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For the love of music

Sakinah Duncombe headlines her debut concert along with Sammi Starr, Bodine Johnson, MDeez, Patrice Murrell, Kenique Maria, Josh Rovan Carey and The New Entry Band
  • Sakinah Duncombe will make her debut onstage performance at "For the Love of Music" on Saturday, June 15 at Tabu, East Bay Street.

Guardian Lifestyles Editor

Published: May 24, 2013

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With a lineup that showcases Sakinah Duncombe in her debut stage performance, along with Bodine Johnson, MDeez, Sammi Starr, Patrice Murrell, Kenique Maria, Josh Rovan Carey and The New Entry Band, the evening known as “For the Love of Music” is expected to be an all-star Bahamian concert.

“We have something for everybody,” said Sakinah of the performers that will showcase genres from R&B, soca, Bahamian music and live band action set for Saturday, June 15 at Tabu on East Bay Street, which will be hosted by King C-Note.

Headlining what is expected to be a musical odyssey, Sakinah, 23, says she’s super-excited and a little nervous going into the show. She knows the show will be one to see with all of the talented artists on the line-up, but she does not know how it will be received.

Sakinah, who describes her musical genre as R&B/soul, has three songs in rotation on the airwaves. She is known for her first single “I Miss” which is really popular and gets a lot of air play and “Used To Love Me” and “Not That Girl”.

Her debut stage performance will give her fans the opportunity to see her in person and put a face to the voice they have heard on the radio.

“I’m using this as a platform to get myself out there, teaming up with persons who I’m good friends with,” said Sakinah of the impressive lineup.

Part proceeds from the show will go towards Sakinah’s enrollment in a talent development company to assist her with pursuing a career in music.

Sakinah, who says she is rooted in the church having grown up singing gospel music, says some of her earliest memories are of butchering songs as a six-year-old when she realized she had talent.

“I realized that I had something when I was about six years old. I would sing and totally butcher every song. The neighbors would come out with their chairs in the evening after I came from school and I would just be singing. At first I didn’t even know that I had an audience until I heard laughter one day and I stopped for a minute … I was in a zone making up these songs, singing them and putting my own twist to it. And then I heard laughter from outside and I see that my neighbors — like six of them have chairs and they’re lined off and they’re listening to me and kind of getting a crack out of it. Of course, I went into my little hole for like a week.”

The positive feedback and encouragement she got after that she said encouraged her to continue singing.

Her first gig was as a backup singer for Bodine Johnson.

To get tickets for the “For the Love of Music” show, telephone 565-6201. Tickets are $20.

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