11 bajan music artistes everyone should know

 

Yesterday the Caribbean country of Barbados celebrated 50 years of independence from British colonial rule and I couldn’t be prouder. My Bajan (Barbadian) heritage has always played a significant part in my life and Bajan music in particular has always been near to my heart. For such a small island, Barbados punches well above its weight musically and has produced too much talent to mention everyone but I’ll attempt to list some of the stand-outs.

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Is Rihanna to Barbados what Bob Marley is to Jamaica

 

The mere suggestion incited war in the usually quiet operating theatre and the verbal battle raged on for half an hour after the initial query. A lone “small islander” defended his point valiantly whilst his Jamaican colleagues threw blow after blow. One even suggested that Deon Burton might be the Jamaican equivalent of Argentina’s Messi. All this after the simple question…
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