Music

Artists to stage independence showcase
Artists to stage independence showcase

July 09, 2021

AFTER some backlash, officials have scheduled a two-day event at the end of the month to showcase performances by local artists in celebration of the country’s independence, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Iram Lewis announced yesterday.

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Lewis to meet artists over Independence row
Lewis to meet artists over Independence row

July 06, 2021

AFTER concerns were raised by several Bahamian performers about this year's Independence Day celebration, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Iram Lewis said he plans to meet with local artists to address their issues.

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Local Teenager Ameir Debuts a Megastars-Produced EP
Local Teenager Ameir Debuts a Megastars-Produced EP

July 05, 2021

Eighteen-year-old Bahamian talent, Ameir, a former Queens College student and recent graduate of Walnut Hill School for the Arts, has released his debut digital extended play album, (EP) “7teen,” on Apple Music, Spotify, and other streaming music platforms.

The EP was produced by Grammy-winning, Detroit producers Herschel Boone and Luis Resto (best known for his work with Eminem), and mixed and mastered by Benny Ibarra, the celebrated musician and actor from Mexico. Ameir is grateful to them for their support and expertise in the enhancement of what started as his high school senior project.

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Songwriter Raquel P. Forbes Credits Bahamians Who Stayed United After Hurricane As Inspiration For New Song We Bahamas Strong
Songwriter Raquel P. Forbes Credits Bahamians Who Stayed United After Hurricane As Inspiration For New Song ‘We Bahamas Strong’

June 28, 2021

The unity of the Bahamian people after Hurricane Dorian is the inspiration for newly released single "We Bahamas Strong". Performed by C'nyq, the song is written and produced by the CEO of Reacapp Productions Bahamas Limited, Raquel P. Forbes, the song is already generating a buzz locally.

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Fred Munnings: The music landscape has changed drastically for the worse - Defining Bahamian music
Fred Munnings: The music landscape has changed drastically for the worse - Defining "Bahamian" music

June 22, 2021

By: Jhanae Winter
Goombay and Rake and Scrape are locally and internationally recognized as “Bahamian music”.
These genres have transcended time and continue to maintain the authentic Bahamian feel, setting the country apart from other Caribbean Islands.

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Vanessa's faith walk
Vanessa's faith walk

May 13, 2021

Award-winning gospel singer Vanessa Clarke will be appearing on an upcoming episode of the Dr. Bobby Jones Presents show on Impact TV as her music video, Faith Walk, makes its debut.

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Fusing rock, funky jazz with a touch of Junkanoo for the win
Fusing rock, funky jazz with a touch of Junkanoo for the win

April 30, 2021

"Funkatology" - a fusion of rock and funky jazz with a touch of Junkanoo - a song penned by Chris Fox about seven years ago, has earned the 77-year-old a win at the 2020 SongDoor International Songwriting Competition.

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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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