Party in Paradise Presents ‘The Gaulin Bride’

Tuesday 30th, October 2012 / 10:13 Published by

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Another avenue of Bahamian Art and Culture will be explored when Party in Paradise presents The Gaulin Bride. The event will be staged at The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas on West Hill Street, November 10th, 2012. Party in Paradise, held in conjunction with Ivory Global Management is a new spin on a vintage idea.

Party in Paradise organizers, inspired by the era of The Silver Slipper, Zanzibar and Tropicana Clubs have created a show that emphasizes the art of storytelling and music reminiscent of the Bahamian drumbeat days, celebrated by the event’s radio partner Island 102.9fm.

The Gaulin Bride, a tribute to the music of yesteryear was arranged by Bodine Johnson and inspired by Patricia Glinton Meicholas’,  An Evening in Guanima. The concert highlights the music of the Calypso Mama – Maureen DuValier, George Symonette, Tony McKay – Exuma: The Obeah Man, Count Bernadino and Eloise Lewis in addition to music by contemporary artists Marvin Henfield, Ronnie Butler and original music by Bodine.

Directed by young actress Leah Eneas, The Gaulin Bride features world reknown percussionist Reuben ‘RuppaPumPum’ Deleveaux, the voice and talents of Dion Johnson, cultural dancing by Bahamian dancers performing traditional African Dance and a performance by members of The Valley Boys Junkanoo Organization.

The night promises to be an entertaining one with a new spin on Bahamian delights presented by popular Chef de Cuisine Jamall Petty,  executive producer and host of Island Flare television show. Onstage, a modernized display in the trends of fashion, makeup and hair will be orchestrated by Sheki Carey and the Afrotique team, Devon-Hanna of D-Factor Salon and Makare Gaia MakeUp Artistry.

We at Party in Paradise are ecstatic to provide a much needed avenue for the Cultural Arts to be experienced and enjoyed by Bahamian and International audiences. It is always refreshing to see the visual arts merge with fine arts and fashion in The Bahamian context and put to practical use.

The opportunity for young Bahamians to learn the application of the talents of singing, drama, dance, fashion, and fine arts and turn these experiences into long-term employment is visible through the execution of Party in Paradise’s, The Gaulin Bride.  We are thankful for our many sponsors and partners who have invested to ensure the success of this event including Blue Waters Sporting Lounge.

Party in Paradise was made possible through initial funding provided by The Bahamas’ Ministry of Culture through their Cultural Grants Program and the involvement of The Bahamas’ Ministry of Agriculture for providing locally grown produce for this event.

Party in Paradise will be held at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas on West Hill Street on Saturday, November 10th, 2012. Doors open at 7pm for cocktails and the show begins promptly at 9pm.

Tickets are available for $20.00 at Ivory Global Management Offices – 328-7077/8 (pickup and  delivery), at Afrotique Salon 323-7979, Foxies (Arawak Cay), Island Fm 322-8826 and through Sandi 422-2229. For more information/ticket information eMail – BeInked at

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