Island Films presents

Artists of the Bahamas (2008)

Edited by Aaron Vega & Scott Hancock
Original Score by Tony Silva
Featured Music by Ruppa PumPum
Produced, Directed and Photographed by
Karen Arthur & Thomas Neuwirth

Artists of the Bahamas was the first feature-length film I scored. I studied the music of the Bahamas to get an authentic sound. The result was a very sincere atmosphere that is filled with acoustic instruments and simple arrangements.


Artists of the Bahamas is a documentary film that explores the lives and works of Amos Ferguson, Kendal Hanna, Max Taylor, Brent Malone, Dave Smith, Eddie Minnis, Stan Burnside, Jackson Burnside, Antonius Roberts, John Beadle, & John Cox, key visual artists whose talents contributed to the initial art movement in the Bahamas.

John Beadle

Max Taylor

Eddie Minnus

Eastern Rd Madonna


Jackson Burnside

John Cox

Antonius Roberts

Click for the film’s Web Site

These video clips were used by permission of the filmmaker Karen Arthur.

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