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Multi piece band Coral Beats performs at the final Department of Culture Creatives Live event at City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Multi piece band Coral Beats performs at the final Department of Culture Creatives Live event at City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Multi piece band Coral Beats performs at the final Department of Culture Creatives Live event at City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Multi piece band Coral Beats performs at the final Department of Culture Creatives Live event at City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Multi piece band Coral Beats performs at the final Department of Culture Creatives Live event at City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)
Multi piece band Coral Beats performs at the final Department of Culture Creatives Live event at City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Members of the all-female Coral Beats percussion group entertained passersby in Hamilton yesterday as they brought the Creatives Live! series to an end.

Coral Beats is an all-women Brazilian samba/reggae drum band formed in 2017 and gave an hour-long set on the steps of City Hall, performing a range of percussion pieces. Some came from Salvador, Brazil, an early centre of the African slave trade.

Dr Ernest Peets, the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, said: “Our first Creatives Live! event kicked off in February and it’s grown in popularity since. The pandemic has taken its toll on so many of Bermuda’s livelihoods and industries. Sadly, our creative community have also been affected. So these series of open air musical events provided an opportunity for our community to support Bermuda’s performing artists.

“These events were also a way to provide some moments of joy and upliftment during a difficult time for our community. And we’re very glad that these concerts and our local talent were so well received by the public.”

Previous Creatives Live! performances included local singers Arijahknow LiveWires, Joy T. Barnum and Olivia Hamilton, the Tino Martinez Quartet, The Unit Band and Working Title Band.

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Published July 25, 2021 at 4:23 pm (Updated July 25, 2021 at 6:56 pm)

Drumroll please! Coral Beats bring the curtain down on Creatives Live!

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