BNFC statement on Music Masters Concert for Bahamas Junkanoo Festival
- Apr 1, 2015 - 2:39:34 AM
Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) remains committed to its
mandate to create events that will stimulate sustainable cultural
industries and promote all things Bahamian.
the past year, the BNFC has invested over half a million dollars
directly in Bahamian musicians, for performance fees at promotional
events and activities to support the Junkanoo Carnival Song Competition
and the Music Masters Concert. While there has been much interest in the
guest performers at Music Masters, the Commission is clear that the
primary objective of the event is to promote the Top 10 finalists in the
Junkanoo Carnival Song Competition and to give these Bahamian artists,
many of whom are undiscovered, local and international exposure.
Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Announces Artists Lineup for Week of Events
- Mar 30, 2015 - 2:44:22 PM
Men, Ronnie Butler, Visage, Machel Montana and Bunji Garlin among
— Top entertainers from The Bahamas and around The Caribbean are slated
to perform during the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival premiere events, the
Bahamas National Festival Commission announced today.
Scheduled for performances during the May 7th — 9th
peak of the Junkanoo Carnival season are several world-renowned and
award-winning artists, including Bahamian music legend Ronnie Butler...
Mr. J releases new single, “Angel Party”
- Mar 30, 2015 - 10:31:54 AM
The scriptures declare that there is more
joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than
over ninety-nine others who are righteous who need no repentance. From
his experience of repenting and turning to God, Mr. J describes the
joyous celebration that took place in heaven on the night of December
18th 1994 in his new single “Angel Party”. It was at a small church on
the corner of Mount Rose Ave and Hampton Street that Mr. J heard the
call of God on his life and decided give up his old way of living to
follow the Messiah, Yeshua, the Son of God.
“The message of
salvation from sin, caused me to reflect on all the sinful things that I
knew I was doing, despite proclaiming love for God. I didn’t understand
that in order for me to prove my love for God, I must first accept the
sacrifice of His son on the cross and afterwards, stop all the wrong
that were displeasing to Him...
New Sports Film Festival to Screen, The Trailblazer: The Mychal Thompson Story
- Mar 28, 2015 - 11:00:26 AM
TORONTO, Canada –
Indy Sportz Film Fest Experience (ISFFE), a non-profit event, launches
in April with sports celebrities, international films and community
outreach. The ISFFE takes place on
Friday April 24, 2015 from 4 pm to 8 pm (Fan Experience, Alexandra Park Community Centre) and
Saturday April 25, 2015 from 11 am to 11 pm (Screenings, Jackman Hall Theatre Art Gallery of Ontario).
The Trailblazer: The Mychal Thompson Story will be screened at the Art Gallery of Ontario (Jackman Hall Theatre) on
Saturday April 25th from
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm.When
Mychal “Sweet Bells” Thompson started playing organized basketball at
the age of 16 in his ...
Road to Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Block Party @ 8 Mile Rock Fish Fry April 2nd
- Mar 27, 2015 - 4:44:06 PM
The Eight Mile Rock
Boxing Day Committee along with the Ministry of Tourism and Bahamas
Junkanoo Carnival Present; Road to Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Block
Party! Taking place at 8 Mile Rock Fish Fry April 2nd from 7pm, tickets
are just $5 before midnight!
There will be a special live
performance by DMAC and DJs Tiko T, Big Pun, Money Like Dirt and the
Mighty Pencil will also be in the house. You'll want to be sure and
catch Special guest Junkanoo group from the people rush: The Swingers,
West End Titans, Bay Shore Warriers.
Grand Bahama Junkanoo Carnival Kickoff April 17-18 Taino Beach!
- Mar 27, 2015 - 3:53:48 PM
Grand Bahama Junkanoo Carnival Kickoff April
17-18 Taino Beach, Freeport! All roads lead to Taino Beach for an
action packed weekend of culture and entertainment as Grand Bahama kicks
off The Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Party. Enjoy one epic weekend of
non-stop cultural activity inside Da Cultural Village celebrating
authentic Bahamian experiences - Bahamian food, performances by Bahamian
entertainers, Arts & Crafts, Junkanoo and more! Jump in da line
with Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival: A Celebration of Community and Culture...
- Mar 25, 2015 - 11:53:08 AM
Nassau, The Bahamas - The legacy of Lavard ‘Manifest’ Parks is going to
continue thanks to the combined efforts of his family and Dunamus Soundz
Music Group team.
