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Chrisette Michele, Third World for Naniki Barbados Music Festival 2017

by Tracy Highland

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Dec 28th, 2016 – Grammy Award Winner, Chrisette Michele and Reggae icons Third World will hit the stage in Barbados in the new year for Naniki Music Festival which takes place January 11th- 15th, 2017. The festival which successfully rebranded two years ago to include a more diverse musical line-up, will feature […]

Maxi Priest to Headline Naniki Music Festival in Grenada

by Tracy Highland

Reggae icon Maxi Priest will be in Grenada for Naniki Music Festival taking place on May 16th, 2015 at The Grenadian by Rex Resorts. The festival formerly known as Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari has rebranded as Naniki Music Festival to include a more diverse musical lineup. This year the Grenada festival will feature living legend […]

Naniki Barbados Music Festival – Release

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The beauty of the free spirit is its ever-changing nature.  Naniki is Amerindian for “free spirit” –  and the Naniki Team has certainly exercised its freedom to change and evolve in 2015.  Tom Hinds, Executive Producer of the festival, promises a re-imagined festival jam-packed with musical talent that is worth every penny.  Naniki has rebranded itself […]


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Promoters of the Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari are excited about bringing to Grenada two awesome shows this weekend led by Tessanne Chin on Saturday and continuing on Sunday with Andy Narell, Relator and the Alternative String Quartet. This unique music festival dubbed “a thrilling musical ride” which has been endorsed by the Grenada Tourism Authority takes […]


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Relator (real name Willard Harris) is one of Trinidad’s finest calypsonians. He’s a brilliant singer-songwriter, composer, humorist, M C and impersonator,  Relator is the consummate entertainer. The former National Calypso Monarch is considered one of the best calypsonians at composing extemporaneously on any subject, with a long series of outstanding compositions to his credit. He is […]

Free Gift Bags

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#Complimentary Gift Bag to the: First 50 persons at the Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari Jazz Adventure In Grenada 2014 :::May 31, 2014 Grenadian by Rex Resort • 8pm Featuring: Tessanne Chin (Jamaica) Emily Rapier & Friends (Grenada) and the First 100 persons :::June 1, 2014 Grenadian by Rex Resorts • 7pm Featuring: Alternative Quartet(Trinidad) ‘University of […]


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ANDY NARELL (USA) has been playing calypso music from Trinidad since he was barely tall enough to reach the pan—it’s always been about expanding the role of the steelpan in jazz and With his first solo album in 1979 Andy Narell took the steelpan out of the steelband and brought it into the jazz band, and with […]


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EMILY RAPIER (GRENADA)Emily’s passion for the performing arts began at the age of four. She started to dance, and never stopped to this very day. As a member of  Spyceland Dancers  she became head over heels for dance. In 2004, after hurricane Ivan, Emily moved to St. Lucia, and there she found her second passion, the […]


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  ALTERNATIVE QUARTET (TRINIDAD) was formed in 2005 as the brainchild of founding member Andre Donawa, Alternative Quartet is a revolutionary string ensemble that offers a distinctively unique musical experience to the Caribbean region and beyond. Having played the stages of Trinidad & Tobago to rapturous applause, this exquisitely talented, classically trained and pioneering group […]


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The Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari returns to Grenada at the end of this month with a stellar line up of international, regional and local performers headlined by winner of the NBC TV show The Voice, Jamaican, Tessanne Chin Chin takes to the stage at the Grenadian by Rex Resorts on Saturday May 31st , with […]

Turo still tappin’

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BY LEIGH-ANN WORRELL | THU, JANUARY 23, 2014 – 12:04 AM Undoubtedly an outstanding musician, Arturo Tappin was an electrifying force last Sunday afternoon, turning the Sea Rocks Dome at the Barbados Beach Club into a heated pop/soca/reggae-dancehall-fuelled dance floor. It was a bit of a U-turn from what was usually expected during the Naniki Jazz Safari, but the […]

Jazz Safari ends on a high!

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THE BARBADOS leg of the Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari climaxed on a high note this evening with an all Barbadian cast at Naniki Amphitheatre, St Joseph. The four hour show, entitled The Errol Barrow Day Bajan Jazz picnic, featured the enterprising pianist Rhea Drakes , the phenomenal trumpeter Ricky Brathwaite and Soca Queen Alison Hinds. […]


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NEWS RELEASE January 2 2014 Naniki Jazz Safari Appeal for Victims of St. Vincent Storm The Opening Night of the Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari 2014, on January 16 featuring a performance entitled “Stormy Weather: the Story of Lena Horne ” will be a fund raiser for the victims of the Christmas Eve storm in St […]


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Naniki Jazz Festival Barbados Tour

NIGHT OF THE LEGENDS Date: January 16, 2014 Time: 8.00pm Venue: Sea Rock Dome, Barbados Beach Club Artistes: Stormy Weather: The Story of Lena Horne starring Mary Wilson of the Supremes The Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari Legends Award will be presented to Grammy winner Roy Haynes Randy Weston in Concert – The Panama Connection ********************************************************************************************************** […]