Junkanoo Legends 2014 Awarded
- Dec 18, 2014 - 3:13:03 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture presented awards to its Junkanoo
Legends 2014 on Monday evening, December 15, at Government House. They
are pictured with the Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite
Pindling, seated centre, and Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the
Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson, seated left.
Legends 2014 are: Anthony “Bain Boy” Bain; Carolyn Christina Vogt
Evans; Luden Gibson Jr.; William “Bill” Wallace; Anthony “Big Mo”
Morley; James “Killer” Smith; Etienne Farquharson; Edward “Rat” Munroe;
Samuel “Sammy” Archer; Edward "Eddie" Ford...
Prime Minister Christie wants Bahamian culture institutionalized
- Dec 15, 2014 - 2:51:39 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - “We have to do better and we have to do more” were the
words of Prime Minister Christie as he talked cultural development during his tribute
to cultural icon Charles Carter
on Friday evening at a park renaming ceremony
in Mr. Carter’s honour.
The Prime Minister was making a broader point about the
way The Bahamas has traditionally treated its cultural ambassadors, singling
out renowned cultural luminaries in the names of Ronnie Butler and his former
constituent, Joseph Spence. He also
sounded off on the need to institutionalize both the recognition of local artists
and to officially and formally facilitate the development of art and culture in
Dame Marguerite Enjoys Nassau Renaissance Singers in Concert
- Dec 14, 2014 - 9:13:07 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Governor General,
Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, enjoyed a concert by the Nassau
Renaissance Singers in the Ballroom of Government House, Thursday
evening, December 11. The Renaissance Singers, led by Bahamian musical
and cultural icon Audrey Dean-Wright, perform a Music for Christmas
Concert annually, and do so in order to raise funds to award
scholarships to deserving students. Pictured are the Nassau Renaissance
Singers in concert, and being viewed by the Governor General at right,
with conductor Audrey Dean-Wright standing...
27th Annual Junior Junkanoo Parade set for December 13h
- Dec 13, 2014 - 11:53:18 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Hon. Dr.
Daniel Johnson, Minister of Youth Sports & Culture announced the kickoff of
Junkanoo Ticket Sales – Friday, December 5. The 27th Annual Junior Junkanoo
Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 13, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium, and will feature 23 schools from New Providence, Abaco, and Eleuthera. Four private schools are joining in the
parade for the first time: they are
Forest Heights Academy, Abaco; Akrephan International Academy, Nassau; Mt.
Carmel Preparatory Academy, Nassau; and Faith United Academy, Nassau.
NE7 asks the experts: “Antillean: an Ecology” opens at NAGB on December 11
- Dec 11, 2014 - 1:33:54 PM
Centered on themes
like class, privilege, the economy and race, the organizers behind the
Seventh National Exhibition (NE7) are serious about stirring up a
constructive dialogue among the public. Demonstrating their commitment
to addressing these issues, NE7 curators Holly Bynoe and Michael Edwards
and National Art Gallery of The Bahamas Director Amanda Coulson are
kicking off the five-month discussion with a series of programming
events, including a performance and panel talks, all of which are open
to the public and free of charge.
The exhibition, titled
“Antillean: an Ecology”, will open at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 11,
and its curatorial team welcomes the public to the launch...
National Art Gallery of The Bahamas gears up for Seventh National Exhibition
- Dec 4, 2014 - 6:18:37 PM
There’s a whole new bag of goodies opening this month at the National
Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB), and it promises to give visitors a lot more
to mull over than Christmas budgets.
Opening on December 11, the Seventh National Exhibition (NE7) will
discuss the significance of hues that go beyond seasonal reds and greens. This
year, literary and visual artists will respond to the dynamics of social codes
around race, class and the economics of privilege in The Bahamas in the show
titled “Antillean: an Ecology”.
Have you written your DEAR SANTA letter? LYTS has…
- Dec 1, 2014 - 12:36:10 PM
Freeport, GRAND BAHAMA – The local, Lucaya
Youth Theatre Society is fully in production and ready to present Grand
Bahama with its production of DEAR SANTA on 12th and 13th December,
Dear Santa, written by the most prolific playwright in
Canada, Norm Foster, is his first Family Christmas Comedy, entertaining
enough for adults to enjoy and innocent enough for children to love.
This is the third Norm Foster play presented by the LYTS directorial
team and, as such, Norm Foster has taken an interest in the group and
personally agreed to sponsor the production.
