Amir X to host TV series on arts, fashion and culture
Bermudian model and presenter Amir X will be releasing a new television series on the Island's arts, fashion and culture tomorrow night.
‘Bermuda Highlights' aims to give people a second chance to witness local talent at its best.
The programme will show video footage from last summer's Sand Castle Competition at Horseshoe Bay; a ‘breathtaking' performance from the Jaricco Dance Company's ‘Through The Looking Glass' show, as well as a recap of the ‘Emancipation Celebration', held by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs.
Amir X will also show footage from a recent trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, where he covered Mercedes Benz African Fashion Week — and spoke with some of the country's leading male and female fashion designers.
The programme airs on Channel 82 tomorrow at 8pm and will show every four hours after that. It will also play on Sundays every four hours starting at 5pm.
The television presenter said the show was an opportunity for people to be educated and inspired by the Island's culture.
“This series is just going to enlighten people through various avenues,” he explained. “It showcases a wide range of interests. You have artists who would love the sand sculpting competition or the artistry in South African fashion. Or they might be enlightened in a different way with the Emancipation event.
“I think ‘enlightened' is the best word because a lot of people don't get to travel due to the economic situation where people have to watch their money, so we are bringing these special events to them.”
Amir X said it was important to highlight unique aspects of the local arts and culture even from a tourism perspective.
“Tourists want to be in an atmosphere filled with culture and people are the representation of that culture and ambassadors of that country,” he said.
“I wanted to show what people were doing and believe those who watch the programme are going to be amazed with the talent.”