Spring has only just begun and it’s barely the end of March, but we’ve already had two Kadooment band launches for the upcoming Crop Over Festival this summer. “Less is more” appears to be a running theme with this year’s launches. Khepri Kulture held theirs very early with an invitation only media launch at the Savannah Hotel last month and Zulu International did a virtual launch on social media as well as a pop-up viewing at Sheraton Mall and Aeon Bar & Grill.
Accompanied by the Pompasette Tuk Band, the models paraded through the mall starting and ending at Aeon. The spectacle attracted a lot of attention from mall patrons, many of whom followed along and stopped to capture photos and videos on their smartphones.
Zulu International’s theme for this year is “Welcome to Paradise” and the band is offering costumes in five sections:
Andromeda – Inspired by the local botanical garden and named for the character from Greek myth.
City Lights – Inspired by Bridgetown at night.
Crystalized – Inspired by Harrison’s Cave.
Sandaled – Inspired by the white sand beaches of Barbados.
Sunken Treasure – Inspired by the valuable cargo lost in shipwrecks.
Costume packages range from $400 USD – $1300 USD for female costumes and $315 USD – $350 USD for male costumes. Registration is available on the band’s website, along with more information on the costumes and pricing.
Visit our Facebook page for photos from the pop-up viewing. Watch Zulu International’s virtual launch below: