Monday, Aug. 3, 2020
6:00pm - 10:00pm


In light of a recent hurricane warning in effect for the entire Bahamas due to the arrival of Hurricane Isaias, the new date and time for this event are as follows: 

August 3, 2020 
6:00 PM



Inspire Music Festival

The Inspire International Music Festival, Workshop and Master Classes Aim to Entertain, Teach and Inspire!


For the first time, The Inspire Foundation is having a three-day Inspire International Music Festival which includes a Concert, Workshop and Master Classes to soothe our souls during these shifting times of COVID-19. This virtual event slated for July 29 – 31, 2020, is more than music with workshops and masterclasses to help people to cope, acquire new skills and enjoy music and entertainment of different genres from professionals around the world. 

For a top-notch experience, The Inspire International July event will be streamed from the website that is powered by HD Source Canada for connectivity. The concert will take place on Friday, July 31, 2020, from 6 pm to 10 pm. It is a free concert featuring Bahamians artists located in The Bahamas and around the globe. World-renowned artists include Giveton Gelin, Roger Ryan, Paul and Tanya Hanna, Adrian D’Aguilar, Lee B. Callender, Theo Coakley of T-Connection and others.

Brought to you by Paul and Tanya Hanna, well-respected musicians and educators in the industry, they wanted to share how artists can be relevant during the pandemic and offer a platform for people to showcase their talent and knowledge.

“We aim to keep people inspired and motivated here in The Bahamas and around the world. We have to inspire ourselves to inspire others. Other musicians inspire musicians. Music brings balance to the soul. This is love,” said Tanya Hanna, co-founder of the Inspire Foundation. 

The Inspire International Music Festival has an exciting lineup boasting over 30 Bahamian entertainers and artists including Karrington McKenzie, Vice Versa, Leo Jones, Ron Narayan, Aniska Johnson, Pamela Woods, Autumn Steel, Dr Alvira Higgs, Tyrone Thurston and Terry Rogers. Sounds of Jazz, Gospel, Bahamian Calypso and Classical and entertainment of Limbo and sights of Fire Dancing can be enjoyed in the comfort of your home or business establishment.

The Inspire Music Festival’s Workshops and Master Classes will be held on Wednesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 30 from 10 am to 1 pm with registration at The Hanna duo have been teaching online for the past 5 years are pleased with the lineup of presenters. A wide range of topics includes Coping mechanics – emotional, physical and financial. Ron Narayan Jyoti from Israel will present “Heal The Heart,” on overcoming emotional stress and offering tools one can use. Autumn Steele from New York will speak on the “Music Business” that it is more than just music. Roger Ryan, a three-time Grammy nominee and Dove Winner from Trinidad and Nashville will present “Arranging the Secret Sauce.” Adrian D’Aguilar will share his experience of a Jazz Ensemble. Lee B. Callender will teach vocal techniques while Tanya Hanna shares proper breathing techniques. 

Countries represented include The Bahamas, Canada, Hong Kong, Israel, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos and the United States – Honolulu, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Tennessee. Viewers will be able to access information on The Inspire Foundation’s website and social media channels.

The Inspire Foundation creates educational programs with a successful “Prodigy” program where talented children between the ages of 9 to 12 are discovered and taken on a recording journey, meet Grammy stars and get an understanding of the music business. Karrington McKenzie, a rising star and a former student, is part of this Festival.

Performers of the Inspire Festival will include:

Paul and Tanya Hanna - Piano Vocalists

Adrian D’Aguilar - Jazz Bassist

Akia Knowles - Piano vocalist

Chris Justillien - Trombonist -

Giveton Gelin - Jazz Trumpet

Kent Stevenson - Pianist Choral Director

Keysha Edwards Taylor - Piano Vocalist

Lee B. Callender - Pianist

Leo Jones - Piano Vocalist

Nick Lido - Pianist

Raju Saunders - RnB Vocalist

Randal Gray - Blues n Gospel Vocalist

Ron Joyio - Guitar Vocalist

Vice Versa, Naomi and Clinton Crawford - Piano Vocalists

Adrainna Munnings - RnB Vocalist

Aria Hanna - Pianist

Karrington McKenzie - Gospel Vocalist

Princess ‘Abdiel’ Pratt - Fire Dancer

Terrance Rodgers - Piano Vocals

Theo Coakley - T-Connection Band

Tyrone and Tyronique Thurston - Melody Sounds Band

Xavier Lawson - Pianist

Workshop Presenters will include:

Tanya Hanna - Breathing Techniques

Adrian D'Aguilar - Jazz Ensemble

Dr Alvira Higgs - Nutrition

Autumn Steele - How to Succeed in the Music-Business/Covid19

’Dandria Scott - Dance Technique

Erin Brown - Disability, Inclusion

Roger Ryan - Arranging the Secret Sauce

Rohan Mcleish - Training Tools to Succeed

Ron Jyoti Narayan - Heal the Heart

Lee B. Callender - Vocal Techniques

Theo Coakley – How to Write Songs

Yvette Bethel, Erin Brown and Tanya Hanna - Trust (For Personal Breakthrough).

To Register for the Festival Workshops, go online to:  https:// and click on Login/Register in the menu top right. Workshops are $19.99 per session.

WORKSHOPS: July 29-30, 10am-3pm


FREE VIRTUAL CONCERT: July 31, 2020, 6pm-10pm

Paul and Tanya Hanna have been contributing to communities in The Bahamas since 1984. Last year, they established their non-profit foundation, raising $33,000 for Hurricane Dorian evacuees. Please refer the for more information. Participation and sponsorship are welcome. To date, in-kind sponsors include The Punch, Cable Bahamas, ZNS Radio and TV, ALIV, MaximumBassNews, Blackson Studio, You Produce, Graycliff, Paradise Fisheries, Aria Music Class, Azaleta And Co., Island FM, Amz-Design, Erin Brown Connects, Adrian D’Aguilar Recording Studio, Cave Pro, HD Source and The Bahamas Weekly.

The Inspire Foundation
Compass Point Suites
West Bay Street
Nassau New Providence
Contact Information:
Tanya Hanna

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