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Atlanta-based string quartet gives concert in aid of young performing artists
Submitted by Nina Laing   
Friday, 20 November 2015 10:50

The Atlanta-based Resonance String Quartet will give a one-night-only concert entitled 'From Bach to Hip Hop' on Friday, November 20 at The Pelican Bay Hotel beginning at 7:30 p.m.All proceeds from concert benefit Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society scholarship fund

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama --- The Grand Bahama Performing Arts Society (GBPAS) will host the Atlanta-based Resonance String Quartet in a one-night-only concert entitled "From Bach to Hip Hop" this Friday, November 20 at The Pelican Bay Hotel beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The concert is part of the GBPAS' ongoing effort to promote an appreciation for the performing arts on the island and help raise funds for young Bahamians interested in pursuing careers in dance, music, or drama. All proceeds from the benefit concert will go toward providing scholarships for students to attend local and international arts programmes, as well as performing arts colleges.

As its title suggests, the benefit concert will feature a variety of musical genres, including music from the classical period and Motown era to more modern music from some of today's biggest entertainers.

The Resonance String Quartet, established in 1987, features world-class musicians from Georgia and South Carolina: Nusheen Farahani on first violin, Karen Goldston Thompson on second violin, Audrey W. Harris on the viola, and Ismail Akbar on the cello.

New musical artist Guidance brings a message to his music
Info Editor   
Monday, 09 November 2015 10:16

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Guidance is a new musical artist on the scene, trying to spread a positive message while breaking away from the mindless music out now.

Guidance, or “Vandeco” was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas. Being introduced to music from a young age, he sang in the church choir as a boy, eventually playing a few instruments, mainly piano and trumpet. Over time he started getting into poetry.

Being a fan of rap music he got into writing and eventually making songs. He got the opportunity to visit a few studios, and was in love with it ever since.

His music has been described as being a voice for the people, and speaking on a lot of the struggles that plague us a society.


Grand Bahama's Junior Junkanoo now free to spectators, says Minister Johnson
Written by BIS   
Wednesday, 04 November 2015 09:06

JUNIOR GROUPS RECEIVE FUNDING - Members of the Junior Junkanoo groups received their seed money on Saturday during a cheque presentation at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture in Freeport.  Shown along with the Minister responsible for Youth, Sports and Culture, Dr. the Hon. Daniel Johnson, centre, are: Monique Leary, Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, seated at left; and standing second from left, Chevita Campbell, Chief Councilor for the City of Freeport Council. (BIS Photo/Vandyke Hepburn) FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - The distribution of seed money to senior and junior Junkanoo groups was not the only good news shared during the cheque presentations by Youth, Sports and Culture Minister, Dr. the Hon. Daniel Johnson on Saturday at that Ministry, but also that the Junior Junkanoo parade will now be free of charge to all spectators.

Minister Johnson shared that there were meetings with leaders from senior and junior groups and the National Junkanoo Committee which all went well.

"Two fantastic things emerged from it. One, the junior parade which is the feeder and the future of Junkanoo in The Bahamas, we're going to make those parades in Grand Bahama this year free access. We're making sure the art, the fun and the joy of Junkanoo is foremost in the minds of our young people and therefore, we are granting free access to everyone to come and see what these young people can do.

"This is the end of National Youth Month, and this is the gift I wanted to come and bring to Grand Bahama."

The second part, continued the Minister, is the local organising committee of the Junkanoo Committee will now take control of the marketing, ticketing, promotion and organization of the local parade.

He said, "It came out that we will, as the Ministry team responsible for getting the Junior Parade up and running, and your local organising committee of these fantastic professionals that you have -- now take control of marketing, ticketing, promotion, production of the senior parades."

Music superstar Shaggy celebrates birthday bash at Resorts World Bimini
Submitted by Michelle Malcolm   
Monday, 02 November 2015 10:12

BIMINI, The Bahamas -- “Mr. Lover” AKA Shaggy celebrated a birthday blowout this past weekend on beautiful Bimini with Resorts World Bimini (RWB) playing host to a “Bombastic-Fantastic” party featuring a free concert for the resort’s guests.

This was a working birthday for the reggae artist whose real name is Orville Burrell, as he celebrated his 47th with fans starting with a cruise from Miami on Bimini SuperFast where guests partied during the 3-hour trip before hitting the beaches of Bimini.

"I've heard of Bimini, but I've never been, and I'm incredibly impressed,” he said. “I mean, this place is really, really dope. It's a sexy place, and I'm Mister Lover Lover. You gotta go where the sexy is at, you know."

Shaggy was a chart topper in the mid 1990’s and early 2000’s with hits like “It wasn’t me” and “Angel”. With his recent hit, "Habibi, I Need Your Love," he is now being discovered by a new generation of music fans.

The Shaggy birthday bash and concert kicked off RWB’s fall entertainment series. Next up is comedian Carlos Mencia who is slated to appear at the resort December 4 – 6.

Grammy Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir performs in Rawson Square
Submitted by BIS   
Monday, 02 November 2015 08:18

NASSAU, Bahamas -- The Grammy Award winning Soweto Gospel Choir performs during the ceremony to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Nassau Accord in Rawson Square, Thursday, October 29, 2015.

It was in October 1985 in Nassau when Commonwealth Heads of Government held their inter-sessional meetings and high on the agenda was apartheid in South Africa and the imprisonment of freedom fighter Nelson Mandela.

Coming out of those plenary sessions was the NASSAU ACCORD.

(BIS photos/Kemuel Stubbs

Island MMTS season 2 launch a success
Submitted by Joette Penn   
Monday, 26 October 2015 12:57

NASSAU, Bahamas – Music, Model and Talent Showcase of the Islands (Island MMTS) successfully launched Season 2 this past Saturday, 24th October with the hosting of auditions in Nassau at Mario’s Bowling and Entertainment Palace.

Many Bahamians came out to take advantage of the opportunity to showcase their talents. The Season 2 panel of judges saw aspiring models, actors, singers, music producers and songwriters all with incredible talent and dreams of becoming a part of the international entertainment industry.

Island MMTS would like to thank everyone that auditioned and encourage them to continue to hone their skills. Those who had successful auditions were invited to become delegates at the Island MMTS Season 2 conference which will be held here in Nassau from 18th – 22nd July, 2016.

The Nassau auditions could not have been such a success without our experienced panel of judges who are all talented in their own right. The judges included Kedar Clarke, Fashion Stylist; K. Darron Turnquest, Director of Youth , Dillon “D-Mac” McKenzie, Music Artist and Producer; Donald Knowles, Fashion Photographer; Gregory A. Collie II, Music Producer; Lawrence Carroll, Master Dance Instructor; Sharon “Sparkles” Outten, Entertainer.

With the successful launch of Season 2 and the completion of the Nassau auditions, we now turn our focus to the hosting of auditions throughout the Family Islands of The Bahamas and throughout The Caribbean. Season 2 is indeed off to a great start with a very talented group of Bahamian talent. Island MMTS looks forward to bringing the Caribbean to The Bahamas in July 2016 to continue fulfilling our mission of “Taking Caribbean Talent to the World”.

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