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Acclaimed Canadian jazz pianist, Steve Koven returns to Grand Bahama
Submitted by Robbin Whachell   
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 15:50
Jazz Concert and Master Class in Support of the Grand Bahama Performing Artists Society

FREEPORT, Bahamas -- The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society (GBPAS) will present world renowned Canadian jazz pianist, composer and educator Steve Koven in concert at the Grand Bahama Sailing Club on Friday, April 17th at 7:30pm. Steve will also conduct a Master Class at the same venue on Saturday, April 18th at 10:30 a.m. This is Steve’s 3rd performance and Master Class in Grand Bahama and jazz fans are excited to welcome him back.

Aside from performing world-wide with his acclaimed Steve Koven Trio, Steve also performs solo piano concerts throughout North America, Europe and the Caribbean. Dozens of Steve’s compositions have been licensed for national and international film and television productions. As an educator, Steve has been member of the Faculty of Music at York University since 2003, teaching Contemporary Improvisation and Jazz Piano. In addition, Steve also teaches Music Entrepreneurship at Toronto's Centennial College. He holds a Masters in Music Composition and has presented master classes and clinics in China, Japan, Colombia, Barbados, Bahamas and Mexico.

Acclaimed Canadian jazz pianist, Steve Koven returns to Grand Bahama If you want to enjoy some wonderful jazz, or you want to learn more about the craft, or both, this is a concert and Master Class you don’t want to miss! Tickets for the concert are $35 and are available at Seventeen and at the door. Tickets for the workshop are $10 or free if you produce a torn ticket from the concert. Come out and support the Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society, a non-profit organization which uses all of its proceeds to provide scholarships to performing art students on Grand Bahama (over $70,000 to date).

These events have been made possible through the generous support of all GBPAS members and sponsors, with special thanks to:, Keen i Media Ltd., and Mackey Media Ltd.

Ministry of Tourism showcased 2015 ‘It’s A Bahamian Ting’ Concert at Arawak Cay
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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 14:56
Scenes from Bahamas 2015 ‘It’s a Bahamian Ting Concert’ at Arawak Cay on Saturday, April 11.   (BIS Photos/Gena Gibbs).NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Thousands of Bahamians, young and old, joined The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism this weekend at the 2015 ‘It’s a Bahamian Ting’ Concert, held on Saturday, April 11th, at Arawak Cay from 7 PM until the wee hours.  

The live extravaganza featured all local performing artists and showcased free-to-the-public performances, as the Ministry begins the countdown to Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Festival this coming Thursday.  

“This is a great event and it’s always good to bring our people together to celebrate who we are and what we are, and to refresh ourselves.  We speak through our music, we speak through our culture, it’s the one thing that brings us to other people, and it unifies us,” said the Hon. Obie Wilchcombe, Minister of Tourism, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.  

“This event has always shown us how we empower each other through the greatness of our music and the greatness of our entertainers.  We have it all in The Bahamas.  What we need to do is capture it and present it to the world stage.”  

Enjoyed by both tourists and Bahamians, the showcase was an honest display of local talent and cultural diversity to incite the deeply-rooted common love Bahamians recognize as what makes them special from everyone else in the world.  

Tourism hosts the 2015 Easter Sunday Gospel Fest at Clifford Park
Submitted by BIS   
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 15:46

NASSAU, the Bahamas -- Thousands of Bahamians celebrated Easter Sunday at Clifford Park at the Ministry of Tourism’s 2015 Easter Sunday Gospel Fest, from early evening till the music stopped.   

The concert featured local and international artists -- Nehemiah Hield, Shaback, The Cooling Waters, Steven Heard, and Jay Moss.

Director of Events for the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Charity Armbrister said it was the second year of doing the event: last year there was a Gospel Concert to celebrate the Ministry of Tourism’s 50th Anniversary.  It was so well-received that Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe decided perhaps it should be annual.  

Mrs. Armbrister said: “It’s really to give thanks to God for what we are achieving in the Ministry of Tourism.  As you know, several years ago there was a downturn, not only in The Bahamas, but globally, and now things are starting to really turn around.  Our figures are really seeing a big difference over the last year.  We are very grateful for that.”  

