Sammi Starr launches "#Bahamas, Your Best Picture Deserves My Best Song" social media campaign
- Mar 31, 2017 - 11:15:24 AM
Bahamas-born Sammi Starr, Sony Music
recording artist, is proud to announce the launch of "#Bahamas, Your
Best Picture Deserves My Best Song", a grassroots social media campaign
aiming to share with the world Sammi's love for his country and the
sounds of its Junkanoo festival through his song "Jump in Da Line", a
single produced and remixed by Latin Grammy® winner, DJ Buddha.
Sammi Starr is launching "#Bahamas" on Tuesday, March 28th on his website www.sammistarrmusic.com
as well as on Instagram. Sammi will search for his favorite photos and
videos posted on Instagram with the hashtag #Bahamas and share them back
with a soundtrack...
Icon of the Islands brings its brand to The Bahamas
- Mar 30, 2017 - 5:04:59 PM
How often do aspiring singers and entertainers in the Bahamas get the
opportunity to perform before some of music industry’s top hit makers?
Icon of the Islands is about to change the game. The Caribbean focused
groundbreaking talent search, reality television show and concert series
has landed on the pristine shores of these isles and is on the search
for talented singers, rappers, musical artists and entertainers – ready
to step into the limelight.
Hosted by Celebrity Reality Star
Yandy of the television hit reality show ‘Love & Hip Hop’,
contestants will audition April 1, before music industry heavyweights
Amir Windom, Shaheem Reid, Donnie Scantz and radio personality Angela
Sunshine Insurance Sponsors BIFF's Youth Film Workshop
- Mar 29, 2017 - 11:13:31 PM
Sunshine Insurance (Agents & Brokers) Ltd. has partnered with the
Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) for its 2017 Youth Film
The insurance company recently donated $5,000 to sponsor several student films.
Insurance Marketing Coordinator, Rogan Smith said her company continues
to demonstrate its commitment to the country's youths...
Eleuthera All That Jazz tuning up for fifth annual festival
- Mar 10, 2017 - 2:20:32 PM
The Eleuthera All That Jazz Festival will soon be celebrating its fifth
anniversary, bringing a host of renowned jazz artists to perform on the
island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas from 29th March to April 2nd 2017.
in USA Today as one of the top ten Caribbean musical festivals to see
in 2016, Eleuthera All That Jazz has been steadily growing its
reputation since its first concerts in 2012.
All profits made by
the festival are donated to the historic Hayne’s Library in Governor’s
Harbor, which provides invaluable support and resources to the local
community through a multitude of free services and outreach programs...
Legendary Bahamian musician King Errisson publishes autobiography
- Mar 10, 2017 - 12:51:49 PM
Legendary Bahamian musician King Errisson has recently
written a book about his life from childhood in The Bahamas and his
climb to fame as a world renowned percussionist. His book “My Life, My
Loves” tells the story of his early years of growing up in the beautiful
Bahama islands and knowing that one day he would be somebody. His
grandmother knew he was special and she called him “King.” He is known
worldwide as an illustrious percussionist, composer and actor.
Studio musician King Errisson has led quite an interesting life since
his introduction to the entertainment industry. He was born October 29,
1941 in Nassau, Bahamas. Between the ages of 13 and 18, he was a
professional jockey and a session drummer for local bands in his native
Bahamian artist hopes to inspire youth to stay out of gangs
- Mar 9, 2017 - 11:26:49 PM
recording artist Mr. J addresses the menacing scourge of gang violence
in his new single
No Gang Business
"New Providence has seen a surge in
violence resulting in horrific scenes of blood shed, leaving the streets
of the capital akin to the ground from which Abel's blood cried out to
the Lord. Schools around the island has become plagued with gang
violence, leaving students and staff in great pusillanimity. Serious
injury and death has left family members, friends and loved ones weeping
like Rachel, without consolation..."
Public Invited to Vote on 20 Semi-Finalists in "Da Bahamian Ting” 2017 Song Competition
- Mar 9, 2017 - 8:37:45 PM
Over 100 submissions from across the country were entered into the "Da
Bahamian Ting” 2017 Song Competition, with 20 semi-finalists being
revealed at Happy Hour on Friday afternoon, March 3, at Pompey Square,
The semi-finalists will receive the benefit of much musical promotion and exposure through the Ministry of Tourism.
