Bahamian Artist releases Pro-Gambling tune
Prime Minister, the Rt. Honorable Perry Christie has promised the country will have a referendum on gambling, specifically the numbers game before the year is out. However, young people are not waiting until then to let their voices be heard on the issue.
Barcia "Rainne" McKintosh released a new single this summer called, "Win Win," which is a jingle sung to traditional Bahamian melodies, and also carried a pro-graming message.
Recorded in Nassau, the song was produced by Margaret "Believe" Glynatsis and Christin "Spirit" Taylor.
Announcing the new single on popular Bahamian media site, TheBahamasWeekly.com, Believe commented, "When the idea came up, I thought it was very fitting especially with 'playing numbers' or gambling, being such a hot topic of discussion right now. I felt a lot of Bahamians would be able to relate to it.
"Playing numbers has been a part of our culture for years now. If someone dies - you run to play, if its a birthday or you had a specific dream, you're calling your friend to find out what you should play. If making it legal is going to put money back into the community, I'm all for it."
Rainne is quickly becoming The Bahamas' next top artist and is known for her song released on the Summer Riddim, "All In Love" feat. Additionally, she's been featured on various jingles for top Bahamian brands, including BTC, Furniture Plus, Marco's Pizza, ScotiaBank, etc.
She's also worked closely with Believe on other song collaborations seeking placement in films, TV shows, documentaries and ads and will be featured in the Fash Art event's theme song coming out later this summer.
Believe further commented on the new singer saying, "When it came to the vocals, I couldn't think of a better artist than Rainne. She is new to the industry in the sense that a lot of people don't know of her as yet. She has a fresh new look and sound, which I think is well needed in our music industry right now."
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