Music

Musicians and Entertainers Participate in Meet in Beijing Arts Festival

April 27, 2016

In a bid to “jump-start the Bahamian music industry in international markets,” a delegation of more than 40 Bahamian musicians and entertainers will participate in the Annual Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Exchange at the 2016 Meet In Beijing Arts Festival, a major artistic gathering.

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Local musicians, entertainers to participate in Meet in Beijing Arts Festival

April 27, 2016

In a bid to "jump-start the Bahamian music industry in international markets", a delegation of more than 40 Bahamian musicians and entertainers will participate in the Annual Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Exchange at the 2016 Meet In Beijing Arts Festival, a major artistic gathering.

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All eyes on the All Stars Band and Sammi Starr

April 22, 2016

With Bahamian songs, pop songs and even classical tunes on tap for this weekend's program; along with a guest performance from Sammi Starr, The Bahamas All Stars Band's Talent Showcase will offer entertainment to satisfy a variety of tastes.

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Breaking News: Music icon Prince found dead at age 57

April 21, 2016

According to The Hollywood Reporter, music icon Prince has been found dead in his recording studio in Minnesota at just 57 years old. Reports began coming in early Thursday from TMZ and other sources about the shocking death, however, the local Sheriff's office has yet to release the official name of the deceased as they are in the process of doing an investigation and notifying next of kin.

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Prayze Factor People's Choice Awards comes to The Bahamas

April 20, 2016

The season eight winner of The Prayze Factor People's Choice Awards will be crowned in The Bahamas this weekend, joining the likes of season seven's grand champion Gospel Lioness; Jcee Jermet, season six champion; Appointed 2 who were the winners of season five; Capa who took season four; Donald Mally, the champion in season three; Stephen B. Steward who won season two, and God's Gurls the inaugural Prayze Factor winner.

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Junkanoo Carnival Finalists Announced

April 20, 2016

With the $20,000 prize money up for grabs, the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Kickoff was filled with excitement and high energy performances in Freeport on Friday and Saturday night

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Carnival bands will not boycott parade

April 19, 2016

DARIO Terrelli, president of the Bahamas Carnival Band Owners Association), confirmed to The Tribune yesterday that carnival bands will not boycott this year's festival.

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Baha Men thrill Mexico

April 19, 2016

Grammy Award winning band Baha Men recently thrilled thousands at a mega concert in Mexico.

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Jazz Day Concert Slated for Pompey Square in May

April 19, 2016

“Jazz is more than a musical art form but rather an affirmation of our ability to peacefully collaborate and cooperate in spite of profound differences,” said Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson...

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Junkanoo Carnival electrifies Grand Bahama

April 17, 2016

Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival descended onto Grand Bahama delivering powerful performances described by festival Chairman Paul Major as a "celebration of Bahamian talent".

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Top 10 finalists in Music Masters competition announced

April 17, 2016

Eight semifinalists (and ten songs) will be moving on to the final round of the 2016 Music Masters competition.

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Turnquest: Carnival road march planning flawed

April 15, 2016

The "boycott" of this year's Junkanoo Carnival Road Fever event by band owners will only "create confusion" among revelers and could even sway them against participating in the parade, according to Free National Movement deputy leader Peter Turnquest

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Carnival bands to 'boycott' Road Fever

April 15, 2016

Carnival bands are "boycotting" this year's Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Road Fever event, according to Bahamas Carnival Band Owners Association President Dario Tirelli.

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Bahamian Culture Show Closed IDB Meetings in Grand Style

April 12, 2016

Bahamian culture at its best was on full display during the Closing Reception of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank and the 31st Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Investment Corporation.

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Once again, disappointment at selection of foreign headliners

April 11, 2016

Bahamian entertainer Kirkland "KB" Bodie said he will not support Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival this year and predicted the festival will fail because the government is "making the same mistakes it made during the inaugural event".

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Paul Hanna is doing what he's called to do

April 08, 2016

Jazz musician Paul Hanna is doing what he was called to do. He will return to the stage at The Black Box Theater at The Dundas, to launch his long-awaited DC album recording.

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7m budget for Carnival

April 08, 2016

THE government will spend about $7m to host this year's Junkanoo Carnival, Bahamas National Festival Commission Chairman Paul Major told The Tribune yesterday.

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Some local musicians outraged over carnival headliners

April 08, 2016

Lead singer of Grammy award-winning group Baha Men Isaiah Taylor yesterday charged that it is "disrespectful to all Bahamian artists that the government has once again chosen to invest in foreign artists to headline Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival after promises that this year's lineup would only showcase Bahamian artists".

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Carnival signs up Destra, Wyclef Jean

April 07, 2016

THE Bahamas National Festival Commission yesterday revealed its performance lineup for the Nassau leg of this year's Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival which includes Trinidadian soca queen Destra, Grammy award winning Haitian hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean and Jamaican reggae star Tarrus Riley.

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The 'Babyface' of gospel

April 06, 2016

The days of artists looking to ink a record deal and sign with a label are pretty much "a wrap", according to the man referred to as the "Babyface" of gospel. Fred Hammond encourages aspiring gospel artists to make use of the tools available to them in these times -- social media.

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