She noted the Gospel Fest and Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival are events through which the Ministry of Tourism aims to combine local and international performers on stage. “I think overall we have to look at things globally.  And as you know, while we as Bahamians feel that we just want our own Bahamian artists to perform, many of them may not be recognized internationally, although some of them are.  So having a global interaction, I think it’s good.  That’s the only way we can really grow and attract more persons coming to our festivals and events,” said Mrs. Ambrister.

Bahamian recording artist ready to release album this summer
Submitted by Chester Robards   
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 10:50

"Padrino has the potential to be one of the greats" - Grammy Award winning producers, Cool and Dre.

Padrino is celebrating his 34th birthday sitting behind a mixer board in a Studio in North Miami. It’s likely he turned 32 and 33 doing much of the same.

His album project entitled RNIP is due to drop by the end of this summer, and he still has a lot of work to do. But, he and Grammy Award Winning executive producers, Cool and Dre, have a plan to release singles all summer long - the appetizers until the serving of the main course.

His long career of producing other people's tracks - and laying down his own - have finally come to a critical precipice; he is about to drop an album in the biggest Hip Hop market in the world. And he stands on the edge of either the biggest success of his life, or faces the long walk back to the drawing board. He has proven, however, that what he will not do is quit.

Musically, the last two and a half years have been rewarding for Padrino, who grew up in the Bahamas as Rory Bowe. However, concurrently, the last few years have also been some of the hardest years of his life.

“There has been a loss of loved ones, times that I wanted to quit, and there have been times when I worked my butt off and still wasn’t able to do the things that I wanted to do financially,” he said. “It’s been rough. It’s been very rough.

COB Colour of Harmony honours John Berkley 'Peanuts' Taylor
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Friday, 03 April 2015 15:15

From left: the Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, John Berkley 'Peanuts' Taylor and COB President Dr. Rodney D.  Smith share a light moment while taking this photograph.NASSAU, Bahamas -- If you have ever seen John Berkley “Peanuts” Taylor perform, then you are likely never to forget it. His effervescence and energetic skill as a dancer, singer and drummer are legendary.

His stage has been any number of the historically famous entertainment enclaves around Nassau - Jungle Club, Confidential, Junkanoo Club, Spider Web and the Drumbeat Club – among others.

At the recent 26th Annual Colour of Harmony, held at The College of The Bahamas under the patronage of the Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, the man who has left audiences in awe of his talent accepted another distinguished honour.

COB’s School of Communication and Creative Arts (SCCA) presented the renowned entertainer with the E. Clement Bethel Award for Excellence in the Arts. SCCA bestows the honour on an exceptional and distinguished artist every year. Mr. Taylor has joined a fraternity of notables including: Mr. Percy “Vola” Francis, Mrs. Joann Behagg, Mr. Roderick Pinder and Mr. Kendal Hanna.

For over 70 years “Peanuts” Taylor has been entertaining people from all walks of life. And he has loved virtually every moment of it. At the ceremony held at the Performing Arts Centre, the academic and artistic community paused to shine the spotlight on his contributions to the development of the performing arts in The Bahamas.

Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival announces artists lineup for week of events
Submitted by BIS   
Thursday, 02 April 2015 10:34

~ Baha Men, Ronnie Butler, Visage, Machel Montana and Bunji Garlin among headliners for Junkanoo Carnival week of events in The Bahamas.

NASSAU, Bahamas — 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, Grammy Award winning Baha Men, Machel Montano, Visage, Bunji Garlin and Julien Believe.

“The Bahamas National Festival Commission is extremely pleased to be announcing this line-up of some of the best artists that this country and this region has to offer,” said CEO of the BNFC Roscoe Dames.  “We are excited to bring the Caribbean to The Bahamas as we take The Bahamas to the world.”

Kicking off the week of events on May 7th, 2015 will be Junkamania — a concert of musical orchestras infusing Junkanoo music with non-traditional instruments.  Special guest performances by Julien Believe, Bunji Garlin and Visage are slated for the Thursday night of events.

On Friday night, the Music Masters top ten finalists will all compete for the $20,000 grand prize on Fort Charlotte.  The Music Masters competition will include special performances by Billboard artists Baha Men and Soca Monarch winner Machel Montano.  A top group out of Haiti will also be performing on the historical night.

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