Columbus and Canada on a quest to fuse cultures!

The music industry got turn upside down by a world-first collaboration between Atlantic Canada and Barbados, which is slated to bring millions in foreign exchange and more tourism linkages between Barbados and Atlantic Canada.

Held last Friday at the Barbados Beach Club's Sea Rock Dome, Club One New Releases: International Edition form the Canada to Barbados cocktail event, presented by F. James Film/TV Co Ltd. and Columbus Telecommunications Barbados Ltd., brought together five local bands with five bands from Newfoundland and Labrador to create fusions of sounds to create musical history.

Held last Friday at the Barbados Beach Club’s Sea Rock Dome, Club One New Releases: International Edition form the Canada to Barbados cocktail event, presented by F. James Film/TV Co Ltd. and Columbus Telecommunications Barbados Ltd., brought together five local bands with five bands from Newfoundland and Labrador to create fusions of sounds to create musical history.

Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, commended all the partners who were able to bring this project to life, including Columbus, the BCSI and the Association of Music Entrepreneurs, adding they had his Ministry’s full support: “We know there is an abundance of talent here and we know that it will translate in to millions of dollars here in terms of foreign exchange and in terms of linkages to tourism. It is undoubtedly a lot that we are going to gain and great returns on our investment“.

“We are not just highlighting our artists and performers, but you are also helping to put Barbados on the world map. And through Columbus television and the work that you are going to be doing over the next couple of months, you are going to make a major difference in Barbados’ tourism efforts. These are the little things that go a long, long way and my ministry stands ready shoulder by shoulder with you to make it happen,” he continued.

Founder of F. James Film/TV Co. Ltd., Fabian James explained that over the past four weeks, each team was filmed to conclude with an original sound and song to be performed in Barbados and Atlantic Canada.

Founder of F. James Film/TV Co. Ltd., Fabian James explained that over the past four weeks, each team was filmed to conclude with an original sound and song to be performed in Barbados and Atlantic Canada.

“This unique structure of collaborations offer the opportunity to experience a wide variety of harmony from a new perspective while representing each bands own cultural sound. The result is a magnificent synthesis featuring fusions between Evablaze and Rogues; Tye Blue & Andre Forde with the Secrets; RocketRocket Ship with Kirk Brown and the Energy Band; Steve Maloney and the Wandering Kind coupled Philip 7 & Masala Band; Nexcyx with Duane Andrews and Aaron Collis. The unique fusion and integration of cultures will take the art a step forward for both islands.

For more information go to Flow TV channel 99, or check out discoverflow.co/Barbados, Flow Facebook page at facebook.com/FlowBarbados or Flow Barbados on twitter.

For more information go to Flow TV channel 99, or check out discoverflow.co/Barbados, Flow Facebook page at facebook.com/FlowBarbados or Flow Barbados on twitter.

Managing director Niall Sheehy said, “Tonight marks the start of a cultural revolution, one which will see the growth and development of not only the cultural industry, but also have positive impacts on economic diversification and national development.

This initiative, Club One New Releases: International Edition, is also in partnership with Government of Newfoundland and Labrador as well as AME, BCSI in Barbados and Bell Alliance in Canada. It has also been endorsed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, the Ministry of Tourism & International Transport in Barbados and the Ministry of Industry, International Business, Commerce & Small Business Development.

This initiative, Club One New Releases: International Edition, is also in partnership with Government of Newfoundland and Labrador as well as AME, BCSI in Barbados and Bell Alliance in Canada. It has also been endorsed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, the Ministry of Tourism & International Transport in Barbados and the Ministry of Industry, International Business, Commerce & Small Business Development.

He added that productions with all of the artistes who wrote, perform and showcase their new music will be showcased in a 16 episode series hosted by Fabian James of F. James Film/TV Co Ltd. and local entrepreneur, Toni Thorne on FLOW TV on Channel 99 as well as in Atlantic Canada, next month along with the upcoming culinary Chef Roary’s International Restaurant Showcase: “[This] will be available to over a million viewers across multiple Flow platforms in the Caribbean and On Demand viewers in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island”. He also announced that two lucky Barbadians will win an all-expense paid trip to Newfoundland as part of the exchange.

 

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