Music

Bahamas National Athem 

Lift up your head to the rising sun, Bahamaland;
March on to glory, your bright banners waving high.
See how the world marks the manner of your bearing!
Pledge to excel through love and unity.

Pressing onward, march together
to a common loftier goal;
Steady sunward, tho' the weather
hide the wide and treachrous shoal.

Lift up your head to the rising sun, Bahamaland,
'Til the road we've trod lead unto your God,
March on, Bahamaland!

Arietune- New form of Music, the Word originates from Arieto which was the Arawak Word for Singing and Dancing. The songs and dancing were mixed into their religious beliefs, and the songs were often about spirits, ancestors and the life of the village!!!

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Redbone - Come And Get Your Love

Rita Coolidge 1977 Higher And Higher

Indigenous - Eagle Heart


Dreamville - Sacrifices ft. EARTHGANG, J. Cole, Smino & Saba

Jhené Aiko - None Of Your Concern

Happy Holidays 

Carol of the Bells - Lindsey Stirling

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Skiibii - Sensima (Official Video) ft. Reekado Banks

Gabel - Kisa Pou'm Bay (Official Video)

Lyrics What Can I Give

by Gabel

VERSE 1
The wind blows on me night and day
sometimes I don't want to control myself
as jealousy arises you are my dream
Give me a short appointment tomorrow

the person you have does not know
value you possess in my eyes
when you're not there complain
these days you are already there

BRIGDE
My lucky day (with you oh)
I'll bring (you on the back)
what was dim (maos)
they will be surprised to see me oh

We will go to the mountain (pubs)
where to put (dosage)
we will mark love (agogo)
o way ya yay yay

VERSE 2
Boat classes await the waves of the sea to blow over me
I do not want to have bad weather to not fail bye bye
I'm ready to let everyone know
even if you were going to travel
I'll go back one day
cheriw lord count on me

[BRIGE]

CHORUS
I don't know what to give them
so I would serve sheets under dow
every night I made you dodo
warm up vlopew under bram oh
x2

VERSE 3
Sim would likely one day enter the room oh
(switch off all lights)
you won't be scared even if you see blackout
oh oh
I lay beside you
keep watch
modern mosquito bites
neither did they

Chronixx - "I Can" 

Koffee - Toast (Official Video)

Travis Scott - HIGHEST IN THE ROOM

Fire From The Gods - Right Now

Fire From The Gods - End Transmission

King Midas Ft El Padrino its ok

King Midas Ft El Padrino Crazy

King Midas Ft Pimprone, Helmet, & El Padrino streets keep calling

King Midas Ft El Padrino Driving me insane

Raekwon - Purple Brick Road (Official Video) ft. G-Eazy

Dinka - Toes In The Sand [Original Mix]

Martin Garrix & Troye Sivan - There For You (Official Video)

Sam Smith, Normani - Dancing With A Stranger

Medina - You and I (deadmau5 Remix) HQ

Hayley Kiyoko - Feelings

Katy Perry - Legendary Lovers (Official)

Neon Trees - Feel Good

Queen Latifah - U.N.I.T.Y.

Rise Against - Make It Stop

Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.

Xtatik Drupatee & Machel Montano - Real Unity

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Soca Kingdom (Official Audio) | Machel Montano x Superblue | Soca 2018

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Olatunji - Ola (Kan Kan Riddim)

Machel Montano- Like A Boss

MDEEZ - Love Is

Ky-Mani Marley - Best Thing

Wayne Wonder - No Letting Go

Wanda Landowska

Marc Almond - Tears Run Rings

Lyon Hart - Delusional

Tracy Chapman - "Give Me One Reason"

Ricardo Drue- Vagabond

Itunes 

MRF, Lisa Bello, Justin Waithe - Trying (Official Music Video) feat. Yasko Kubota

Kendrick Lamar, SZA - All The Stars

Judah Tha Lion - Ride On 

Sosaman, Offshore, and Mdeez - Shawty

Somewhere over the Rainbow - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole

Clean Bandit - Symphony feat. Zara Larsson 

The Fugees - Fu-Gee-La


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Salif Keita & Cesaria Evora - Yamore

Yamore Lyrics

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I love you my love

One has hope, if one has hope

Also living without fear and confidence

There wasn’t anything else inexperienced

To look at our childhood until going back shining of innocence

In the mind ?

Wordly, maybe your ?

