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Caribbean Entertainment News Roundup

By NAN ET Editor

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Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019:
Here are the top headlines
making news on the Caribbean entertainment scene for this week:

Song For The Bahamas

Iconic alternative rock band R.E.M. has shared previously unreleased song
“Fascinating” to benefit global organization Mercy Corps’ Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery efforts in
the Bahamas. Band members Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe recorded
“Fascinating” in 2004 at Nassau’s Compass Point Studios. It is now available
for download for the first time via: http://remhq.bandcamp.com.

Fans can stream the song for free
on Bandcamp and download it for a minimum donation of $2 or
an amount of their choosing. Proceeds will go directly to Mercy Corps’ emergency
response and recovery efforts in the Bahamas.

R.E.M. rerecorded the track in Nassau for
2004’s Around the Sun (co-produced by Pat McCarthy and R.E.M, and engineered by
Jamie Candiloro), but the lush ballad ultimately didn’t jibe with that spare,
atmospheric album. Now this poignant outtake finally finds its fitting moment,
as a means to aid the country where R.E.M. enjoyed over two months of creative
retreat.

This Top Design Label Is Supporting The
Victims Of Hurricane Dorian

Top design label Badgley Mischka says it is
supporting the victims of Hurricane Dorian this New York Fashion Week.

The US fashion and lifestyle label debuted its
Spring 2020 collection in New York Wednesday and will donate 10 percent of the
proceeds of all sales made on the day of the show to the Red Cross in order to
support the people impacted by the natural disaster.

“Considering the tragic devastation caused by
Hurricane Dorian, while the newest collection celebrates sunshine, white sandy
beaches, and breezy afternoons set against turquoise water and the chic
refinement that is associated with the top-rated resorts in the Caribbean
region, 10% of all BadgleyMischka.com sales on the day of the runway show will
be donated to the Red Cross to help those most affected,” read a statement
from the brand.

The collection channels the elegance of the
Caribbean, which has always been a hotspot for some of the biggest celebrities
in the world.

Rihanna Throws Support To World Central
Kitchen

Caribbean star Rihanna says her Clara Lionel
Foundation will be supporting the work of Chef Jose Andres and the World
Central Kitchen in the Bahamas. In a tweet, the Barbados-born entertainer and
entrepreneur stated it committed grants to WCC’s Hurricane Dorian effort, which
says it has so far fed  over100,000
people in the affected areas.

Lenny Kravitz Launches T-Shirt For
Bahamas Hurricane Relief

Rocker Lenny Kravitz, whose roots run to the Bahamas
through his mother, is ramping up his efforts to help the islands devasted by
Hurricane Dorian. Kravitz is selling a ‘Love Bahamas’ $30 T-Shirt in his online
store to “help restore The Bahamas. All proceeds from the sale of the shirt
will support relief efforts. Pre-order here.

Trinidadian Model Stages Runway Show

Trinidadian owner of Dem Vintage, Michelene Auguste
this week staged a sidewalk runway show that featured a number of Trinidadian
designers. They included Claudia Pegus and Anya Ayoung-Chee  as well as Coco Vintage Jewelry.

Now You Can Shop Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty
On Amazon

Savage x Fenty, the lingerie line by Bajan star
Rihanna, can now be purchased on Amazon. The retail giant announced the news
this week via Instagram. You can shop best-sellers like the Reg Push Up Bra,
Microfiber High Waist Briefs and Women’s Bodysuit as well as Savage x Fenty underwear
to loungewear. Amazon Fashion also announced that Rihanna’s upcoming Savage x
Fenty New York fashion week show will be streamed on Amazon Prime Video on
September 20th. The star-studded show will feature performances by Halsey,
Migos, Big Sean, and DJ Khaled, as well as special appearances by Carla
Delevingne, Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Normani.

Billboard Reggae Charts

Stick Figure, an American reggae and dub band
founded in 2006 and based in Northern California, this week claimed the number
one spot on the Billboard Reggae Charts with ‘World On Fire.’ The group made
their debut at the top of the charts with the album, copping the coveted spot
after the highly anticipated full-length studio reggae album was dropped two
weeks ago.

World On Fire was written, produced and recorded by
Scott Woodruff, a self-taught musician.

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