Mid­night Groovers will head­line Marigot Jazz Fu­sion

The Star (St. Lucia) - - ENTERTAINMENT -

For the sec­ond year, the Marigot De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee will add its own magic to the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Fes­ti­val fringe ex­pe­ri­ence with a cul­tur­ally di­verse en­ter­tain­ment line-up for 2016 Marigot Jazz Fu­sion.

The event will be staged at the To­tal Con­struc­tion Grounds along­side the main Marigot road, from 5pm on Satur­day, April 30th to 1am.

Head­lin­ing will be one of the East­ern Caribbean’s long­est sur­viv­ing mu­si­cal bands, Do­minica’s iconic Mid­night Groovers, dubbed by fans as the ‘King of Cadence’ for its unique fu­sion of Cadence and Ca­lypso. Part of the group’s sig­na­ture style is the abil­ity to pass so­cial com­men­tary on se­ri­ous top­i­cal is­sues, all to in­fec­tious cadence-lypso melodies.

The world-trav­elled Mid­night Groovers band this year com­mem­o­rates 41 years in ex­is­tence with 38 com­pi­la­tions and dozens of chart top­pers of the day. The group was awarded a Life­time Achieve­ment award in 2014 at the 18th an­nual World Cre­ole Mu­sic Fes­ti­val by the Do­minica Fes­ti­vals Com­mit­tee.

Also on the cards will be Naked Chords fea­tur­ing Clau­dia Ed­wards, Black Pearl, Mongstar, NRG Band out of Anse La Raye, Ras Africa, Pros­per, the Jon Od­lum Marigot Sec­ondary School Steel Pan Orches­tra and Marigot Youth for Change.

Spe­cial ap­pear­ances will be made by the Val­ley Car­ni­val Queen Pageant con­tes­tants and by An­gela O’Brian as part of her ‘Po­etry in Mo­tion’ se­ries.

Chair­man for the Marigot De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee, An­thony Pierre-Louis says, “The evening will be one filled with mu­sic, en­ter­tain­ment and fash­ion and the com­mu­nity of Marigot in­vites all of Saint Lucia to come out to this cul­tur­ally in­spired show where they will ex­pe­ri­ence the fu­sion of all gen­res of mu­sic while set­ting the pace for a true Jazz ex­pe­ri­ence, char­ac­ter­is­tic of this year’s 25th an­niver­sary of the Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Fes­ti­val.”

Chubby of Mid­night Groovers.

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