2016, 2017 Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Dates Set
- Feb 11, 2016 - 8:07:38 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) is
pleased to announce the official dates for the 2016 and 2017 Bahamas
Junkanoo Carnival. Intense planning is underway for the 2016 event,
which is intended to be even better than the inaugural event: The Grand
Bahama Carnival Kick Off is scheduled for April 15-16, 2016 at Taino
Beach, Grand Bahama, and the main event for May 5-7, 2016 at Da Cultural
Village in Nassau.
The BNFC has made a concerted effort to
implement lessons learned from the inaugural year in order to improve
the overall event experience, strengthen the marketing, generate greater
economic impact for small businesses...
Bahamian artists a hit at Harlem Fine Arts Show NY
- Feb 11, 2016 - 12:11:26 PM
New York, NY – The works of Bahamian artists exhibiting at the Harlem
Fine Arts Show, New York, has been receiving much acclaim, and has
provoked much conversation regarding the styles of the artists, their
social and political consciousness as well as their outstanding talents.
The HFAS, which officially opened on Thursday night, February 4th, at
the historic Riverside Church, is a four-day travelling exhibition and
sale of contemporary paintings, sculpture, and photography and is the
largest of its kind featuring art from the African Diaspora...
Finalists for Junkanoo Carnival Music Masters Competition Announced
- Feb 10, 2016 - 7:12:50 PM
17 Artists, 20 Songs vie for $20,000 grand prize
The Bahamas, [7 February 2016] – The Bahamas National Festival
Commission (BNFC) congratulates the contestants in the 2016 Junkanoo
Carnival Music Masters Song Competition as they embark on a journey to
Music Masters stardom. Seventeen Bahamian musicians, fielding 20 songs,
will vie for the $20,000 grand prize at Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival 2016.
Their demos were selected by a panel of judges as the best of the best
and now they will proceed to walk the road to carnival...
‘Eleuthera…All that Jazz’ named one of region’s best for 2016
- Feb 10, 2016 - 2:02:27 PM
USA Today named ‘Eleuthera…All that Jazz’ one of the Caribbean’s best music festivals for 2016.
Take your pick from jazz and blues to techno, reggae and soul and
you’ll find a music festival in the Caribbean that will keep your toes
tapping and your hips swaying. Check out our musical calendar and snag a
front row seat at the Caribbean’s longest running jazz festival in St.
Lucia, get groovy to soul sounds on the beach in Aruba, blues on the
beach in Nevis and rock all night to a reggae beat in Jamaica.
that Jazz’ is a big festival on the small island with miles of pink
sandy beaches featuring music for a good cause with profits from ticket
sales donated to the local Haynes Library...
NAGB: Both sides of the coin
- Feb 6, 2016 - 2:06:47 PM
There are currently more than 200 works by Brent Malone on display at
the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB), and they all tell the
story of a man who was not only a prolific artist, but one whose life
was peppered with twists and turns.
The exhibition’s name,
, alludes to rebirth and renewal, and is telling of
Malone’s experiences recovering from alcohol and drug misuse as well as
episodes of depression. As they move through the NAGB...
Bahamian artist to be honoured by Atlanta Black Arts Festival
- Feb 6, 2016 - 1:55:33 PM
Bahamian artist Lillian Blades was just named a 2016 Visual Artist Award
Honoree for Atlanta’s National Black Arts Festival’s (NBAF) Fine Art +
Fashion event on March 17, 2016. This is the 10th anniversary
celebration of this prestigious event where lovers of art and fashion,
including some 400+ donors and collectors, come together as a benefit
Every year, the NBAF honours distinguished and
accomplished visual artists at this event and this year is no different.
In addition to Blades, noted African-American photographer and jewelry
designer Coreen Simpson has also been named an honouree...
DPM Davis opens Arts and Craft Centre in Grand Bahama
- Feb 6, 2016 - 8:24:54 AM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Works and
Urban Development, the Hon. Philip Davis said Bahamians should be the
creators, custodians and purveyors of their culture.
of Parliament for Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador was the featured
speaker at the official opening of the Grand Bahama Arts and Craft
Centre, Thursday, February 4.
