Richardo Keens-Douglas MBE is an International Award Winning Author, Playwright, Director and Producer.
He has worked with leading Theatre directors from around the world and performed on some of the major stages in North America including the Apollo theatre in New York and was a member of the prestigious Stratford Shakespearean Company in Canada, working with Academy award winner Maggie Smith.
He received national recognition in Canada in 1991 -94 as Host of CBC Radio’s talk show, Cloud 9.
He was also Host of the CBC TV show, Sunday Arts Entertainment for which he received a 1996 Gemini Award Nomination for Best Host in an Arts Programme.
He was the Choreographer for The Children’s Theatre of Montreal for five years.
He is an Award Winning Children’s Author with 13 books which has been translated into five languages. He has also composed over forty songs for the theatre.
His very famous story, The Nutmeg Princess, Grenada’s first fairy-tale, was adapted into a musical for the stage and won The DORA Award, Canada’s Highest Theatre Award, for Most Outstanding Musical in 1999. In 2016, The Nutmeg Princess made the top 100 books of all time for children in Canada by parents of Canada.
In 1993 he was invited to a private dinner aboard the Royal Britannia Yacht with the late Princess Diana and Prince Charles where he did an impromptu performance of his popular story, Mama God.
In 2002, he made history as the TV Host of the Caribbean version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
In 2003, Mr. Keens-Douglas was inducted into the Caribbean Hall of Fame for Excellence in Theatre.
In 2005 he won the Prestigious Golden Oak Award in Canada for his book, Tales from the Isle of Spice.
In 2007 His Book Freedom Child of the Sea was chosen the official book for children in celebrating 200 years of the Abolition of slavery.
That same year he was honoured by the Queen with an MBE for Arts and Culture. He was responsible for reviving and reintroducing the Moko Jumbie Character into Grenada when he displayed them in his band in 2007 winning Band of the year. He was also Honoured with the Title of Cultural Ambassador by the Government of Grenada.
In 2014 he created “Mango” a Grenadian TV series for children.
He has written numerous plays, from musicals to comedy to drama - including the popular Ay Ya Yai Ivan telling the story of Hurricane Ivan, which Toured London, New York and Toronto and the drama UNCLE, the story of Sir Eric Matthew Gairy, which also toured Canada.
He has written plays for the stage, radio and TV dealing with social issues such as physical abuse on women, Aids/HIV, Teenage rape and incest.
He has directed and produced the Carriacou Maroon Festival, Tourism Expo, National Carnival Queens shows, Panorama shows, Di Manche Gras Shows, Kiddies Carnival, The Cultural Fiesta for independence in Grenville to name a few.
His show Reflections for The 25th Anniversary of Independence is still talked about and has been showing on TV every independence for the last 15 years.
He has been a major creator of Carnival, bringing theatre to the streets with his creative Mas Band and costume designs for the past 10 years, winning major prizes throughout the years.
As a proud son of the soil he has been keeping the culture and heritage alive with his gift and love of the arts with an impressive body of work both locally, regionally and internationally.
When Richardo puts his stamp on something you know you are going to get a top notch, professional, classy, first rate experience.
Conception Dance Theatre
In October 2007, Artistic Director , Cecilia Griffith opened Conception Dance Theatre and has worked conscientiously not only to develop herself, but also her students by creating opportunities for them to grow technically, artistically and in their personal development through performances, workshops, the inclusion of international tutors and providing teaching opportunities to its members.
Conception Dance Theatre, now celebrating its 10th year has grown to over 270 students, operating with a dance manager and a number of skilled, trained dance teachers who all share a passion for the arts. Conception provides an environment that fosters positive attitudes; discipline, respect, diligence, and self motivation in its membership. Conception’s recent achievements include, the Shashamane Rhythm and Motion Festival in Trinidad 2016, as well as performances for the National Independence Celebrations 2015,2016 &2017, The Grenada Invitational 2017, Pure Grenada Music Festival in 2016 & 2017, the 2017 Carriacou Maroon Festival and Carifesta xiii in Barbados
She’s been participating in private events since 2015 where she first began her musical journey. From sharing her sultry, neo-soul voice across the island, while having the wonderful support from islanders, family and close friends she continues to embark on her drive to become a better vocalist. It brings a warm appreciated feeling to her heart by being able to at least touch one persons’ spirit, no matter who they are in the crowd.
She has been apart of competitions such as Grenada’s Best Talent and Gospel Challenge and also participated in Spicy Divas in concert 2015, the Pure Grenada Music Festival 2016 and 2017. Jadey continues to venture into the world of music by performing at a number of private events as she continues to develop in her craft.
Over the years she has fallen deeper in love with music and the performing arts and truly loves the power of music and its influences. Her simple wish is that whoever hears her will be touched in a special way by her music and she can somehow make a positive difference.
Jenny Jeremiah (or JennyJ) is a highly talented jazz, blues and soul singer. She uses her knowledge of voice production, melody and harmony for the entertainment of live audiences in concert halls, weddings, funerals and also for recording in production studios.
JennyJ has had professional voice training from renowned voice coach Mrs. Valerie Daniel.
