Letter from Avvy:
Avion’s Ent. ®
Inagua, the Bahamas
February 08th, 2009
To Whom It May Concern:
Absence of art ….. A concept very difficult to play out in the mind; A Bahamas without “Goin down Burma Road”… A Bahamas without “Bookey and Barabbi…” That I can’t imagine. For too long this movement has been a thorn in the sides of Bahamian artist, and for too long we over analyze, asking ourselves
- Why am I not where I want to be?
- Did I make the right career decision?
- Am I the only artist experiencing these up-hill battles?
Well now is the time for us to answers these questions publicly as one… (Unified). Please note that this movement is not a cry to the public for a handout, or a plea to the government to welfare our dreams, but only to make it known to our citizens that there are some people in our country who we like to label ” The Powers To Be” whom do not value our contribution to our culture. Also there are many among us who are not open to change who wear the tattoo “set in there ways.” These two groups described, overtime have helped keep artist down by ways of divisiveness and poor attitudes.
I think that this long-standing mentality has played itself out and must come to an end, and I feel that this is the time for action. My name is Avvy (Bahamian songwriter and performer) and I support this movement.
W. Mortimer (Avvy)
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