Dack, said, “Mr. Foster has agreed to gift away the royalty fees which
has saved this small non-profit a fair sum of money...
Bahamas GG Presents the 2014 Arts Festival Awards and Encourages Artists
- Nov 7, 2014 - 12:25:29 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Encouraging
cultural self-expression has been one of the goals of the National Arts
Festival since 1959.
"The National Arts Festival, which has been in existence since 1959, has
done a very good job in highlighting the arts in schools throughout The
Bahamas," said H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General.
On October 30, the Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Culture presented the E.
Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Awards in the Government House Ballroom
on Mount Fitzwilliam. Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture, the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson introduced Her Excellency, Dame
Queen's College wins grand trophy for E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival
- Nov 5, 2014 - 2:48:31 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Queen’s College won
the grand trophy as winners of the E. Clement Bethel National Arts
Festival. The trophy was presented at Government House in ceremonies
addressed by Her Excellency, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General,
and by Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Dr. Daniel
Pictured are QC students along front row, and in second row,
from left: Head of QC High School, Mrs. Shawn Turnquest; Minister Daniel
Johnson; Dame Marguerite; and Principal of Queen’s College, Ms. Andrea
"Beautiful Warrior" opens at Hillside House Gallery, November 14th
- Nov 4, 2014 - 12:31:54 PM
Nassau, Bahamas -
Warrior is a collection of graphite drawings and mixed media paintings
on paper and wood. and nature's color palette, finding the beauty in
strength, struggle and triumph and in the little things too often taken
for granted. A visual voice is given to those who have been through
their share of darkness but choose to shine and spread their light
anyway. They find comfort in knowing that their strength is beyond
measure, their tears remind them that they are human, their journey
reminds them that they are strong. Their beauty is undeniable from the
inside and out. They are Beautiful Warriors.
opening reception for Beautiful Warrior will be held Friday November
14th, from 6-9PM at Hillside House & Gallery, 25 Cumberland St...
Help the Junkanoo Commandos get to France!
- Oct 30, 2014 - 6:40:43 PM
JUNKANOO COMMANDOS TO THE WORLD
from The Beautiful Islands of The Bahamas! We are the JUNKANOO
COMMANDOS, a group of young professional part time artists of The
Bahamas. We have been participating in our number one cultural festival
(JUNKANOO) from we were all able to walk on our own. A small group of
us came together to form the JUNKANOO COMMANDOS in 2007 for the purpose
of showcasing and exporting our cultural expression of JUNKANOO, and
developing a means by which to create job opportunities for some of the
members of The JUNKANOO COMMANDOS that want to become FULL TIME ARTISTS.
We are also continuing to create other opportunities for young artists
within our communities in The Bahamas.
Bahamas Ambassador Magazine Released
- Oct 30, 2014 - 2:20:52 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- The Ministry of
Youth, Sports and Culture launched
Bahamas Ambassador Magazine (BAAM) at the National Art Gallery of The
Bahamas, October 23.
Aimed at “bringing the people, the
culture and the beauty of The Bahamas to the world,” said the Hon. Dr. Daniel,
Johnson, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture – the magazine is a creative production
of Bahamas Information Services (BIS) and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and
, BAAM, and film entitled
Come See are ingredients of the festival mix that will comprise the
exciting ‘Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival...
The Anglican Chorale in Ninth Annual Festival of Hymns and Anthems
- Oct 29, 2014 - 7:45:10 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Under the patronage of
the Right Reverend Laish Z. Boyd, Sr. and Mrs. Boyd, the Anglican
Chorale will be presenting its Ninth Annual Festival of Hymns and
Anthems at Christ Church Cathedral, George Street, Nassau on Sunday,
16th November, 2014, commencing at 4:00 p.m. Admission is free and an
offering will be taken.
This year’s event promises to be exciting
and special as the Conductor Dexter Fernander has introduced a few new
elements to the programme, including the Highgrove Singers (conducted by
Adrian Archer), Lee Callender on piano, and also female and male
ensembles from within the Chorale. The group will also be joined in the
finale by The Bahamas Christian Chorale...
Grand Bahama New Year's Junkanoo Parade
- Jan 1, 2013 - 2:22:06 AM
Freeport, Bahamas -
The Grand Bahama Junkanoo Committee (GBJC) announced their 2014 New
Year's Junkanoo Parade with the opening ceremony to begin at 5pm. This
year's theme is, "The Spirit of Giving," and will feature 9 A-groups
and 3 B-groups.
