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Nassau, The Bahamas
Former gospel girl band member, Trez is returning to music but this
time as a soloist and with a recording contract from the Dunamus Soundz
Trez, a James Cistern resident, first hit national
radio at age 16, as one fourth of Divine Praise, led by Eleutheran
singer/producer Jaynell. That was 10 years ago - before she graduated
Central Eleuthera High, before she married popular pastor Jamie 'DJ
Crunktified' Isaacs, before she became a successful entrepreneur and
before she became a mom...
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Don't Miss A Night of Splendor with the Queen of Gospel, Pastor Shirley Caesar on August 19th, 2011 at 7pm at Jubilee Cathedral. Dress Code: Semi Formal Attire.
Also Appearing: Pastor Simeon Outten & The New Life Band & The Church of God of Prophecy Brass Band.
The event will support the Grand Bahama and Freeport Blind Assocations, the Central Home for the Elderly, and medical expenses of Evelyn Bevans...
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 ...
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...
Friday 9th November 2012 7:30 PM
FAM Entertainment Presents Fam Fest A Celebration of Love! FamFest is presently celebrating its 16th annual family festival schedule for November 9th and 10th 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 & Sunday November 9th-11th ClickHERE to view Sunday's event @ The Arawak Cay Festival Site gates open 7:30pm on Friday, 4:30pm on Sunday Performances by: James Fortune, Nigel Lewis, Jermaine Edwards and 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 and 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, Grand Bahama - Dove's First Ever Mega Gospel Concert Come and Enjoy! COME and be blessed!
Saturday April 13th 2013 doors open at 6pm concert starts at 7pm at The Grand Lucayan Ball Room.
"For our anniversary in November we had decided to have a
grand concert, but there was another one going on at the time, so we put
ours off," said Ms. Ysa Valdes.
She said that work on this concert has been awesome and very exciting, being in touch with the people who will be performers...
Nassau, Bahamas - Having
officially launched a year ago with great success, the National Choir Workshop
of The Bahamas is back a second year hoping to transition gospel music and singers
in the country to new levels. In 2011 the organization, birthed from Shaback
Ministries International, took a risk of breaking through denomination barriers
to create what would become the largest choir workshop in the history of the
country. They were successful at it, attracting well over three hundred adults
from just about every denomination in the country and more than 80 churches, as
well as more than 400 youth from various high schools in
Today Guardian A&C starts a new weekly feature, 20 Questions, where we ask Bahamians in the local arts and culture community to answer a fixed set of questions. This week we feature metal sculptor Tyrone Ferguson.
What's been your most inspirational moment in the last five years?
I was sitting on this balcony on the waterfront just as the sun was rising, in Spanish Wells (Eleuthera), a few weeks ago. It was a Sunday morning and a boat was moving slowly parallel to the shoreline, making a wake in water that was otherwise still as glass. Gospel music could be heard above the sound of the boat's engine and the speed of the boat seemed perfectly synchronized with the music. Three dolphins were following the boat and I am sure that they were leaping out of the water dancing to the tune of the music. To me this was a most inspiring moment.
What's your least favorite piece of artwork?
My least favorite piece of artwork would be gates I made about 25 years ago. These gates were supposed to be organic and fun but I allowed the client who commissioned the gates to become too involved in the process. Our relationship and the gates survived but there were some pretty tense stand-off moments. I still get a not too good feeling when driving by these gates. These gates were never in my portfolio and I never mention them when talking about my work.
What's your favorite period of art history?
It would have to be the renaissance period, not just for the artwork but also for the social, theological and philosophical conversations going on at that time.
What are your top 5 movies of all time?
1. Kingdom Of Heaven
3. Shawshank Redemption
4. The Graduate
5. The Silence of The Lambs
Coffee or Tea?
Coffee: medium roast, freshly ground (French pressed), Blue Mountain or Haitian grown.
What book are you reading now?
Carl Jung: Wounded Healer of The Soul.
What project are you working on now?
Just finishing my contribution for "Kingdom Come" opening November 15 at NAGB.
What's the last show that surprised you?
A show that stands out in my mind would be "Global Caribbean" in 2010 at Little Haiti Cultural Center, downtown Miami. Blue Curry was one of the artists and Dr. Erica James was one of the writers for the catalogue. It was a pleasant surprise to see that we have much more in common than we do not have.
Saxons, One Family, Valley Boys or Roots?
At this point in my life, I view, enjoy Junkanoo as ONE cultural expression, with each group being a part of that whole.
If you had to be stranded on one Family Island which one would it be?
Hard to be objective with this question: My family first settled in Exuma and I go there as often as I can.
What's the most memorable artwork you've ever seen?
It would have to be the "David" by Michelangelo. I got goosebumps when I walked up to it for the first time.
Which artist do you have a secret crush on?
Frida Kahlo. I am just as fascinated by her tumultuous life as I am with her artwork.
If you could have lunch with anyone who would it be?
(Nelson) Mandela. I have been mentored and shaped by him to a great extent.
Who do you think is the most important Bahamian in the country's history?
I am afraid that I will have to take a pass on this question. The lenses I use to view people would make it hard for me to consider one person more important than another.
Who is your favorite living artist?
I am going local with this one. I have worked closely with Antonius Roberts for many years. He is not only my favorite artist, he is also a friend and mentor.
Sunrise or Sunset?
Sunset, definitely! The way the sun drops over the horizon is simply magical -- if you blink you may miss it.
What role does the artist have in society?
The major role of the artist is to remind us that art is just as important for our existence as food is.
What's your most embarrassing moment?
I have had so many close runners that picking a number one would be hard. But I am an introvert at heart, and to talk honestly about a most embarrassing moment is not something I would easily do.
What wouldn't you do without?
What's your definition of beauty?
Beauty is anything that stimulates our sensory perception without bringing disrespect to a person, place or thing.
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Bahamian Gospel Legend and Marlin Award winner Kevan "Kevi Kev" McKenzie passed away yesterday, Monday July 15th at 8:15pm at Doctors Hospital in Nassau, Bahamas with his family by his side. He was 51 years old.
Kevan had been diagnosed with colon cancer several years ago and fought vigorously against the disease. He was considered by many to be the pioneer of the modern Bahamian gospel sound, infusing the elements of Junkanoo and Rake & Scrape into a unique and fresh mix that no one had boldly captured before. He was also not afraid to challenge the mainstream concept of a song, of what people thought gospel music should sound like and he faced every recording and performance with courage and confidence, sprinkling his audience with seeds of faith, hope, love and joy.
Kevan's career in gospel music started as the lead singer for the Gospel Music Train who disbanded after ten (10) years together, providing the perfect platform for Kevan to launch his solo career. He recorded and released his debut album "In Love Again" in the late 1980's, injecting into to the mostly traditional gospel music scene at the time, a fresh and more contemporary approach to local gospel music. The album spawned several hit songs like "Better", "In Love Again", "Too Much Crime" and "Promised Land", which became one of his signature pieces and a concert favorite.
Over the years Kevan recorded along with his chart topping producer and brother Dillon "D-Mac" McKenzie, a number of songs that captured the heart of the nation and the number one rotation spot on local radio stations. Some of these songs comprised his second project entitled "Still Going".