FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- For music lovers in Grand Bahama, the Allegro School of Music are having a concert next week to show off some of their high achieving students on the various different instruments.
Under the theme “Summer Serenade” Eva Ratuszyniski is once again showing what students on this island are capable of doing.
The Allegro Music School is celebrating ten years in the Grand Bahama community and have been bringing out the great talent that was latent in many of the students that have passed through her school.
Ratuszyniski said while in the past they have showing off the students abilities on the violin and viola, this year they are looking at all the areas and have even invited two students of the Orchestral School of Music to join in.
The concert is being held on Tuesday, June 18th at the Church of The Ascension.
GEORGE TOWN, Exuma, The Bahamas -- George Town Primary School student Alyssa Curry dances to Junkanoo music, during the recent E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Exuma Adjudications, at the St. Andrew's Parish Community Centre, in George Town. (BIS Photo / Eric Rose)
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Join the Grand Bahama Youth Choir in celebration of their 4th anniversary on Sunday, June 2, at the Grand Lucayan. "Our Bahamian Story" will be performed in an unforgettable show at 7pm in the Grand Lucayan Ballroom. Tickets are only $15 and available by calling the Kevin G. Tomlinson Academy at 352-6001/2 or 225-9122.
The Grand Bahama Youth Choir started on the 27th of February, 2009. Before this project grew into what we know today, it was mainly started for one purpose - to assemble a choir to sing during the opening ceremony of the local government conference hosted on Grand Bahama in May of that year.
This development all happened under the suggestion of Senator Kay Forbes Smith to use talented young locals. With that being said, she enlisted Mr. Kevin G. Tomlinson to carry out her mandate.
Soon enough, Mr. Tomlinson was on a quest for young talented singers who would be interested in his proposition. He made radio announcements on several occasions to draw out those gifted individuals and even contacted a few that he knew personally.
Finally, Mr. Tomlinson’s scavenger hunt was over and he was able to assemble his group at Christ the King Auditorium where practices were held. Later on, the members were curious as to what they would call themselves. The group eventually settled on a name which was The Grand Bahama Youth Choir; very simple and straightforward.
NASSAU, Bahamas -- Kirkland ‘KB’ Bodie, the number one selling recording Bahamian artist, has joined the fast-growing marine environmental movement, Save The Bays, writing, performing and producing a song by the same name to bring awareness to the fragile state of the country's coral reefs and bays.
Save the Bays, written and sung by the artist who has produced more music than any living Bahamian, is set to premiere exclusively on the popular 100 Jamz morning show, Wake Up and Go with Special K and Leslie this Friday between 8:30 and 9 am. Immediately following that show, it will be released to all radio and online media outlets.
“You can clearly see the effects of the pollution in our waters,” KB said following a land tour at Clifton Bay and an aerial plane ride over a few Bahamian islands with Save the Bays Director environmental activist Joseph Darville. “We all have an integral role in saving our bays. This was the impetus which led me to write the track.” The song, just under four minutes, includes the chorus 'Rise up, Bahamas, Let your voices blaze, Stand up, Bahamas, come on let's Save The Bays, God gave us this land, and this land we must save, Stand up, Bahamas, come on let's Save The Bays.
KB, whose fan favorites include Civil Servants and Bush Mechanic, is no stranger to creating songs to express his concern over national and environmental issues. In 2011, he produced the hit Dey Sellin’ voicing the frustration of the Bahamian people regarding the constant sale of Bahamian land resources.
MOSS TOWN, Exuma -- St. Andrew's Anglican School third-grader Damani David plays "The Chickcharney", on May 23, 2013, during the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival Exuma Adjudications, at L. N. Coakley High School, in Moss Town. (BIS Photo / Eric Rose)
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Grammy-award winning salsa artist, Willy Chirino, will be performing live in Count Basie Square this Sunday night, May 25, at 9 PM as part of Balearia Bahamas Express’s Memorial Day Package for their guests.
In a career spanning more than three decades, Chirino has more than 20 original albums and he is the composer of more than one hundred songs.Chirino is recognised throughout the world as the creator of the “Miami Sound,” unique for its fusion of Cuban music, rock and Brazilian Caribbean rhythms.
The complimentary show will be immediately followed by a Junkanoo performance by Kingdom Culture.
YouTube video below of Chirino performing one of his hit songs: Medias Negras. Click HERE to view if no display.