Julien Believe to headline at the Grand Bahama Regatta
- Jul 21, 2016 - 5:00:23 PM
The Grand Bahama Regatta and Homecoming is set to take place at
Taino Beach in Freeport from July 22nd through 24th. The regatta
committee is excited to announce that one of their headliners will be
Julien Believe, creator of the Junkanoo Pop Sound and Bahamian Icon
Award winner for the Most Popular Song in 2014 for his single ‘
The Caribbean Slide’
"We are very fortunate and excited to have obtained Julien for our Homecoming," said committee chair, Chervita Campbell. "Julien
represents the younger generation in our entertainment industry, and
just like the music industry, we need our youth to keep the sport of
sailing alive and thriving..."
Veola Sophiato to release new single, ‘Keep Moving,’ on July 25th
- Jul 21, 2016 - 4:17:31 PM
Monday, July 25, the independent contemporary gospel singer Veola Sophia will
debut her latest studio endeavor, a single entitled ‘Keep Moving.’ The elegant
new track, which was produced by Reubin Heights and DJ Elevator at Perfect
Blend Studios, is a beautiful excursion through Veola’s talent for inspiring
her listeners with masterful lead vocals and relatable lyricism. The song will
go live on all major digital music platforms, and local fans can also pick up a
physical copy of the new effort at the Bahamas Conference of Seventh-day
Adventists in Nassau.
native of the Bahamas, Veola began singing gospel music in church at a very
young age. Over the years, she has been lauded for her talent in the Bahamas,
and in the United States.
Her infectious, lovable presence as a performer has often put her into the
limelight as a featured lead vocalist of church groups. In 2014, she debuted as
a solo vocalist with her first release, ‘100 Meters...
D-Mac to headline at the Grand Bahama Regatta & Homecoming
- Jul 20, 2016 - 8:37:57 PM
The Grand Bahama Regatta and Homecoming is set to take place at Taino
Beach in Freeport from July 22nd through 24th. The regatta committee is
excited to announce that one of their headliners will be D-Mac, one of
The Bahamas' top award winning recording artists who is popularly
recognized for his bodies of work in the Rake N Scrape genre. His most
notable Bahamian song is,
"Grand Bahamians have fallen in love with DMac's music and
performances," said regatta committee chairperson, Chervita Campbell
who calls herself an admiring fan. "Don't miss this performance, because
he's going to 'mash up' the place!"
is D-Mac’s mission to represent the Bahamas by exposing the world to
the infectious rhythms and indigenous stories of the Bahamas and
Bahamian way of life.
Bahamas' Pyfrom sisters, Fourever1, release single with “American Idol” music master Randy Jackson
- Jul 15, 2016 - 10:34:55 PM
Executive Produced by Randy Jackson with remixes by Bimbo Jones, Sean Finn, Tavo, and Jason Kohlmann
As FOUREVER1, identical quadruplets Jodi, Catherine, Christina, and Janelle Pyfrom aim to conquer the music charts with “All About Tonight”, their high-energy pop single produced by Pilfinger and Sarah West. Written by West and executive produced by Randy Jackson, the empowering track by the sister group discovered on YouTube,encourages fans to step out of their comfort zones.
What’s better than a beautiful, talented, singer-songwriter whose performances set the spirits of men and women on fire? How about four in one!
Hon. Daniel Johnson on the Passing of Percival Sweeting
- Jul 14, 2016 - 6:02:03 PM
I join the fraternity of Bahamian musicians, entertainers and performers
mourning the untimely passing of Mr. Percival Sweeting, President of
The Bahamas Musicians and Entertainers Union.
My ministry values
his contributions to the formulation of policy relative to culture,
entertainment, special events and promotions. Mr. Sweeting had a concern
about developing the now and next generation of Bahamian talent and
To his dear wife, Mrs. Patricia Sweeting and the family, I extend the sympathy of a grateful people and entertainment community....
Bahamian Icon Grand Bahama winners Johnson, Pierre set the pace
- Jul 14, 2016 - 3:35:14 PM
FREEPORT, Bahamas – Still reveling in their Bahamian Icon win,
actor/director Patrice Johnson and playwright Gea Pierre were honoured
to bring the prestigious award back home to Grand Bahama.
Bahamian Icon Award, founded in 2103, acknowledges the exemplary
achievements of men and women who have excelled in a cross section of
industries and contributed to the overall development of The Bahamas.
This year’s event was staged at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort in New Providence and aired live Saturday, July 2nd on Our TV...
