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Image Brettina extends to Bahamians Online her sincere gratitude for its support of her musical efforts and has provided an exclusive update!
November 2009
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Brettina CD Photo Shoot in the Bahamas
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Dear Bahamians Online,

Again, I would like to thank all of you for your unwavering support of my dreams and aspirations. I am excited to announce that, finally my CD entitled Brettina is in the final stages of production!

This project has been a labor of love. I knew what I wanted musically, but found it hard to get just that. I didn't want to compromise my true sound for the sake of trends. I just wanted to write songs from my heart.

After penning and recording "Bahamian Girl" several years back, I came to this decision: that I wouldn't allow anyone to sway me in any direction other than what I intended.

My new jazz CD consists of eleven songs. I penned five, including my personal version of "Bahamian Girl" and an original jazz song that my uncle Kirk Coakley wrote for me. I recorded a rendition of my uncles' (The T-Connection) famous 1981 song "Paradise" along with a couple vintage jazz classic and something dear and special for my Bahamian people, "Island in the Sun". That song is dear to my heart because I remember walking home from C.I. Gibson Middle School singing it loud and proud as people looked at me like I was a little bit crazy. Image

On this project I have had the opportunity to work with an amazing producer who understands what I'm doing. I recorded with fantastic musicians who enthusiastically embraced my vision. Naturally I wanted to pay homage to the sounds of my island heritage and my love of jazz to create an organic sound.

The first single will be released for preview in January. I look forward to hearing your feedback constructive and all. The complete CD will be available March 2010, on CD or by download. Again, thank you, my people, for all your support on my journey.


Shout outs to all my Bahamian people, C.I.Gibson alumns and C.C. Sweeting. to the Robinson and Coakley family,Dorsette. All Bahamians in the U.S. pursuing there dreams and passion.


Please leave a comment or shout-out below for Brettina!

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lobace - WOW!! Registered | 2009-12-17 18:58:39
I'm a big bahamian music lover. Nice to see we have a Bahamian artist here in the U.S. Really looking foward to the release of Brettina"s cd. I also checked out her site. Wow again. I love all the photo's. Congratulation's Brettina. I'm already a hugh fan of your "Bahamian Girl" song and now you have an upcoming jazz cd! What an amazing artist you are. Congrate's again. You now have another number one fan.
PeasY - Keep on doing your do Registered | 2009-12-17 19:53:23
avatar I like lobace is happy to see Bahamians out there doing their do.

Go B
dr8note - Feel the vibe..... Registered | 2009-12-18 02:30:35
So good to hear an ORIGINAL artist doing her thing. Keep on doing the "B" thing and let the rest of the world get on your vibe.....can't wait to hear the whole CD...lovin' it!!
crys12001 - Wonderful! Registered | 2009-12-18 18:18:22
Brettina, I am so looking forward to hearing your next album. I live in the US and love island music and we definitely need more artists who stay true to their heritage.
Keep on doing your thing!
della - Beautiful Bahamian Girl Registered | 2009-12-19 18:39:00
Hi Brettine, love what your doing, your looking great and ssounding great. I'm proud to see Bahamians doing there thing, you go girl,am looking foward to your new release Brettina. I check out the Brettina site and you are the most beautiful girl in the world, you look great.
You will hear from me soon.
lkseawa - Beautiful story of life! Registered | 2009-12-20 14:34:23
As I celebrate my love of world music, I find myself listening to the inspiring words of Bahamian Girl a story of life in two worlds. Your music brings great inspiration and the world awaits your great gift of connection with the wonderful melody of truth and love to share with all. You are a true artist who paints with your melody from the beautiful sands of your deeply rooted Bahamian home. I look forward to all you have to share! Thank you for sharing your gift! - Great Bahamian Talent Registered | 2009-12-20 14:54:39
Hey Brettina: I'm so impressed with your beautiful voice and choice of music. I'm still reeling about your Bahamian Girl song and excitedly looking forward to your new CD. Jazz music is so special to me it goes right to the soul. Thank you for sharing such a great talent with the world.
Thotz22 - Great Sound Registered | 2009-12-21 21:47:44
You look and sound great. I look forward to hearing the rest of the album and seeing you soon. Take care and I wish you all the best!
mci35 - pure niceness! Registered | 2009-12-25 19:13:44
Hey babygirl love your music and your look. You look nice, yes!!! Show the world how we Bahamians get down, on the other level!
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