Friday, September 26, 2014
Sammie Swain Airs on Cable 12 This Sunday
Cable Bahamas has a long-standing history of supporting Bahamian culture and that tradition will continue when the telecommunications company broadcasts the Bahamian folk opera ‘The Legend of Sammie Swain’ on Cable 12 this Sunday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m.
‘Sammie Swain,’ as performed by the 70-member revival cast at Shakespeare in Paradise 2013, will premiere exclusively on Cable 12 and will be featured on the channel throughout the month of October. The television special is sponsored by the Cable Bahamas Cares Foundation, Cable 12 and Shakespeare in Paradise.
The Bahamian stage production, written by E. Clement Bethel as a ballet in 1968, and later as a folk opera in 1983, tells the story of a disabled Cat Island man who falls in love with the village beauty and sells his soul to the devil to be with her. The folk opera gained popularity among local audiences in the 1980s and is deemed a significant component of Bahamian culture.