Thursday, February 21, 2008
Rihanna's back in Bim
No pics are available yet but I can tell you that Rihanna landed at the Grantley Adams International Airport just around 4 p.m., where she was met by Prime Minister David Thompson and other Cabinet ministers.
At this time she is being treated to presentations by students from her alma maters Charles F. Broome Primary and Combermere School. Later this evening at 7:00, she will be the guest of honour at a free concert at Independence Square entitled “Believe - a Tribute to Rihanna” and featuring a host of local artistes including Shontelle, Edwin, Livvi Frank, Lil Rick, Arturo Tappin, Kid Site and calypso monarch Red Plastic Bag.
The promoters said that the audience will also have an opportunity to learn more about the “Believe” Foundation, a public charity organisation created by Rihanna dedicated to assisting terminally ill children worldwide. Its mission is to assist and inspire children who suffer from life-threatening diseases including cancer, leukaemia and HIV/AIDS.
Another honouree at the concert will be Barbadian musician Jimmy Haynes, who produced the 1986 Steel Pulse classic Babylon “The Bandit”, which garnered the group a best reggae album Grammy award.
The tribute will be performed by Nicholas Brancker and his orchestra, with vocals by guest artist, Biggie Irie.
Stay tuned for more info and pics.