Here are some of Hotels that JennyJ performers at weekly:
True Blue Bay Resort
Mont Cinnamon Resort
Coyaba Beach Resort
Jeverson has been singing for as long as he could remember. He had dreams of singing on big stages but never had the confidence to hold a mic. He began singing publicly in 2006 with his school choir (PBC) led by Halim Brizan. He competed in the GBN Gospel challenge competition and placed 5th in 2009 and later placed 2nd in the Grenadas best talent competition in 2012. Singing and making music is where his heart is and he loves seeing people happy because of the music he creates.
Singing is truly Gods gift to me since it has kept me sane for as long as I could remember. I am passionate about it. I feel every beat, every word, every chord and it speaks to me in ways that I never thought possible
He sings at many of the hotels on the island; performing jazz, R&B, hip hop, reggae and soca.
Jonathan Francis also known as 'Jonny' is a 18 year old Grenadian singer/songwriter who lives at Mt.Parnassus.
He has been singing for 14 years and music is definitely his absolute passion beyond all passions. Jonathan has also made it to the stages of competitions and concerts such as Grenada's Best Talent, Gospel Challenge and Pure Grenada Music Festival 2016-2018. He also has a keen interest in theatre arts and in a great deal of musical genres including R&B, soul, pop, folk, reggae and gospel; Music has definitely been something that has been around through his many pitfalls and triumphs and has inspired him to tell a story while singing. He aspires to make his own music that inspire others not only in his country but worldwide.
Born and raised in Grenada, West Indies, Laura Lisa is a calypso singer-songwriter whose songs send powerful messages of hope, strength and self-confidence. Laura Lisa has had both live performing and recording experience. The singer performed at multiple national concerts like opening for Buju Banton and competing in numerous Calypso, Groovy and Soca (Power) Monarch competitions in Grenada. Laura Lisa has also made her way through the local reggae circuit, being the lead singer of the local reggae band, D-Unit. With them, she has opened multiple "Best of the Best" reggae shows held each year locally. Laura Lisa has released records "Hero", which was included on Xpert Productions' recent album "Strange Powers", and others such as "Better Days", "Judge Me", "Ramajay" and "Awaken", with more songs in the works. Laura Lisa, in her own right, is considered a musical gem and a symbol of feminine power in Grenada, and her music and message will do wonders to the world of music and her island.
At a young age Lucinda discovered her passion for music and was eager to get involved in her school choir and church choir. Miss Lauren Ramdhanny took her under her wing and began teaching her piano and voice which sparked her love for classical music and the Opera. Lucinda currently voice trains with Miss Valerie Daniel and assist her with Her Majesty's prison choir ministry where she inspires and encourages the inmates to strive for excellence.
Tammy (Tammy Nichole Baldeo) (born 23 Jan 1990), is a Grenadian Songstress.Tammy's voice is simply unique, with a natural sound wavering feel. well known to the Island, She captivates her audience with her sultry, soothing, serene and some times fierce presence.
This Free spirit grew up listening to a dynamic range of musical styles. Tammy also takes influence from non musical artists like authors, speakers, painters, movie directors and even dabbles in the life of fitness.
Perseverance, insight and the right interpersonal skills; charisma, a strong creative mind, confidence and authenticity are attributes that she brings to work. With 4 years of performing experience, Tammy is an acclaimed neo soul singer and alternative R&B artist.
In May of 2015 she released her first music project aptly named Lotus Blossom: A new beginning which includes 7 amazing original tracks. The release formed a tranquil, laid back, dreamy,unorthodox yet heavily inspired project. Currently, her career objective is becoming an International recording, performing and world touring artist, hopefully endorsed by an independent- music business company. She intends to employ her skills, natural abilities and knowledge to uplift, inspire and heal people through effective music and being the best version of herself. She not only prides herself in her solo career but is also a team player and is currently, the lead vocalist of the nationally popular band "Soul Deep" since April of this year 2016.
Tammy is someone who goes out and gets what she wants out of life and allows her spirituality to guide her artistic reach.
The most important aspect of this road called life, is connecting with kindred spirits and fulfilling our passions. Once you are connected to positive and empowering people, you gain a wider scope in creativity and making something beautiful.
Thamara St Bernard
Thamara St Bernard, born Jienelle St Bernard, is a 28 year old singer from Mardi Gras. She has been singing for as long as she can remember and has always wanted to speak to the soul, dreams and situations of people through her music. Although versatile in her singing talents, she has gravitated towards the genres of R&B, soul, pop, slows, contemporary and reggae. She has been the opening performance for many international artistes, and one day hopes to hold her own show drawing in fans through her music. She is a talented and inspired song writer also and writes all of her own material.
His early musical diet was that of Traditional and Contemporary Gospel. This combined with his consumption of various Caribbean Styles, supplemented by strong doses of Jazz & Classical music, all influence his approach to playing, composing and arranging. His musical education is inclusive of Classical music studies in ABRSM Percussion, Piano and Theory for which he has received various awards and recognitions for outstanding performances.
Godson often appears in various bands/ensembles. Some of which involved opening for various International acts including Donnie McClurkin, William McDowell, Angelique Kidjo, Chrisette Michelle, Queen Ifrica, and Third World..
In 2018, one of his songs was used for the opening of the Pure Grenada Music Festival. He went on to perform some of his original Calypso/Jazz/Fusion compositions on the closing night, with original founding members of the band ZAMAR..
Currently, he is a full-time Music Teacher, an active Performer with many top local acts, and an emerging Composer/Arranger. When not musically engaged, he enjoys spending much of his time with his wife and sons.