Rihanna to Attend Crop Over in Barbados This Year

Rihanna/Grammys
Rihanna at the Grammys // Photo by Getty

Rihanna is heading down to Barbados to participate in this year’s Crop Over—a 200-year-old tradition. One of the world’s most famous musicians will be celebrating Bajan culture with all-night parties and events that honor the end of the sugar cane season.

Petra Roach, U.S. Director of Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc., says Rihanna’s presence always brings a buzz to the festival.

"It’s become a tradition to look forward to what costume she’ll be wearing on Kadooment Day and what other celebrities she might bring with her,” Roach says.

DAILY NEWS & DEALS NEWSLETTER

Like this story? Subscribe to Daily News & Deals!

Featuring breaking news on the latest product launches, deals, sales promotions, and executive appointments. Be sure to sign-up for this free industry daily newsletter.

The Crop Over is a six-week festival, consisting of several cultural and heritage events. These include the nighttime Foreday Morning jump up, and musical competitions which crown Barbados’ Soca Monarch, Junior Calypso Monarch, and Pic-O-De-Crop Monarch.

“In recent years, as the festival continues to grow, we’ve enjoyed an influx of new and trendy events to further complement and diversify our longstanding signature calendar of events, from breakfast parties, to food and drinks inclusive parties, as well as party boat cruises,” Roach says.

At the headline event during Crop Over season, Grand Kadooment Day (August 5), Masquerade Bands head down to Spring Garden highway with partygoers adorned in sequin costumes covered with colorful feathers, jewels and bright accents. Celebrating the end of Crop Over, attendees dance behind music trucks and moving bars. Popular bands from Barbados include Aura Experience (band of Rihanna’s brother), Blue Box Cart, Jambalasse Band Caesar’s Army.

For more information, visit https://www.visitbarbados.org/crop-over-festival

Related Stories

MMGY: Caribbean Second-Most Sought-After International Destination

Royalton Antigua Opens First Overwater Bungalows on the Caribbean Island

Newly Built Barrier at Desire Riviera Maya Resort Fights Sargassum

Barbados Has its Sights Set on New Hotels, Better Accessibility

Suggested Articles:

York is the perfect size for strolling its streets or heading away from the bustle to England’s beautiful countryside. Learn more here.

As part of Seabourn Conversations, the line’s onboard program designed to entertain guests, a line-up of luminaries and innovative personalities are set to…

The Land Forum will take place at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort on August 27-29 with a focus on sales education and networking opportunities. Get the…