Team Events Barbados


"live passionately, there's always a reason to smile"  Team Events Barbados


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2017 Events Review Many really great events were held throughout 2017, the following is our review of some of those events. This list is by no means exhaustive and does not make any judgement on events not included. It is merely our selection of features. These events are portrayed 'in the moment', so join us as we relive the vibes of 2017. For information about any events not included contact us and we can give your our input about the experience.


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NANIKI MUSIC FESTIVALÂ January

11-15th,

2017

Naniki brings a different energy to the entertainment scene in Barbados. This is now the second of three nights of a star studded lineup and the experience is still getting even better! Chrisette Michel, who is the headline act for the festival is performing her hit Golden which has literally moved some in the crowd to tears. This is the kind of experience at an event that leaves a mark never to be removed; an experience that forces patrons to connect deeply with a cause, a passion, a desire. The performance by Two Mile Hill has truly been a most memorable one, the band's keyboardist 'Andre Clarke' gave a rendition of Buju Banton's hit 'Untold Stories', hitting every note as Buju would have done. Naniki has truly been an amazing festival this year.

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PIA TOUR March

5th,

2017

This event has featured Grammy award winner, singer Jonathan McReynolds and five amazing poets from the USA. They brought down the house at The Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Local artistes, John Yarde and Larix, also represented well as the opening worship acts for the night.


COOLER PALOOZA

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July

16th,

2017

Long before the ‘anchors have been hauled’ and the fabled Jolly Roger pirate ship sets sail, the patrons are descending on the shore to share ‘spirits’ of good cheer on July 16th for Cooler Palooza. The warm greeting by the ‘Party Cruise’ ladies disseminating cups as patrons alight aboard the vessel has ensured that every one is well prepared for what lay ahead.

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Though now filled to capacity, soca hits like Sanctuary’s Pick Me Up and Scrilla’s ‘Wood’ are lightening the atmosphere and creating a sense of togetherness and unrestrained permission to revel. The snow cone vendor’s alcohol infused creations are also impressing the party goers and helping to create a unique experience. From bow to stern, starboard to port, the crowd is energized and well entertained.

BLISS August

5th,

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Well known to be one of the most premium quality events throughout the Crop Over Season, Bliss- The Summer Edition, 'An Ultra- All Inclusive Event' is holding true to its name. The event got underway late evening and the momentum built steadily with the efficient transport of the shuttle system to create an enchanting atmosphere. Greeted with samples of 'moonshine', an expansive venue, an array of specialty drink and food outlets with cuisine from some of Barbados' most talented, and even a spaBliss is serenading the hearts of party faithful with an energy capable of whisking your troubles to mental oblivion.

gallery: www.myeventsbarbados.com/bliss


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LUSH August

3rd,

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Secluded amongst the undulating rolling hills and tropical lush vegetation that signifies St. Joseph, the ambiance from the entrance to the stage is indeed memorable. Trees are adorned by a variety of hues and the kaleidoscope of colors throughout set the tone for a festive yet lavish experience. With the evening long faded there's a continuous steady flow of passionate souls overcome by the pulsating rhythms of soca filling the venue. Long before they've actually made it in hips are swaying, feet are chipping and hands are answering the calls of the beat of the drums. Now, as though summoned by the revelers, the clouds above us have broken. Some run for cover, but many, now drenched from head to toe are feeling even more emboldened to party freely.

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LIFTED August 3rd,

2017

Bedecked in an all black dress, a lady and a man make the warmest embrace. Set back behind them, with her French accent and her hips swaying in a manner capable of none other than Caribbean queens, another lady holds aloft a sign declaring herself a French soca lover. Glancing to the right and the left, there is convenient access to free drinks from the Mount Gay, Absolut and Banks Beer bars. Stage left and stage right, construction crane arms are hoisted with speakers suspended and illuminated, adding to the visual allure of the event’s aesthetics. Now suspended in the air to the left of the stage, the rhythm section ‘IZAVYBE’ is back in action for another set recharging the atmosphere with live musical sounds. We began the night thinking this was going to be different and it certainly is proving that way.

gallery: www.myeventsbarbados.com/lifted


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NATIVE August

5th,

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The morning still young, once white native shirts are now dotted or splashed with a variety of colors. Two women are sauntering by with their faces painted- quizzed about the chosen design, she is jokingly relaying yet with the most convincing demeanor- “the stripes on the left cheek symbolize blessings from the Amerindian Goddess warding off the evil spirits on the right.” Rising from her nose bridge, the circular contour of seven strikes on the foreheadwell these she claims represent 7 hours of unrelenting permission to revel. Interactions like this are what make the J’ouvert. Ahead in the distance, a puff of smoke emerges, with a reddish tone. Half of the once visible revelers are now befallen by the flurry.

gallery: www.myeventsbarbados.com/native

TIPSY July

23rd,

2017

With KES the band taking to the stage, the experience thus far has been so electrifying, it’s hard to believe there are more vibes to come. Serenading the audience with her 2017 hit ‘Baila Mami’ Nailah Blackman has now joined KES on stage tempering the fast pace for just a bit to a more mellow mood leading the ladies in more sensual, tamed grooves. Now late into the night, the venue is packed and a transparent ball rolls across the crowd assisted unimpeded with a daring good sport inside. Now completely drenched from the persistent intermittent showers, there are no signs of this jam abating. The tipsy team does it again with a great party!

gallery: www.myeventsbarbados.com/tipsy


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UV: FRAMESÂ July

30th,

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Though the live performances are varied, there is perhaps none that touches so memorably for us as the performance by 'Lead Pipe and Saddis'; mostly because of one unforgettable action it has so far evoked from a rather enthused fan. When the duo lined up their 2017 hit "Hop In De Bar", just within eyeshot we were able to catch a glimpse as one of those real party starters sacrificed himself to test the laws of gravity and 'leaned as commanded' until he ended up 'on the ground'. It is all good fun, and the excitement is indeed enduring as promised. From the rhythmic sounds of the Tuk Band complimenting the DJ and live performers, to the sumptuous breakfast and clean restrooms, the UV Frames is truly solidifying itself in history's pages with the Finale.

