Bahamian Artist Julien Believe is elevating the Bahamian Entertainment Industry to an international level with an historic partnership that will ultimately break new ground for Bahamian singers, songwriters and musicians.
“Party Ambassadors” is Julien’s latest hit single – a collaboration featuring Jamaican reggae artist Beenie Man, Antiguan soca artist Ricardo Drue and Barbadian soca artist Fadda Fox. The video is being released today on hip hop mogul, Jay Z’s music streaming platform, TIDAL – making Believe the first Bahamian to have the opportunity.
“When it is all said and done I want to make my family, friends, team and country proud,” says Believe. “When people hear my music and see my videos, I want them to be associated with positive vibes and good feelings.”
Julien Believe launched his ‘‘Party Ambassadors” music video throughout The Bahamas this month with the ‘Party Ambassadors Island Tour’, hosting viewing parties on New Providence, Bimini, Mayaguana and Grand Bahama. This past Saturday, September 10th, Believe shared the video exclusively with an invitation only crowd of supporters in Freeport at the Madkap Reggae Bar. Guests showed their approval by responding with roaring cheers and applause at the end of the debut; plans are underway to showcase the music video on other islands of the Bahamas. Julien’s fans are anxiously anticipating the video’s release today on TIDAL.
“Julien Believe’s Party Ambassador music video release on TIDAL is huge for the Bahamian music and film industry. It is a prestigious platform to showcase Bahamian musicians and filmmakers, and to highlight what we are capable of to the wider world. It’s always great working with Julien, he is talented and makes the process very smooth for me as a director,” adds Lavado Stubbs of Conch Boy Films.
The music video, produced and directed by Stubbs and his production company, Conch Boy Films, and managed by Aryana Joy Roberts of Artistic Soul Productions was shot on location in Freeport, Grand Bahama at The Grand Lucayan Hotel, The Port Lucaya Marketplace and the beautiful Taino Beach vista.
Working on the music video was such a privilege. Along with the collaborative efforts of everyone involved, Party Ambassadors evokes unity and progression, and I’m just so excited to be apart of, as well as see the outcome of this movement,” says Roberts, who was the unit production manager and assistant director on set of the music video.
Carmel Churchill, Director of Marketing Services for the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board commends the entire team saying, “Julien’s consistent pursuit of excellence and exposure of the Bahamian Music, Culture and energy has brought him to an International stage that augers well for the Bahamas. In this latest production, Julien and the producers showcased the best of Grand Bahama! Congratulations to the entire Team that worked tirelessly on this production – We are Party Ambassadors!”
The launch of the ‘Party Ambassadors’ video is a prelude to Julien’s much anticipated new music project “Rebirth’ which is scheduled for release later this year. Fans can look forward to a collection of songs showcasing bold, rhythmic, island beats mixed with Julien’s signature sound “Junkanoo Pop’. ‘Rebirth’ utilizes the expertise of Grammy Award winning producer Christopher “C Ray” Roberts, Roc Nation songwriter Ashley Rose Collier and vocalist Saeed Renaud and is poised to be the project that catapults Julien Believe to commercial success.
Julien’s passion and love for his country is inextinguishable, “I hope to be around for a while, making history for my country and the Caribbean. I’m looking forward to bringing a Grammy home…you can believe that!”
The “Party Ambassadors” music video is also set to be released on VH1, MTV and BET before the end of the year.