SAINT LUCIA (May 4, 2015) – The Saint Lucia Tourist Board, as part of the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival 2015, will highlight performance poetry for the third year running as an integral part of the Arts component of the Festival.

The event titled BLU SESSION – Word in Altered Scale is being hosted by HeadPhunk.  For the past five years the HeadPhunk movement has hosted an event synonymous with Spoken Word and Improv held at Samaan’s Park, Castries  every last Thursday of the month.  The event offers a stage where persons, in particular, the young and upcoming artistes, can express themselves and be exposed to the wider public.

Monday May 4th, 2015 at 8:00pm, will see the grounds of Coconutz, in Rodney Bay formerly known as Coco Cabana as the backdrop for performance poetry in Jazz with BLU SESSION. The audience will encounter an eclectic mix of spoken word with music and song, offering entertainment with a difference, where most artistes who take to the stage will be performing original pieces.

The BLU SESSION lineup of artistes consists of seasoned poets and musicians as well as young and upcoming individuals.  Some of the featured artistes on the night will be, Glen Charlery, Black Crayon, Drii Notes, Gajanan Nataraj, Banjamin Beelman, Liz Faisal, Pradda Finada and the band Skip Monday.

The headline act on the night is Freetown Collective out of Trinidad and & Tobago.

Freetown Collective is a musical tribe of Poets, Lyricists and Musicians, at the center of which stand two young men: Muhammad Muwakil and Lou Lyons. Freetown has expanded to include the distinct voices and harmonies of three young women, often affectionately referred to as “The Trinity” or “The Freetown Lionesses”: Shanna Joseph, Tishanna Williams and Marlene Joseph.

Theirs is a road less travelled. With the motto "a whole world to change", Freetown Collective has been using music to bridge the gap between old and new while giving the current generation a strong voice in this ever changing world.

The public is encouraged to come out to support and discover a new generation of artistes showcasing their creativity in diverse genres and topics. The May 4th activity promises to be a unique and engaging experience with wide ranging lyrics and rhythms.

Admission for Blu Session is EC$30.00/US$12.00 and patrons can pay at the venue upon entry.