Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Barbadian dance group appears on Wendy Williams Show


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This morning millions of Americans got a dose of Bajan sweetness when popular Barbadian dance group Riddim Tribe made its US debut.

Through a promotion initiated by the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.(BTMIW), four members of the group: Aisha Comissiong, Ghelisa Mayers, Nandi Yard and Zhané Padmore appeared live on the highly rated talk show, The Wendy Williams Show.

In costumes designed by Carla Gittens of By Calori Designs and the accessories provided by Xhosa and Carnival Customs, the women wowed the packed studio audience their electrifying moves and left the talk show queen reeling with excitement.

After the performance, the girls were quite excited as they spoke to THE NATION about the performance.

Thanking the BTMI for granting them the opportunity to represent Barbados on such a huge platform, founder and creative director, Aisha described the appearance as exhilarating.

“We had 20 seconds to show what we had. And to add to the excitement the show was aired live so there was no room for error. So the energy was intense backstage,” she recounted.

According to Zhané: “It was the longest most worthwhile 20 seconds that I have ever had in my dance career. It was truly an amazing experience. The vibe and the energy that was given from the crew down to the audience was amazing and the experience was truly gratifying.”

While Ghelisa was also very grateful for the opportunity. 

“It was nerve-wracking and exciting all the same time. It’s a testimony of how faith and hardwork pays off,” she added.

Riddim tribe has been together for little over a year . The other members are: Simon Gill, Shea Best, Shakera Beckles, Tuesdai Pounder, Ashley Dyall, Filimatou Lim, Nicole Hall and Jonnel Shury.

The group has danced for some of the island’s best talents including Arturo Tappin, Nikita, Fadda Fox, Lil Rick, King Bubba, Damian Marvay, Sanctuary and Faith Callender.

Riddim Tribe’s episode will air again today at 4 p.m on Multi Choice TV channel 701. (SDB Media)



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