Digicel Partners with WLBL for Oktoberfest en Kweyol
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.