Music Masters Song Competition Deadline extended to Nov. 19
- Oct 19, 2016 - 1:46:59 PM
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival has extended their Music Masters
song competition deadline. A notice on their Facebook page stated:
"Create your song and help the world journey
through a fusion of contemporary Bahamian music; vibe with the artists
who have the hottest hits of the year; and find out which Bahamian
artist will be crowned a Music Master.
The Music Masters Song
competition has boosted the development of Bahamian music. In just two
short years some of the country’s best artists have produced 250 new and
Adam Karch Grand Bahama concert canceled due to Hurricane Matthew
- Oct 4, 2016 - 9:30:48 AM
The concert scheduled for Saturday, October 8th with visiting Canadian
blues and folk rock artist, Adam Karch
has been canceled due to
. A new date will be announced later. For those that
attended his 2011 concert
in Grand Bahama, you already know this is not a performance to be missed!
Rooster's Bar & Grill
is located off of Fishing Hole Road upstairs on the Bahamas Industrial
Technologies' east-facing balcony...
Bahamian pop singer Tebby's release of WATCH ME DO ME makes waves locally and internationally
- Oct 2, 2016 - 12:08:17 AM
Nassau, Bahamas. – Miami based International Singer/Songwriter Tebby, an
artist with a keen distinctive talent releases ‘Watch Me Do Me’ lyric
video single in a collaboration with videographer Farreno Ferguson aka
‘F.Dot’ and dancer Myrkeeva Johnson for an innovative visual launch.
Tebby has been making waves with her music in the past few months, both
locally and internationally. From opening up for Grammy Award winning
songstress Joss Stone at Hard Rock Punta Cana, to performing at famous
Irie Weekend Event in South Beach to the legendary B.B. Kings in NYC and
other iconic events like the Bahamian Icon Awards, Miss Earth Bahamas
and most recently, Miss Universe Bahamas. She has been featured on the
award winning Travel Channel TV series
Bahamas stars in another primetime drama
- Sep 21, 2016 - 10:15:40 AM
The beautiful beaches of The Bahamas got more prime time television
exposure on September 20 with the much-anticipated premiere of the CBS
drama called Bull.
The episode’s Bahamas sequence was the prelude
to a series starring Michael Weatherly, the former co-star of NCIS.
His star power helped push NCIS beyond 16 million weekly viewers last
season. As he departs that show, he begins a new role as Dr. Jason Bull,
who runs Trial Sciences Inc. The series is based on media personality
Dr. Phil’s early career as a trial services consultant. Dr. Phil also
co-wrote the pilot...
DMAC to Perform With Top Caribbean Artists at ‘242 Caribana Music Festival’
- Sep 20, 2016 - 10:48:04 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – Top Bahamian entertainer Dillon ‘D MAC’ McKenzie will
join fellow Caribbean Entertainers from around the region at Top Dawg
Entertainment’s inaugural ‘242 Caribana Music Festival’ on Saturday
September 24th at The Botanical Gardens in Nassau.
which is described by organizers as a collective initiative to show the
world Caribbean culture - specifically music, literature, food and
social views – is being used as a platform to raise awareness on the
increasing problem of violence against women.
DMAC will be backed
by the multi-talented ‘All for One Band’ when he hits the stage this
coming Saturday and the audience can look forward to an exceptionally
high energy performance...
BTC joins forces with Fam-Fest for Gospel Voice Competition
- Sep 19, 2016 - 9:16:12 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas - Annually, “Da Fam” hosts its mega gospel concert
“Fam-Fest”, which brings together thousands of families, for a weekend
of fun and uplifting entertainment. This year, BTC will again be a
partner for the event and has added the first ever “BTC Fam-Fest Gospel
Voice Competition” as a new element.
The competition was opened
for entrants on social media on September 9th. Entrants between the ages
of eighteen and fifty, will vie for the opportunity to work with an
internationally acclaimed producer to record a single and a professional
Julien Believe partners with Beenie Man, Ricardo Drue and Fadda Fox in latest single
- Sep 13, 2016 - 1:16:15 PM
All Star Music Video Shot in Freeport to Become First Bahamian Production to Showcase on TIDAL
Freeport, Grand Bahama: Bahamian Artist Julien Believe is elevating the
Bahamian Entertainment Industry to an international level with an
historic partnership that will ultimately break new ground for Bahamian
singers, songwriters and musicians.