"One of the new rules is the introduction of pre-judging. We found out
that this will lend pretty well to the overall time management for the
parade," Bowe, GBJC Deputy Chairman.
"If this is very successful then the parade will begin on time, we will
kill a lot of the lag times, and you'll find that the general public
will enjoy a full-fledged group alignment," Bowe said.
Canvasses with a Cause – Cerulean Art Show at Melia Raises Funds for Environmental Protection
- Dec 10, 2014 - 11:54:45 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - When
Andros-based artist Judith Papillon faces a blank canvas, she merely
looks beyond it to see the cerulean sea that is her back yard. As she
works re-creating the swirling blues and greens of the water, the
powder-soft sand, the brilliant
sky above, her brush flows as smoothly, as gently, as the waves flow to
the lee shore. The result – breathtaking visuals that make you want to
sink your feet into the sand, dip your toes in the water and close your
eyes to make time stand still.
Papillon’s vivid sea and beach scenes were so sought
after at a recent art show that three buyers wanted one of her acrylics,
ironically titled Cerulean long before she knew that was the name of
the art show it would be in...
Authentically Bahamian Christmas Craft Market Opens
- Dec 5, 2014 - 8:59:21 AM
As the Christmas season gets fully underway, residents and
visitors are encouraged to buy uniquely Bahamian gifts at the annual
Authentically Bahamian Craft market that opens at Pompey Square today.
Bahamas Handicraft Association President Sonia Rolle said
over 20 vendors are involved in the market and they are hoping for a favourable
“It is Christmas yuletide season we just wanted to bring
something home and so we wanted to have something really Bahamian and really
authentic. And so we brought the straw bags, shell jewelry, sponges, sand jars..."
Freeport Players' Guild & YARD presents 'A Christmas Carol Scrooge'
- Dec 3, 2014 - 5:24:44 PM
A first time director, Antonio Guarro (YARD President 2014)
is beyond pleased with the progress of this production. With less than two
months of pre production it’s great to see how far along everything has come...
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The YARD Group of the Freeport Player's Guild presents ‘A
Christmas Carol Scrooge’, an iconic family production that will take audiences
by surprise. During this, the season of giving, this production tells the
perfect story of the importance of gratitude, love, family and friendship. In
this fantasy drama-comedy attendees will experience a glimpse into the past,
present and future of Ebenezer Scrooge who will be left to decide his own fate.
With the extremely talented members of the Freeport Players’ Guild and the YARD
group ‘A Christmas Carol Scrooge’ is definitely one to see.
Portrait Exhibition Highlights Positive Bahamian Spirit
- Dec 1, 2014 - 7:07:58 PM
The Salus Project announces the opening of The Bahamian Collection
exhibition on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
The collection of classic, dramatic black-and-white legacy portraits
that will be exhibited are part of the Bahamian Project's first year
body of work created by photographer, and Bahamian Project founder, Duke
The Bahamian Project was created to capture the spirit of the people of
The Bahamas. The body of photographs produced in the first year – “The
Bahamian Collection” – comprises about 60 classic black-&-white
portraits of Bahamians and made a spectacular debut at the National Art
Gallery of the Bahamas as part of the Bahamas'...
Resident underwater photographer, Elena Kalis to exhibit in California
- Dec 1, 2014 - 3:14:13 PM
underwater photographer and resident of The Bahamas, Elena Kalis will be
presenting her first exhibition of works in California this coming
weekend in Santa Monica at 2525 Michigan Ave, Unit A7. The opening
reception is on Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 7-9 pm.
Aside from her website, ElenaKalisPhoto.com,
Kalis is extremely active on most social media platforms, and her
photos garner tens of thousands of likes. Her instagram presently has
411,000 followers. Her images have adorned book covers and she's been
written up in too many magazines to list here...
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Grand Bahama launched
- Nov 30, 2014 - 6:13:06 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The
Right Honourable Prime Minister Perry G. Christie officially introduced
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival in Grand Bahama on Friday, November 28th
during a launch party in the Count Basie Square at the Port Lucaya
Marketplace where residents and visitors turned out for the spectacular
The night kicked off with the melodic, downhome Rake-N-
Scrape sounds of Ophie and the Websites, Bahamian sensation Stileet, the
Matrixx Band and Terrelle Tynes-Wilson, one of three Grand Bahama
finalists in the Bahams Junkanoo Carnival Song Competition, who owned
the stage while performing “Mash Up the Carnival” and “Roll Mama” for
the first time with the Royal Bahamas Police Force Grand Bahama Band...