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Just off the heels of their CD Pre-Release Concert the
Interdenominational Mass Choir (IMC) of Freeport Bahamas took their
music ministry on tour. This year was indeed special for the group as
they ministered some of their original music.
The Annual Easter
Event began in Sunrise, Florida where the group got a chance to
fellowship with Bishop Henry Fernandez, Min.
Jonathon Nelson and the Faith Center International Church Family during
their Good Friday Service. Then it was off to West Palm Beach for a
Grand Gospel Concert hosted by Min. Peppi Hendrix CEO...
The young men of the Boys Choir of The Bahamas lived up to their role as Youth Ambassadors for The Bahamas over the past week, carrying the sounds of Bahamian singing – particularly the “rhyming spirituals” native to The Bahamas – like a torch into Washington, DC and the surrounding areas.
Nassau, The Bahamas -
Elevation Records' Chesternique Bullard is well on her way to sealing
the deal as The Bahamas' newest global
gospel diva. Fresh off the heels of celebrating her first year wedding
anniversary, she's got another reason to say thank you now that her
latest single "Thank You" is drawing attention locally and
While Chesternique proves she can handle her own as a solo star, veteran
musician and pop star producer Sammi Starr Poitier lends his skills
vocally and technically to the track from her debut album "Expressions
of the Heart", set to launch late September 2012...
Eleuthera, Bahamas - A
Family Island pastor known for his work with youth and men's ministries
is not sitting quiet when it comes to giving his view on the national
gambling referendum. Gospel music promoter and pastor, Jamie 'DJ
Crunktified' Isaacs is condemning clergymen and churches who are in
support of making gambling legal to Bahamian citizens.
Bahamas is one of the few nations left on planet earth that's still
holding on to it Christian beliefs and Godly principles," said Isaacs
during a recent address. "The reason the Bahamas is still considered a
Christian nation is because of its Constitution that is built on
Christian and Godly principles."
Nassau, Bahamas -
ready for MuMo! The inaugural Music Momentum Summit happening this
Friday and Saturday promises to be an exciting showcase of speakers,
panels, workshops, special guests and a
concert at the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas featuring MuMo brainchild, TaDa along with AdELA,
RAPP Quelle, Melanique, and dance team Juice Unit.
The inspirational music community have Fam Fest and
The Caribbean Gospel Music Marlin Awards. Now the new mainstream
music community (including artists like Alex Christie, Sammi Starr,
Bodine "Be" Johnson, Sosaman, Jah Hem and others), have a forum in the
first annual Music Momentum Summit (MuMo) on October 1st and 2nd at the British Colonial Hilton...
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
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.
Saturday 21st April 2012 2:00 PM
One Eleuthera Foundation and their partners present Live from Eleuthera 5 Great Events, 1 Amazing Weekend Be a part of something great this Earth Day weekend! On April 20-22, 2012, the One Eleuthera Foundation and their partners (the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Bahamas National Trust, Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve, BREEF, Island School and The Nature Conservancy) presents “Jammin’ for Nature – Earth Day Weekend 2012 Live from Eleuthera!” There are 5 great events planned for 1 amazing weekend in Eleuthera that will be infused with music and will celebrate the heritage and culture of that Island as well as Earth Day. The list of events will delight tourists and residents of Eleuthera and other family Island residents with ties to Eleuthera are encouraged to participate. The events are focused around family and fun and the goal is for everyone to “connect their inner soul to Eleuthera.” There is something for everyone during this weekend! On Friday afternoon, a 3 hour “Welcome Party” kicks off at 4 pm at The Beach House in Governor’s Harbour with focus on the beach environment and well-known artist Barbara de Vries who transforms beach trash and plastic into jewelry and clothing accessories will be featured. The following day on Saturday, one can tour the Island with a North Loop Tour or a South Loop Tour. Later, at Bay Front Park in Governor’s Harbour, there is the “One Eleuthera Cultural Exposé,” a heritage festival like no other that starts at noon and ends at midnight and will be filled with lots of exciting activities and entertainment. The One Eleuthera Foundation will also be launched. On Sunday, Earth Day, the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve will be the main focus for the first part of the day where you can immerse yourself in nature. Gospel singer, Brendalee Petty will entertain while well-known Bahamian Artist, Antonius Roberts will sculpt with the Casaurina wood. Guided tours and brunch is available. On the final event, you can join in a worldwide initiative called “Picnic for The Planet” that will take place on Receiver’s Beach in Governor’s Harbour to celebrate Earth Day. More information on the weekend’s events is available at www.oneeleuthera.org “Jammin’ for Nature – Earth Day Weekend” - Event #3 on Saturday, April 21st this main attraction is considered the highlight of the weekend. Scheduled from Midday to Midnight, the One Eleuthera Cultural Exposé will take place at Bay Front Park in Governor’s Harbour and will be filled with lots of activities involving, entertainment, cuisine, arts and crafts, games, sculling and vendors. It will emphasize the gathering of energy among local entrepreneurs and display an emerging appreciation for sustainability on the Island. The Cultural Exposé will feature the famous Royal Bahamas Defence Force Band and other local entertainers. Joining in will be various school bands as well as Junior Junkanoo and the All Eleuthera Rush Out. A Sculling Regatta courtesy of Bahamian Brewery will dot the landscape at Bay Front Park as the various hand-made Sands’ Sculling Boats – recently built to celebrate the old time heritage of boating in The Bahamas delights all. The first set of races starts at 2 p.m. and continue to 3 p.m. with the final races set for 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. During the break from Sculling, The Launch of the One Eleuthera Foundation at the Ball Park will start at 4 p.m. and ends by 5 p.m. Drawing on government and non-government partnerships as well as local and international resources, The One Eleuthera Foundation is a move that leverages Collective Impact to shape a sustainable future for Eleuthera. More information is available at www.oneeleuthera.org
Bahamian native Stefan "The Scientist" Moss hit single "RISE242" and its
accompanying music video has been picked up by the Gospel Music Channel
(GMC). The video is in rotation and airs on "Soulful Voices" a show that features the latest in quality urban music videos with an inspirational message.
Showcasing the beauty of The Bahama Islands, the music video features Moss cruising the streets of Nassau and highlighting local activities that are a part of Bahamian culture. "I wanted to do something that captured the essence of my country and our national struggle to rise above every obstacle and claim our home as a place of distinction", noted Moss during a recent interview...