Popcaan, Kerwin Dubois, Mr. Killa, Ricky T, Mongstar and more!

Saint Lucia (April 4, 2014) – Hosted once more at ‘The People’s Auditorium,’ Mindoo Phillip Park, the official opening of the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival continues its legacy of thrilling audiences with a lineup featuring an all-star cast of Caribbean powerhouses designed to jump start the festival.

From Trinidad and Tobago, the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival welcomes 2014 Groovy Soca Monarch Kerwin Dubois back to our shores. Fresh off the heels of his victorious performance at the International Soca Monarch competition, Dubois will rock the stage alongside fellow competitors and soca favorites Mr. Killa from Grenada of “Rolly Polly” fame, and frequent Saint Lucian soca collaboratorSkinny Fabulous from St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

From New York City by way of Haiti, Kompas fusion trio Carimi will bring their unique flavor to the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival Opening stage. Home grown musical heavyweights Superman HD, reigning Power and Road March champion Ricky TMongstar and EvaLucian featuring Arthur Allain add local flavor to the opening stage.

Headlining the official opening of the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival is Jamaican dancehall superstarPopcaan and the Ruff Kuff Band. Once the protégé of one of dancehall’s most revered and controversial heralds, Vybz Kartel, Popcaan’s “Freshman Class” of dancehall has revolutionized the genre, incorporating fresh synths and rhythms beneath infectiously catchy hooks. With hits like “When You Wine Like That,” “Unruly Rave” and “Only Man She Want” Popcaan is set to invigorate crowds.

The musical talent abounds and the party atmosphere is palpable with the announcement of these stellar acts. The Official Opening of the Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival is slated for April 30th at the Mindoo Phillip Park.

About the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival

The Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival opens on April 30th 2014 at the Mindoo Phillip Park. The festival’s main headliners include celebrated multiple Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Dee-Dee Bridgewater, Barrington Levy, Teddyson John featuring Alison Hinds, P-Square, Tessanne Chin, The Commodores and Maxwell.

The EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the 2014 Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival is the Saint Lucia Tourist Board.PLATINUM sponsor is Digicel - Be Extraordinary. GOLD sponsors are Heineken, The Wave, HTS, Columbus, Flow, LUCELEC, Kings Ocean Services and Radio Caribbean International. SILVER sponsors are Cotton Bay Village St. Lucia and Radio St. Lucia BRONZE sponsors are Bank of Saint Lucia Ltd, DBS, Chairman’s Reserve – Finest St. Lucian Rum, RBC Royal Bank and RBTT Bank Ltd. COLLATERALsponsors are Avis Rent a Car, Blue Waters, Kotex, ExelSign and Guy’s Car Rental.

For more information on the full lineup for Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival 2014 along with show dates, venues and ticket sales, log onto www.stluciajazz.org ,download the festival app: http://bit.ly/1eJpjjh or email us at slutour@candw.lc

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