Bahamian artist vents frustration about The Bahamas through art book
- May 27, 2016 - 11:56:59 AM
Bahamian writer and book artist Sonia Farmer just released her latest
piece of mastery in an art chapbook she crafted and wrote entitled “Ten
Recipes for Disaster (plus VAT)”. The witty and acerbic truth of what
Farmer wrote has resonated so profoundly within the community, that it
has been shared over 600 times in social media in just 48 hours, with
the artist receiving hundreds of requests to purchase copies.
made the book during a two-week book, paper and print crafts workshop
called the Paper Book Intensive situated in Alabama. Farmer took a class
called “Taking Things Out of Context” taught by book artist Sarah Smith
where she used found material, DIY processes and random prompts to
produce handmade book objects...
Bahamian Artists Superb at 16th Meet in Beijing Arts Festival
- May 27, 2016 - 10:32:22 AM
The music, films, art and iconic photographs of The Bahamas were
recently on display in Beijing, China, as Bahamians participated in the
2016 Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Exchange as part of the
overall 16th Meet in Beijing Arts Festival which annually attracts
hundreds of artists from around the world.
Bahamian artists performed at the highest level and were well-received at this Beijing world celebration of the arts...
Emily Rahming Presents Book, 'Emma the Island Girl' to the Governor General
- May 27, 2016 - 6:15:08 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Emily Rahming of Congo Town, Andros, presented a copy of her book, Emma the Island Girl to Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, in a courtesy call at Government House on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)
Eyeing the Horse and Carriage Tour
- May 27, 2016 - 6:12:12 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – ‘Keeping an eye out’…. Director of Visitor Safety & Security Vincent Harris, pictured (holding envelope) with Minister of Tourism the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, keeps an eye on things as he walks with the Minister in the area of the House of Assembly and takes in the movement of a popular Horse and Carriage tour through downtown.
(BIS Photo/Kemuel Stubbs)
Mechanic Presents Book on 'How to Extend Your Car Life' to Minister for Grand Bahama
- May 24, 2016 - 10:58:09 AM
Certified mechanic, Johnathan Smith, on Monday, May 23, presented a copy of his book, How to Extend Your Car Life to Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville. Mr. Smith said he was inspired to write this book because he wants people to make an informed decision when purchasing a car, and assist women to find a good mechanic without feeling intimidated.
He believes that this small, but compact, book will equip everyone with the knowledge needed because included is information on car, road and personal safety. Minister Darville applauded Mr. Smith for writing the book, which is he said, can be used effectively by all road users...
“It’s Growing” Collaborative Art Exhibition By Elkino Dames & The Students Of L.W. Young High School To Open May 26
- May 20, 2016 - 2:55:37 PM
Doongalik Studios announces the opening of a collaborative art
exhibition on Thursday, May 26 from 6.30pm – 9pm featuring new works by
Elkino Dames and his art students at the L.W. Young High School.
inspiration for this show came from the child-like faith that exudes
from my students as they created work using water based paints. I wanted
to be able to hold a collaborative show to showcase their talents along
with mine as my gesture of appreciation to them as they leave the
protective walls of school and enter the world of work and maturity,”
Fred Ferguson: The Negative Effects The Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Has On Our Indigenous Music
- May 19, 2016 - 6:30:03 AM
Carnival 2016 is OVER.
We played Mas, We Feted, We Bacchanaled) …… but what have we REALLY accomplished?
not even delving into the financial aspects of the event but I’m very
concerned about the Cultural and Artistic aspects ….. with focus on the
From its inception, concerns mounted about the plans in place to ensure the preservation of the indigenous ‘Bahamian Music’...
A Novel Evening set for Salt Cay Writers' Retreat
- May 17, 2016 - 11:00:50 AM
From May 23 - 28, participants at
the annual Salt Cay Writers Retreat will be honing their writing skills with
the best in the literary industry. Armed with their laptops, writers from
countries near and far will board the Blue Lagoon Island ferry to spend each
day rubbing elbows with literary agents and published authors, in the hopes of
perfecting their manuscripts on the shores of Salt Cay - also known as Blue
It only seems fitting that some
of the industry’s best wordsmiths would share their love for the art with the
local public in the name of promoting literacy...
Unique Bahamas International Wraps Up Successful Production of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival
- May 13, 2016 - 2:29:03 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas — Unique Bahamas International (UBI) has wrapped up
another successful production of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, climaxing
with scores of interns working alongside professionals to prepare and
execute the country’s largest production.
More than 40 of the
nation’s youth from the College of The Bahamas, Bahamas Technical
Vocational Institute and other affiliations concluded a weeklong
internship program with UBI where they studied lighting, stage, video
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Road Fever Closes In Grand Style
- May 9, 2016 - 2:32:07 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas: Road Fever, the most anticipated event of Bahamas
Junkanoo Carnival presented by BTC has sadly come to an end for many
The signature party of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival (BJC) closed out the yearly event in majestic style on Saturday, May 7.
at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium and ending at the Cultural
Village, 26 registered BJC bands showcased an amazing assortment of
costumes all containing an element of native Bahamian raw material...
