Bahamian Cultural Icon “Chippie” Chipman Dies

Our drummer boy is gone. John “Chippie” Chipman, a Bahamian cultural icon who spent his life marching to the beat of his own goat skin drum, has died. Chippie, who was known as the “godfather of Bahamian drumming,” passed away at the Princess Margaret Hospital Monday afternoon. He was 90. Known for his insane drumming …

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Local Artist Pays Tribute To Stan Burnside

A local artist and illustrator has paid the ultimate tribute to one of his heroes, Stan Burnside. The iconic political cartoonist recently retired from The Nassau Guardian after 40 years in the business. Burnside, whose popular Sideburns cartoon perfectly captured the zeitgeist of The Bahamas, was an inspiration to many Bahamians, one of whom was …

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