Posted by: ivetteromero | February 3, 2013

2013 Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival

St.oKJre

The Caribbean island of Saint Lucia is gearing up for its famed music festival, the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival, a 13-day event which takes place mostly at the historic Pigeon Island National Landmark and other venues such as Fond d’Or Heritage Park in Dennery, Rudy John Beach Park in Laborie, Port Castries, and Derek Walcott Square. The 2013 Jazz and Arts Festival will also host the popular “Jazz on the Square” in the heart of Castries and a return to the picturesque open-air venue of Balenbouche Estate in the south. The festival opens on April 30 and culminates on Mother’s Day, May 12.

Performances will be varied including musicians such as Trinidadian-born trumpet player Etienne Charles; Cuban jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca; contemporary jazz bands from the French Antilles, Fal Frett; Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson; bandleader and mambo musician Tito Puente Jr.; and electric guitarist The John Scofield Uberjam Band. There will also be performances by akon, Ginuwine, The Jacksons, Saint Lucian songwriter ACE, R Kelly (Robert Sylvester Kelly), the Ojays, and acclaimed Caribbean maestro David Rudder.

Besides the numerous music performances, activities will include drama, dance, steel pan shows, spoken word performances, fashion shows, and other cultural events. The festival will open with much fanfare at the ‘people’s auditorium’—the Mindoo Phillip Park—with a line-up that will be announced shortly.

For full article, see http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com//stlucia.php?news_id=14376&start=0&category_id=20


Responses

  1. [...] — the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival — will attract thousands to Saint Lucia [also see 2013 Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival]. Cultural enthusiasts, festival lovers and music aficionados will be wooed by over 50 [...]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 8,161 other followers

%d bloggers like this: