Every Child Counts students gave a performance at the Treasure Cay Community Center during the evening of March 22. They were accompanied to the venue by class-mates, teachers and parents and well-supported by the many spectators who attended, not only residents of Treasure Cay but also people from other parts of Abaco.
Punctuated with hilarious stories describing his experiences at the Academy, Dr. Talley challenged the audience with his insights about the role of music in our lives, our communities and our society. Music is a measure of a healthy culture, he offered, and it infuses every aspect of our lives.
On March 2, Wilner Pierre released his new, hit song ‘Gimme Your Love’ to a crowd of ecstatic fans and supporters at Bliss Coffee House. According to Wilner, Gimme Your Love is an adaptation of the legendary Bob Marley’s ‘Wait In Vain.’
The Patrick Davis Hope Town Songwriters Festival has come and gone, and many great memories were made along the way. There were so many great performances during the week-long festival dedicated to the craft of songwriting, but the most important moments might not have even happened on stage at all. This year for the first time, Patrick Davis along with some of his talented friends gave back to the community by hosting an educational songwriting workshop for some lucky Abaco school children.
“A different feeling comes over me when I’m in the sound booth recording. It’s a big avenue to open doors,” Simms said. “The studio is just about people helping one another – just like the motto says because music is the worldwide language, it’s the universal language.
Combustion Music hosted its 3rd annual Hope Town Music Festival early in December, 2016 on the beautiful island of Elbow Cay. Over $75,000 was raised from the four writer- rounds, making this year the best to date.
A song written by a legendary Bahamian artist could help a British Blues singer earn a coveted Award.
The students of the Every Child Counts School performed a ‘Thank You’ concert for the many volunteers of the school on March 16 in their school’s quadrangle. This came on the heels of their two very successful fundraiser performances in Hope Town and Treasure Cay.
Combustion Music hosted the 2nd annual Hope Town Music Festival this past weekend on the beautiful island of Elbow Cay. Unfazed by initially iffy weather, and a plane full of songwriters that had to turn back for Florida before finally arriving, the event was a huge success playing 4 packed shows over 3 days, and raising more than $55,000 for local charities.
Toward the end of 2014, New Entry Band members were again raising the bar another notch for their music career.