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Smokey Burke

Smokey Burke, an icon of Barbadian entertainment, has been able to transcend the many new genres and fads over the years as he dates back to the late sixties! Starting out as a drummer/band leader and eventually graduating to lead vocalist status, he...

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John King

A man of versatility and flair


He was a fresh young face armed with an exceptional voice and original point of view when he hit the Barbados calypso scene in 1982. But that was merely a jump off point. With his...

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Mahalia

As the lead vocalist of the high energy band, Nexcyx, Mahalia's versatility is evident during live performances as the band flows from one musical genre to another. 


Mahalia is an avid songwriter and has penned the lyrics of the Nexcyx hits...

Guardians of Music

The Guardians of Music programme was started by the Copyright Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Incorporated (COSCAP) as an educational programme targetting young people primarily between the ages of 11-16 years old.  The programme has been approved by the Ministry of Education and is supported by the Ministry of International Transport and International Business and the Ministry of Family, Culture, Sports and Youth.

The programme focuses on not only music and copyright but also on career opportunities within the creative sector.  The students are visited by staff of COSCAP and the supporting Ministries as well as one of the “Guardians”.  The Guardians are members of COSCAP or other creative organisations who speak to students about working in their field – music, visual arts, literary arts, design, architecture etc.  Students in groups of no more than 30 are also provided information on copyright, the role of COSCAP, plagiarism, piracy and the importance of creativity.  Sessions are generally 60-90 minutes and are very interactive with questions and answers and multimedia presentations.

To have the Guardians visit your school or to be a Guardian please contact COSCAP at

Links

Caipo.gov.bb
Ncf.bb
Ncfbarbados.org
Coscap.org
WIPO.int
Barbadosartscouncil.com

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