If you saw Rihanna‘s Crop Over costume this week, you know that she slayed the Grand Kadooment celebration in Barbados. But while Riri, a Bajan native, is the unofficial queen of Crop Over, she’s not the only reveler who brought the fire to the road.

At Crop Over, which celebrates the end of the Harvest season in Barbados, costume bands team up to take over the streets for the biggest party of the year.

The roots of the celebration run deep back to the late 1600’s, with African slaves on the Caribbean island taking over the streets and celebrating the end of the sugar cane harvest season with calypso music, dancing and competitions.

For revelers wearing costumes, Grand Kadooment represents a culmination of cultural creativity and beauty.

This Grio editor was on the road at Crop Over (evidence) with Rihanna‘s band Aura and saw the most stunning costumes on every shape, size and color of person on the road. Check out this collection of 11 other revelers who slayed Crop Over and consider adding Barbados to your list of places to vacay next year!





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