Although he was known internationally as an award
winning gospel hip hop artist, Manifest and his wife Radel were
installed as youth pastors at Bahamas Faith Ministries just last Easter.
The couple, who were expecting their second child and their five
year-old son Johanan were among those killed in a plane crash last
November along with world-renown televangelist Dr. Myles Munroe...
Turks & Caicos premier gets invite to Bahamas Junkanoo carnival
- Mar 20, 2015 - 1:30:29 PM
Providenciales, Turks and Caicos - Turks and Caicos
Islands Premier, Hon Dr. Rufus Ewing was all smiles as he formally accepted the official
invitation of himself and residents of the TCI to the upcoming Bahamas Junkanoo
Carnival, which begins in Grand Bahama in April.
Ginger Moxey, President & CEO of Immerse Bahamas and representing the Grand
Bahama Cultural Carnival Company was in Providenciales for the courtesy call at the
Office of the Premier at the Hilly Ewing Building.
The visit, arranged by Magnetic Media (Bahamas and Turks and Caicos), allowed Ms.
Moxey a face to face opportunity to share on the events line up and roll out a red carpet
invite to the residents and guests of the Turks and Caicos archipelago, which sits...
B. Howard gains worldwide deal partnering with King Empire Entertainment
- Mar 20, 2015 - 3:44:04 AM
Ottawa, Canada - His
name has been synonymous with his work with R&B legends such as
NeYo, Akon, Teddy Riley, Wyclef Jean and Marqus Houston. As a producer,
he's already gone platinum worldwide. And his musical pedigree?
Impressive, to say the least.
Now, R&B / POP
singer and producer B. HOWARD is taking his already storied career in a
new direction by joining forces with KING EMPIRE ENTERTAINMENT, a small
start-up record label and artist management company based in Canada's
"Signing an artist
with the talent, scope and credibility of B. Howard would be a coup for
any record label. For KEE, it represents the culmination of our entire
approach to supporting music..."
Nathan Lightbourne to perform during BNYC Concert Season
- Mar 19, 2015 - 12:02:46 PM
The Bahamas National Youth Choir
announces Nathan Lightbourne as their guest artist for the 2015 concert
season (March 25th – 28th 2015)
Dundas Center for the Performing Arts will come alive with the ‘sound of
music’ by pianist Nathan Lightbourne in his guest performance during
the 2015 concert season of The Bahamas National Youth Choir. Known as
‘Mr. Showman’, Nathan performs standards including Broadway show tunes,
movie theme songs, nostalgic classics and music from times gone by with a
perfected art form of glitter and glamour...
Caribbean Film Festival Launches in Hollywood for 10th Anniversary of Caribbean-American Heritage Month
- Mar 18, 2015 - 2:14:52 PM
Los Angeles, CA – In
celebration of the 10th anniversary of Caribbean-American Heritage
Month, the Caribbean Heritage Organization (CHO) and the Institute of
Caribbean Studies, DC (ICS-DC) are pleased to announce the launch of
CaribbeanLens™, the first Los Angeles Caribbean entertainment conference
and film festival. The festival is scheduled to run Monday, June 15
through Friday, June 19, 2015 in the NoHo Arts District/Universal City
areas of Los Angeles.
The purpose of the festival is to celebrate
the blending of the Caribbean and American cultures and talent to
create unique and outstanding work and to raise global awareness of the
new renaissance of film-making and music production that the Caribbean
region is currently experiencing...
Local Musicians to Hold ‘It’s a Bahamian Ting’ Pre-Concert In Support of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival
- Mar 16, 2015 - 4:28:58 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Minister of Tourism
the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe said he is pleased that local musicians have stated
their support of the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, slated for
May 7-9, 2015.
He was present during a press conference
called by a group of musicians
on Sunday, at the British Colonial Hilton.
musicians have now come out in support of the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, since
the Government has stated a Bahamian concept to the inaugural street festival...
GBEMAA on the passing of Albert McKinney
- Mar 16, 2015 - 1:29:13 PM
Freeport, The Bahamas -
The executive board of the Grand Bahama Entertainers, Musicians, and
Artists Association (GBEMAA) is saddened to learn of the passing of one
of its members.
Albert Mckinney passed away at The Rand Memorial Hospital on Thursday.
Condolences go out to his family, friends and fellow entertainers.
The industry has lost a bright star.
