Bahamas International Film Festival announces official host venue for 2017 Nassau events
- Dec 4, 2017 - 3:45:51 PM
The prestigious Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), now entering
its 14th edition, will be held at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar and SLS Baha Mar
hotels, the hottest new resort properties in The Bahamas. The
announcement was made today by BIFF Founder and Executive Director,
“Grand Hyatt Baha Mar and SLS Baha Mar are
exceptional locations that have everything a major film festival needs -
beautifully designed spaces, a wide variety of dining options and a
CARGO comes to Freeport on December 8 for One Night Only
- Nov 21, 2017 - 4:40:25 PM
Best Ever Film Ltd. in partnership with Artistic Soul Productions Studio
(ASPS) announces the Freeport Gala Premiere of “Cargo”, the largest
Bahamian film project ever.
The “Cargo” Gala Premiere in Freeport
is open to the public and will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017 at A
Social Affair Convention Center.
Written and directed by
acclaimed Bahamian filmmaker Kareem J. Mortimer, this action filled
human drama inspired by true events, tells the story of Kevin...
Michael K Williams to Receive Bahamas International Film Festival Shining Star Tribute
- Nov 18, 2017 - 3:26:58 PM
The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today that
multiple Emmy® Award nominee Michael K Williams (12 Years a Slave, The
Wire, Gone Baby Gone, Robocop) will be honored with the prestigious
Shining Star Tribute at this year’s Film Festival, taking place December
10-17. Williams will be on hand for the special tribute and
presentation at the Baha Mar Resort in Nassau on the evening of Sunday,
December 17, The announcement was made by BIFF Founder and Executive
Director Leslie Vanderpool.
Said Vanderpool, “Michael is true ‘actor’s actor’ who possesses an
uncanny screen presence and charisma that have fueled so many memorable
performances. In watching his amazing body of work...
Culinary Fusion Expo 2017 set for This Saturday Nov. 11th at Grand Lucayan
- Nov 3, 2017 - 11:02:36 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Five years and counting, Move Marketing
presents Culinary Fusion Food & Beverage Expo 2017. The event takes place November 11th,
2017 from 4pm to 9pm at the Grand Lucayan. Come experience a spectacular
night of food & fun at Culinary Fusion 2017. SAVE the date and
purchase your tickets early!
We are anticipating another grand event.
Bahamas Weekly is proud to once again be a part of Culinary Fusion Expo
as a media sponsor. We congratulate Sean Johnson and his Move
Marketing team for coming up with this incredible concept and
successfully executing, what has grown to become a one of a kind massive
Culinary Fusion Expo is the signature event on Grand Bahama
heralding the official start of the Holiday season and represents the
best value for dollar that one can find at a time when inflation is the
order of the day.
Uppercut 242 Post-Halloween Dinner Party & Concert @ Dive In
- Oct 29, 2017 - 8:26:59 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Due to the passage of tropical storm
Phillipe on Saturday, the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at Unexso
will be hosting a Post-Halloween Dinner Party and Free concert this
Friday November 3rd starting at 8pm. The Post Halloween Dinner party will be
even bigger than originally planned. There'll be an amazing dinner
selection, $1 shots, and loads of drink specials and Prizes! So
put your Halloween costume back on
and join Uppercut 242 at The Dive In for the ultimate Post-Halloween bash!
242 provides 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're in for one heck of an awesome night out!
JOIN US at The Dive In for an amazing evening with the band that everybody's talking about, Uppercut 242!
Presidente Beer Music Vibes Tour returns with Hip Hop Headliner
- Oct 13, 2017 - 9:20:50 AM
On Saturday October 14th, the National Beach Soccer Stadium will come
alive again for the return of the Presidente Music Vibes Concert
Series. The Caribbean’s number one beer brand, Presidente, will
showcase some of the best and brightest from the local and international
music scene and once again join forces with its Bahamian distributor
the Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Co. Ltd.
successful launch of The Bahamas leg of the Presidente Music Vibes Tour,
which featured International Reggae sensation Konshens, the company is
upping the ante with a musical lineup that is sure to please both Reggae
and Hip-Hop enthusiasts alike.
Making his first ever appearance at a concert venue in The Bahamas,
international hip-hop and rap sensation Kent Jones will headline
Saturday’s concert. The Atlanta native is best known for his debut
single “Don’t Mind”...
1 Month 2 big events: Aliv Hope Gala Ball & Aliv Pink Party
- Sep 20, 2017 - 11:48:02 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - One month, two huge events, On October
7th, you won't want to miss Bahamas International recording
artist Julien Believe at the Aliv Pink Party at the Canal House...
Then, on October 21st, it's the Aliv Hope Gala Ball under the patronage
of Prime Minister The Hon Dr. Hubert Minnis and Mrs. Patricia Minnis.
