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Dr Ty Douglas Co-Writes Juneteenth Song

Dr Ty Douglas Co-Writes Juneteenth Song

Dr Ty Douglas performed a song he co-wrote titled ‘Baton in Hand’ in honour of the 1968 Olympic legends Tommie Smith, John Carlos and Harry Edwards at the recent San Francisco Juneteenth Festival and Parade. Dr Douglas, who co-wrote the song with his colleague Dr Wayne Bucknor, was also interviewed and featured on the KBMX FM radio and the... Read more of this article

TMQ To Host Juneteenth Jazz In The Park Event

TMQ To Host Juneteenth Jazz In The Park Event

The Tino Martinez Quartet [TMQ] will hold a Jazz in the Park event at Barr’s Bay Park on June 23 to honour Juneteenth. A spokesperson said, “Don’t worry if you missed the last Jazz in the Park, because you’re in luck. 2024 Best of Bermuda award winner TMQ is hosting their second jazz event in the park this Sunday, June 23 in... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Classic Old School Soca Fete

Photos & Video: Classic Old School Soca Fete

[Updated with video] The Classic Old School Soca Fete was held this weekend, as one of the many events put on for the Carnival festivities. You can view photos from the event below, we will have additional coverage of the festivities all weekend, and you can view all Bernews coverage of the Carnival festivities over the years here. Related... Read more of this article

Entertainment Union Mourns Loss Of Tony Bari

Entertainment Union Mourns Loss Of Tony Bari

The Bermuda Entertainment Union [BEU] has extended its condolences to the family of longtime member and musician Tony Bari, who passed away recently. A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Entertainment Union extends our sincere condolences to the family of the late Bro. Tony Bari. We are deeply saddened by his loss. “Bro. Tony Bari was a longtime... Read more of this article

Minister Extends Condolences To Bari Family

Minister Extends Condolences To Bari Family

Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport Owen Darrell paid tribute to the late Tony Bari. Minister Darrell said, “On behalf of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, we offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of Mr. Tony Bari. “Mr. Bari’s captivating jazz, big band, and rhythm and blues performances of musical selections... Read more of this article

Menuhin Foundation Holds Annual Concert

Menuhin Foundation Holds Annual Concert

The Menuhin Foundation held its annual concert on June 9th at the Ruth Seaton James Centre, featuring over 130 primary school students from 22 Bermuda schools and various orchestras. A spokesperson said, “The Menuhin Foundation [Registered Charity #118] held its annual student concert on 9th June at the Ruth Seaton James Centre for Performing... Read more of this article

Destra Garcia Talks About Music, Bermuda, More

Destra Garcia Talks About Music, Bermuda, More

Trinidadian soca superstar Destra Garcia, known for her electrifying performances and boundary-pushing music, spoke to us exclusively about her love for soca, her diverse heritage, and her return to Bermuda for “Soca in the City”, happening on Saturday, June 15. A Special Connection With Bermuda Destra’s connection with Bermuda is not... Read more of this article

Smith Records Music Video In Sargasso Sea

Smith Records Music Video In Sargasso Sea

British band Bastille’s frontman Dan Smith has recorded a live performance of an unreleased song called Blue Sky & The Painter from onboard a Greenpeace ship in the Sargasso Sea. A spokesperson said, “The internationally-renowned singer, who wrote hits such as Pompeii and Happier, and recently worked with Hans Zimmer on the Planet Earth III... Read more of this article

Dwayne Bravo & Aunt Angie Launch Anthem

Dwayne Bravo & Aunt Angie Launch Anthem

Former cricketer Dwayne Bravo and CG’s Aunt Angie have teamed up to release “West Indies Deyah,” a new anthem celebrating West Indies cricket for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. A spokesperson said, “Former cricketer Dwayne Bravo, also known as DJ Bravo, and CG’s Aunt Angie have teamed up to launch a new track titled “West Indies... Read more of this article

Crystal Holdipp Releases First Gospel Song

Crystal Holdipp Releases First Gospel Song

When Bermudian gospel singer Crystal Holdipp first recorded her song, Moving Forward, with noted pianist John Woolridge, she admits she lacked the confidence to release it. Thirteen years later, Ms Holdipp believes she is finally ready to share her song, which she hopes will “encourage and inspire” people to keep moving forward “regardless of... Read more of this article

Made In Bermuda Nights Set For July

Made In Bermuda Nights Set For July

Made in Bermuda Nights will take place on three Saturday nights in July, including July 6, July 13, and July 20. A spokesperson said, “Sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport, Made in Bermuda Nights returns to the island’s summer entertainment calendar. This year the focus and emphasis on Bermuda, her talent, her people, and... Read more of this article

Video: Sir Dudley Releases ‘Resilience’ Album

Video: Sir Dudley Releases ‘Resilience’ Album

Bermudian reggae artist Giles “Sir Dudley” Spurling has released his debut album, Resilience, on all major streaming platforms. Sir Dudley, a singer-songwriter, has teamed up with Craig “The Audio Guy” Simons, formerly known as Mr IVibes, who has produced the music on the ten-song album, described as reggae-influenced pop. Known for... Read more of this article

Collie Buddz Nominated In Caribbean Awards

Collie Buddz Nominated In Caribbean Awards

Collie Buddz has been nominated for Album of the Year [Reggae] at the 2024 Caribbean Music Awards, with his album “Take It Easy”. The organisation said “The complete list of nominees for the ‘Caribbean Music Awards’ 2024 is: Album of the Year [Reggae] Buju Banton – Born For Greatness Collie Buddz – Take It Easy Marcia Griffiths... Read more of this article

Video: Simons Brothers ‘Swing’ Music Video

Video: Simons Brothers ‘Swing’ Music Video

The Simons Brothers Band has released a new music video for their song ‘Swing,’ directed by Amhed Navarro and produced by MK Video. The video description says, “Travel back in time with ‘Swing,’ another captivating musical masterpiece by The Simons Brothers. With direction from the talented Amhed Navarro and production... Read more of this article

Bermuda Piano Festival To Feature Free Concerts

Bermuda Piano Festival To Feature Free Concerts

The 2024 Bermuda Piano Festival will take place at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art in June, featuring three free public concerts and a masterclass with private lessons. A spokesperson said, “The seventh annual Bermuda Piano Festival is set to take place at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art from June 18th – 22nd, 2024. The Festival... Read more of this article

Audio: Val Sherwood’s ‘Anything For You’

Audio: Val Sherwood’s ‘Anything For You’

Singer-songwriter Val Sherwood has released her latest song, titled ‘Anything For You.’ Ms. Sherwood said, “I am releasing a recently recorded song called ‘Anything For You,’ not a love song as you might initially expect. Rather, the song tells the story of a kind individual who realises they have been taken advantage of for... Read more of this article