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Nassau, Bahamas - Contestants in this year's Miss Gospel Bahamas Pageant were urged over the weekend, to "rid themselves of the spirit of envy."
In his brief welcoming remarks, Pastor Mario Moxey encouraged contestants to adopt a spirit of camaraderie rather than competition and cautioned against falling victim to the green-eyed monster, that is, jealousy and envy.
"The funny thing about competition is that only one person can win the
crown," Pastor Moxey told contestants who worshipped at his Bahamas
Harvest Church on Sunday, June 12...
By SHAVAUGHN MOSS
She's been known as the Queen of Junkanoo and Rake'n'Scrape, but the artist formerly known as"Sweet Emily" is now a queen for the Lord, and the title that best fits her is Evangelist Emily. It is that woman who had an encounter with the Lord seven years ago and converted to serve him who is now releasing her first gospel CD to the Bahamian public in a surprise musical twist--reggae.
Williams recently released"My Testimony"a CD which has 10 reggae tracks all performed to reggae beats. It was an album which she said the Lord directed and mandated that she do. Seven years since her conversion, there are fans who ha ...
Nassau, Bahamas - Kingsway Academy Elementary Student choir, Heavenly Voices, will be
on tour, traveling to the most renown music capitals of the region--Atlanta,
Memphis and the "music city," Nashville, Tennessee.
The six-day tour begins March 27. It will expose the student choir
to various musical genres, including rhythm and blues, classical and
country, touring various landmarks, including Graceland and the Stax
Museum for American Soul Music in Memphis.
With hundreds expected to be in attendance at Alexander Memorial AME
Church in Atlanta, Georgia and Fisk University in Nashville, the 50-member
choir will perform gospel and Bahamian folk songs, as well as play classical
and Broadway pieces
It's Landlord -- up close and personal on his new CD, as he continues on his mission of reaching God's people through spiritually inspired music.
Born Orlando Miller, "Landlord: Up Close and Personal" is Landlord's first CD release since the 2004 release of his hit song, "We Need Peace".
"My new CD is a more personal representation of me. It's really an expression of myself in which I use music as a vehicle to reach people on a deeper level," says Miller.
"I always knew God was the one who gave me my talent and I always wanted to make my gifts better, but working with other artists has really made me see that God uses us and moves through everything. I thoroughly enjoyed creating this album and I hope people are moved and touched with the different stories they will find compiled together on the CD. I thought it was great to give a real portrait of everyone in my life who influences me so you can really see me and what I am about through them who I've lived with and loved. For me it's one thing to sing about my experience but it's something different to tell the story of others. It's humbling and special to me."
He says it is hard for him to decide which songs are his favorite on the 14-track CD, but the ones he really hopes will stick with the public are "Stay With Me" featuring Darronique Mortimer, which is the number one track, and "Thank Ya" featuring Johnny B. Williams, the number two track.
"Stay with Me" examines the relationship God and His angels have with mankind and shows that although men turn away from God every day, He still loves them and will stay with them. "Thank Ya" is a real praise song he hopes to hear churchgoers and the average person singing because it's powerful message speaks to always being thankful and realizing how good God is even when you do not deserve it. Landlord hopes the songs will have a positive effect when they hit the airwaves because each song has a message for everyone who will listen.
"It's time for us to look back to God and realize we have all we need. Don't feel sorry for yourself -- but look to God to provide. I hope when people hear my songs they are rejuvenated, revitalized and learn to look outside themselves and their personal needs so they can also see the needs of others around them. This is the humblest thing people can do -- see others and help them. This is what I want to do. This is what I want my CD to inspire. If I can touch one life I am doing a lot ... I have accomplished something."
Miller says it was important for him to make the album now and that he is excited to be back on the bandwagon after taking time away from the studio to reflect on his life, his image and what God's plans are for him. In finding success in the fast-paced music industry, Miller says he needed to take a step back before releasing more music to decide the direction he wanted to take with his life and ministry. He wanted to bring what people believed they know about him or about people in this industry down to earth.
"It's amazing how people feel they know you or what you are about just by seeing you on television or listening to your music on the radio. I wanted people to see that there is more to Landlord than just that," he said. "Many people may feel that musicians, politicians or other famous people have life made, but I want people to really understand that no one is higher than God, and often times the situations of the people you idolize are worse than yours could ever be. Everyone goes through tough situations, and it's how you stand up and who you stand up with that will help you make it through it all," he says of what he hopes people will take from his newest CD.
Miller says another blessing in the creation of his new body of work is that he was able to collaborate with numerous other talented musicians and that he was enlightened and humbled throughout the process.
The artist who brought you hit gospel tunes like "Father Forgive Them", "Teach Me", "It was Only You" and "Eagles' Wings" says music has always been a part of his life and being able to produce songs that inspire others has kept him going through the years.
Miller is preparing to tour the United States, and stage a number of concerts locally in the near future.
You can find "Landlord Up Close and Personal" in Buck's Record Gallery on Wulff Road and Kid's Zone on Hepburn Alley.
By JEFFARAH GIBSON
Tribune Features Writer
BACK on the music scene after a seven-year break, Bahamian Gospel artist Landlord is sharing deeply personal experiences with his listeners on his new album "Landlord Up Close and Personal".
His fourth studio album features collaborations with artists such as Johnny Williams, Daronique Mortimer, Christian Massive, Manifest, Luciano and many more.