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PUFF OF COLOR July 8th,

2017

With some estimates totaling as much as 10,000, Puff of Color has maintained its position as one of the most well attended events for the Crop Over Season. The paint, water, powder and all that signifies a J'ouvert remains the closest symbolic representation of 'ole mas'. Hoisted by a crane above the sea of revelers, we cannot justly put in words how amazing it is to witness the jumping and waving that obtains.It is almost as though no one you come in contact with is a stranger. There is such an unchecked permission to revel that it is either you dance with someone or someone will with you. A great energy indeed.

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CROP OVER GALLERIES www.myeventsbarbados.com/gallery

White Bottle Affair

Aura Band Launch

Ignite Bim

Relive

Anchored

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Fantasy Band Launch

vibes

Elevate Seductive Summer

Xhosa Band Launch

Valhalla

Roast Beach J'ouvert

Pan Fusion

Awaken

Rukatuk

We Ting

Puff of Color

Tipsy

Cooler Palooza

UV Frames

Oh Ship

MixNutz

Lush

BrekFus

Kadooment Day

Elevate St. Tropez

Native

Gimme Soca

Mimosa

Limerz Cruise

Soca Royale

Revive Tribe Ice

Bliss


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 DESTINATION EXPERIENCE: VISIONARIES SUMMIT  October

5th

-6th,

2017

Expanding from Jamaica, this has been a new and welcomed experience purpose built to drive a paradigm shift in the economic outlook of the Caribbean. The innovative platform of social discovery experiences was designed to connect business leaders with a dynamic network of people, ideas, and opportunities. It was an interactive masterclass like none other. One to watch in 2018.


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MAHIKIÂ November

11th,

2017

The MAhiki cruise is being held aboard the MC Buccaneer and some of Barbados' most acclaimed up and coming young professionals are aboard. The experience feels exclusive and the vibe relaxed. Perhaps that is why unbeknownst to her with her deep set eyes staring into the oceans abyss, Josh makes a sauntering groove towards Sarah. Strangers before tonight, she entertains him but only every so briefly. That experience is a very common one here tonight, everyone is out to enjoy and bask in a common energy!

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ELEVATE SUIT AND TIE NEW YEAR'S EVE December

31st,

2017

"5..4...3...2...1... HAPPY NEW YEAR! The ELEVATE OpernBall just dropped and that is the refrain that rang out across the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Center at this signature New Year's Eve event. With premium drinks included, there is greater freedom to enjoy the night while being pampered. Without limitations, cups are recharging fast with premium drinks for every palate. There's unlimited Johnnie Walker Blue, Piper Heidsieck, Remy Martin, Royal Accord, Mount Gay 1703, Baileys, Campari, Patrón, Stella Artois and Cîroc in all Flavours. From the official launch of Cîroc French Vanilla in Barbados to the sumptuous foods on offer, coupled with an ambiance akin to pomp and pageantry, 2018 has only just begun and this experience makes it feel as though there is much to look froward to in the year ahead. A clear focus on providing a quality experience for patrons, everyone here is receiving more than their share of fond memories of good cheer, kinship, quality and class. In its foremost hours 2018 is definitely off to a remarkable start with this fanfare.

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PASSION PICS

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The search begins we spent 2017, searching for persons showcasing passion at every event we attended.

We found passion when we found them, we dubbed them passion pics and put them into a pool of 'passion seekers'

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We captured moments

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Of all our passion pics we compiled a list of the top 10. See our Passion pic winner for 2017!  


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2018 RESOLUTIONS


NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS

2018

BY OUR PASSION SEEKERS

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IN THIS ISSUE WHAT EVENTS MEAN TO US

"There's a quote we always reference that says, "A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us". We promote various quality events on our platform by assisting event promoters to fulfill the needs and wants of their patrons. That is why this phrase is so central to everything we do. As far as we know, this is the only life any of us has got to live, so why should we waste it? Why should anyone waste it... Event after event, we watch as persons seem overcome with total bliss- whether a party, a concert, an expo or an average social, people are always in tune when the event captures their interest. So what do events mean to us you ask? Events are the medium through which we witness passionate living! This platform exists to magnify their presence and to give those who are passionate about life an avenue to source quality events which can give them that feeling of blissful existence, regardless of that person's interest.  Team Events Barbados Editors- for- passion seekers

01 Events Create  04 to live a fulfilled lifes through social networking 

02  An Opportunity 05 with friends, family and other like minded 

03  To live fully 06 individuals who all share common interests.


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2017 Endnote

Twas fun while you lasted, all our troubles we leave you to reminisce with. Sure I am - the joy we had in this past year cannot compare to the memories which we are about to become endeared!

2018 Preface Not life's ups and downs, not the trials that bring us frowns; not even life's misfortunes will dwindle our passion down. For in Events Barbados lies a quest for the zest in life! To unearth this kind is to Find Your Passion!


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