The event will be hosted by Karaoke King, Demetrius and features live
music by Grand Bahama's favorite multi-genre band, Uppercut 242...
Dinner & Free Marinaside Uppercut Concert series resumes September 30th
- Sep 16, 2017 - 2:39:00 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - on Saturday September 30th, 2017 the
Dinner and Free Concerts at The Marina series with UPPERCUT returns to
the Dive In Marina Bar & Restaurant at UNEXSO. Celebrating
three years, the monthly Dinner and Free Concerts at the Marina under
the stars with Uppercut at the Dive In has been entertaining Bahamian
residents and visitors with authentic live music without the aid of
pre-recorded tracks or digital sequencers. Couple authentic LIVE music
of a FULL BAND of great musicians along with tasty waterside dining and
cocktails at the Dive In, and you're in for one heck of an awesome family
friendly night out!
47th Annual BASRA Swim race & Beach Party w/ Uppercut 242
- Aug 19, 2017 - 9:34:16 AM
The 47th Annual Bernie Butler/BASRA Swim race is scheduled to take
place August 19 at Coral Beach from 9:00 a.m. the much anticipated
annual event is the largest Swim race and beach party of the year.
after the competition is the beach party from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m,
the U. S. Coast Guard returns with their dramatic demonstrations which
includes a chase and a rescue scene.
BASRA Chairman Eddie Whan
explained that this year they plan even more activities than before
including; Tug-O-War, egg toss and more. Wahn expressed his enthusiasm
to confirm the return of Grand Bahama's ever popular Uppercut 242...
Uppercut Rain or Shine Waterside Dinner & Free Concert
- Jun 23, 2017 - 3:53:54 AM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - RAIN or SHINE on Saturday June 24th, 2017 the UPPERCUT Band will be
be performing a free waterside concert. If it rains the band will
perform at Taino By The Sea Restaurant at the Taino Beach Resort, if it
shines Uppercut will perform at The Dive In at Unexso. Regardless of
which of these two awesome waterfront locations the band ends up at,
patrons will receive the same friendly courteous service, succulent
dinner selection and refreshing drinks. However, the Uppercut Band will
be even better as they introduce two new members; Syd Collie and Massawe
Dean. Two sisters that sing really well and an additional keyboard
player for the band in Syd.
The monthly Dinner and Free
Waterfront Concerts under the stars with Uppercut are all about
providing unique musical experiences for those bored of the same old
Jazz In Bloom and Father's Day this Sunday
- Jun 18, 2017 - 12:35:57 AM
Anuschka Wright's Jazz In Bloom Concert is fast becoming the
premiere event to look forward to each and every Father's Day. After a
big crab & rice feast, fathers and their families have added an
evening at the Hilton Hotel to experience Anuschka and her eclectic
Jazz In Bloom band as a welcomed part of their Father's Day traditions.
Jazz In Bloom, some folks said it was difficult to find something for
adult sons and daughters to share with their dads or for wives to treat
their husbands to.
Jazz In Bloom now stands to fill that void and
presents a classy and adult atmosphere with world class entertainment
in beautiful surroundings that has helped to establish it as a striking
Father's Day gift alternative...
Uppercut Band ascends with 2 more singers & keyboards
- Jun 3, 2017 - 7:59:01 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Uppercut journey
continues as the band moves up several notches with the addition of two
new members, Syd Collie and Massawe Dean. “Two sisters that sing really
well and an additional keyboard player for the band in Syd” says
David Mackey bandleader and former lead guitarist for Grammy nominated
T-Connection Band. He went on to say
that the band’s biggest weakness was the lack of a full complement of
backing vocals. “Initially we sought a single singer but when we invited
Syd and Massawe to rehearsal, the sound was so sweet that the consensus
was that we had to have them both.”
Acknowledging that it is difficult to get work for a large band, Mackey
says, “It’s all about the music. There are more than enough one-man
bands and Karaoke people out there. People crave real LIVE music...
Beres Hammond & DMAC to perform at Grand Bahama Homecoming
- Jun 2, 2017 - 2:30:21 PM
Day 1 Friday June 2nd:
Grand Bahama Homecoming Committee Presents
Performing Live Labour Day Holiday
Music By DJ FREEZE, TIKO-T, KING DANO, MONEY LIKE DIRT. Come and see The Bahamian Cultural Show, Platinum Knights Junkanoo Rushout. Gates Open at 3pm Admission: $2;
, Freeport ,Bahamas...
