Caribbean Youth Fest Cel­e­brates Eleven Years in 2014!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

Vieux Fort will be buzzing with ac­tiv­ity on De­cem­ber 21st, 2014 when the youth of St. Lu­cia and St. Vincent & the Gre­nadines take the stage in com­pe­ti­tion.

Caribbean Youth Fest is an an­nual event that pro­vides a fo­rum to showcase, pro­mote, and de­velop the mu­si­cal and re­lated tal­ents of our youth, while uti­liz­ing the tal­ent and in­flu­ences to spread pos­i­tive val­ues and healthy life­styles. The vi­sion in­cludes in­flu­enc­ing val­ues and be­hav­ior and bond­ing with the var­i­ous stake­hold­ers through the mu­sic and lyrics of peers. The or­ga­ni­za­tion also di­rects fo­cus and ef­forts to the virtue of “Char­ity”. Over the past sev­eral years Caribbean Youth Fest has do­nated EC$66,345 to com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions com­mit­ted to as­sist­ing those in need.

Caribbean Youth Fest col­lab­o­rates with Cor­po­rate Caribbean via spon­sor­ship in pre­serv­ing, pro­mot­ing and de­vel­op­ing our Caribbean cul­ture and val­ues through the mu­sic of our youth, as part of cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity.

The tenth an­niver­sary of Caribbean Youth Fest in 2013 saw the in­clu­sion of St. Vincent & the Gre­nadines in the com­pe­ti­tion and it will be re­peated this year as singers and dancers and sup­port­ers will ar­rive on a boat ex­cur­sion on De­cem­ber 21st. Six Vin­cen­tian singers will com­pete in the teens and twen­ties cat­e­gories along with one dance group.

This year’s Caribbean Youth Fest will see the over­all win­ner of the singing com­pe­ti­tion, YOUTH STAR 2014, walk away with $5,000 in cash plus at­trac­tive prizes. There will be thou­sands of dol­lars awarded to win­ners in first and sec­ond places in the var­i­ous cat­e­gories. Apart from the com­pe­ti­tion, Caribbean Youth Fest will host three mod­el­ing agen­cies show­cas­ing their cre­ativ­ity in de­sign and mod­el­ing skills. Var­i­ous Caribbean artistes will en­ter­tain the au­di­ence with pul­sat­ing rhythms all day long as fam­i­lies par­take of this very spir­ited event on the eve of the Christ­mas fes­tiv­i­ties.

Au­di­tions will take place in St. Lu­cia (North) on Satur­day Novem­ber 15th at the Po­lice Au­di­to­rium in Castries and in St. Lu­cia (South) on Satur­day Novem­ber 22nd at the Coast­line in Vieux Fort.

St. Vincent & the Gre­nadines au­di­tions will be held Novem­ber 15th & 22nd at the Peace Memo­rial Hall in Kingstown.

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