Music

The Bahamas makes history at 2022 China International Chorus Festival
The Bahamas makes history at 2022 China International Chorus Festival

July 29, 2022

The Bahamas made history with a double win at the 2022 China International Chorus Festival (CICF). The globally acclaimed Bahamas National Youth Choir (BNYC), under the direction of Dexter Fernander, and the Bel Canto Singers, under the direction of Eldridge McPhee, both received top honors in their respective categories culminating for The Bahamas.

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Baha Men lights the fire
Baha Men lights the fire

June 10, 2022

"Fire" - the latest single by Grammy award-winning Baha Men in collaboration with Latin hitmaker Maffio - has been garnering strides since its release in May, and is a wave the multi-platinum group is looking to capitalize as it gears up for a month-long tour in a pandemic world.

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Urban Renewal Marching Band Prepares for Royal Performance
Urban Renewal Marching Band Prepares for Royal Performance

March 23, 2022

Band Leaders, Instructors and members of the Urban Renewal ‘Revolutionized’ Marching Band have put the final touches on the Band’s return to live performances, urging fans of the Band and spectators in general to: “Be ready for a Royal Performance.”

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Bahamian Entertainer K.B. Releases New Music I So Tired A Corona
Bahamian Entertainer K.B. Releases New Music “I So Tired A Corona”

January 13, 2022

Bahamian entertainer K.B. has an innate ability to articulate the things that Bahamians think, feel and want to say in his songs. When the singer, songwriter and producer puts his pen to paper, he seizes the opportunity to craft lyrics directed at societal issues with his own brand of social commentary, that stirs conversation while simultaneously making us laugh, dance and sing.

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Carly Pearce unplugged
Carly Pearce unplugged

September 24, 2021

Multi-platinum certified country music artist Carly Pearce is coming to the Atlantis.

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NagiaSym is walking it out
NagiaSym is walking it out

September 02, 2021

If you are not familiar with the music of Cornet "NagiaSym" Symonette, find a way to listen to her old stuff to prepare you for her newly dropped single "Walk It Out" and the upcoming release of her EP "FaithxWork", which is expected to drop January 2022.

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Connery Family Donates to Lend a Hand Bahamas to Promote Performing Arts Nassau
Connery Family Donates to Lend a Hand Bahamas to Promote Performing Arts Nassau

August 17, 2021

A recent $100,000 donation by the family of the late Sir Sean Connery is following his wishes and keeping the James Bond star and longtime Bahamas resident’s passion for the performing arts alive.

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Krystoph seeking to master McGill
Krystoph seeking to master McGill

August 16, 2021

Krystoph Deveaux remembers receiving a trumpet for his birthday/Christmas gift early in his life. At the time, neither he nor his parents realized that years later that gift would spawn a love for music and that Deveaux would seek to pursue a degree in music. He opts out of sharing his long-term goal, but said it is a music business idea.

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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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