Bahamian Cultural Icon passes

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, July 6th 2017 – Nassau – Bahamas has now lost a cultural icon. Cleophas Adderley, founder and director of The Bahamas National Youth Choir (BNYC) passed away yesterday after a long illness. Adderley was 62 years of age and had spent most of life showcasing Bahamian talent of the arts worldwide. He was a well-known musician and composer, and led the National Choir to perform for the likes of Queen Elizabeth II, the late Nelson Mandela, the late Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and so many others.Adderley also recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ALIV Bahamian Icon Awards in June. Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Michel Pintard expressed his condolences to the family and said, ““He was a unique and iconic cultural character who dedicated his life to music and to the people of the Bahamas. His life experience led him to be involved in many facets of the community where he touched the lives of thousands through music.”Adderley started the BNYC in 1983 as part of Bahamas 10th Independence anniversary celebrations. Over the past three decades he had trained hundreds of young people, and led the BNYC to win and participate in numerous competitions both locally and internationally.Adderley also composed “Our Boys”, the first Bahamian grand opera, which was also the first opera to have been written and performed in the English-speaking Caribbean; and the composer of the first Bahamian Concert Mass, “Missa Caribe”.Adderley was the son of former Member of Parliament, late Cleophas E. Adderley and the grandson of the later R. M Bailey.Adderley will be remembered by many as a “distinguished” and “talented” scholar and musician and will be especially missed by his National Youth Choir family.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher#MagneticMediaNews Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more

Coming in 2020 Margaritaville Beach Resort at The Pointe Bahamas

first_img ORLANDO — Margaritaville Beach Resort at The Pointe, set to debut in 2020 in the Bahamas, recently marked its topping off celebration.The five-star property will be an integral part of Margaritaville at The Pointe, a US$250 million, seven-acre luxury development on Nassau Harbour.Upon completion, the 150-room resort will feature signature brand décor elements in the lobby, including a larger-than-life flip flop sculpture, luxury residences at One Particular Harbour at The Pointe, a deep-water marina and boardwalk, a waterpark, entertainment centre, upscale shopping, and signature food and beverage concepts.Margaritaville Beach Resort will officially be a part of Margaritaville’s growing collection of hotels and resorts, which currently comprises 17 lodging locations and 24 additional projects in the pipeline.Resort LobbyPenthouseBedroomKing Room Posted by Tags: Margaritaville Beach Resort, Openings & Renovations Coming in 2020: Margaritaville Beach Resort at The Pointe, Bahamas Sharecenter_img Friday, April 26, 2019 Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more