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Nassau, Bahamas - ArtOvation with TaDa is a weekly one-hour radio show
covering Issues, interviews and introspection related to the developing
and emerging arts and entertainment industries of the Bahamas.
This Saturday, September 17th at 8am, tune in to ArtOvation on Star 106.5 FM www.star106fm.com
Dion Alexander Cunningham
Recipient of Harry C. Moore
Scholarship, awarded by Lyford Cay Foundation, Dion is hosting his first
recital in The Bahamas, Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September
18th at the St. Andrew's Kirk.
He was recently accepted into the renown Peabody Conservatory
of Music, John Hopkins in Baltimore to pursue his Master/Doctorate in
Piano Performance. Currently Dion is in Baltimore and has begun
studies, but will be here this weekend.
Past credits include accompaniment for the Bel Canto
Singers, involvement in the Music Ministry of Christ Community Church
and he is also a Cellist in The Bahamas Symphony Orchestra.
considers himself fortunate to have been afforded the opportunities and
training that he has received thus far in his short life. His vision to
see The Bahamas produce world-class musicians and music educators,
which requires advanced training. The Conservatory has been the catalyst
that has launched the careers of many internationally celebrated
musicians and educators. He is humbled to have this coveted opportunity
to represent his country on such a stage.
The honor of being the first Bahamian to pursue a graduate degree in
Piano Performance at this prestigious institution is one that Dion does
not take lightly. The training and connections made will undoubtedly
augur well in pursuit of his dream to create a world-class performing
arts academy here in The Bahamas which will be a source of national
pride for Bahamians and the envy of the region and the world.
The reality however, is that the expenses for his education are
significant and without funding assistance, he would be unable to
Dion’s first encounter with music was as a pre-school
student at Dandy Lion, Nassau Bahamas, where he learned to draw his
first Treble Clef and Whole Notes on the Music Staff. His formal piano
lessons began at the age of four, under the tutelage of Mrs. Dawn
As a teenager, Dion began playing piano in his church, Christ
Community Church. A graduate of Thelma Gibson Primary and St.
Augustine’s College, Dion attended Macalester College on an academic
scholarship where he received degrees in both Biology and Music. During
his time abroad, Dion studied piano under the tutelage of Don Betts and
also served as the accompanist for the Macalester Women’s Choir. He
also founded the Voices of Tamani – a student run Gospel Choir.
BOOGIE NIGHTS - Old School Dance
Come and party with Star 106.5
FM at Workers House, on Friday, September 23rd. Dr Lutz and Baldy will
be providing the best Old School/ Golden Oldies music and Happy Hour
starts at 5:30pm with Karaoke.
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