1st Annual Grand Bahama Homecoming: July 29th - Aug. 1st
- Jul 14, 2016 - 3:17:23 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - Freeport, get ready for the
1st Annual Grand Bahama Homecoming
July 29th - August 1st, 2016
The event kicks off on
Friday, July 29th
Mega Family Fun Day & FREE Concert
featuring Ronnie Butler, Geno D, Stileet, Jah Hem, Jah Troy &
Christopher Martin on The Independence Park....
Saturday, July 30th
it's all about
Goombay Park Grounds. Live performance by Nesbeth, Tiko T, Ras Pow &
Xcitement hosted by JJ. Get 5 for $10 Beers and mix drink specials...
Be sure to join the Grand Bahama Home-coming Committee on Monday,
The Junkanoo Beach Club
on Taino Beach...
K.B. Says Stop Government Spying
- Jul 13, 2016 - 10:32:58 PM
Rake-n-Scrape superstar, Kirkland 'K.B.' Bodie takes aim at government
spying with his new release entitled, "Dey Spyin' Spyin' Everyday".
K.B. said the message music track speaks to the new, digital age of
information technology in which we live and the threat of any
unscrupulous government snooping, "Government surveillance of its
private citizens is wrong, the mere thought of it makes my skin crawl.
The song, Dey Spyin' Spyin' Everyday, is me holding up a mirror to our
government and showing them for what they truly are when they abuse
Between (Season 2)
- Jul 13, 2016 - 6:00:25 PM
Pretty Lake Is Under Full Quarantine
mysterious virus has killed every person 22 years of age and older in a
small town, but those left alive must eek out a living with the threat
of government sanctioned elimination looming. After a failed attempt to
eradicate the population under 21, the remaining survivors must take
steps to ensure their town’s continued longevity.
Wiley is a
young mother who must do what is best for her infant in the face of
dwindling resources after surviving the attempted euthanasia of the
Pretty Lake inhabitants with a fake immunization...
KB releases "Anchor Projects" single
- Jul 5, 2016 - 8:11:19 PM
Kirkland ‘KB’ Bodie, the Bahamas’ top-selling recording
artist, is pouring on the lyrical heat again taking his message with the
unmistakable beat and a social conscience to the airwaves and the public’s appetite is bigger than ever – more than 40,000 have tuned
in to hear ‘Anchor Projects’ since it launched last month.
“ ‘Anchor Projects hurtin’ we all’ is the latest in a series of songs
with substance written and produced by KB and sponsored by Save The
Bays, the environmental advocacy group with more than 20,000 Facebook
‘Crazy Love’ says goodbye after 7 sold out shows
- Jun 30, 2016 - 5:37:36 AM
FREEPORT, Bahamas – After seven sold-out shows one would think that
Grand Bahama had had enough of the craziness, but it hadn’t and that’s
why Gea Pierre, writer and producer of Crazy Love brought the beloved play back for one last goodbye.
Last weekend, Out of the Ashes Entertainment took the cast and crew back to the
stage where it all started for the goodbye show at the Regency Theatre.
The week before, the play was back on the road in New Providence for another
three nights of laughter.
New Miss Bahamas Pageant Engages Fans with Reality TV Series, "Road to the Crown"
- Jun 29, 2016 - 3:45:47 PM
Nassau, Bahamas – The Miss Bahamas Organization® (MBO) will make history
once again when it crowns the new Miss World Bahamas on July 24, 2016.
For the first time in Bahamian pageant history, the general public will
not only get to watch the pageant live, but will also help to select
the winner by voting in real time.
Voting duties for the
general public begin with MBO’s new Road to the Crown Reality TV Show,
which premieres on Our TV on June 28 at 8 p.m., immediately following
Our News. The 10 contestants will be introduced to the public through
the 4-week series which will showcase the contestants through
interviews, challenges, activities and preliminary competitions...
BIFF Announces Co-Executive Director
- Jun 25, 2016 - 11:44:37 AM
The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) is proud to
announce today that Tatiana Donaldson has joined Founder Leslie
Vanderpool as the Co-Executive Director. Donaldson and Vanderpool will
share roles in Sponsorship, Programming, Marketing & Event Planning.
“There is no better person to join BIFF, together we will work
effectively to advance the Bahamas International Film Festival,”
Summer Jazz Concert Set to Take Grand Bahama by Storm
- Jun 25, 2016 - 2:22:51 AM
All roads will lead to the Grand Bahamas Yacht Club on July 8 for the
first annual Summer Wine, Art and Jazz concert. One of the most
anticipated events of the summer, the affair will also feature spoken
word artists and a series of surprises throughout the event.
the event is will be the Jazz stylings of Shelley Carey-Moxey & Tru
Music. The band has an eclectic mix of genres in their repertoire and
has been entertaining audiences in Grand Bahama for Years...