"The album was originally supposed to be called 'Landlord and Friends'. However, we went with 'LandLord Up Close And Personal' because the project is a very personal one. I went through a lot over the past years and on this album I am sharing my personal issues with my listene ...
KLR Management Group Ltd. Secures Nominations For Bahamian Artists at the 6th Annual South Florida Gospel Music Awards
The Bahamas - A business still considered to be in its infancy and a well kept
Caribbean music industry secret, KLR Management Group Ltd. is already proving
to be successful in taking clients to the international arena.
Management Group Ltd. President, Keith Rolle officially released the names of
artists he represents, who are now nominees in the 6th Annual South Florida
Gospel Music Awards at Covenant Centre International on November 4th and 5th in
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida...
Saturday 27th October 2012 4:30 PM
FAM Entertainment Presents Fam Fest A Celebration of Love! FamFest is presently celebrating its 16th annual family festival schedule for October 26 and 27th 2012 at the Arawak Cay Festival Site under the theme “A Celebration of LOVE”. Since the launch of FAMFEST in 1996 our annual event has established itself internationally attracting thousands to its musical gospel celebrations and entertaining millions of televised audiences locally and internationally through BET and TEMPO television networks. A Free concert! Friday & Saturday October 26th-27th @ The Arawak Cay Festival Site gates open 7:30pm on Friday, 4:30pm on Saturday Performances by: James Fortune Nigel Lewis Jermaine Edwards Monty G Also Performing: Reuben Heights Simeon Outten The Rahming Brothers Prophet Lawrence Rolle Shaback Vision of Hope Dance Group Hallie Najie Dun Lyrically Blessed Dj Godson Gospel Boys Sponsors: Ministry of Culture BTC El Shaddai party rentals & supplies MaeCal electronics Dream Gyrlz Beauty Mart Bahamaslocal.com “Music and Love...Brings people together” There is nothing in the world other than music and love that has the power to transform the way we bring people together. Famfest 2K12 is ultimately proud of the fact that we are able to take music and love and turn it into an unforgettable, uniquely Bahamian experience that celebrates our Lord and King, Jesus Christ. Since 1996, Famfest have attracted thousands upon thousands of excited visitors as this international tourist hotspot has been the platform for many international and local performing artists. In terms of sustaining and elevating this form of unity through gospel entertainment and evangelistic ministry, through business and the employment of a massive talent pool of musicians, engineers and vendors and in terms of attracting a fairly large amount of visitors to the region; the role of Famfest as the premier platform for the Bahamian gospel industry comes over loud and clear. Venue: Arawak Cay Festival Site
Freeport, Bahamas - The 5th annual Christmas in the Garden celebration was presented
as a European style Christmas Market this year at Grand Bahama's Garden of the Groves. Vendor tents, musical
performances, Santa Claus and games for the children had been arranged
in one area which created a festive mood and allowed the over 300 patrons to
view or participate in all the activities.
This year's musical performances were of extremely high caliber and ranged
from the fantastic Orion Pathfinder Marching Band to the inspiring
hymns by the talented voices of the Island Gospel Quartet...
Initially I did not intend to write a commentary on the weekend's events over at Atlantis, but since persons have asked: I have said in past op-eds and it bears repeating, national events should always be apolitical meaning no political party should at any time be the focal point or muse for such events.
Why BeBe Winans, an American gospel artist, felt the need to state from the stage that he was PLP was beyond stunning for among other things this key reason: all musical artists, especially American artists know that when they perform in a foreign country, they are to never make statements of any kind from the stage about that country's politics or its government.
BeBe Winans is already a singer. So if he also felt the need to sing for the "PLP", I am on the one hand left to wonder what his precise affiliation with the governing party actually is; and on another hand, left to assume that the government was paying for him to both appear and perform in The Bahamas. If so, how much did we pay Winans, since it is my money and your money as taxpayers that paid him if the government paid for his appearance, either in part or the whole?
Bebe Winans is a gospel singer. God is not PLP, so his statement clearly had nothing to do with praising God and was out of order in the context of the music business, not to mention ridiculous from the standpoint of entertaining those in attendance since he cannot be silly enough to believe that an entire nation of people in a democracy only supports one of several political parties therein. And this is precisely one of the reasons behind artists being prohibited by their record labels from doing what Bebe Winans did.
As for statements made by Sir Sidney Poitier to or about Prime Minister Perry Christie, I do not have the direct quote of his comments, and therefore do not want to comment on what I am not certain of.
But, if he did make comments of a political nature, those too, would have been completely inappropriate at what is supposed to be an event celebrating being Bahamian, not being a supporter of the governing party.
And for the armchair patriots who are rearing up to say "every political party does this" - no they do not and no they did not. When the national stadium, as one example, was officially opened, the former administration (thanks to the late Charles Maynard) was so focused on having authentic Bahamian artists as headliners that it brought in Johnny Kemp.
I will never forget when I saw Johnny step on stage singing "Just Got Paid". I said to myself, "well muddo, where they found Johnny Kemp from?"
But he is Bahamian, so wherever he was, he ought to have been found, and he was.
To the government of the day: one does not have to be a supporter of yours to be Bahamian. One is no less Bahamian if he or she does not, never did or never will support your party.
If you know that, please remember it. If not, please do learn it.
- Sharon Turner