Muzaic: Array of sights and sounds

The Cayman Music and Entertainment Association held its annual Muzaic festival, which celebrates the arts and recognises those in the community who have made a contribution, over the long weekend. 

The festivities kicked off with a live show on Public Beach that featured 12 of the hottest live acts in Cayman. The evening also featured some of the best staging any entertainer could wish to grace, though the potential for a spectacular evening was cut short by the rain. 

Saturday’s happenings more than made up for the early ending on the Friday night, as youngsters took the stage at the Harquail Theatre to show off their musical skills. 

Young entertainers such as Lil J, Gio Smith and Drew Alexander brought their A game to the event and “tore the house down” with their enthusiasm and talent. A video was also premiered by 14-year-old GIO that was produced by Beneficial Entertainment, a company that is also instrumental in the Development Subcommittee of the CMEA. 

A DJ bash at the Public Beach that was scheduled for later that Saturday was cancelled due to bad weather. 

Sunday was an opportunity for the Cayman Music and Entertainment Association to award those in their ranks for various contributions to the arts over the years. 

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Cameron McWatt jams on his sax. – PHOTOS: STUART WILSON


Lil J delivers his new single, I’m Too Young.


Maddy Bowyers delivers an original piece on piano.


CMEA President Jean Eric Smith gives the Long Service Award to Johnathon Ebanks’ children Justine and Jordan Ebanks.


Jean Eric Smith awards drummer Charles Ebanks with the Long Service Award.


Burman Scott receives a Long Service Award from “Notch.”


Album of the Year Nominee Wayneroy Randall delivers an original song.


Album of the Year Winner Natasha Kozaily plays an original song.