The Music of Barbados

Maybe it’s because of the cool fall weather that we’ve been on an island kick lately…we want some sand and sun! Today we’re looking more at an island with a thriving, and varied, music scene…

Music of Barbados

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Why visit Barbados?

If you are traveling to Barbados and you enjoy music then, you are in for a good time. Barbados is known to have some of the best music as well as travel destinations. Barbados is situated alongside the Caribbean which quite famous for beautiful beaches, sightseeing and other water activities. Barbados is rich in culture and you will be guaranteed to enjoy the nightlife.

The Music of Barbados

The island’s music culture is very engaging and full of life that it attracts people from all parts of the world. You will find people in nightclubs dancing and singing along to the music. Music brings life to the island and it unites people of different cultures.

You can learn a lot about the people’s culture and way of living just by listening to their music or even watching them dance to it. There are quite a number of clubs and bistros that play all kinds of music so you can be guaranteed to get a place that will play your kind of music. Some of the places that you should make a point of visiting in St. Lawrence Gap in Barbados to enjoy the nightlife experience include:

  • The Whistling Frog – you get to enjoy live bands and karaoke at the street parties all night long. The entertainers keep playing as long as there are is a crowd dancing and enjoying the music.
  • The Ship Inn – the club usually has some live bands as well as DJs to keep you entertained all night long.
  • The Reggae Lounge – the club is an open air and its set at the middle of vegetation so you can dine and dance to the music under the moonlight. They play different kinds from mellows, calypso, blues and reggae.

The local music is also very distinct – a blend of British and African influences – and has a local thriving folk and pop season. Nowadays calypso is also popular and the island is a center for Caribbean-style jazz.

Before you start your vacation, it is best that you make a list of all the places that you want to visit. That way, it will be easy for you to decide which part of the city you will be staying in, which hotel (like the stunning Crystal Cove Barbados) how much money you will need and other important factors. Planning your vacation in advance helps you save a lot since you get to enjoy discount prices and you will also have many options to choose from.