Inaugural WideScreen Film and Music Video Festival Deemed a Huge Success!
- Mar 13, 2015 - 1:51:43 PM
History was made at
the AMC Aventura 24 Theaters in Aventura, Florida when Bahamian
filmmaker Jarrod Knowles and his team pulled off a highly successful 1st
annual WideScreen Film & Music Video Festival held from February 27
through March 3, 2015.
"Through this process, I learned that nothing is impossible" said the
young founder who resides in Florida. "When God inspired the idea within
me last October I had no idea what to do with a 'Festival.' So many
questions and concerns ran through my head, but I took a leap of faith
and I am proud to see so many filmmakers / artists evolve into
award-winning caliber artists. We saw 320+ submissions..."
Meet Bahamian rap artist, Garon Sweeting aka 'Young Gii'
- Mar 12, 2015 - 6:40:48 PM
Gii was born and raised in the Bahamas. He quickly fell in love with
the world of hip hop at the age of 17 when he moved to America. Young
Gii has used his struggles and life experiences as a catalyst to produce
great music. Growing up in a single parent home with a mother
struggling to provide for him and his siblings, Young Gii, yearned for a
better life for him and his family. With a new found passion for music
and a dream of achieving greatness Young Gii has set out to achieve his
In need to make a living Gii started hustling, but not in the
streets. He found a different type of hustle as he learned how to cut
hair and soon became a master of his trade.“You don’t have to be a
gangsta to be real,” said Young Gii and his music is a true testament to
Spotlight to be on Bahamian Culture through Music Voyager
- Mar 12, 2015 - 1:00:21 PM
of people around the world will get an in depth glimpse into the culture of The
Bahamas as the award-winning, Travel & LifestyleTV series, Music
Voyager, will feature indigenous Bahamian music and culture in three 30-minute
Voyager, originally co-produced with Nat Geo Music and PBS, is in Season 6 and
broadcasting with over 200 top broadcasters across the world, including
International In-Flight, cruise ships and A+ hotels worldwide.
series focuses on the story of a location as told to the world...
Raphael Munnings and T-Connection featured in "The Record Man" documentary
- Mar 6, 2015 - 3:21:45 AM
Raphael Munnings and
The Beginning of the End and T-Connection are featured in the full-length
documentary "The Record Man" by Beacon Films set to premiere at the
Miami International Film Festival on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015. The film
screens at 7pm at the Regal South Beach Cinemas in Florida.
The film is based on the life of the late Henry Stone
and The Miami Sound. Stone was the
father of the "Miami Sound" who created the framework for the music
industry in Miami and who from a small distributor-ship in Hialeah,
Florida created the largest independent record label in the world, TK
Exuma swimming pigs get red carpet treatment at Florida film festival
- Mar 5, 2015 - 11:15:06 PM
*AVENTURA, FL - February 27th marked the grand launch of Bahamian-born, Jarrod Knowles'
WideScreen Film and Music Video Festival. The event saw international and American films and music videos as well as a handful of Bahamian films.
the inaugural launch, he had help from the smash-hit Bahamian
documentary, "When Pigs Swim", directed by Bahamian Charlie Smith, when
one of the swimming piggies joined them on the red carpet...
Tarrus Riley and Chronixx to perform in Bahamas for Sandal's Foundation
- Mar 5, 2015 - 4:48:57 PM
Nassau, The Bahamas -
The Sandals Foundation, The
Coca-Cola Company and Caribbean Bottling Company Bahamas are excited to
announce that “Vibes on the Island” has been rescheduled for Saturday,
April 25, 2015.
This year’s fundraising concert in support of
the Providing Access to Continued Education programme (P.A.C.E.) will
also be sponsored, in part, by: Flight Centre Travel Group, JetBlue
Airways, Columbian Emeralds, and The Nassau Guardian Limited...
Full House at First Save The Bays Grand Bahama Fund Raiser
- Mar 4, 2015 - 8:00:04 PM
Scores of people from every walk of life
packed a concert this weekend hosted by Save The Bays, singing along
with performers, dancing and helping to raise funds for the fast-growing
Organisers hailed the February 28 fundraiser, Chillin’ by the Dock of the Bay, a success.
event was held at the popular Flying Fish Restaurant, home of Chef Tim
Tibbitts, a Bahamian who returned to his roots after a successful
performing career in Canada and is now ranked as one of the Caribbean’s
25 best chefs...