The Renaissance Man

There are new sounds emanating from the world of Bahamian music. Traditional ‘Rake N Scrape’ rhythms created by goatskin drums, produce the Goombay and Junkanoo beats that form the foundation of the genre. When this rhythm is interwoven with sounds of a scraping saw and concertina, the end result is the most integral part of…

The Stileet Effect

Desmardo Finley is his given birth name. Stileet Stileeto is the birth name given to his Rake ‘n’ scrape spirit. His fans nicknamed him “The Rake ‘n’ Scrape General” and one audacious female fan even called him “pie”. Whatever you choose to call him, whatever label you select to categorize him, there are factors that…

The Legendary Ronnie Butler

[Republished: In Memory of the Late Ronnie Butler] Some might call him “The Godfather,” but legendary Bahamian crooner Ronnie Butler can easily be described as the king of Bahamian Music, having devoted himself to the genre for over six decades. It is only fitting for a prince to finally become the king; and with the…