He told the large audience
assembled that it is their solemn duty to stop any further erosion of
the Bahamian cultural heritage and expressions...
Bahamian author Kerel Pinder launches her first book, “The One Year Challenge”
- Feb 4, 2016 - 9:25:21 PM
On January 29th, 2016 Kerel Pinder released her first book; “The One
Year Challenge.” Pinder says that The One Year Challenge - A new Journey
to Love, Purpose & Courtship gives readers a very personal and
transparent look into the relationships and experiences that led her to
take a year off from dating as well as the ups and downs of what
transpired during that year and the restoration God brought to her life
at the end of it all.
“At 27 years old, I came to a crossroad in my dating relationship, which
after a series of bad decisions, left me feeling broken, rejected and
defeated. Fighting to hold onto the woman I am destined to be, I decided
to give God the keys to my love life and that year began North Point
Ministries founder and author Andy Stanley’s “One Year Challenge...
Bahamian Art Gallery Exhibits at Major NYC Art Fair
- Feb 4, 2016 - 2:31:15 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Nassau-based gallery and artist cooperative Popop
International Center for the Visual Arts (Popopstudios) recently
announced that it will be exhibiting at international art fair Volta NY
for the fourth consecutive year. The selected galleries come from 50
cities around the world and feature artists of 43 nationalities. This
year, the featured artist for Popopstudios will be local painter and
sculptor Tessa Whitehead. Whitehead’s solo show at a major international
art fair will be a first for Bahamian female artists. Known for
conceptual explorations of objects that examine the connection between
journey, landscape, love and loss, Whitehead offers a fresh perspective
on contemporary art...
Creative Nassau Market Expands Its Offerings For 2016
- Feb 3, 2016 - 10:40:01 PM
Artisan members of the Creative Nassau Market held their annual meeting
recently to discuss plans for 2016 whilst offering congratulations to Mr
Gevon Moss who was promoted to the post of Executive Director of the
Downtown Nassau Partnership (DNP), which organizes the set up of the
Pompey Square event.
Started in September of 2014, the Market has grown in the last sixteen
months. It has expanded from a bi-monthly event to twice weekly on
Wednesdays and Fridays; increased from 20 artisans to a burgeoning 60
plus vendors who offer an exciting array of ‘true-true’ Bahamian crafts
and folk arts ranging from sponges...
Grand Bahama author wants you to be "Heathy N Fabulous"
- Feb 3, 2016 - 4:47:51 PM
Meet the author of
Healthy N Fabulous
Williams, who is a native of Grand Bahama Island. Williams calls herself
a Health Motivator, one who inspires women to get healthy and live a
Ms. Williams' passion and personal journey
to better health began when she saw the increase in obesity among women
of colour. Losing her father at age 57 from a heart attack, due to
kidney failure, she chose to live a healthier lifestyle and now shares
with others how to do the same.
Ed Fields to Wear New Hat for an Historic Hour – Auctioneer for a Cause
- Feb 2, 2016 - 12:55:08 PM
been the familiar voice with a deep resonance and a biting wit, but for
one hour radio host and tourism product activist Ed Fields is going to
take on a new role, live auctioneer
for a cause.
Fields will command the microphone and the crowd when he auctions off
thousands of dollars of donated prizes during the Historic Bahamas
Trinkets & Treasures Fair Saturday, February
6 on the grounds of Collins House, Shirley Street and Collins Avenue...
AMMC Renews Partnership With Florida Museum of Natural History
- Feb 1, 2016 - 7:11:44 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Antiquities Monument and Museum Corporation
(AMMC) has renewed an agreement with the Florida Museum of Natural History re-establishing
a mutually beneficial relationship between the agencies.
The agreement is designed to assist in research,
management and curating of important cultural resources in The Bahamas. The
partnership resulted from recent discoveries and collections of Pleistocene and
Holocene fossil specimens found in blue holes and terrestrial caves from
throughout The Bahamas. The
collaboration comes at a time when historical finds from blue holes and
terrestrial caves have introduced new species...
