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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 ********************************************************************************************************** […]
The Above Article reads as followed: BY LISA KING | WED, DECEMBER 18, 2013 – 12:04 AM Mary Wilson, one of the three original members of the Supremes, will be in Barbados as part of the Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari. The story of the Supremes’ initial visit to the island is well known in Barbados, […]
From January 16th to the 21th Naniki Jazz Festival comes to Barbados!! Come enjoy our selected line ups and events.
Thursday 12th December 2013 2014 Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari Line up Announced The organizers of the 2014 Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari in Barbados have confirmed a line-up of exciting local and international musical talent and a new picturesque seafront venue – the Sea Rocks Dome at Barbados Beach Club. The 2014 festival marks the first anniversary […]
NEWS RELEASE Wednesday 27th November THE ‘MAESTRO’ TO BE HONOURED AT NANIKI CARIBBEAN JAZZ SAFARI The prestigious Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari Legends Award will be presented to St Vincent’s best-known composer and multi-award winner, the arranger and international recording artist Franklyn “Maestro” McIntosh, at the inaugural Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari concert on Friday 29th November, at […]
Who is your favourite singer and why? Beyonce she’s an amazing singer and performer her vocals are crazy and she ignites the stage every time she performs. What song are you listening to now? Emeli Sande Wonder Recommend a book Fiction or Fact The Love Story by Jessica Thompson Guest Blogger: Please write a few sentences about what you are looking forward to in St Vincent and what can the audience expect I’m looking forward to performing and sharing my music in St. Vincent for the first time and they can expect a good mix of R&B, Jazz, Soul, Reggae and even Soca. Tell us a secret: Tell us something about you and/or send a baby/child photo of yourself. I own more pairs of shoes than I do dresses.
1. Who is your favourite singer and why Ruben Blades because you can hear so much of the tradition in his voice. 2. What song are you listening to now Short Stories by Quite Sane, check that out, seriously. 3. Recommend a book Fiction or Fact Anything by Stuart Hall but Representation and Signifying Practices […]
My favorite singer (of favorites) is the Mighty Sparrow for these reasons : a. Although he has risen to fame as a Calypsonian, Sparrow possesses the ability to sing (convincingly) in a variety of other styles ranging from Jazz to Pop b. On a personal side, his corpus of works spans from early 1950’s to […]