The Recording Academy® Statement Re: Prince
April 21, 2016
Our GRAMMY® family is deeply saddened to
learn of the passing of seven-time GRAMMY Award winner Prince. Today, we
remember and celebrate him as one of the most uniquely gifted artists
of all time. Never one to conform, he redefined and forever changed our
musical landscape. Prince was an original who influenced so many, and
his legacy will live on forever. We have lost a true innovator and our
sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends, collaborators, and
all who have been impacted by his incredible work...
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- “Jazz is more than a musical art form but rather
an affirmation of our ability to peacefully collaborate and cooperate in
spite of profound differences,” said Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture the Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson during a press conference to
announce festivities related to the third annual International Jazz Day
in The Bahamas and fifth celebrated by UNESCO (the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
Held by The
Bahamas National Commission for UNESCO at the National Arts Gallery
Monday, April 18, in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Science
and Technology and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture the
conference was used to disclose that the day would be observed Monday,
May 2, instead of April 30...
TAINO BEACH, Grand Bahama - To kickoff the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival in
Freeport, Grand Bahama, on Friday, three skydivers landed on the event
site, Taino Beach, with Keith Walter carrying the Bahamian flag. The
exciting event followed the Grand Bahama Youth Choir’s singing of the
National Anthem, directed by Kevin Tomlinson. Despite rain, residents
and visitors flocked to Taino Beach for the two-day event.
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - April 15th, 2016 The Bahamas Weekly
News Team was on the road and caught up with Julien Believe at Grand
Lucayan as a production team was shooting the music video for his hot
new song 'Party Ambassadors' along with Fadda Fox,
Teddyson John, Ricardo
Drue and a large contingent of extras. Lavado Stubbs of Conchboy Films
is that director along with Aryana Roberts unit production manager and
first assistant director. The shoot was utilizing a state of the art RED
camera system. The infectious groove had everybody at the site
(including the tourists) jumping to the beat and singing along.
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Bahamian culture at its best was on full display
during the Closing Reception of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Board of
Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank and the 31st Annual
Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Inter-American Investment
The Atlantis Grand Ballroom on Paradise Island came
alive, as act after act showcased some of the best in Bahamian talent to
thousands of delegates at the close of the historic IDB-IIC Meetings
held April 7 to 10, 2016 at the Baha Mar Convention Centre...
HOLLYWOOD, FL - The Florida film festival founded by Bahamian filmmaker
Jarrod Knowles just wrapped it's second year, and was held from March 24
- 27th. This season, the festival had over 80 hours of content,
submitted from nearly 60 countries across the globe.
Festival acknowledges and affirms that its artists and filmmakers
deserve nothing but the absolute BEST as far as their projects and
overall experience is concerned," said Jarrod Knowles. "We, as an
organization are committed in continuing to fulfill our mission, to
inspire the creation and distribution of art, while ultimately enhancing
the creative mind. Please do look forward to the 3rd Annual WideScreen
Festival in early 2017."
Freeport get ready for the ultimate Junkanoo Carnival Experience!
the liveliest after party this Junkanoo Carnival season has ever seen
happening on Saturday April 16th Nesbitt's, East Settlers Way, Grand
Bahama. It's "The Party Ambassadors After Party" with Julien Believe,
Ricardo Drue, Avvy, Fadda Fox and Teddyson John with DJ's Barry Hype,
Mighty Pencil, Money Like and Da Barber.
Bahamian hip-hop artist, song writer, actress, dancer and
model, Hollie Wood has released her second single, "My Story" and says
that through the song she hopes to "bring awareness
that the women who society, the media, and through most rap songs may
view as whores, are
also people and have a powerful story to tell."
"This song was in my heart
for a long time," said Hollie. "... from perhaps my preteens. I suffered from low self-esteem and
I found myself accepting and being in relationships I shouldn’t have
been in (abusive relationships). I also witnessed or heard about what other young girls
went through in their home. Things like
molestation, rejection from a father, prostitution, the list goes
Bahamas - Veola Sophia releases her
sophomore new single Pledge on March 30th.
Sophia music is a genre of music that is written particularly to express sentiments
and ideas of people live. Veola Sophia songs have been successful in gaining
mainstream popularity although it has not lost its core, despite the fact that
the creation, performance and significance of this kind of music differs from
one society to the other. It is played for various purposes, for religious or
ceremonial purposes, for aesthetic purposes as well as for mainstream
Despite the differences, a common theme, which is the worship
and praise of God, Christ or the Holy Spirit, remains in all forms of gospel
songs and is one of the reasons why Veola Sophia music inspires body &
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad – As the Trinidad & Tobago film industry
continues to thrive, the beautiful twin island Republic is thrilled to
announce that Trafficked, the award winning film from Trinidad &
Tobago will make its European Premiere at the 13th Festival
International du Film PanAfricain de Cannes from April 16th - April
Trafficked, a 72-minute feature film, directed
by Sean Hodgkinson and presented by Eye On Dependency and Quirky Films,
centers around a trio of vacationing friends on a picture perfect
Caribbean beach, who are seduced into a dangerous con when they become
involved with a charismatic stranger...
