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Sundance beach party brings unique 'day party' event to Nassau
Submitted by Chester Robards   
Monday, 27 October 2014 16:50

NASSAU, Bahamas – A ship is sailing in to Nassau Harbour with passengers who have one goal in mind – to reach Nirvana Beach for the most revolutionary ‘day party’ held on New Providence to date.

With the Bahamas all abuzz about its first-ever Carnival, and road fever bands throwing elaborate parties to introduce the costumes they will don when they take to the road come May, Sundance, with it’s all-inclusive-drinks model, is clinching a niche (and possibly top) spot on the calendar of events.

Pupstar Entertainment and Events and Hybrid Events (Miami) have lined up world-renowned DJ, Private Ryan, to headline the Sundance beach party. Private Ryan’s “Soca Brainwash 2014” Youtube mega-mix became the go-to soca compilation in the lead-up to Trinidad Carnival. And his first-ever Trinidad Carnival party titled after his famous soca mix, was one of the most sought after fetes for the Carnival season. He also grasped the Global Spin Awards’ ‘Caribbean DJ of the Year’ title in 2012.

“Dj Private Ryan has achieved world renowned status as an international DJ,” said Pupstar’s President Alicia “Puppy” Robinson. “He was the first Caribbean DJ to be nominated by the same body as a finalist for ‘International DJ of the Year’ in 2013. “He has travelled extensively throughout the Caribbean, North and Central America and parts of Europe. He is well known for his versatility and his ability to mix different genres of music both live in parties and in his very popular online podcast.”

For his first major event in the Bahamas, Dj Private Ryan is sure to bring all his talents to bear, setting the stage for what is sure to be an epic event with the Sundance beach party team.  Local DJ, Furze, who grew his fan base spinning in the Aura Nightclub at Atlantis, will whet the musical appetite of Sundance patrons when the doors open at noon on November 1.  Dj Dutty Dex – known as the “Music Mayor of Miami” – will lay down his session on the beach, before Private Ryan takes the wheels.

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Sandals ‘Vibes On The Island’ canceled due to inclement weather forecast for the weekend
Submitted by Chester Robards   
Friday, 24 October 2014 10:27

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The party slated for October 25, for the second year in a row at Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort’s Private Island featuring performances by internationally acclaimed reggae recording artist Tarrus Riley and up-and-coming reggae sensation Chronixx with his band ZincFence redemption has been canceled.

Due to the risks associated with such severe weather, the Sandals Foundation has been forced to cancel what they hoped to be the Caribbean party of the year.

In good faith, ticket holders will be fully refunded. Patrons will be able to reclaim funds at the ticket outlet where the purchase was made once the physical ticket is presented.

The Sandals Foundation expresses extreme gratitude to sponsors Coca-Cola, Flight Centre Travel Group, JetBlue, Heineken, CIBC First Caribbean, Colombian Emeralds, The Nassau Guardian Group – 96.9 Guardian Radio, Hot 91.7 106.5, St Majestic Tours and ICS Security Concepts who all eagerly came on board to sponsor Vibes On the Island 2014 without hesitation.

Future plans will be made for the event slated for 2015. If persons would still like to support the PACE Foundation, the charity this concert was benefitting, please visit http://pacebahamas.com/. For further information, please visit www.SandalsFoundation.org.

 
Vote for your favourite Bahamian musician in Cacique Awards People’s Choice poll
Submitted by Kendea Smith   
Friday, 24 October 2014 09:45

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Persons interested in seeing their favourite Bahamian musician honoured in the upcoming Cacique Awards have only one more week to get their votes in before the People’s Choice voting polls are closed.  

The polls opened in early October after radio stations submitted the hottest secular and gospel songs on their playlists.  

Making the cut for secular were ‘Back that bam bam’-DMAC, ‘Happy Hour’-Visage, ‘242 Forward’- Julien Believe, ‘Swing Swing’-Avvy, ‘Night and Day’-Baha Men, ‘Float’-DMAC, ‘I Ain’t Fa VAT’-KB and ‘Crab Souse’-Sky Juice Band.  

The nominees for Gospel are ‘One More Hallejuah’- Nehemiah, ‘Outta Control’- Christian Massive, ‘Hosanna’-Gospel Boys, ‘All Over the World’ –Landlord, ‘You did it all’-Kem Gardiner, ‘I’m still here’- Lyrically Blesssed, ‘I surrender all’- Monique Terez, ‘Cleanse Me’-Pam Collins and ‘We need you’-Jonathan Farrington.  

The Cacique Awards will also honour the best of the best in The Bahamas’ hospitality industry.  

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Gospel concert celebration for Department of Social Services
Submitted by BIS   
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:07
FREEPORT, The Bahamas -- The Department of Social Services, Grand Bahama, in celebration of the DSS 50th Anniversary, held a Gospel Concert at the Bishop Michael Eldon Auditorium Saturday night.  Minister of Social Services, the Hon. Melanie Griffin officially opened the concert. The event brought Gospel singing artists like the world-famous Cooling Waters, Pastor Simeon Outten and the New Life Band, Community Holiness Praise Team, The Bahamas Brass Band, and Calvary Baptist Church Praise Team.  (BIS Photos/Vandyke Hepburn)

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19th Annual International Cultural Festival [photos]
Submitted by BIS   
Monday, 20 October 2014 12:32

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration, the Hon. Frederick Mitchell (at the podium) officially opens the 19th Annual International Cultural Festival on Saturday October 18, 2014, at the Botanical Gardens. The weekend cultural festival was originally conceived to recognize United Nations Day and celebrates the culinary arts, music and dance of many countries represented in The Bahamas. Photos caught some of the moments of the event. (BIS Photos/Derek Smith)

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Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival launch continues in Atlanta, GA
Submitted by Brooke Sherman   
Sunday, 12 October 2014 14:18

ATLANTA, Georgia --- Drum rhythms, beautiful costumes and colorful renditions of all things Bahamian was the highlight of the first international launch for the 2015 Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival, held on Wednesday, October 8th at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, Atlanta Georgia.

Organized by the Bahamas Consulate and Bahamas Tourist Office Atlanta, the event was complete with Bahamian food, art, and music. Culminating the evening was a performance by the world renowned Colours Junkanoo Group featuring a parade of vibrant costumed carnival dancers from the Bahamas.

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The event attracted close to 100 key influencers within Atlanta’s fashion and entertainment industries, hospitality, tourism and travel conglomerates.

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