Dragon’s Lair Heats Up Bain Town
Artists are heating up the stage at the Dragon’s Lair in Bain Town – a weekly event aimed at fostering community spirit.
Ryan Adderley who works closely with the Bain Town outreach programme, “We call this show Dragon’s Lair because the people that hit the stage must come with fire. In other words, if you are a rapper your lyrics must be tight, if you are a singer you must hit the right notes, and if you are poet you must speak words that evoke thought and emotion.”
One of the top priorities for the organizers of the event is to provide a family-friendly, positive atmosphere.
“I know when people hear Bain Town they probably think the area is unsafe. We want people to know the show is in Bain Town but it is very safe. The people who live in the community know that this is a positive event. This is something we want to work out in other communities in New Providence. It is desperately needed all over Nassau. The people of Bain Town have been saying how positive this event is and this is a different way of doing things and targeting people,” said Mr Adderley.
Bain Town residents and childhood friends – Craig Gibson, Sidney Moss and Marco Beckford – came up with the concept for the event about two years ago and it has grown steadily ever since with Bahamian artists including Jah Torah, Citizen, Daddy Ridge, Zoediac, Baigon, Dubb, Sasha Dunn having taken the stage at the Polo Yard.
The event has also launched several young, new performers.
The Tribune quoted musician Saha Dunn, “An event like this allows youth in community to come out and view some positive musical acts and to come up to the mic and put their musical act together. The event also adds a venue for new and obscure artists to present their music without any form of bias.”
“On Da Blocks” – a spin-off of Dragon’s Lair airs on tv, on JCN, Saturday nights at 9.30pm.community, music, youth