In the gentleness and soothing

Our love ? tired

From fight and resistance

To survive the storm

In the gentleness and soothing

Our love ? tired

From fight and resistance

To survive the storm


I love you, my loveI am telling you,I have fallen for you too much

 

I have something to tell youIf I don’t tell you… I won’t be able to move on with life, if I don’t tell youI will be the one to tellof my lovely feelings for you, I was up all-night singing melodies about youAahaha…For you're my beautiful woman1I am telling you about my sweethearted feelings for youAnd that's not due to the sexual power women usually have over menNo no noEven if I was starving, you are all I will need

 

I love you, my loveI am telling you,I have fallen for you too much(Don't go, my darling)I love you, my loveI am telling you,I have fallen for you too much(My sweetheart, I love you)

 

Cesaria EvoraI have faith, yes I have faithThat one day we will live without fear and with confidenceWe used to be a smiley peopleThe look of our children will shine of innocence againAnd in the middle of their playing and shoutingMaybe the storm will calm down and turn into mildness and lullOur love will finally take a break from its struggle and resistenceSo it can survive the bad weather in mildness and lullOur love will finally take a break from its struggle and resistenceSo it can survive the bad weather in mildness and lull

 

I love you, my loveI am telling you,I have fallen for you too much(You are my challenge, you're something else)I love you, my loveI am telling you,I have fallen for you too much(You are all my faith in peace)

 

Darling, don't goIf it’s a car that you need, I'll get you oneAhahahaFor you my beautiful womanI will do all in my power to give it to youSo love, you can’t go and leave meFor you my beautiful womanYou're my pure lamb2

 

I love you, my loveI am telling you,I have fallen for you too much(You are my challenge, you're something else)I love you, my loveI am telling you,I have fallen for you too much(You are all my faith in peace)

 

I love you, my loveI am telling you,I have fallen for you too much(Darling, I love you, "je t'aime")I love you, my loveI am telling you...


The Bahamas Now Team Would Like to Propose the Creation of a New Style of Bahamian Music Called Bahai Groove, let us know what you think?

How to Write a Song in Ten Steps

Whether you want to write songs to pitch to music publishers, TV shows and commercials, or record them yourself as an artist, here’s a songwriting method that will help you get your message across and make sure your listeners stay involved from beginning to end. Of course, this is just one approach to songwriting but it’s used by many songwriting pros and it works.

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Soca music (also defined by Lord Shorty, its inventor, as the "Soul Of Calypso") is a genre of Caribbean music that originated within a marginalized subculture in Trinidad and Tobago in the early 1970s, and developed into a range of styles by the 1980s and later. Soca was initially developed by Lord Shorty around 1972/1973 in an effort to improve traditional calypso which seemed to be on its last legs in Trinidad by the start of the 1970s with the rise in popularity of reggae from Jamaica and soul & funk from USA with the younger generation. A sound project was started in 1970 at KH Studios, Sea Lots in Trinidad, to find a way to record the complex calypso rhythm in a new multi-track era. Musicians involved in the initiative were Robin Imamshah (guitar, project lead), Angus Nunez (bass), Errol Wise (Drums), Vonrick Maynard (Drums), Clarence James (Percussion), Carl Henderson (Keyboards), David Boothman (strings). Some of the early songs recorded at the KH Studios that benefitted from this recording project are “Indrani” by Lord Shorty and "Calypso Zest" by Sensational Roots both recorded in 1972. Later came the soca hits “Endless Vibrations” and “Sweet Music” by Lord Shorty recorded in 1974 and 1975 respectively and “Second Fiddle” by Ella Andall recorded in 1975. In 1976 “Savage” by Maestro and “Trinidad Boogie” by Last Supper (composed by Robin Imamshah) also benefitted from the improving multi-track recording technology at KH Studios. Soca is an offshoot of kaiso/calypso, with influences from chutneycadencefunk and soul.

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50 Cent - Best Friend ft. Olivia

Katy Perry - Rise (Official)

Pharrell Williams - Happy

One of the All time Greats Mr. Lenny Kravitz- I belong to You

Julien Believe - Don't Stop Wining For Me              

Arrest Development - Everyday People

Gorillaz ft Daley- Doncamatic

Chase Fernander : Train Tracks

Judah Tha Lion -Let me show you A Wybe

Arrested Development - Tennessee

Mary J. Blige - Stronger

   Lebron James Family Foundation

Rich Girl feat. Bun B - 24's

Paradis - Wintergatan LIVE

THEY. - Deep End

MAVADO - DELILAH 

A Tribe called Quest

De La Soul - Memory of… (US) ft. Estelle, Pete Rock

will.i.am - Boys & Girls ft. Pia Mia

Lyon Hart- Falling for you

Snow Patrol- This isn't everything you are

Julien believe (Down Home Radio)  



KB Interview

 

 

Good Afternoon and Today on Bahamas Now we have Bahamian legendary performer KB who boasts such hits as all de meat, she jump, and bush mechanic to name a few.

 

Q: Your Music Has entertained Bahamians for decades what got you started to a career in music?

Always loved to sing I had a family that was into music, I grew up in the choir, I was in drama clubs and I always just wanted to do it.

 

Q: How’d you come up with the Name KB is there any special meaning behind the name?

Its just my initials nothing special

 

You are one of the few people that has been successful recording authentic Bahamian music, did you originally start off signing Bahamian tunes?

