Music

BNYC turns 30

March 20, 2020

The choir is an entity Bahamians should be appreciative of considering where the Bahamas National Youth Choir (BNYC) has sung in 25 foreign languages, produced nine commercial recordings, traveled to 24 countries on four continents and researched and documented much of the folk music of The Bahamas. And this musical entity is celebrating its 30th year of existence...

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Making the stage his playground

March 13, 2020

Jasper "DJ Ovadose" Thomas has played in multiple cities across the United States, Caribbean and London; and for the 2020 carnival season alone, DJ Ovadose has shut down parties in Trinidad and has his eyes set on Jamaica's carnival next month and Bahamas Carnival, May 1-3...

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Jazz In The Gardens postponed
Jazz In The Gardens postponed

March 13, 2020

Jazz In The Gardens (JITG) and its ancillary events were the latest to fall victim to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). City of Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert on March 11 at 10:48 p.m. signed a local state of emergency for the City of Miami Gardens due to the virus.

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Pop, Soul, and R&B Received Star Treatment at National Arts Festival

March 12, 2020

Pop, soul and R&B songs received star treatment from young singers, on March 11, 2020, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival New Providence Adjudications, at Holy Trinity Activity Centre, Stapledon Gardens...

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Amanda Curling is JITG-bound...again!
Amanda Curling is JITG-bound...again!

March 06, 2020

Amanda Curling knows what it takes to put herself in contention to take in Jazz In The Gardens for free – and she does it, filling in multiple entries from The Nassau Guardian and dropping them into the entry box...

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Four added to JITG line up

February 28, 2020

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, the folks at Jazz In The Gardens (JITG) have upped the ante with the addition of Nelly, Keyshia Cole, Uncle Luke, Mark Felton and Mike Phillips to the acts for the 15th annual music festival rockin’ off in 16 days...

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A 'warped' experience

February 28, 2020

Nassau Music Society (NMS) is emerging from behind the walls at The Current at Baha Mar and St. Paul’s Church Hall, and taking the music to the people with a jitney ride for the ages that will feature the cross-genre chamber music sounds of the Warp Trio – a combination of Juilliard-trained members juxtaposed with members steeped in jazz and rock styles.

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A Gyal on a Mission
A ‘Gyal’ on a Mission

February 14, 2020

Sherrexcia “Rexy” Rolle is on a mission, having kicked off 2020 with the release of “All Our Lives”, a song about embracing the love you always wanted, either in a relationship or chasing a dream. In her case, Rexy is making her dreams reality with the release of a single that celebrates her Bahamian heritage and reached beyond The Bahamas’ shores to lands that as a little girl from the islands she could only dream of...

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Patrice Murrells no lightweight: latest single Heavyweight combines elements of Junkanoo and soca
Patrice Murrell’s no lightweight: latest single ‘Heavyweight’ combines elements of Junkanoo and soca

February 14, 2020

Bahamian Patrice Murrell’s first single for 2020 has dropped, and she says this one is a banger...

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Baha Men's Isaiah Taylor elevated

January 31, 2020

Isaiah Taylor, leader of the Grammy-award winning Baha Men will be awarded the Ronnie Butler Lifetime Achievement Award when the 2020 Elevation Awards are held later this year. It’s an award Taylor said means a lot to him, and not because he’s receiving an award, but because he said there are always people that are just as worthy of and can receive the award...

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Local Label Signs New Artist and Seeks to Leave Footprint in Music Industry

January 23, 2020

A local music label that recently signed its newest artist is seeking to revolutionize the music industry in The Bahamas, creating “a framework for both local and international success.”..

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Band Ready! Urban Band to participate in Tampa MLK Parade

January 20, 2020

Members of the Urban Renewal Marching Band, their instructors and chaperones, departed the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) Thursday (January 16) for Tampa, Florida, where they will participate in the 31st Annual City of Tampa Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade...

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Bebe Rexha rips, Jonas Brothers rock, Lindsey Stirling enthralls and Junior New System wows
Bebe Rexha rips, Jonas Brothers rock, Lindsey Stirling enthralls and Junior New System wows

January 03, 2020

The fiery Bebe Rexha came to let it rip, and she certainly did – literally – splitting her black, skintight liquid pants seconds into her opening number at Atlantis’ New Year’s Eve extravaganza, Party Like a Royal, at the resort’s poolside Royal Deck...

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A Visage 601 reunion

December 20, 2019

Visage to perform its first
December show with a Visage 601 reunion on Friday, December 27
at Fusion Superplex...

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Blackout morphs into the black and white edition

December 20, 2019

Deejay Warren “Willy Chin” – who is described as one of the most dynamic forces in music today, consistently bridging the gap between Caribbean music and other genres around the world – and Prince Chillz will bring the international flavor to K.O. Productions’ Blackout 2019’s mainstage which has morphed from an all-black affair into a black and white theme...

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BIFF FEATURED MOVIE: Born Into The Gig
BIFF FEATURED MOVIE: Born Into The Gig

December 12, 2019

BORN INTO THE GIG is a music-driven documentary that follows five singer-songwriters who hope to carve their own musical identity in the shadow of their parents' iconic greatness.

* CHRIS STILLS -- son of Stephen Stills and French star, Veronique Sanson
* SKIP MARLEY -- grandson of Bob Marley
* KORI WITHERS -- daughter of the hit-maker Bill Withers
* BEN and Sally TAYLOR-- children of James Taylor and Carly Simon

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The HOT ticket fundraising party

December 06, 2019

The Lady’s Band and Essence Band will rock the foyer welcoming guests into the hot ticket fundraising party and set the stage for tomorrow’s unique culinary experience that is Paradise Plates, at which 40 of the island’s talented chefs and beverage purveyors host a unique booth and showcase signature creations in a night that is all about culinary compassion, with proceeds going directly to Hands For Hunger and towards the organization’s mission...

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Bahamians participate in CEDA Business of Music programme

November 26, 2019

The Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) and the Access Accelerator, Small Business. Development Centre (SBDC) partnered to have three Bahamians participate in the Business of Music (BOM) programme hosted by CEDA...

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Colina Sponsors The Bahamas Music Society

November 26, 2019

Colina Insurance Limited is a primary sponsor of the Nassau Music Society again this year...

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Rushing with Nahamas

November 04, 2019

Bahamas First remains committed to preserving our culture, community and heritage through Junkanoo. Building on a long-standing partnership with the Saxon Superstars Junkanoo Group, Bahamas First confirmed its sponsorship of the group for another year...

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