Director of Culture, Heritage and Entertainment at the Ministry of
Tourism, Arlene Nash-Ferguson applauded the level of interest and was
inspired by that fact that Bahamians are exploring local musical genres...
Student filmmakers collaborate with Sammi Star in "Stop Hating Online" music video
- Mar 9, 2017 - 10:13:36 AM
FilMAD is a film, movement, art and drama camp held in Nassau, Bahamas
for kids and teens between the ages of 5 and 17 years. The FilMAD
Summer Program (which stands for Film, Movement, Art and Drama) is
organized by actor Moya Thompson in conjunction with her production
company C2it Productions.
Please take a moment to enjoy the video for "Stop Hating Online" with
Sammi Starr which was shot during last year's camp. The song depicts the
need for young people in particular, to stop bullying others online and
to stop using social media to tear down their peers...
20 Semifinalists Named in Da Bahamian Ting Song Competition
- Mar 7, 2017 - 4:12:31 PM
The 20 semifinalists of the Ministry of Tourism’s (MOT) “Da Bahamian
Ting” Song Competition have been named, and it is now up the public to
vote for their favorite songs.
The semifinalists were introduced to the public during the “Da Bahamian
Ting” Happy Hour last Friday at Pompey Square. Hopeful semifinalists,
relatives, tourists and curious onlookers flocked to the exciting event
as the night drew on.
A group of Bahamian dancers drew even more attention with their lively
Bahamian dance moves to each new song. Sophia and Mark, a couple
visiting from Texas...
Cargo by Kareem Mortimer to world premiere at Miami Film Festival
- Mar 3, 2017 - 5:33:44 PM
an action / drama written by Bahamian filmmaker Kareem J.
Mortimer will have its world premiere at the Miami Film Festival this weekend. The film explores the miry world of human trafficking, and the feature film is
loosely based on the 8-time award-winning short film
Passage. Cargo is the largest Bahamian film project to date.
In the film, British actor
Warren Brown plays a sensitive fisherman who transforms into a prolific human
smuggler to pay off a gambling debt and provide for his family. It also stars Gessica Geneus, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Persia White, and Omar J.
Free Concert at Dive In (UNEXSO) with Uppercut Feb 25
- Feb 24, 2017 - 3:51:30 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Free Concerts at The Marina series
with UPPERCUT returns to the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at
UNEXSO Saturday, February 25, 2017 jamming an energetic slew of hot new
tunes as well as some old favorites, You won't want to miss this!
monthly 'Concerts at the Marina under the stars with Uppercut' are all
about providing unique musical experiences for those bored of the same
old sh... Couple authentic LIVE music of a FULL BAND of great musicians
along with tasty waterside dining and cocktails at the Dive In, and
you've one heck of an awesome night out!
Crazy Love 2 final run this weekend in Grand Bahama
- Feb 24, 2017 - 2:07:37 PM
With five sold-out shows under their belt and two more productions set
for this weekend, Out of the Ashes Entertainment’s Crazy Love 2 – Love
Gets Crazier has undoubtedly had one outrageous ride.
The play is
set for its final run in Grand Bahama on Friday, February 24th and
Saturday, February 25th at 8:00pm at the Regency Theatre.
Playwright and producer Gea Pierre is over the moon at the response from
Grand Bahama and how well received the Crazy Love 2 cast have been,
with all their scandalous drama and hilariously tricky love triangles...
St. John’s College’s band, 'Special Blend' wears Bahari
- Feb 22, 2017 - 10:50:42 AM
When members of St. John’s College’s band, Special Blend, put their game
face on to compete in the first ever TMP Music Competition organized by
Zamar Group, the final touch was adorning themselves with one of a kind
The band went on to win the competition hands down which
afforded its members the opportunity to perform in the state of Boston
this summer. The band, which was formed in November of 2016, describes
its style as a mixture of music genres thus the name, “Special Blend”...
