The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Saint Lu­cia’s Sir Lancealot shut down the an­nual UwiVal J’ouvert held on Satur­day March 25. And although music was the mis­sion, Sir Lancealot also ad­vo­cated for love, peace and re­gional in­te­gra­tion among stu­dents as he en­cour­aged them to stay fo­cused and com­mit­ted on their aca­demic jour­ney.

This was the first time a Saint Lu­cian DJ had been in­vited to spin at the event. And Sir Lancealot did so with soca and Lu­cian music in his arse­nal in­clud­ing the famed “Den­nery Seg­ment”, dance­hall, rap and hip hop – a flavour that left the crowd thirsty and call­ing for more as they went wild with each song he played.

Sir Lancealot was part of a DJ cast made up of Bar­ba­dos DJ power house Mon­stapiece, Lil Paul and In­fa­mous HD. The Saint Lu­cian DJ played the fi­nal set of the night – tak­ing to his turnta­bles at 2 am. With a huge wel­come from the crowd and boosted by the many Saint Lu­cian flags fly­ing high, Sir Lancealot showed why he is “de gyal dem DJ” and left the stage with chants to “we want more” when the event ended one hour later.

Al­ready booked well into Au­gust 2017, the Events Com­mit­tee at the UWI Cave Hill cam­pus has sig­nalled its in­tent to have Sir Lancealot back for more in the up­com­ing aca­demic year 2017-2018.

Over 3,000 stu­dents and Bar­ba­dian na­tion­als at­tended the UWI Watch Ting J’ouvert; this year in­for­mally re­named “Paint, Pow­der and Po­si­tion”.

Kick­ing off at 8 pm, the UwiVal event was held in the SCR car park.

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