Enigma costume launch: A real fairytale come true

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Enigma is proving that fairytales do come true after showcasing its fantasy-like carnival costumes themed Once Upon A Time. Hundreds of screaming Enigma fans turned up to the carnival group’s launch at Mario’s Bowling Alley Concert Grounds recently, eager to get a taste of what’s to come for the 2019 carnival season. […]

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Artist Jamal Rolle showcases newest art form at Fort Lauderdale show

PLANTATION, FLORIDA – As part of its new marketing strategy to integrate and highlight the culture and people of The Bahamas through innovative storytelling, the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) Plantation office teamed up with well-known celebrity artist Jamaal Rolle, at the recent Art Fort Lauderdale Show. The four-day curated art show, which combined […]

E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival begins

WEMYSS BIGHT, ELEUTHERA — Wemyss Bight Primary School female students show that they are “Phenomenal Women” as they recite Maya Angelou’s famous poem, on February 7, 2019, during the E. Clement Bethel National Art Festival Adjudications at their school in Eleuthera.  Also pictured, Jayanna Gibson recites a poem by Robert Graves.  (BIS Photos/Eric Rose)

Memorial concert, arts endowment honours Audrey Dean-Wright

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The late Audrey F. Dean-Wright had an almost infectious enthusiasm and excitement for the arts that was paralleled by her fierce commitment to educating and enlightening the youth who were drawn to her. As an educator, she shared her knowledge without reservation; as a choir director, she poured her passion into her […]

2019 Junior Junkanoo parade winners announced

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Tarpum Bay Primary School rushed its way to a repeat winning performance in the Primary School Division in the 2019 Junior Junkanoo Parade held on Bay Street on January 31. L.W. Young won the Junior High School Division and the Government High School brought the Senior High School Division crown back to New Providence. Eighteen […]

Junior Junkanoo number picking gears up for parade

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A school student selects ‘Order of Entry’ number for Junior Junkanoo. Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Deputy Permanent Secretary K. Darron Turnquest; Deputy Director of the Division of Culture Dereka Deleveaux-Grant; and National Coordinator of Junior Junkanoo Henry Higgins joined Junior Junkanoo organizers and stakeholders at the Order of Entry ceremony at […]

Notre Dame to cover up murals of Columbus in the New World

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school’s president said, following criticism that the images depict Native Americans in stereotypical submissive poses before white European explorers. The 12 murals created in the 1880s by Luis Gregori were intended to encourage […]

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Ferguson predicts a smooth New Year’s Day parade

Tickets still on sale today until parade begins   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – With less than 24 hours before the kick-off of the New Year’s Day Junkanoo parade, president of the Junkanoo Corporation of New Providence (JCNP), Silbert Ferguson, on Sunday assured that the challenges groups faced on Boxing Day, which resulted in lengthy delays, have […]

CTO declares 2019 ‘the year of festivals’ in the Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS –  On the heels of the past year’s successful Year of Rejuvenation, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) has declared 2019 the Year of Festivals in the Caribbean. Throughout 2019, the region will celebrate the unique rhythm and tempo of each CTO destination. “The Year of Festivals will focus on the fascinating events that have become an […]

Bahamian musician makes semi-final in Afropunk festival

A Bahamian musical artist and her band are boasting a strong performance in an internationally acclaimed competition.  Singer Kamilah Gibson and her band recently competed in the popular AfroPunk Festival Battle of the Bands competition in Brooklyn, New York with hopes of being selected to perform her original tunes live in front of thousands of people.  While […]

Art expo controversy puts local arts community in controversy

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas’ (NAGB) controversial “We suffer to remain” exhibition came to a close Sunday, with a moving rendition of Sonia Farmer’s poem ‘A True and Exact History’. Eleven cultural champions loaned their voices to the stirring performance. Artists and collaborators in the project said, they were left feeling “stunned and angry” by the British […]