Antonius Invites Music Legends
Schooner Bay To Host Legends Of Goombay Music Festival & Art Expo
Plans are currently in the works to bring some of the top musical and artistic talent in The Bahamas to Schooner Bay for the first-ever “Legends of Goombay Music Festival & Art Expo”. The two-day event – likely to debut next fall – will showcase artists and musicians whose work explores authentic Bahamian styles and culture.
Schooner Bay Artist-in-Residence, Antonius Roberts, will invite a select group of leading figures in the Visual Arts to Blind Blake – Bahamian music legend display their works and lead workshops and conversations about art in The Bahamas.
Music impresario and veteran broadcaster, Charles Carter, along with legendary Bahamian musicians Peanuts Taylor and Chippie Chipman, will spearhead the Performing Arts portion of the event. These luminaries of the Bahamian music scene will assemble a group of local musicians and experts to showcase the traditional Bahamian style of Calypso music, known as Goombay or Rake’n’Scrape.
At Schooner Bay, we are committed to preserving the cultural legacies of The Bahamas and promoting their evolution in the artistic endeavours of future generations. We believe the Legends of Goombay Music Festival and Art Expo can play an important part in drawing attention to some of The Bahamas most valuable cultural assets. We also think it will be a ton of fun!
By James Malcolm
Director Of Sales, Marketing & Public Relations