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Reggae Defenders To Host “Wadada” On Friday

Reggae Defenders To Host “Wadada” On Friday

The reggae community is set to come together for a night celebrating the music and legacy of the iconic reggae musician, Burning Spear. The event, titled “Wadada,” is being presented by Reggae Defenders and will take place on Friday, 1st of March, from 8 PM to 2 AM. Hosted at Uplift on Front Street, the night will feature music by Prophecy... Read more of this article

Audio: Val Sherwood ‘Music From The Heart’

Audio: Val Sherwood ‘Music From The Heart’

Singer-songwriter Val Sherwood has released new song, Music From The Heart, which she describes as “seriously reflective” and “speaks to the power of music to heal.” She noted that, “Music From The Heart has been my website tagline for over a decade, but the song was written more recently, produced and arranged by the amazing John Woolridge”.... Read more of this article

Video: Collie Buddz Nominated For Grammy

Video: Collie Buddz Nominated For Grammy

The Grammys are being held tonight [Feb 4] in Los Angeles, with Bermudian reggae artist Collie Buddz nominated for a Grammy in the Best Reggae Album category, with the category won by Julian Marley & Antaeus. Widely regarded as the most prestigious award in the musical entertainment industry, Collie Buddz is believed to be the first Bermudian singer... Read more of this article

Met Opera: Live In HD & Encore Series Showing

Met Opera: Live In HD & Encore Series Showing

The Bermuda Opera team is presenting the Met: Live in HD [2022-23] & Encore series in Bermuda on film on Sundays at BUEI at 5.00pm, with the next installment to take place on February 4. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Opera team is thrilled to show the next opera during Black History Month, composed by Grammy award winning jazz trumpeter... Read more of this article

TMQ Invited To Perform At SXSW Music Festival

TMQ Invited To Perform At SXSW Music Festival

The Tino Martinez Quartet [TMQ] has received an invitation to perform at the 37th annual SXSW music festival in Texas. Tino Martinez said, “The Tino Martinez Quartet was bursting with anticipation, eager to unveil a thrilling announcement to the people of Bermuda. Bursting with excitement, we could hardly contain ourselves as we revealed that... Read more of this article

‘Easy Skankin’ Reggae Concert On February 2

‘Easy Skankin’ Reggae Concert On February 2

Reggae music enthusiasts are in for a treat this February as the Reggae Defenders present “Easy Skankin”, a magical musical tribute to the legendary Bob Marley. This event is set to take place on Friday, February 2nd, 2024, from 8 PM to 2 AM. Hosted at the Uplift venue, “Easy Skankin” will feature an array of live performances... Read more of this article

Philharmonic Society Holds Student Competition

Philharmonic Society Holds Student Competition

The Bermuda Philharmonic Society held its first annual Student Composition and Concerto Competition yesterday [Jan 21]. Kate Kayaian, president of the BPS, said, “The Bermuda Philharmonic is dedicated to our dual mission of creating live classical music events around the island as well as nurturing and supporting the musical growth of the island’s... Read more of this article

Video: Regiment Band & Pipe Band At Mile Race

Video: Regiment Band & Pipe Band At Mile Race

The Butterfield Front Street Mile in Hamilton got underway on Friday night with stirring performances by the Bermuda Regiment Band and the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band. Hundreds of spectators lined the city’s main street to enjoy the Regiment band, decked out in full regalia, and the soothing sounds of the pipe band. In the event’s flagship... Read more of this article

Aeolians Choir Set To Perform In Bermuda

Aeolians Choir Set To Perform In Bermuda

The Aeolians Choir from Oakwood University is set to perform in Bermuda this month. A spokesperson said, “The world-renowned Aeolians Choir of Oakwood University is set to grace Bermuda with their spectacular singing style in a series of public performances this January. With a rich history of over 30 Bermudian members, the Aeolians are excited... Read more of this article

Review: Jazz Extravaganza At Leopards Club

Review: Jazz Extravaganza At Leopards Club

[Written by Dale Butler] Bermudian drummer Stefan Furbert came from a misty cloud of performances to the forefront when he organized the return from the UK of pianist James Richardson. There were great expectations that he would organize additional events but that was not to be until he was ready. Stefan’s return on Saturday, January 6, 2024 to the... Read more of this article

Live Jazz Fusion At The Deep On Thursday

Live Jazz Fusion At The Deep On Thursday

A live jazz fusion event is set to take place at The Deep on Thursday [Jan 11] from 7.30pm to 10.30pm, featuring the Tino Marquez Quintet [TMQ]. A spokesperson said, “Join us this Thursday for an unforgettable evening of live jazz fusion at The Deep. From 7.30pm to 10.30pm, the incredibly talented TMQ will grace the stage, taking us on a musical... Read more of this article

Francis Patton Wins People’s Choice Award

Francis Patton Wins People’s Choice Award

Skyport announced that the People’s Choice Award winner of the Christmas Carol-off – which was decided by a vote on Instagram — is Francis Patton Primary School, which will received $1200. In a post on social media, Skyport said, “The People’s Choice Award Winners are: Francis Patton Primary School. $1200 goes to them... Read more of this article

Great Bermuda Carol-Off Voting Ends Dec 31

Great Bermuda Carol-Off Voting Ends Dec 31

Skyport has issued a reminder to the public that voting for the People’s Choice Award in the Great Bermuda Carol-Off will conclude on Sunday [Dec 31], at 5 pm. A spokesperson said, “The Great Bermuda Carol-Off took place at the LF Wade International Airport in December pitting choirs and bands from 15 schools in a festive competition for... Read more of this article

Win Free Tickets To The 2023 TOAST Event

Win Free Tickets To The 2023 TOAST Event

The annual TOAST event will be staged at Pier 6 on Sunday, December 31, featuring a range of entertainment to ring in the new year, with Bernews giving away three pairs of free tickets – a total of six – to the show. The first giveaway will be held on the Bernews Instagram page today [Dec 28], with a total of three giveaways to take place... Read more of this article

Nicholas Christopher To Star In Jelly’s Last Jam

Nicholas Christopher To Star In Jelly’s Last Jam

Bermudian actor Nicholas Christopher will star as Jelly Roll Morton in New York City Centre Encores! upcoming production of Jelly’s Last Jam at the Manhattan venue. The seldom-produced bio-musical, which runs next year from February 21 to March 3, celebrates the life and music of Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe, known professionally as Jelly Roll Morton,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Institute & Northlands Win Grand Prizes

Bermuda Institute & Northlands Win Grand Prizes

The Great Christmas Carol-Off winners have been announced, with the performances of such a high caliber that Skyport upgraded the prize money to a total of $13,000; Bermuda Institute’s Senior Choir won the $5,000 grand prize, Northlands Primary won a new $5,000 grand prize for primary schools, and Warwick Academy’s Middle School Choir earned... Read more of this article