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VI’s 60th Anniversary Fest launched in grand style!

Energetic and highly charged performances by Barbados based entertainers, Krosfyah helped to cap an eventful launch to the Territory’s 60th Festival Celebrations last evening, March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
VIBE (formerly VI Showtime) also gave an exciting performance during the block party launch of the 60th Anniversary Festival Celebrations. Photo: VINO
VIBE (formerly VI Showtime) also gave an exciting performance during the block party launch of the 60th Anniversary Festival Celebrations. Photo: VINO
VI Festival and Fairs Committee Chairman Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden expressed gratitude to the many contributors to the proceedings while touting the cost effectiveness of this year’s Festival celebrations. Photo: VINO
VI Festival and Fairs Committee Chairman Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden expressed gratitude to the many contributors to the proceedings while touting the cost effectiveness of this year’s Festival celebrations. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
Scene from the 60th Anniversary VI Festival launch on March 22, 2014. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Energetic and highly charged performances by Barbados based entertainers, Krosfyah and the recently rebranded local band, VIBE (formerly VI Showtime), capped an eventful launch to the Territory’s 60th Festival Celebrations last evening, March 22, 2014.

Thousands participated in the ‘Block Party’ themed event held in Road Town along de Castro Street that also included performances from the Xtreme Band, the Razor Blades Band and the ever popular Moko Jumbies.

Minister for Education and Culture Hon Myron V. Walwyn was scheduled to speak at the launch but could not be there because of travel, the audience was told.

VI Festival and Fairs Committee Chairman Marvin ‘MB’ Blyden expressed gratitude to the many contributors to the proceedings while touting the cost effectiveness of this year’s Festival celebrations.

While not disclosing any figures on operation costs, Blyden said “I don’t want nobody walking around and saying this launch that we did here tonight is very costly.” He explained that aside from the live music, every other element of the launch was provided through sponsorship and for this he was copious in his expression of gratitude.

He encouraged members of the audience to sign up to participate in the Festival and directed them to the various troupes, many of whom had tents set up during the block party to facilitate interested persons.

“This year’s Festival Theme is ’60 years of celebration with cultural class. VI Festival, let’s play mass!”

