Dig­i­cel En­riches Jazz Is­land-wide

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

For 2016 Dig­i­cel has strate­gi­cally part­nered with a num­ber of com­mu­nity-based or­ga­ni­za­tions in their pre­sen­ta­tion and of­fer­ing of their very own unique ex­tra­or­di­nary jazz ex­pe­ri­ence.

Dig­i­cel Jazz Cal­en­dar com­mences to­day, Satur­day April 9th at the Na­tional Cul­tural Cen­tre in part­ner­ship with Sis­ter­hood in the host­ing of the an­nual ‘Jazz Sam­pler’. The event will be held un­der the theme ‘The Master and the Ap­pren­tice’ start­ing at 8pm and hosted by Er­rol Fabian.

Dig­i­cel’s sup­port for one of Saint Lu­cia’s most rapidly de­vel­op­ing com­mu­nity Jazz prod­ucts, the Soufriere Cre­ole Jazz, con­tin­ues as a proud plat­inum spon­sor. The Soufriere Cre­ole Jazz lineup boasts two of the world’s most sen­sa­tional per­form­ers: Maxi Pri­est from Ja­maica and Wy­clef Jean, along with many other stel­lar acts. The event has fur­ther blos­somed into a two-day cel­e­bra­tion with a street fes­ti­val el­e­ment be­ing in­tro­duced on Satur­day April 30th which will fea­ture lo­cal ar­ti­sans and a wide va­ri­ety of artis­tic dis­play. The Soufriere Mini Sta­dium will then come alive on Sun­day May 1st for the pa­trons’ Party un­der The Pitons to pul­sat­ing Caribbean rhythms.

Dig­i­cel con­tin­ues its sup­port for the uniquely dis­tinc­tive Monchy Mizik en Kweyol for 2016 - a free com­mu­nity event sched­uled for May 3rd with per­for­mances from Se­cret band, DYP, the Royal Saint Lu­cia Po­lice band and many more.

The Vieux Fort, Marigot and Choiseul com­mu­ni­ties are also ma­jor ben­e­fi­cia­ries of Dig­i­cel’s Jazz in­vest­ment. The Marigot Devel­op­ment Com­mit­tee is all set to host Marigot Jazz 2016 sched­uled for April 30th. Jazz En Choiseul, new to the Jazz cal­en­dar, prom­ises much en­ter­tain­ment with a fu­sion of lo­cal artistes and dif­fer­ent gen­res of music on May 14th at the Pi­aye Wa­ter­front. The com­mu­nity of Vieux Fort will once again be host to the 2016 Jazz Fi­nale with the an­nual Vieux Fort Mou­ve­man An­sanm on May 15th.

Dig­i­cel is proud to sup­port a myr­iad of Jazz VIP par­ties in­clud­ing Rap­ture 6 - Celebrity VIP Party, Dif­fer­ent Shades - Show Me Your Colours VIP Party, At­mos­phere VIP Party and Salsa Latin Jazz Party.

Other Jazz ac­tiv­i­ties sup­ported by Dig­i­cel in­clude Rain­for­est Hide­away Jazz, JQ Jazzy Mall Rhythms, Tea Time Jazz and Jazz on the Docks in the Rod­ney Bay Ma­rina.

Dig­i­cel’s Coun­try Man­ager Mrs. Siob­han James-Alexan­der says that Dig­i­cel is in­cred­i­bly elated and an­tic­i­pates an ex­cit­ing com­mu­nity Jazz sea­son this year as it is in keep­ing with Dig­i­cel’s mantra of en­rich­ing lives through in­vest­ment in com­mu­ni­ties. “We con­tinue to see com­mu­nity Jazz evolve over the years, with pa­trons dis­play­ing an even greater in­ter­est and ap­pre­ci­a­tion for these ac­tiv­i­ties. We be­lieve in fos­ter­ing part­ner­ships with the com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions to en­sure that they de­liver an event or prod­uct that is of the high­est stan­dard and one which be­comes a house­hold name when you speak of jazz,” Alexan­der says.

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