‘Crazy Love’ Returns to Nassau
- Jun 17, 2016 - 10:11:23 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas – As if the first time wasn’t crazy enough, Out of the Ashes Entertainment is rewinding the script and bringing Crazy Love back to Nassau this weekend.
So if you missed it the first time around, the Crazy crew returns to Nassau on Friday, at the St. John’s College Auditorium.
This fresh, lighthearted, belly hugging, hard hitting modern-day play, written and
produced by Gea Pierre, has lived out seven sold-out shows in Grand Bahama...
Jazz In Bloom INSPIRE concert set for Father's Day, June 19
- Jun 17, 2016 - 1:22:40 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - On June 19th, this Father's Day, Jazz In Bloom
INSPIRE - a premier jazz event annually produced by Bahamian Jazz
Vocalist, Anuschka Wright - is the perfect gift for dads.
In Bloom Inspire is all about remembering and honouring those
individuals, both young and old, that help to spark the light of
inspiration. In this year's concert you will get to hear Mr Ralph
Munnings, one of the Bahamas' original Fathers of Jazz, on sax; Adrian
D'Aguilar, bassist and Anuschka's personal Jazz mentor; and the Gelin
brothers - Giveton on Trumpet and Giveson on drums. Both of these young
gentlemen are also being mentored by Adrian along with young pianist
Eric Boxerman (and a few other young musicians and singers) as a part of
D'Aguilar's working Jazz group called "The Jazz Cats"...
Grand Bahama loses an entertainment giant
- Jun 6, 2016 - 11:33:43 AM
It is with a heavy heart, that I write to you in reference to the loss of
Michael Wilchcombe, a senior fellow in the Grand Bahamian entertainment
industry. This extraordinary bassist made an indelible mark, not
only in his industry, but also in the
hearts and minds of his community.
"Mikie" was always willing to share
his talents and knowledge with everyone that would ask, and he exemplified
what a great lover and patriot of the music industry should be...
Bahamian entertainer, Sammi Starr signs with Sony
- Jun 3, 2016 - 1:32:58 PM
Although the photo you see here hit social media on May 30th, Bahamian
entertainer Sammi Starr tells us that the deal with Sony was signed
weeks ago, before the finals of this year's Music Masters Competition at
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival.
In that competition Sammi placed
second, after being the first to win the coveted award in the festival's
first run in 2015. Sammi wrote the following to accompany the photo, "
I said there were three things that I'm super excited about this year?!
The birth of Prince Kymani was #1 ... The second is this. When you
work hard all through your career, regardless of support level, you stay
focused, ignore the hate, rather be fueled by the hate and negativity,
when you begin to succeed, you become a new you, a stronger you, a
Maria Govan's "Play the Devil" to world premiere Saturday in LA
- Jun 3, 2016 - 12:51:41 PM
Bahamian filmmaker, Maria Govan's latest film, PLAY THE DEVIL will have its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival on
Saturday, June 4th at 3:15pm at ArcLight Cinemas Culver City, showing
in the festival's world dramatic competition. Directed and written by
Govan, and produced by Abigail Hadeed, Play the Devil was shot in its entirety in Trinidad & Tobago, and is described as a noir film set against the backdrop of Carnival.
"We had mostly a Trinni crew and a few Americans in key
positions," Maria Govan told TheBahamasWeekly.com just days before the
premiere. "We were given significant support from the Trinidadian
government, who are not only interested in developing T & T as a
film location destination...
DMAC to perform at Tempo Caribbean Rocks NYC celebration
- Jun 2, 2016 - 3:33:37 PM
The beauty, the culture and the music of The Caribbean will be
celebrated at “CARIBBEAN ROCKS NYC TEMPO Turns 10” Anniversary
Celebration in New York City June 1st – 5th, with Bahamian music taking
center stage on Sunday June 5th when DMAC and fellow Bahamian
entertainers Stileet, Puzzle, Ira Storr & The Spank Band and 2016
Music Master Winner Fanshawn, showcase the rhythms of The Bahamas at the
legendary BB King Blues Club & Grill in Times Square.
humbled and excited about the opportunity to network and bring his
unique sound to an international stage, DMAC plans to “amp up” his
already high energy performance with more energy, more great vibes and
more Rake N Scrape – all elements that represent what DMAC refers to as
“The Bahamian Thing”...