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Bankie Banx and The Dune Preserve... Just CooL!

Bankie Banx and The Dune Preserve... Just CooL!

Bankie Banx and The Dune Preserve... Just CooL!

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Bankie Banx is an Anguillian singer, songwriter and musician with a twist!

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Bankie Banx - Just CoolBorn Clement Ashley Banks in 1953 on the beautiful island of Anguilla, Bankie Banx is a singer, songwriter and musician.. With a twist!

He basically started music in the 60's when he built his first guitar, formed his band The Roots & Herbs and released his first album in the 70's. He toured the world in the 80's and worked with musicians all around the world.

He then moved back to Anguilla in the 90's and created the Moonsplash Festival at The Dune Preserve, a special place on Rendez-Vous Bay, 'a slice of land' that his mom and dad bought 60 years ago, that is now surrounded by some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. The Dune Preserve is as eclectic as Bankie's music, it's a mix of natural elements, in harmony with nature with a rebel state of mind. And Bankie would call his musician friends at Moonsplash. Just to name a few: Cat Coore, Junior Jazz, Sugar Minott, Gregory Isaacs, Jah Cure, Buju Banton, Steel Pulse and many more.

Bankie's music is a mix of genres and vibes, different influences as country music, jazz music.. Or reggae. 'Just Cool', his latest album released in January, features musicians such as Glen Brown, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Lyn, Stephen 'Cat' Coore.

We were fortunate enough to meet with Bankie at The Dune for a 7am photoshoot with Christian Bordey, check out the pictures.

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Posted by jerome mcdonald on 05.19.2012
Nice

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