All Girls Band
Nehilet Blackman breaks new ground in becoming the leader of the first all-female band in Trinidad and Tobago alongside her sister Marge Blackman. It may very well be...
Nehilet is a seasoned artiste with a wealth of talent and experience. A songbird since the age of four and a composer at the age of six, she has performed with the family band “The Love Circle” throughout the Caribbean, North America, Europe and Africa. “Favor” a song written by Nehilet, was nominated for Marlin Awards in 2009.
Nehilet Blackman breaks new ground in becoming the leader of the first all-female band in Trinidad and Tobago alongside her sister Marge Blackman. It may very well be the only all-female band in the Caribbean. The daughters of the late Great Ras Shorty I haspartnered with nine (9) other multitalented young women to create this inspirational band. Nehilet and her exceptional All Girls Band officially launched their first album “Represent” on the 17th October 2009. The songs “Hey Love” written by Marge Blackman, “Represent” title track for the album and “Christ is the Way” was nominated for six (6) Marlin Awards in the Bahamas in 2010.
The eleven (11) piece band presents an enticing and eclectic mix of sounds, talents and styles. Heavy soca beats and smooth calypso sounds is the choice of this unique music outfit, singing what they call “Jamoo” with hints of R&B, soul, reggae and dance.
Vocals range from soft and sweet to vibrant and delightfully piercing. Their curious instrumentation includes two (2) drum kits, percussions, keyboards, guitars, bass, steel pan and the occasional violin, viola and dolack. Their well-composed 14track album was recorded at the Jamoo Studios in Piparo, with master producer Isaac Blackman at the controls. Their songs are beautiful expressions of joy, thanksgiving, praise, introspection and struggle.
AGB have toured throughout Trinidad, Tobago and the Bahamas. They had the privilege of performing for the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago at the Diplomatic Centre. They have also performed at numerous community centers, youth and women conferences, mini festivals including Red Earth Festival, Carnival Village 2011, CHOGM People’s Village 2009, Christmas Village, The Basia Show Breast Cancer Festival and churches nationwide. The AGB is expected to travel to Kenya this year and have other great plans forecasted for 2011. They are also working on launching a second album and brand new music videos.
The foundation’s main goal is to empower and encourage positive influence for girls, young women and women through music and the arts. WRYP Foundation will target communities, training facilities and children homes nationally, regionally and internationally alongside the All Girls Band. WRYP seeks to partner with churches, youth groups and communities to bring good news, a positive message and way of living to targeted audiences.