More than 120 enter MOT’s song competition
- Feb 20, 2017 - 11:37:20 AM
The Ministry of Tourism’s (MOT) ‘Da Bahamian Ting’ Song Competition
attracted scores of talented singers, songwriters and musicians from
throughout The Islands of The Bahamas.
On February 17, members of MOT’s Culture and Heritage Department counted 124 submissions.
The deadline for submissions was 5:00 p.m...
Berlinale Panorama Audience Awards go to Insyriated and I Am Not Your Negro
- Feb 19, 2017 - 10:40:51 AM
BERLIN, Germany - The
public has cast its votes: the 19th
Audience Awards –
presented by the Berlinale
section in collaboration with radioeins and for the first time in co-operation
with rbb television (Berlin-Brandenburg Broadcasting) - go to
by Philipp Van Leeuw for best fiction film and
I Am Not Your
by Raoul Peck
for best documentary.
is a tautly-constructed chamber drama about trying to live a normal life in a
war zone. It is the second film starring Hiam Abbass that has won the
Panorama Audience Award (she also played
the lead in Eran Riklis’s
Bahamas - TCI Collaboration as Avvy and Jack Nasty release joint album
- Feb 17, 2017 - 1:14:20 AM
Recording artists' Avvy Bahamas and Jack 'Nasty' Lightbourne from the
Turks and Caicos Islands have announced that the first two singles off
their upcoming album "Dirty South Experiment" is scheduled to be
released this week Friday, February 17, 2017.
The two, who met at
last year's Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival celebrations in Freeport, Grand
Bahama will be releasing a joint album next month and expressed their
excitement about the project which has been in the works for almost a
90th Birthday Tribute for Sir Sidney Poitier Held in The Bahamas
- Feb 15, 2017 - 11:00:03 PM
The following are remarks by the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas:
"I count it an honour and privilege to be among the family and special
guests who have assembled this evening to pay tribute and to honour Sir
Sidney Poitier as he marks yet another milestone in his long and
colourful life, the celebration of his 90th Birthday.
To have reached this particular milestone is most assuredly a blessing
from God and we give thanks to the Almighty that he has given long life
and good health to one who in so many ways represents the best that life
has to offer and who represents human dignity, grace and charm, talent
Crazy Love 2 comes to the Regency Theatre Feb 3-5
- Feb 3, 2017 - 11:42:58 AM
Grand Bahama, it’s going to get two times the crazy soon. Out of the
Ashes Entertainment is about to roll out another dose of high-drama,
scandalicious laughter with Crazy Love 2 at the Regency Theatre on
February 3rd, 4th and 5th.
Last year, the original production,
Crazy Love, stole the audience’s hearts with seven sold-out performances
and one encore show in Grand Bahama and another six in New Providence...
CaribbeanTales Announces Its Annual Call For Submissions
- Feb 1, 2017 - 1:25:38 PM
CaribbeanTales, a multi-faceted group of film production, marketing and
distribution companies, has announced its annual Call for Submissions
for the Film Festival and Producer Incubator programs that will take
place in September 2017 in Toronto, Canada. Applications for both
programs will be open until March 31, 2017.
CTI Presented by Flow - Get Your Original Caribbean TV Series Made!
renowned CaribbeanTales Incubator Program (CTI), now in its eighth
year, has hosted over two hundred producers from across the Caribbean.
Sponsored by Flow, the Caribbean's leading telecommunications company,
the CTI serves as a funnel for the creation of original TV Series...
WideScreen Film and Music Video Festival to Host Awards Show Aboard 125' Yacht
- Jan 31, 2017 - 7:45:25 PM
Miami, FL. -- The highly anticipated 3-day event, WIDESCREEN FILM &
MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL (WSF) returns to Miami to celebrate their 3rd
consecutive year in recognizing and awarding the craftsmanship and
accomplishments of talented artists and filmmakers from over 75
countries. The festival commences Friday, February 17, concluding aboard
the 125' South Beach Lady Yacht, on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at
Every season Widescreen Festival receives over
669 film submissions from 75+ countries across the globe. Featured on
NBC 6, WSF has been honored as the #1 Best-Reviewed festival globally
out of 4,850+ on FilmFreeway...