“I always want people to have the greatest night of their life when the house lights go down.” - Alan Doyle
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Alan Doyle, a Canadian musician and actor best known as the lead singer of Canadian folk
Great Big Sea was
in Grand Bahama last night for a benefit concert to support the Grand
Bahama Performing Arts Society. Doyle performed with the Beautiful
Gypsies in a sold out show at the Regency Theatre, that had the audience
clapping and on their feet enjoying the lively music...
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Philip Davis and Mrs. Davis with Award-Winning Actress and Sir Sidney Poitier Tribute Award Honouree Cicely Tyson, centre, during the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) first ever Sir Sidney Poitier Tribute Award ceremony on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Graycliff/Humidor.
Cable Bahamas is proud to announce that REV
Star Dana Ferguson has been chosen as a presenter for the 2nd Annual
WideScreen Film and Music Video Festival. The awards will be held this
Sunday, at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center in Hollywood, FL.
The festival is the brainchild of Bahamian entrepreneur Jarrod A.
Knowles and aims to inspire the creation and distribution of art, while
ultimately enhancing the creative mind. With over 60 countries
participating, including Ireland, Paris, Italy, Ghana, Trinidad, Finland
and The Bahamas, presenters and recipients...
This Easter Monday, March 28th, 2016, all
roads will lead to East Grand Bahama for the 18th Annual Pelican
Point Coconut Festival.
The signature holiday event will feature a grand
showcase of authentic Bahamian crafts, entertainment and typical Grand Bahamian
eats and drinks, as everything coconut is celebrated.
Coconut Festival is held annually on Easter Monday, when
family, friends, and guests descend upon the small seaside village to a feast
of coconut dishes such as coconut jimmy, coconut shrimp, barbecue ribs with
Freeport, Bahamas - As Grand Bahama Island gears up for Alan Doyle and The Beautiful Gypsies live concert at the Regency Theatre March 24th, David Mackey committee member of The Grand Bahama Performing Arts
Society was able to connect with Alan Doyle minutes before he hit the stage for his Hoover Alabama concert with Beautiful Gypsies. In this interview Alan
expresses his enthusiasm to return to Grand Bahama Island for his first
ever concert in Freeport. We apologize that the clarity of the interview is not the best due to
connectivity issues but there's a lot of interesting background
information on Alan, his amazing years with Great Big Sea, his new solo career, his fond memories of Grand Bahama Island and his excitement to perform in Freeport.
Tickets are $35 USD each and can be purchased at The
Seventeen Shop downtown Freeport (across from the
post office) and at Mackey
Media Ltd at Grand Lucayan directly across from Treasure Bay
Bahamian filmmaker, Travolta Cooper, the writer and director of
Black Moses, is about to begin production on "Myles" a documentary
feature about the life and times of Dr. Myles Munroe,
a Bahamian evangelist and ordained Pentecostal minister who founded and
led the Bahamas Faith Ministries International and Myles Munroe
International. Munroe died with his wife and 8 others in a private plane
crash on November 9th, 2014.
The film's shoot locations will span the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and six
continents. "His impact was epic, and many people still don't know
this, and so we're interested in chronicling that story," said Cooper.
"He was the world's most famous Bahamian. He was arguably the most
influential and global statesman that our nation has ever produced...
Anwar Rolle, son of the late Bahamian musician Tony Seymour Sr. has released a new music video,
Toast to the Best which is dedicated to many unsung Bahamian entertainers of The Bahamas.
asked what sparked the song Rolle told TheBahamasWeekly.com, "My late
father would have been seventy years old on February 22, 2016. My kids
always question me about their grandfather the late
great Tony Seymour Sr.," said Rolle...
Kirkland ‘KB’ Bodie, the musical artist who delivers tough messages to
catchy rhythm and rhyme, released his latest Youtube salvo yesterday,
taking aim at the government for threatening to replace important land
use legislation with a weaker act that he fears fails to protect land or
The song ‘Das What Real Bahamians Do’, written, performed and produced
by ‘KB’, is the latest in a litany of the musician’s lyrics for the
environmental movement Save The Bays and like the others, it puts the
conscience of a country on notice...
HOLLYWOOD, Florida - This
coming Easter Sunday, March 27th at Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, you will find
yourself immersed in a world of glamour, fashion, and radiance. You will walk
among great and mighty creative minds of this generation who who have come together
in sunny South Florida to express the universal language of Art. The theme for
this year's WideScreen Film & Music Video Festival Award Show is
in its 2nd year, the festival, founded by Bahamian entrepreneur Jarrod A
Knowles, boasts participation from nearly 60 countries, with the following
confirmed traveling to be in attendance for this year’s March 24-27 festival:
Ireland, Paris, UK, Italy, Ghana, Bahamas, Trinidad, and Finland just to name a few...