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Courage Band's 'Dolphin Song' Hits South Florida Radio
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Posted by:Dec 6th 2003, 02:20:54 pm
Fig Tree News TeamFrom the Miami Dolphins website comes word of the impact our very own Courage Band and Briland Youth Band have had on our adopted football team to the west:

Topic: Dolphin's Junkanoo Winning Streak!! (1 of 7), Read 76 times
Conf: General Dolphins Talk
From: Bahamas Lady
Date: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 03:16 PM

The Dolphins have been on a 3 game winning streak since the Bahamas came to pay tribute to their favorite NFL team on 11/16 against the Ravens.

We brought Junkanoo to Pro Player Stadium and got rid of all those little nasty nagging doubts hanging around playing with your heads!!

You have an entire country - the Bahamas - behind you and the spirit of Junkanoo - our tradition that was born 300 years ago in slavery has brought the best out in the team we love - Go Dolphins Go!!!

We know that Sunday's game is going to be tough - but WE KNOW you can do it - Keep on Hustlin!!
Posted by:Nov 20th 2003, 12:38:48 pm
KristelFrom today's Nassau Guardian:

Junkanoo jam headlines Bahamas promotion
The Bahamas got a powerful and 'mind boggling' marketing push Sunday, when more than 75,000 Floridians witnessed live Junkanoo performances, heard the Royal Bahamas Police Force Band and got a personal invitation to visit The Bahamas from Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe.



The grand-scale event brought 260 junkanooers to Pro Player Stadium for the Miami Dolphins' first 'Bahamas Day'. The 'Bahamas Day', which has the potential to become an annual affair, took the junkanooers on a pre-game parade through a section of the Pro Player stadium, drawing thousands of spectators. At halftime, they took the field at the 50-yard line before a sold-out stadium.

The event is expected to impact millions more through television and newspaper accounts. Tourism and culture officials hope the media push will pay off with large numbers of visitors to The Bahamas.

Quentin 'Barabas' Woodside, the Junkanoo leader who initiated 'Bahamas Day' with the Dolphins organisation, had no doubt the use of Junkanoo would generate interest and drive visitors to The Bahamas.

He has already seen the evidence with his group's performance at affluent Fisher Island, Florida, last Friday.

"It's remarkable," Mr. Woodside said. "People are asking for us all around the world. We've got so many jobs on our plates now. Now we are here performing for 75,000 inside the stadium, another couple thousand outside in the parking lot.

"We are going to bring a lot of people to our shores. People are asking us when is Junkanoo and how they can see Junkanoo. Every Junkanoo group is going to benefit from this, and The Bahamas is going to benefit tremendously."

Juanita Percentie, a dancer with the Bahamas Day Junkanoo group and a resident of Harbour Island, has seen the benefits of Dolphins tourism already. Harbour Island is a favourite spot of Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga. People consider the Huizengas to be honorary Bahamians, she said.

"They spend so much money in The Bahamas and they enjoy our culture so it is good for us to bring Junkanoo here today," she said. "Basically, they live there six months out of the year, so we see them quite often and interact with them on a monthly basis. Actually, even before the ownership moved to The Bahamas, we've always been Dolphins because of the proximity. We love the Dolphins."

According to Dolphins executive vice president Bryan Wiedmeier, the sentiments are mutual, making 'Bahamas Day' a special day for the Dolphins and all of South Florida.

"The Dolphins have always enjoyed a special bond with Bahamians," he said. "We like to view the islands as our home territory. We spend a lot of time down there."

During the halftime show, fans in the stadium also saw the performance of Harbour Island's Courage band, who created a special song for the Dolphins. Throughout the game, special promotional videos of The Bahamas were shown, and fans won trips to The Bahamas.
Posted by:Nov 18th 2003, 07:34:12 pm
KimberlyCorporal Pinder says that the Briland Youth Band's performance at Sunday's game was electric, and that the Miami Dolphins organization has already asked them to come back and play for an upcoming home game this season!!!!

The kids are back home now, having flown back on Sunday night ... only to arrive minus baggage and musical instruments. Cpl. Pinder stayed at the airport until everything made its way home, thankfully!

"Some of the kids were so excited, they couldn't sleep!" says Pinder. "I want to thank everyone for helping our band become part of history."
Posted by:Nov 17th 2003, 02:16:44 pm
terraI don't think the Dolphins half-time show was broadcast up here in MN. How was the Courage Band's performance and did the stadium love the Junkanoo show?
Posted by:Nov 17th 2003, 10:36:28 am
BaynmurrayA photo of the Bahamian Police band playing anthem. [http://www.miamidolphins.com/images/pressbox/fromthegame/fromthegame13237.jpg
Posted by:Nov 3rd 2003, 05:51:36 pm
chapelBTW, the Courage Band's live 4-song commemorative CD of their performance at the Miami Dolphins game will soon be available at CD Baby by November 17, 2003 [$5.95] ... talk about a great holiday gift for those Harbour Island music fans on your list!
Posted by:Nov 3rd 2003, 04:53:34 pm
chapelMedia Contact:
Yvette N. Harris
305-751-1471

Harbour Island's “Courage Band” to perform at
the First Official Bahamas Tribute to the Miami Dolphins
Sunday, November 16th, 2003

“Courage Band” To Take Part In “The Islands of Bahamas Junkanoo Tribute To The Miami Dolphins”

Miami-November 2003 - Miami Dolphins fans are in for a huge cultural extravaganza during half-time on Sunday, November 16, 2003 saluting the Dolphins. This marks the first time a foreign country has paid tribute to an NFL team. The Junkanoo "Rush Out" in honor of the Miami Dolphins is a testament to the team's many Bahamian fans.

"Courage Band" from Harbour Island, Bahamas, has been selected to open the half-time show by performing their original song “Dolphin Hustle”, a tribute for the Miami Dolphins. The Bahamian government will also present the Annual Bahamian Festival of Junkanoo including over 200 fully-costumed performers. Junkanoo is an energetic, colorful parade of extravagantly costumed performers and dancers gyrating to the rhythmic accompaniment of cowbells, brass, goatskin drums and whistles performed every year at Christmas and New Years.

Courage Band's "Dolphin Hustle" is a Junkanoo-inspired track with a great hook that will be performed by the entire troupe in the 6 minute halftime show, and will also be featured in upcoming interviews on Fins TV, Y100 and 103.5
The Beat.

Courage Band is a four-piece outfit from Harbour Island, Bahamas with an original sound that brilliantly experiments with Urban R&B, Reggae, Bahamian Junkanoo and American pop styles. Calling their sound "Urban Island" the group's artistic talent, discipline and management have led to Courage Band’s success and a string of engagements that include supporting roles in the new films "The Hustle" due to be released Nov. 25th and “Bahama Hustle” coming in 2004. The “Bahama Hustle” was filmed in Harbour Island and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In addition to the Courage Band, both movies star rap/radio personalities Ed Lover and Dr. Dre. Courage Band truly reflects the diverse musical pulse of Harbour Island and is well on their way to becoming a household name in the United States.

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About the Band
Courage Band members include bandleader Dwight Stewart (bass guitar/lead vocals), Chang Imlach ( keyboards/vocals), Dannard Anderson (drums/percussion), and Jammie Cartwright (lead vocals/percussion). The band has opened for Shelia E and Beres Hammond and is presently working with Diana King; Leroy "Baarbe" Romans, formerly of reggae group "Third World" and producer Willie Lindo.

Courage Band is managed by Briland Management Inc., e-mail brilandmgmnt@aol.com. For more information about Courage Band, visit their website located at www.courageband.com.

Contact us online at
info@briland.com

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