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John 'Chippie' Chipman Dies Age 90

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JOHN 'Chippie' Chipman

By Rashad Rolle

JOHN “Chippie” Chipman, the iconic Bahamian entertainer, died yesterday at 90, his family said.

Progressive Liberal Party Leader Philip “Brave” Davis offered condolences.

“The great drummer’s drum is now silent,” he said in a statement. “The shake of the cowbells is stilled. The Bahamas will not be the same.

“John Chipman lived a long and fruitful life. He helped to define the modern Bahamas through the sound and beat of his drum and his pioneering contribution to Junkanoo. He and his wife, the great Becky Chipman, were cultural icons separately and as a couple. They are now joined together for the ages. Thankfully, John Chipman left a cultural legacy for this country by passing on his great talents to his children and grand and great grand. He mentored so many others. He was a great Bahamian. Now he joins those other legends like Count Bernardino, George Symonette, Maureen Duvalier and Ronnie Butler into the pantheon of our cultural heroes.”

John Chipman is the father of Centreville MP Reece Chipman.

Comments

buddah17 1 month ago

A legend is gone... And The GREATEST DRUMMER OF HIS ERA HAS BEEN SILENCED.. But maybe not! When we hear the "thunder, and see the lightening" in the Bahamian skies it will be our "Chippy" calling out to The Nation to "stay in the rhythm!"

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geostorm 1 month ago

RIP Chippie, we remember your great passion and dedication to the your craft! An inspiration to a grateful nation! Condolences to his family and many friend.

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quietone 1 month ago

EARTH, RECEIVE AN HONOURED GUEST,
A GREAT BAHAMIAN WILL BE LAID TO REST!!!

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