2016 Junkanoo Carnival hailed as a success
- May 9, 2016 - 10:25:07 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas — The second annual Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival presented
by BTC was an extraordinary success, said Bahamas National Festival
Commission (BNFC) Chairman Paul Major.
“We invested heavily this
year to ensure there was a perfect dose of music, culture and vibes.
That investment paid off in a big way. Inside Da Cultural Village during
the day we had Rake n’ Scrape music, interactive cultural
demonstrations and the first ever Junkanoo Carnival Regatta. We also
supported the Art Pavilion, which was downtown at Hillside House. Every
night we had Bahamian and international entertainers electrify the
thousands of patrons that turned out...
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival's 'Systems are Go!'
- May 5, 2016 - 12:28:28 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – ‘All systems are go’ for Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, according to Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) CEO Roscoe Dames at Monday’s press conference to update the public on preparedness for the festival, May 5-7, 2016.
Past critiques from vendors and members of the public have been applied to making improvements this year. Mr. Dames said the Da Cultural Village opens at 12:00 noon daily and is free to the public until 6 p.m. each day...
Regatta: Economic Cornerstone of Family Island Economies
- May 2, 2016 - 1:15:30 PM
EXUMA, The Bahamas – The Hon. Alfred Gray, the Minister of Agriculture
and Marine Resources, under whose purview regattas fall, expressed
satisfaction with 2016 National Family Island Regatta which wrapped up
in George Town, Exuma this past weekend.
“So far we’ve been
blessed with good weather and without incident. The job of the Police is
not difficult when you have people simply having fun,” he said. “I am
very pleased with what they have told me and I am pleased with what I
have seen. Regattas are simply growing...”
The Road To Majority Rule 50th Anniversary Celebrations Launch
- Apr 29, 2016 - 12:32:05 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Ministry of Youth, Sports, & Culture
officially launched the national 50th anniversary celebrations of
Majority Rule during a press conference at its Thompson Boulevard
headquarters on Wednesday, 27th April, 2016, under the theme, “ Many
Islands, One People”.
The nearly year-long cultural calendar of
planned events will commemorate half a century since The Bahamas
navigated through its own of Civil Rights Movement, better known as The
Road To Majority Rule, leading up to the 50th anniversary on January
Nassau author teaches Christians to rise from crisis through new novel
- Apr 28, 2016 - 11:32:36 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas — Author Randy Lundy pens an encouraging, new Christian
novel in “What Went Wrong Was Right,” which is expected to be released
nationwide this week.
In “What Went Wrong Was Right,” Lundy aims
to help those who have been toppled with unfortunate crisis and guide
them through life’s journey — whether it was a childhood experience or
an unfortunate event they have encountered in their adult life. Crisis
births the passion, vigor and zeal needed to release their potential,
propelling individuals to walk with endless passion and unconditional
bountiful love in their God-given purpose...
Spence Finlayson Presents His Book to the Governor General
- Apr 27, 2016 - 9:02:15 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Spence Finlayson presented Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, with a copy on his book, Phoenix Rising, during a courtesy call at Government House on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)
Creative Nassau Launching Straw Documentary
- Apr 27, 2016 - 1:21:54 PM
Creative Nassau (CN), the not-for- profit organization, which, since
2008, has been turning new pages in the promotion of Bahamian history,
culture and the arts as the keys to economic diversity, has accomplished
another first. On Thursday, May 5 at Doongalik Studios, Creative Nassau
will launch “Straw craft in The Bahamas: Weaving economic diversity”, a
short video documentary showcasing this unique aspect of Bahamian
culture by which many Bahamian families have earned a living for
The 15-minute film, written and directed by Creative
Nassau’s Vice President, Patricia Glinton-Meicholas, was produced by CN
in conjunction with The Counsellors Limited (TCL) with the sponsorship
of The Counsellors Ltd, the Jackson Burnside Library Fund, Arawak Homes
Ltd and Cable Bahamas Cares Foundation...
NAGB announces three exciting new exhibitions
- Apr 27, 2016 - 1:16:14 PM
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) is pleased to
announce the official opening of its three newest exhibitions: EN MAS’:
Carnival, Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean; Genesis: The
beginning of souls in time;and From Columbus to Junkanoo.
Carnival, Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean Traveling to The
Bahamas from New Orleans and The Cayman Islands, ENMAS’: Carnival,
Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean explores theinfluence that
street festivals like Junkanoo can have on visual art. Curated byClaire
Tancons and Krista Thompson, EN MAS’ features nine artists from
acrossthe region and internationally, including Bahamian John Beadle...
Musicians and Entertainers Participate in 'Meet in Beijing Arts Festival'
- Apr 27, 2016 - 12:54:26 PM
In a bid to “jump-start
the Bahamian music industry in international markets,” a
delegation of more than 40 Bahamian musicians and entertainers will participate
in the Annual Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Exchange at the 2016
Meet In Beijing Arts Festival
, a major
Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson presented members of the
“TEAM BAHAMAS” artistic delegation
Tuesday at the Office of the Prime Minister;
the group travels to Beijing April 27...