Dig­i­cel Part­ners with WLBL for Ok­to­ber­fest en Kweyol

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Dig­i­cel is a gold spon­sor for the 2015 edi­tion of Ok­to­ber­fest en Kweyol. The event, or­ga­nized by Wind­ward and Lee­ward Brew­ery Ltd, has over the years de­liv­ered a won­der­ful cel­e­bra­tion of Cre­ole mu­sic, cul­ture and food, all flavoured with a va­ri­ety of in­ter­na­tional beers at the an­nual event. This year is no dif­fer­ent as WLBL gets set to host another ex­hil­a­rat­ing ex­pe­ri­ence that is Ok­to­ber­fest en Kweyol.

The event will be held on Sun­day Oc­to­ber 4th at Sa­maans park from 2 pm and will fea­ture a va­ri­ety of in­ter­na­tional beers as well as great en­ter­tain­ment from Saint Lu­cian per­form­ers and this year’s fea­tured act Me­tal Sound.

Me­tal Sound is a group out of Mar­tinique that broke onto the mu­sic scene in the early nineties. Inspired by Ja­maican dance­hall mu­sic, which had started im­pact­ing the world, the mem­bers of Me­tal Sound de­fined their mu­sic as ragga-sound, pro­duc­ing sev­eral hits that be­came pop­u­lar in the French An­tilles as well as Do­minica and St. Lu­cia.

Me­tal Sound mem­bers Skanky, Guy AL and Prince Radikal so­lid­i­fied their pres­ence with songs like: “Lè on fanm kitéw”, “Bonm siwo la”, “Tros Jen” and “Jen fi ou dous” a cover of Buju Ban­ton’s Bon­afide Love.

Lead by Skanky, who is a pi­o­neer of the reg­gae and dance­hall scene in Mar­tinique, Me­tal Sound re­leased three al­bums be­fore the mem­bers went their sep­a­rate ways. A re­cent re­group­ing has found them back in the stu­dio and play­ing live gigs again.

The mem­bers of Me­tal Sound are ex­cited about play­ing at this year’s “Ok­to­ber­fest en Kweyol” along­side Saint Lu­cian acts like Ras Africa, In­vader, Rob­bie, Al­man, Se­crets Band, Avot Sevis, Man­may La Kay, Sil­ver Shadow Dancers, Leonette Pierre and DYP.

Tick­ets for this year’s Ok­to­ber­fest en Kweyol have al­ready gone on sale at The Cell Out­lets and WLBL of­fices and cost EC$30.

Be­sides Dig­i­cel, other spon­sors and part­ners for the event in­clude the FRC, SLTB, Par­adise Wa­ters, The Wave, RCI and Land­mark Events.

The group Me­tal Sound from Mar­tinique will be the fea­tured act

at this year’s Ok­to­ber­fest en Kweyol.

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