 

Well I left the Bahamas at the age of 5 and my Dad took the family to the states and that’s where I learned to be a professional it gave me a broader perspective, and when I came back home I was jus like everyone else, I tried my hand at rock and R&B, but I knew we couldn’t be successful like that and that the only way we could compete or be better was to be original

 

 Q:How do you feel the reception has  been in the Bahamian music  industry ?

Every day I step out of my house I get lots of love, i live my entire life through music it took care of my family, put my children through school, I am on my third house, Music has supported me very well. My career has allowed me a buffer, getting sales abroad I did not have to worry about just the Bahamian market, it enabled me to not have to work a 9-5, I always wanted to spread my music to the world. I am Grateful of my heritage and to the Bahamian people they have had my back.

 

Q: how many albums do you have under your belt?

I think its around 12 albums

 

Q: do you have a favorite song, album?

I can’t really say but some of the ones I really love are rhythm and rhyme, crazy boyo, funky, cuz she fat that started me out, Its hard to pick just one as the new ones come along.

 

Q: What’s your preference a live show or rec session?

A recording session is great it’s an experience and I love that, and when you are on stage its magical, I love all two!!!

 

Q: What Song of Yours Are You Most Proud Of?

My message songs as I mature I have come to appreciate those ones more as I feel they speak to the Bahamian plight and how at times we are not getting a fair share.

 

Q: Who are some of your favorite musicians? Groups? CD's?

My fav artist is Stevie Wonder international wise, as far as it comes down to Bahamian I would say; Obeah man, Eddie Minnis, and Ronnie Butler; I respect them as artist and writers.

 

Q: If you were given the opportunity to open for any artist of any genre of music, who would you choose and why?

I would want to open for Lenny Kravitz he does the Rock that I love,

 

Q: Are you involved in any charities or volunteer work?

All my life, every year I do at least 2 free gigs, were soon headed down to Abaco to a school for special needs children and will try to raise funds for them, were also involved in a charity to raise funds for hurricane victims, I also sang at the cancer ball

 

Q; What’s Next For you?

Well in 2013/14 we were in The global battle of the Bands and we went on to represent the Bahamas in London they had bands from Egypt and all over the world and we placed third, we was supposed to win dat!!! But Right now Just making Music, right now people are being petty and it kinda drains ya but I will still do what I do, maybe get into writing some books,  I worked on a children’s book called Bahamian lyrical tales, so ya see I am not only a musician but also an Author, I am working towards getting a biography done and some screen plays for movies, I still love music it’s like that mermaid when you lost at sea it calls you and cons you until you get back up and get back too it, I love bein a Bahamian and that inspired me to be more and do more I had to learn to sacrifice to be who I am today.


     Bahamian music’s roots can be found in Junkanoo, gospel and rake and scrape. Today Bahamian music has diversified and it now includes R & B, Reggae, & Hip hop. We have had international super stars like Baha men and Ronnie Butler. Bahamian Bands like Visage are still tearing up the stage. Music in The Bahamas though has stifled and is on the verge of obscurity from its very own inhabitants, there is a heavy US influence on our music today and it glorifies the drug culture. There is an urban myth that drug dealing represents toughness, but that sort of lifestyle only encourages the growth of a crooked nature in the individual. An every man for himself mindset where you have no care for what happens to your brother sorry your customer or soldier, he can go over there and kill or rape, it doesn’t matter “I” got paid. If you had not noticed the rate of black arrests and murders by the police force in the United States then you probably did not notice that they encourage you to dress and act like their enemy, so they have “just cause” when incidents happen. In Bahamian music today there is a glaring lack of originality and creativity. Early Hip hop had greats like KRS One and Queen Latifah. An artist like Papa Smurf is keeping the spirit alive while maintaining his own unique Bahamian style, we have a new Lil Kim in Nicki Minaj but where’s the next Queen. If we aim for a better more peaceful society can you really wake up in the morning and think how much you are in love with the coco. The radio stations bombard your ear drums with it from morning till night, do you really want your daughter growing up think its ok if she dances on a pole or do you want that tune that motivates her to be the first female Bahamian Prime Minister. It almost seems as if the radio stations are intentionally sabotaging our country with their music selection. Music inspires and motivates; garbage men, doctors, politicians, and the everyday worker all enjoy music, why is it that we seem to only make music that inspires thugs and whores.  There is a lack of support for Bahamian artist and as a result they are following what makes money, Bahamians seldom support their own and there is no industry without the support of its people. Doing Boxing Day or New Year’s parade would it not please your ears and heart to hear one of our major groups playing a Bahamian hit. Bahamian Music Industry “I Challenge You”.

Bob Marley & the Wailers - One Love

Lauryn Hill To Zion

Sade - By Your Side

 Music training from preschool through post-secondary education is common in most nations because involvement with music is considered a fundamental component of human culture and behavior. Cultures from around the world have different approaches to music education, largely due to the varying histories and politics.

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Mobb Deep

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Biz Markie - Just A Friend

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Dolly Boy and Qilla Fang

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