“Party Ambassadors” is
Julien’s latest hit single - a collaboration featuring Jamaican Reggae
Artist Beenie Man, Antiguan Soca Artist Ricardo Drue and Barbadian Soca
Artist Fadda Fox. The video is being released today on Hip Hop mogul,
Jay Z’s music streaming platform, TIDAL - making Believe the first
Bahamian to have the opportunity...
Tribeca Film Festival announces 2017 dates and expansion of submission areas
- Aug 17, 2016 - 7:49:03 AM
The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced the sixteenth edition will be held
April 19– April 30, 2017
in New York
City. The Festival will expand its areas of submissions from feature
films, short films, and experiential storytelling (Storyscapes) program,
to include submissions across all of the programming areas of the
Festival. Creators can submit work to debut at the
Festival’s industry leading Virtual Arcade (virtual reality, 360 films,
and augmented reality), the highly successful television section
(episodic storytelling, anticipated premieres, and independent pilots),
and N.O.W. program (new online work, stories created
specifically for the online space)...
Bahamas International Chorale Festival to feature choirs from 8 countries
- Aug 11, 2016 - 11:51:49 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas – Nassau will come alive with the sound of music
this month when 13 choirs from eight different countries gather on
August 21st – 31st for the America Cantat 8 Bahamas International Choral
America Cantat is the premier cultural music festival
of the Americas, and is the only noncompetitive choir festival to unite
singers, conductors, and festival choirs from North, Central, and South
America in a 10-day cultural and musical immersion program.
of the workshops held throughout the week will focus on Bahamian
classical music, Junkanoo music and folk music of The Bahamas...
RBC sponsors $10,000 to 2016 BIFF Youth Film Workshop
- Aug 10, 2016 - 9:39:31 AM
“RBC Royal Bank is pleased to co-sponsor the 2016 Youth Film
Workshop, (YFW) a program designed to introduce local students to the
world of filmmaking," said Deborah Zonicle, Market Manager, Products,
Marketing & Channels, RBC Royal Bank. “We are proud to support
BIFF’s mission in raising awareness of the film industry, which is very
important to our local economy. It also gives young Bahamians access to
expert knowledge on film making and cinematography from industry
professionals from around the world"
Leslie Vanderpool, Founder, YFW, and Executive Director, The Bahamas
International Film Festival, explained that this year’s workshop will
feature a three-week-long series of the pre, production and post film
Grand Bahama production company captures soca sound of 'Varcy' Duncombe
- Aug 5, 2016 - 1:05:43 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - Aryana Roberts has been busy since graduating from
Full Sail University with a Bachelor's in Film in 2014. The Grand
Bahamian has been freelancing in the film and television industry since
2008, and has worked on over 50 projects including, but not limited to
(World Wrestling Entertainment), ABC's "The Bachelorette", and on music
with R & B stars B. Smyth and Mario, and Bahamian musicians such as
Starr and Julien Believe
company, Artistic Soul Productions was initiated in 2011, and
officially registered with the Grand Bahama Port Authority in February
2016. "We are set to launch officially later this year," said Roberts,
"but I welcome and continue to produce films, commercials and music
videos until then."
Film Review: Nerve
- Aug 4, 2016 - 1:22:13 PM
Are You A Watcher Or A Player?
A high school senior joins
a popular online game for some harmless fun, but as she is partnered
with a mysterious stranger the game begins to take a sinister turn with
increasingly dangerous acts. When truths about the game are uncovered
she must team up with her friends in a last ditch effort that will
determine the future of all involved.
Venus ‘Vee’ Delmonico is a
senior with dwindling prospects after high school and joins the online
game Nerve as a player to prove to herself that she is tired of living
life on the sidelines...
Grand Bahama gets a kick out of family film
- Aug 4, 2016 - 5:09:10 AM
Film producer Derek Lee Nixon started a love affair with The Bahamas
with his latest production, promising to bring even more film shoots to
Nixon began filming the family feature,
, on Grand Bahama Island this summer. The production includes local
cast members as well as Bahamian crew and support staff.
It was a
project destined for another country until Nixon and producer Philip
Marlatt got in contact with Bahamian Sarah Hamilton. The co-producers
were scouting the Dominican Republic at the time.
The legendary Ronnie Butler performs at the 1st annual Grand Bahama Homecoming
- Aug 2, 2016 - 10:26:27 PM
Grand Bahama - Independence Park was filled to
capacity at the 1st annual Grand Bahama Homecoming Family Fun Day with a free concert that took place on July 29th, 2016.
You could tell that the crowd loves
Ronnie Butler’s music by the way they rocked and sang along with him.
want his performance to end and begged for more.
Bahama showed their appreciation for Mr. Butler music and he also thanked them
and sent his love...
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...