Ted­dyson John wins In­ter­na­tional Soca Award

The Star (St. Lucia) - - COMMENT -

Ted­dyson John is the proud re­cip­i­ent of the In­ter­na­tional World And Reg­gae Mu­sic Awards Best Soca /Ca­lypso Artist 2016!

Ear­lier this year the en­tire is­land threw its sup­port be­hind the cre­ative singer when he vied for the cov­eted ti­tle of Carib Break­out Artiste of the Year for In­ter­na­tional Soca Monarch 2016 in Trinidad and Tobago. He per­formed ad­mirably as usual, and gained lots of sup­port and re­spect as a Saint Lu­cian cul­tural am­bas­sador.

Ted­dyson, known for his amaz­ing vo­cal abil­ity, is also an ac­com­plished key­boardist and per­cus­sion­ist.

Ac­cord­ing to Cre­ative In­dus­tries Of­fi­cer Imran Em­manuel, “Ted­dyson has been one of our most con­sis­tent and ded­i­cated artistes, and we are be­yond proud of the lat­est in his string of achieve­ments. We ex­tend our con­grat­u­la­tions to him and his team, and wish him con­tin­ued suc­cess as one of our prom­i­nent Cul­tural Am­bas­sadors.”

The de­part­ment of Cre­ative In­dus­tries has been sup­port­ive of the mu­si­cian’s pro­mo­tional tours, and also with the pro­duc­tion of his an­nual Car­ni­val event U4ria.

“Con­grat­u­la­tions are in or­der for this ac­com­plish­ment!” beamed Min­is­ter for Lo­cal Govern­ment, Cul­ture and Cre­ative In­dus­tries, Se­na­tor the Hon­ourable For­tuna Bel­rose upon re­ceiv­ing the news. This is the first time a Saint Lu­cian has been nom­i­nated for the In­ter­na­tional World And Reg­gae Mu­sic Awards, and is a com­mend­able step in the right di­rec­tion for Saint Lu­cian mu­si­cians.”

Af­ter win­ning this es­teemed award the “Allez” singer re­marked, “Words can’t de­scribe how I feel right now! Thank you from the bot­tom of my heart to every­one for their con­tin­ued love and sup­port, never giv­ing up on me. Thank you for stay­ing with me on my jour­ney . . . Can’t wait for you to hear this new mu­sic 2017!”

The Min­istry for Eq­uity, So­cial Jus­tice, Em­pow­er­ment, Youth De­vel­op­ment, Sports, Cul­ture and Lo­cal Govern­ment, hav­ing re­cently par­tic­i­pated in the launch of a Mu­sic Strat­egy for Saint Lu­cia, looks for­ward to pro­mot­ing and sus­tain­ing the na­tional mu­sic in­dus­try.

Cre­ative In­dus­tries con­grat­u­lates TJ on his achieve­ments.

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