Day 2 Saturday June 3rd:
Beres Hammond performing Live with Harmony House Band
Also Featuring Jah Hem. Music By: KING DANO, TIKO-T, GANGALEE MOVMENTS, MR. MONO. Doors Open at 9pm; Tickets:$50 VIP| $100 Platinum|$200 Double Platinum;
GB Sports Complex
Day 3 Whit Monday June 5th:
Celebrity Beach Bash
Special Guest Rocnations Own Jim Jones
& Special Guest Celebrities from New York Miami & Atlanta; Music By: (Special Guest DJ) Alongside TIKO-T, KING DANO...Gates Open at 3pm| Admission: $10 in advance;
FREE ADMISSION TO ALL BOATERS
, Freeport, Bahamas...
Father’s Day: Jazz in Bloom returns on June 18th
- May 31, 2017 - 7:32:17 AM
Anuschka Wright’s Jazz in Bloom concert
is fast becoming the musical event to look forward to each and every
Father’s Day. So after a big crab & rice feast, fathers and their
families have added making their way downtown to the British Colonial
Hilton to experience Jazz vocalist Anuschka Wright and her exceptional
group of both local and international artists a welcomed part of their
Father's day traditions.
Before Jazz in Bloom, it was difficult
to find something for adult kids and wives to share with their dads and
husbands. Jazz in Bloom fills that void and presents a classy and adult
atmosphere with quality entertainment as a unique Father’s Day gift—a
great evening of love, laughter, and Jazz...
The State of Caribbean Film: The Bahamas
- May 30, 2017 - 11:33:33 PM
And that's a wrap for Cannes’ 70th! Walking away, this wasn’t the best Cannes Film Festival I've attended; at least not as it relates to
‘content’ in the competition. No. Cannes 70th was mostly about ‘form.’ I
think it wanted to send a message about the shifting world of cinema:
that, and the shifting word of the word “cinema.”
Cannes 2017 aimed to redefine cinema as it relates in infrastructure. We saw that with streaming giants like Netflix (
) and Amazon (
). We saw that with TV-as-cinema with work by Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake” miniseries (
Top Of The Lake
got better reviews at the festival than traditional films).
An Interview with the Film Commissioner of Trinidad and Tobago
- May 28, 2017 - 1:06:43 AM
70th annual Cannes Film Festival (Le Festival International du Film de
Cannes) is underway in France, and The Bahamas' very own, Travolta
Cooper is again covering the prestigious event. On his quest to seek out
Caribbean film, here is his interview with Nneka Luke, Film
Commissioner of Trinidad and Tobago, and General Manager of FilmTT:
1. What brings you to Cannes?
A: As the General Manager of FilmTT and Film Commissioner of
Trinidad and Tobago, I am in Cannes with three objectives: to promote
Trinidad and Tobago as an attractive location for productions in the
Caribbean (an idea made even more attractive by our competitive
cash-back rebate), to find opportunities for T&T and, by extension,
Caribbean film producers, and to continue to broaden and deepen Trinidad
and Tobago’s critical network of international contacts and
Blurred Lines: What Exactly is “Cinema” in 2017?
- May 26, 2017 - 4:38:37 PM
If you haven’t been following our articles and posts, here’s a quick
recap: the world of the cinema is changing. It has changed. The future
is right now. This has been the predominant theme of the 70th Cannes
We have talked about streaming cinema (via
Netflix and Amazon Studios) here in the competition with films. But what
in the world is the American cable network “Showtime” doing here on the
pure and holy grounds of the Palais? Showtime is here at Cannes with
David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” and Jane Campion’s “Top Of The Lake”. This
‘cinema-as-TV’, as some call it, is not in competition, but rather is
being described as part of Cannes’ “anniversary event...”
Avvy’ to Launch Third Carnival in Inagua
- May 26, 2017 - 10:23:38 AM
Bahamian singing sensation “Avvy” plans to launch his third Carnival in
Inagua with the help of The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC).
company serves as the event’s primary sponsor this year. The
entertainer credits BTC for making this event possible. He said, “BTC
has been able to help me take something that we’ve been doing and
broadcast it. This gives us the opportunity to reach more people from
and outside the island to come and be a part of this experience. BTC has
allowed us to market this event more effectively...
The State of Caribbean Film: Trinidad and Tobago
- May 25, 2017 - 2:42:37 PM
It is safe to say that Trinidad and Tobago is leading the charge for the
development of a lucrative film industry in the Caribbean Region.
Trinidad and Tobago, a twin island Republic, lead for mainly two
reasons: One? The best and most imaginative films have come from under
T&T over the last five years. Two? As a nation, they have done more
to unite the Region under one Caribbean Film banner. We have talked
about this idea of a “Cariwood” on our television show The Cinemas.
then became a bit catchphrase that Tempo Networks (a regional
television network televising our show) also adopted. Cariwood is this
idea of a Caribbean Film Industry. And though it mostly exists it in
theory at this point (as the Region still has a ways to go), if the race
to Cariwood is on, it is looking like Trinidad and Tobago will cross
the finish line to her first.