32 Responses to “VI’s 60th Anniversary Fest launched in grand style!”

  • FANS (23/03/2014, 10:28) Like (19) Dislike (27) Reply
    Once Myron is kept away everything will be a success
    • Vi massive (23/03/2014, 19:34) Like (17) Dislike (6) Reply
      If nothing else happen, Myron must give you tabanka. Imagine he was not even around but u still have to call his name. Just goes to show how important he is to you. You just dont realise it yet.
      • You 2 Lie (23/03/2014, 22:53) Like (19) Dislike (2) Reply
        The man was through and through the crowd, stop trying to score political point with nancy stories.
    • uhm (24/03/2014, 02:43) Like (14) Dislike (3) Reply
      Myron was there. He came later on in the night and as YOU said everything was a success.
  • pic (23/03/2014, 11:09) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    see how it was free and it was like carnival nice. thats is how the village needs to be every night
  • UK student (23/03/2014, 11:37) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Wow!!!!!!!!! This looks like it was awesome
  • apple pie (23/03/2014, 11:47) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nice pic vino
  • JACK BE STILL (23/03/2014, 11:54) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    the event waz nice boss
  • MS (23/03/2014, 12:14) Like (33) Dislike (0) Reply
    It was awesome. They need to have a few more of the block parties leading up to festival. Have more in town different locations, east, west and beach parties on the smaller sister islands giving everyone a piece of the cake. Good job VI Fairs and Festival Commitee
  • long look me come from (23/03/2014, 12:15) Like (24) Dislike (13) Reply
    kudos to VIBES you all played very well last night you all were JAMIN
  • Ha Ha (23/03/2014, 12:36) Like (11) Dislike (1) Reply
    Myron was absent for traveling , but I saw Myron right in the audience just saying ting to talk ... But was a nice show ...
    • ... (24/03/2014, 10:23) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      He was absent for the opening ceremony, his flight got in after that...
  • Taxi Man (23/03/2014, 12:56) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cudos to the festival and fear committee job well don Mas u say Mas
  • ... (23/03/2014, 13:15) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Off to a good start just keep politics out of it
  • who know (23/03/2014, 16:27) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I remember when Nu-line intertainment use to have a beach jam every weekend leading up to festival. It use to put you in the spirit. We need to start something like that again.
  • crazy (23/03/2014, 19:38) Like (13) Dislike (14) Reply
    You mean they were playing like a bunch of bun pan. From the time they hit the stage the quality of music drop to a way different level. We need to start giving credit where it is due, Extreme was awesome, they played like an international band.
    • wow (23/03/2014, 21:43) Like (8) Dislike (9) Reply
      Every year u always dising Jougo them. Why the hate. If xtreme was an international band why they don't have a hit. Dirky and his wife need to stop blogging negativity it's getting old just like xtreme
      • my right (24/03/2014, 07:13) Like (15) Dislike (3) Reply
        In all fairness, all the bands were awesome. I was a bit disappointed in VIBE though, they started out great but halfway through they went offcourse. The crowd wasnt into them either much persons started walking away. Come on guys you needto play songs (actual whole songs aka MUSIC) nobody wants to hear no set of rhythm box you played like you wa doin a jouvert. Come on jougo I know you all can do it, you have a lot of fans because of association but there is a fan base out there need grabbing its called ADULT MUSIC LOVERS. I am not hating on VIBE jus would like to see their true potential..
        • SMH (24/03/2014, 09:44) Like (7) Dislike (4) Reply
          The reliance on technology is what's killing our local music. If I want to listen to a riddim box I could stay home on my Mac and do it. I was there and the first 10 mins were alright, then here came the riddim box and a set of stupid yelling. I saw people watching in disbelief, like "This is it? The new band?"....They didn't play any real music.. 'bubble' 'shake yuh bottle'. RUBBISH! I was definitely disappointed and I really hope that's not the best BVI have to offer locally for our 60th and going forward. If it wasn't for Krossfyah, god be wid dem lol.
          • Real VIBE (24/03/2014, 12:21) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply

            I could bet my last dollar you can't do what any of those musicians did that night...the best of you guzzlers like to downplay everbody and everything. I thought they played well sharing the stage with Krosfyah a veteran band out for over two decades. For the past few weeks I'm admiring the change the group is taking. First outing was a stellar performance to kick-off our 60th Celebration. Stop tekkin --- in ayo mouth for a change!!

      • yes sah (26/03/2014, 12:12) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Xtreme is a one-hit wonder! They don't have no singers or musicians; they rent everyone for every gig.
  • FANS (23/03/2014, 22:58) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Im hearing more and more bands releasing early so far we have new tracks by vibes- showtime- hardcore and bvi splash and all of them are sounding great on the airways. This year will be a success
  • THE ACCOUNTANT (24/03/2014, 07:04) Like (6) Dislike (5) Reply
    How much did the launch cost?

    How much revenue was generated?
  • Little Chocolate (24/03/2014, 07:21) Like (6) Dislike (6) Reply
    Thank god for Swart Donovan...he is the same man they try to get off the festival committee, this was his idea and it was a big success...The NDP F& F committee members are brain dead. BAM talk that
  • party (24/03/2014, 09:41) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    Another NDP/Walwyn success. Can't stop us now ya'll, it was GREAT! Kudos to the Fest Committee and all those for putting on such a show. We now want one every month leading up to Festival.
    • @ party aka Myron (24/03/2014, 11:49) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      BOOOOO BOOOOO BOOOOO not a man want to see he as he has nothing to do with this!!
  • Virgin Son (24/03/2014, 11:21) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Happy the event was a success we are so depress we need to learn about sucesses
  • thruth (24/03/2014, 13:48) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thruth Is Event Shoulda Been kept locally vibe, showtime and extreme band
  • Any answers? (24/03/2014, 13:53) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    Why wasnt the road march champions featured on the card? curious to know whats up with that
  • pat (25/03/2014, 10:06) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    the day was long-- 4-2am. when did Krosfyah come out?


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