Transforming Spaces 2016 Details Announced
- Jan 30, 2016 - 9:50:32 AM
The Transforming Spaces Committee held a Press Conference today
at the Towne Hotel to explain its mission and to introduce its new
branding campaign whilst announcing plans for the new and exciting
TS2016 Art Tour entitled “SWELL – Community + Collaboration” scheduled
for Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13.
as a non-profit organization headed by founding members: Jay Koment,
President; John Cox, Vice President; Antonius Roberts, Treasurer; and
Pam Burnside, Secretary, the organization’s mission of educating the
public about Bahamian art; exposing, promoting and supporting local
artists; challenging artists to think and create ...
Historic Bahamas Foundation Treasures & Trinkets launches online auction
- Jan 29, 2016 - 4:43:32 PM
Thousands of dollars of fine art, collectibles, jewelry and
extraordinary experiences will be up for bidding when the Historic
Bahamas Foundation Treasures & Trinkets online auction goes live
The auction, auction.bahamaslocal.com, is the lead-up to
the Historic Bahamas Foundation Fair, Trinkets & Treasures, set for
February 5-6 on the grounds of Collins House, Shirley Street and Collins
Ave. Proceeds from the fair will benefit several organizations and
provide funds for the repair of one of the country’s most historic
sites, The Hermitage in Cat Island...
Bahamas Artisan Connection launches organization with seminar
- Jan 28, 2016 - 9:35:44 PM
Giving local artisans a leg up on international competition is the name
of the game for The Bahamas’ first privately coordinated co-op for local
creatives. The Bahamas Artisan Connection (BAC), founded by Chevette
Williamson, Chelsea Johnson and Dandria Miller, aims to educate and
empower local artisans in all aspects of business as an intricate
support system for its members.
And what better way to kick off
its first year that with a membership drive and seminar. The one-day
intensive set for January 30 at the British Colonial Hilton is geared
toward creative entrepreneurs and aspiring artisans...
Bahamas Stepping Stone Quilters annual show starts January 28th
- Jan 28, 2016 - 7:03:09 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - The Stepping Stone Quilters ‘Quilt Show’ will be held
from January 28th–February 6th, 2016 from 10am–4pm daily including
Sunday at the Trinity Methodist Church, on Frederick Street.
Beautiful handmade quilts created by local quilting artists will be on display.
This free quilt show is open from 10am-4pm daily...
Pastor Rex Major Presents Book to Speaker of the House of Assembly
- Jan 27, 2016 - 12:33:27 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Pastor Rex Major, right, made a courtesy
call on the Speaker of the House of Assembly the Hon. Dr. Kendal Major,
December 9, 2015 at the Speaker's Office.
Pastor Major made a
presentation to the Speaker of his newly-released book "March On to
Glory and to God...
Bahamian Artifacts Have A Special Place in Exuma
- Jan 27, 2016 - 12:54:47 AM
While technology improves, infrastructure increases, and the rapid
pace of development seems to leave no place for the things of
yester-year, one Bahamian woman has decided to dedicate herself to
living the old Bahamian-style island lifestyle.
Jeneice Rolle could
have been anywhere in the world. She spent time working in Canada and
Turks & Caicos, working on sail boats all over the south eastern
Caribbean, and living in Texas, Miami and the Virgin Islands. She was
even enjoying parasailing, paragliding, jet skiing and more while living
in St. Thomas. However, the place where her navel string is buried is
the one most precious to her – the island of Exuma...
Fourth Annual Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters Festival to Take Over Elbow Cay
- Jan 22, 2016 - 8:43:15 AM
Hope Town, Abaco, Bahamas – It’s one of the most anticipated annual
events on Elbow Cay, where people from around the world come to enjoy
warm weather, sea breezes and performances by some of Nashville’s best
musical talents. The Fourth Annual Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters
Festival will be held February 16 - 21, 2016, at locations on Elbow Cay
and Lubber’s Quarters Cay.
The festival will take place over six
days at six one-of-a-kind venues with more than 15 talented
Nashville-based singer/songwriters. Locations include Firefly Sunset
Resort, Harbour’s Edge Restaurant, Abaco Inn, Sea Spray Resort and
Marina, Hope Town Inn and Marina, and Lubbers’ Landing Resort...