Mar12Bryan Art describes a witty songwriter, meticulous producer, renowned guitarist and multifaceted artist specializing in music with a positive message. A graduate of the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts where he majored in guitar (Caribbean Latin American & Jazz Studies), Bryan first came to prominence as a guitarist and touring member of the Legendary Fire House Band. With Firehouse, Bryan gained immeasurable experience, supporting top flight Artistes including Luciano, Mikey General and Sizzla for several years and later with Bushman as band leader and guitarist of his Grass Roots Band. The multi-dimensional Bryan Art who in his college years, balanced guitar duties with photography and graphic art, also spent invaluable time teaching music in Jamaican Schools. He took the bold decision to add a further dimension as recording Artiste and in 2001, released his first single titled Soon Come Back, produced by himself and Courtney Morrison for FIWI Music Label. He would later go on to record and release several hits including Rock and Come In in 2004 and Get Itin 2005 that would go a far way in making Bryan Art a household name. Since becoming more devoted to a career as a recording artiste, he has been named Best New Artiste for the year 2002 by ER (Entertainment Report) on TVJ and has given outstanding performances on several local and international shows including Jamaica. Jazz and Blues, Rebel Salute, ATI, Fully Loaded, St. Mary Mi Come From ,Unity Splash, and several Reggae Month events, among others. His international appearances include extensive tours of the Caribbean, the United States, Canada and Europe. As a prolific and witty songwriter he has penned songs for Artistes such as Etana, George Nooks, Singing Melody, Bushman, and Luciano, and has also been the creator of numerous instrumental tracks receiving local and international penetration. In 2012, Bryan Art registered his record label, Junction Files Muzik his first major step to creating an independent organizational structure. Later in 2013 he decided to seek a new management team in order to execute his re energized vision . He has assembled a group of young , skilled and talented local musicians who are now known as the File 13 Band which , as a unit has been supporting Bryan Art live performances and winning over the hearts of local and international music lovers. He also released his self-titled album in April 2013, making it an overall productive year. Born in St. Ann, Jamaica, Bryan Grant, recalls playing the guitar before the tender age of eight. His keen interest in music was ignited by his eldest brother, but it was his mother who taught him his first three primary chords on which he learned to improvise and build for years to come. His major sources of inspiration continue to be, Dennis Brown, Beres Hammond, Toots Hibbert as well as Stevie Wonder and Al Green.Today Bryan Art continues to bring a fresh voice, image and attitude to the industry gaining him thousands of fans as well as the respect of the music fraternity.
Mar11Belize City. March 10th, 2015. The National Institute of Culture and History sends congratulations to three students from the Primary Schools Art Skills Training Pilot Project (PSAST). These three students: Vanyah Vernon, Victor Lopez, and Amauri Amoa placed first, second and third respectfully in the Belize City Lions Club 27th Annual Peace Poster Competition. The theme of the competition was, “PEACE, LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING”. Students were asked to depict their interpretation of what this meant to them. The three winners hail from the PSAST project and they all received cash prizes and certificates. In addition the top winner Vanyah Vernon’s winning entry was sent to Lions International to compete among 35,000 other entries worldwide. The PSAST Project is a collaboration of NICH and the Embassy of Taiwan, being housed at the Department of Youth Services on Regent Street. The main objective of the project is to address the critical need to increase the accessibility and affordability of creative arts programs for the children of Belize. It is being conducted by Ms. Fiona Huang, a Taiwanese artist and art instructor living in Belize NICH congratulates Ms. Huang, all the students from the PSAST project, and all schools for participating and encourages other schools to start an art programme today.
From Protoje’s first two albums, music lovers were introduced to a newcomer who quickly became the “brand new prince pon the scene” (as heard in the song, Who Dem A Program). In Ancient Future, Protoje has clearly established a throne and the bounds of his kingdom. Now with this album ancient future, Protoje teams up with Phillip ‘Winta’ James of Overstand Entertainment to produce an album which by name alone links the sound of yesteryear with modern day vibes. While reggae is the obvious root of his expression, this new album really blurs the line between reggae and hip-hop in a way that will be most pleasant to fans of both genres. This album is definately one to be added to your playlist from the reggae revival camp.
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